6.11.2011

Dancing with What Is




living
living as beauty
living fully and freely
dancing with what is
dancing with rain sun and wind
true preparation
for the future
for the fruit of tomorrow
~



dear blog friends, 
i believe the second photo is some sort of saxifrage
but the top photo, what is that adorable little bud?

last week I found that bud in Glacier National Park, which is in North Western Montana USA.
I did not bother to photograph the entire plant, which would surely help in identifying it. 
I was simply smitten with the buds....
SO,
it would be my pleasure to give two of my greeting cards to the first person 
who tells me the correct name of the flower/plant (of the tiny white and red buds in the first photo of this post) in a comment. 
~


37 comments:

  1. Well - you know me, Tammie - I studied the photo for a long time and was frustrated by the fact that I'm in the city and my wildflower books are in the mountains. Ahhhhhhh! Don't know. What I do know is that the poem speaks to me and whatever the buds are, I know their blooming will be something special. (Watch out for the grizzlies!)

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  2. Oooh! The first photo is a strawberry mint ice cream flower. I think. :)

    The second flower is an octopus carnival ride flower.

    Hehehehe!

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  3. You know Barb, I asked a woman here in Montana who has: Montana Plant Life website: http://montana.plant-life.org/index.html
    she has never seen this flower, so it might be a hard one to ID. I have not found it yet. If tomorrow is nice I might make the drive and try to find it. But where did I see it on that trail!

    I will be bear careful. thank you.

    t


    Ces, you have me chuckling out loud! Many thanks!!

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  4. I don't think I can follow that, it doesn't look like anything we have hear in the UK, unless there is something in Scotland.

    What type of soil was it growing in, I have no idea if you are on lime, chalk, acid, granite...

    There is something rose like about the outer layer but geranium like (almost pelargonium) about the inner petals.

    What ever it is you have a cornucopia of beautiful wildflowers where you are. We are suffering from monoculture farming in the UK, so we have lost many of our native species. It is heartbreaking.

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  5. WonderfulWork
    ThankYouForSharing

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  6. The second one looks like a Mountain Laurel and the first one...well I think it is One Beautiful Bud...
    I love your work!!

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  7. No idea what they are Tammie,but they're beautiful.I can't find them in my wildflower book

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  8. another beauty! you should now start taking some bad pics. i am bored of appreciating your pics :p

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  9. TL- I had to laugh - so carried away photoing the micro that you forgot the big picture!!! Beautiful colour and clarity - as JD indicates all your pics are special. B

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  10. Gorgeous post Tammie...truly beautiful shots ..and such beautiful blooms..gorgeous inspiring poetry too!
    Victoria

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  11. @ joshi and Barry,
    thanks for making me smile
    I am thrilled by the macro, often!
    Spring is here, flowers are here... we have had either snow, gray or rain for 7 months.... good chance flowers will over flow from my blog for quite a while!

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  12. These are just stunning! And so true Tammie, we have to embrace and enjoy what is, right here, right now. A beautiful post!

    www.takeahappybreak.com

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  13. Oh, what exquisite delights.

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  14. The second picture is incredibly beautiful, to look and wonder about. Truly, life is wondrous in its creations.

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  15. Reminds me of a type of Geranium... but not sure...
    Beautiful though.

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  16. It is called 'I have no clue'! :-)which is a terrible name for such a lovely beauty!

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  17. Wonderful picture, I really like the tones and texture of those precious buds. The flowers are delicious.

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  18. Is it some kind of 'Indian Paintbrush',they seem to be hairy and colourful.

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  19. I love saxifrages, and your photo is superb! I also love the buds but I don't know what they are. When that happens to me close to home, I keep returning to the flower until it flowers so that I can ID it. I guess that you don't have that option!

    Another gorgeous and thoughtful post!

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  20. the second picture magnificent!!

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  21. Stunning details and bokeh in both images!

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  22. I am so glad to see flower pictures again as opposed to ice and snow (as beautiful as your pictures are)

    Have no idea what the flowers are but they sure are pretty!

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  23. Both the words and the pictures are exquisite (as always). I love the idea of dancing with what is... staying right in the moment...

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  24. hello everyone,
    I promise to go back to that trail this week and attempt to find that plant and take all sorts of photos to help better identify it. Then if any of you are correct with your guesses I will let you know! It will be an hour drive to go back, then a hike and I am hoping for a break in the rain to do this. Wish me luck on finding the little beauty!

    Thank you for your visits, thoughts, support and friendship.

    Tammie

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  25. I am back after a few days of nature drama and power outages and generally being behind, but I am here at the right time because I need these words to dwell on as I face tomorrow. I will be a kinder person, thanks to you.

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  26. Gorgeous images of these flowers! Really well done.

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  27. Well I'm no help here - I thouhght they looked like they were one and the same. The colouring is right.

    I sure do love love both images though.. just gorgeous.

    I think that if you don't learn its identity, that the greeting cards should go to Ces for a most creative name.. and for evoking a laugh.

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  28. Exquisite macros!
    Hope you get an ID.

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  29. ...I would have forgotten to photograph the leaves too! It is a pretty little bud. I have no idea what the plant is, besides beautiful.

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  30. Oooooh... I'm mesmerized! They are stunning, Tammie!

    Their names? Hhm, I'm no botanical expert, but a little creature told me that the second one is called "white fairy's wings". (^____^) oxx

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  31. Tammie
    They are both really gorgeous. I love them both. Congrats on the great photography.

    Hope you are having a nice week, Evelyn

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  32. A tiny world of evanescent beauty... Images of great moment are often glazed over, but the lens brings them into our focus.

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  33. That adorable little bud, reaching for life and the sky, looks like something in the rosa family to me, but which member, I can't say. Name or not, It is exquisite!

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  34. I believe I have the same flower on some of my pictures - but I don't know what it is!!! Anyway - very lovely indeed!

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  35. I love love the colors and lighting in your photos! I don't know what they are, but they are beautiful.

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  36. LOVE this post. That first is so lovely in face my eyes are watering! It's magic.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie