Montana Outdoors

March 28, 2010

Yellowbell re-visited

Yellowbell

Yellowbell

On a brief visit this morning to Munson Creek, all I could find blooming besides the ubiquitous Buttercups were these Yellowbells, and I was finally able to get a photo of one that I like.

Upon thinking about the old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” I’m beginning to be a bit concerned that, because of the very dry winter, a completely dry March and a dry forecast for April, it may be a very bad year for wildflowers in this region.

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April 11, 2008

Spring?…Winter?

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: — montucky @ 8:53 pm

Now I know why they position themselves like umbrellas! (When I took this photo it was still snowing so hard I had to use an umbrella of my own to keep the camera dry.)

Winter Yellowbell

The catkins are wishing they had umbrellas too.

Winter catkins

April 6, 2008

“The pretty little blue flower”

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 6:46 pm

In between the rain showers, the snow showers, the gropple and the hail this tiny blue flower showed up. My best guess is that it’s some kind of monkeyflower. It’s only about an eighth of an inch across and sits atop its stem an inch from the ground. I’ll refer to it by its scientific name, “the pretty little blue flower”.

Blue flower

The Woodland Stars are much more numerous now

Woodland Stars

and this Yellowbell has lots of tiny friends to keep it company.

Yellowbell and Whitlow Grass

March 28, 2008

March 28

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:55 pm

On a day that featured bright warm sun at times and cold, wind-driven snow at others, it was great being outside. My accomplishments were minor: I caught a Brown trout and a Rainbow and released both, hiked about 7 miles in total and in between the snow storms snapped two photos that I really like. Taking the risk of boring everyone with more photos of these early wildflowers, here they are:

A Buttercup in the morning’s frost.

Buttercup and frost

The prettiest little Yellowbell I’ve seen yet.

Yellowbell

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