4.21.2012

Spring Flowers


 in the wild places of NW Montana

spring is still a mix of dead plant debris from last autumn
and

tiny signs of new growth


wandering along a river path

i found a bit of color

you know it had me on my knees
 
capturing it's portrait 
it's scent like an elixer
had me delighted

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what flower is this?
it looks very much like a lilac
and yet the petals seemed more fragile thin
i wonder if there is a wild variety?

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in honor of Earth day
my heart bows
namaste'
each and every day
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thank you for being our amazing home
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43 comments:

PreciousKD said...

These are gorgeous shots, and I love your background..Make the flowers stood out so beautiful!

Geraldine said...

Oh so pretty Tammie, what a gorgeous color too.

No (hardly) any signs of spring here yet but at least the sun is starting to shine!

Happy Weekend, G :<)

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Carol said...

Beautiful Tammie! I can fully understand how the sweetness of these delicate blossoms could humble you. Lovely! Especially when spring is still not truly awake there. I do not know what they are. I think I love the buds more than the full blown flowers. Such promise there. Hugs from Massachusetts. Carol

Debra Anne of The GIPSY in the PARLOUR said...

what a treat to stumble on something so delicate & pretty!! I'm on vacation this week & intend lots of walking in the forest searching for beautiful things I cannot identify ;-)

Project Tara said...

Mmmmm... if only the internet came with smell-o-vision. Such a beautiful, pure shade against the neutral background. So very pretty.

Gaelyn said...

The first blooms are always best.

A Happy Earth Day to you, and all.

Amalia K said...

What a delicate precious flower! The color is so beautiful...I wonder if it smells as sweet...

Barbara/myth maker said...

Wow, you found some pretty color there... excellent photographs!

Terence said...

Its so beautiful at that young stage, I can't imagine it any more breathtaking when it opens.

Sandra said...

Beautiful shots of this unknown pink flower. I especially love the second image showing the yellow centres of the flowers and the last beautiful bud and the intensity of the colour.
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Mirthe Duindam said...

These are so lovely, well done.
Warm greetings, Mirthe

Barry said...

TL-I so love the statement "had me on my knees" - isn't that just the truth about the power of nature - it produces such exquisite shapes and colours that we can resist taking a closer look; and you have captured this fragile new beauty so crisply - thanks for showing us a bit of the beauty of your wanderings. B

martinealison said...

Un très bel hommage à Dame Terre que ces magnifiques photos...
Gros bisous

cieldequimper said...

Your photos are like kisses!

Remei said...

Thank you for this beautiful tribute to Earth Day ...
There is so much beauty in the world ...
Tammie, have a great talent coming out of your soul ...
It's beautiful what you did ...
Love, my friend!

Rune Olsen said...

Beautiful macros Tammie!
And majestic mountains well captured in the post below :-)

Rune

earthenmagic said...

...gentle awesome mama day ~ reflecting the quiet joys she brings ~ thankyoU! ~ for sharing her attributes! ~ from your home land! ~ blessed be!...
...xXx...

Viola said...

Awesome flowers! and I love that color, they look so tender and lovely :)You are clever in words also :)

I hope you can find out if they are wild.. It's so exciting if they are! :)

Naturegirl said...

New beginnings a wonderful tribute to Earth day!Fabulous images!
I cannot get down to take photos because of Arthritis..Darn!!
I miss shooting macros.

sandy said...

It is very pretty, but I don't know what it is. I get many of my plant id's from Montucky, who is there in Montana.

Hilda R.B said...

So beautiful flowers! I have never seen this before. Wonderful photos!
Wish you a nice spring week.
Hilda

Trish said...

Beautiful flowers...
Happy Earth Day.
Much love

SandyCarlson said...

This one touches my heart as spring comes and goes here, too.

montucky said...

That's such a beautiful blossom! I've not seen one like it.

ladyfi said...

Such gorgeous spring shots.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous details, colors, and selective focus in these photos!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Such beautiful captures of spring's first delights, Tammie. Here in the UK spring has been well under way for some weeks - I always love this time of year. Happy week to you!

Jesús said...

Bellas imágenes florales, esto es lo que nos regala la primavera.

Saludos.

clo said...

The pure beauty in a great simplicity...
It's a morning gift..thanks ..:)

Victoria said...

Super beautiful..delicate beauty!! looks frosted and sweet..gorgeous blooms! happiest earth day..lovely tribute!
V~

joshidaniel.com said...

looks very different and beautiful with those textures and color :)

Walk in the Woods said...

Beautiful.

It does resemble lilac … if you find out what ti is, let us know!

rossichka said...

Namaste!:)...
There's so much beauty around us! EVERYTHING in Nature is miraculous! I hope that Good is prevailing in our world, too...
I haven't seen such a tree, but I hope someone has and knows its name. Here is how wild lilac looks like -
http://www.goldenwestcollege.edu/garden/plantofmonth/0310.html
Isn't it exciting that this charming plant lives without the aim to be seen, to "show off", to be admired... But its existence has a purpose and I'm sure it's an important one!!:)

The Glebe Blog said...

Lovely pictures Tammie, Wild Montana is truly a beautiful.
I recently watched a film called 'Last of the Dogmen', set in Montana. I was disappointed to see that the majority of the filming had been taken over the border in the Banff National Park and Canmore.
There's a beautiful film I remember watching directed by Robert Redford filmed in Montana. 'A River Runs Through It'.
Why go elsewhere ?

Laura said...

so lovely Tammie!

troutbirder said...

Beautiful and thoughtful. Very nice Tammie. It's been a while since I've been to northwestern Montana. Have usually headed southwest for the Blue Ribbon troutstreams.... :)

Scott said...

Wonderful macros. I love macros and don't do enough of them, so thanks for sharing yours.

Sorry I haven't been by much lately. I've been away and had some computer issues, but I'm back and will try to visit much more often again.

rachel awes said...

so thankful for our cherished home that you capture so beautifully!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Beautiful photos... and words.

Bernie Krausse said...

One Bows to Life to find themselves Standing Tall in a Flexible World.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Wonderful spring pictures!
Great work!
Have a nice weekend
Yvonne & Raphael

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Tammie, those are beautiful. I love spring, but it has sprung and left our area already. We should be close to 90 this weekend ... now I'm waiting for October. :)

Gayle said...

I think that is an old fashioned Daphne. I have a couple of them that came from my grandmothers farm. Do you know if it gets red berries when it is done blooming? If it does than it is indeed a daphne, and beware, those berries are poisenous. However you can start new plants from them, that's how i got mine.