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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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 ;-)

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

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  6. The first blooms are always best.

    A Happy Earth Day to you, and all.

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. Your photos are like kisses!

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  15. 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!

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

    Rune

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

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  18. 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! :)

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. Beautiful flowers...
    Happy Earth Day.
    Much love

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

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

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  25. Such gorgeous spring shots.

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

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  27. 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!

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

    Saludos.

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

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

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

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  32. Beautiful.

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

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  33. 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!!:)

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  34. 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 ?

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  35. 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.... :)

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  36. 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.

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

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  38. Beautiful photos... and words.

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

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

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  41. 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. :)

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  42. 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.

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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