4.29.2019

Glimpses of Early Spring, NW Montana


I have gotten to see the great gray owls a few times
one day there were two together!
(one hunting and one in a nearby tree)


the tiny world of lichen
looks big with my macro lens


Spring Beauties.....
an early spring flower


a tiny pool where fairies bathe:


found a few yellowbells on a cloudy day:


extra petals on this buttercup:


Last summer into autumn, someone made lacy pattern on all the alder tree's leaves.
The other day I found these tiny iridescent blue beetles on the wheelbarrow handles. 
Looking them up, I found their larvae eat alder leaves. 
Alder flea beetles:

spring is a fun time to explore
the tiny beginnings of new and continued life

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24 comments:

  1. PRECIOSAS FOTOS!!!
    ME GUSTAN TODAS Y LOS ESCARABAJOS;)
    SALUDITOS

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  2. Great series of images. Each one has a particular charm. It has been several years since I saw a Great Grey Owl, but the memories are fresh in my mind still. One does not quickly forget those exceptional encounters with nature.

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    1. H David,
      Thank you for enjoying each photo in it's own way.
      We are lucky to have great grays in our area. Last year I also heard great horned owls and sometimes I hear pygmy owls. Fun fun. So nice that you have an owl experience tucked into your heart!

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  3. The owl is quite something to see!

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  4. Beautiful. And it sounds like you have a nesting pair of owls, that's great.

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    1. I think you are right. So fun. I hope I get a few more glimpses!

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  5. Beautiful pictures as ever. I hope you are going to produce a book some day.

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    1. Thank you Nick. I use to consider a book, I am not sure if it would sell. People take their own photos these days. They admire photos, but often print their own. So I am not sure.

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  6. Your world is so beautiful and I love seeing it through your eyes.

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  7. I love wildflowers. The lichen photo is otherworldly! I also love photos of owls. I have yet to see one in person. Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

    -Soma

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    1. I love the lichen too. They hold me over until the flowers bloom.
      I wish you an owl sighting soon. Often they do not mind people, as in they will continue doing what they are doing and ignore us, which gives us more time to enjoy them.

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  8. Your macros always lead me to the unearthly wonder of nature. I’m in love with the iridescent blue of the beetles. Thanks for sharing.

    Yoko

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  9. Yes, spring is a gorgeous season - I love spring most. Your photo of the lichen is stunning, it could be framed and put on the wall as an art piece! And I love the buttercup acting crazy! Have good days Tammie!

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  10. Wonderful images of spring from where you live! The lichen is marvellous in shapes and colour, thanks to your macro lens and expertise. The tiny pool for the fairies is a perfect bath-tub shape!

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  11. That lichen is sure pretty! It's having a good year. I envy your sighting of the owls!

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  12. Such exquisite shots. Love that owl!

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  13. Yourb great owl is pretty.
    The lichen in the tiny world is amazing!

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  14. Oh my gosh that owl photo is amazing!!!

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  15. Gorgeous photos!! I can't get over those iridescent beetles!! They are beautiful!
    Love the lichen and I'm bummed I didn't get some good lichen photos on my recent trip.
    It was so lush that there were all different colors. Anyway, that owl is gorgeous!

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  16. Such vernal beauty!
    And that grey owl. ::swoon::

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  17. I've always wanted to see an Owl in real life. Spring has arrived finally in your cold area. I've never seen blue beetles before, interesting. The white flowers with the purple centers are so delicate and lovely. Such wonderful photos.

    Happy June days, Tammie Lee.

    ~Sheri

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Warm greetings to you~

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

Tammie