Growing Peppers in Zone 5: A Memoir

June 2, 2016 Pinkie 0

June is upon us and with that, my annual pepper growing season has begun.  I live in Montana, which luckily places me in zone 5.  I say luckily because my brother, also in Montana, lives in zone 4.  It’s crazy […]

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Wildflowers of Montana 6/13/15

June 13, 2015 Pinkie 0

If you know what any of the flowers I don’t have labeled are, please leave me a comment. If you liked these please take a look at my other wildflower galleries: Bitterroots Wildflowers

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Indian Paintbrush

Wildflowers

May 24, 2015 Pinkie 0

Late May and early June is my favorite time of year in Montana.  Today I found bitterroots, lupin, Indian paintbrush, daisies and a few others.  Aside from the bitterroots, paintbrush is by far my favorite wildflower.  I don’t know what […]

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Bitterroot Flower

Bitterroot Flower

May 24, 2015 Pinkie 0

The Bitterroot flower is the state flower of Montana.  They are small, delicate looking pink flowers.  Despite their delicate appearance, they grow out of rocky outcroppings in very inhospitable environments.  They appear every year in late May and only bloom […]

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Spring Flowers and Elk

May 2, 2015 Pinkie 0

It was a beautiful day today so I went for a hike.  The woods are full of yellow daisies–the hills are absolutely covered.  I hope to get some pictures of Indian paintbrush and bitterroots within the next few weeks.

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Spring in MT

April 28, 2015 Pinkie 0

Just some photos from the past week or two–my phlox, my fig tree and some photos from a trip to the woods 2 weekends ago.    

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Planter Creek Part 2

March 30, 2015 Pinkie 0

My camera crapped out part way through today so I decided to cut this into two posts.  All of these photos were taken with my phone and the camera really leaves something to be desired, but I did my best […]

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Planter Creek Part 1

March 29, 2015 Pinkie 0

I went for a 7 mile hike today up Miller Creek, specifically up Planter Creek which is a feeder creek.  Since this is only my 2nd hike of the year, 7 miles was tough.  I purposely went way up to […]

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Carcass Lane: Not as Bad as It Sounds

March 22, 2015 Pinkie 0

Location: Carcass Lane (Up Miller Creek, MT.  It definitely earned the name when I was in high school, but it’s decidedly less carcassey these days).  Real name: Gaten Tick count: 23 (Stay tuned.  Next time I’m testing tea tree oil […]

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