Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bear Grass Experience

As an artist, I have seen many photos and paintings of the elusive Bear Grass. While I've always thought it beautiful, I had never actually seen it in bloom (up close and personal). Recently I visited the Lake Summit area of Montana and was rewarded with an unbelievable display of the beautiful plant in various stages of bloom. Some prolific areas seemed to go on for miles, decorated in the awe-inspiring display. I lost track of time as I photographed the blooms, trying to find just the right lighting and displays. I'm sharing one of my photos and hope you enjoy it. I might add that nearly half of the blooms had already been eaten (by local bear, I assume).

As always, Montana is an exciting state and I hope to visit there again real soon.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is an interesting plant! Must be tasty for the bears, but I am glad they weren't partaking while you were in the vicinity!