Soothing Sunflowers

We all know how I love sunflowers. The continued drought this spring and summer has been so disappointing when it came to finding the beauty in local wildflowers. I could not even plant sunflowers this spring. I am already looking forward to the flowers of coming springs and very much hoping the drought will break […]

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Garden Pond

It remains parched here, but Montana weather is absolutely beautiful. I have a friend who has a lovely Montana garden. She also has a beautiful little stream which trickles throughout her back yard. Her lovely garden is planted along the little stream. You can only imagine what a lovely sight it is. Each year she adds something new. She added this little […]

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Lilies That “Pop”!

Told you I would find you some beautiful things in Montana and I try to never break a promise! Found these lovely lilies in a friend’s garden in Montana this week. I was wowed by the vibrant deep red color. First time I ever saw lilies in this color and they are simply beautiful. Hope […]

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Slim Pickings

We are having the worst drought in over 80 years. Needless to say, the farm is dry, parched and flowerless. The hot winds continue to beat down anything new that blooms. The raccoons, armadillos, skunks, possums, rabbits and every other critter are hungry and digging up anything new I plant. I may just give up […]

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Montana May Tulips

Are these not the most beautiful tulips you have ever seen? One of my friends grows them in her vegetable garden which is protected from the deer. They were extra lovely!

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May Winds

The winds have been ferocious. The winds have been hot. But, we have a few wild Tickweed flowers to at least add color to our very dry conditions. This photo was taken with the blowing winds. It was impossible to get a decent photo as flowers were all uniformly in blowing position!  

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Black Cohosh

One of my friends in Montana grows Black Cohosh (Acteae racemosa)  in her garden and it makes for a spectacular plant. Cohosh is an Indian word meaning rough. Black Cohosh is sometimes also called: bugbane, snake root, bugwart, fairy candles, rattleweed, rattleroot and squaw root. The white has many textures from round to smooth to […]

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They Are Back!

With the continuing drought and the big flop this spring for the Bluebonnets my favorite flowers did make a showing. Not as bountiful as past years, but at least some pretty groupings on the roadside. The ones at farm did not really have a showing this year. The Indian Paintbrush is my VERY favorite wildflower […]

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Diptic App For Phone

Diptic App for iPhone/iPad is one of my favorites. This app lets you combine multiple photos and merge into one new photo. It is easy to use. For an extra .99 you can make all the layouts expandable. This app gives you many options and the expandable part makes it limitless in what you can […]

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Montana Coneflower

Found these beautiful yellow flowers in a friend’s garden last summer. They are from the Rudbeckia family and are called the Montane Coneflower. My friend found them growing wild in a ditch on her way hiking. She brought them home and planted in her garden where they have flourished and are ever so lovely. The yellow […]

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More Garden Flowers

Thought I would post a few more flowers from garden visit last week. Things are so very brown around farm that the flowers are the only colorful things I have seen. I am very much missing my beautiful green spring and our beautiful wildflowers here at farm. However, the cactus look like they will be blooming […]

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Spring Flowers

I went to visit “Girlie” this week. I wanted us to celebrate the beginning of spring together. I decided to take her to a beautiful garden to see all the abundant flowers blooming this spring. We had a grand time walking and enjoying the sunny weather and finding all sorts of pretty flowers. “Girlie” walked, […]

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A Little Nature

Did not have time to take photos this girl’s weekend, however did manage a few shots with my iPhone. Love this stream with the lovely cypress trees. While waiting for my friends to shoe shop (they were shoe shopping a really LONG time) I sat under this huge old oak. I know it must have been hundreds of years […]

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Summer Gardens

This is a favorite photo I took a few years ago at a friend’s home. Simple, yet so beautiful. Montana has the prettiest gardens anywhere. I love the mixture of flowers and grasses.

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