Montana Outdoors

October 31, 2012

October day

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: — montucky @ 9:16 pm

October day

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  1. Wow. I Love this. That road is so enticing and the shroud of clouds, the colors, really wonderful.

    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 31, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    • I wish I could have been there when that tree was young and there was no road beside it. I know what the fishing would have been like back then: I remember it was still good in the late 40’s. I can only imagine the wildlife that was there then too. I still see deer, elk and moose with some frequency along the river, once in awhile a bear. It has changed.

      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

  2. Oh man….beyond words, Terry….

    Comment by seekraz — October 31, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

  3. Love the autumn colors. The camera just seems to suck them in.

    Comment by raddphotography — October 31, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    • I got lucky shooting into the light, but it sure brought out the leaves!

      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  4. Absolutely stunning photo. I love Montana!

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 31, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    • Thank you Anneli. I love Montana too. I could never leave here.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

  5. Wow! Stunning colours. I am so enjoying the chance to watch the seasons change in Montana.

    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 1, 2012 @ 12:59 am

    • It’s wonderful to see the seasons change here. I really haven’t done a very good job of photographing the change this fall for a number of reasons, but I hope to get back to doing that again soon.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

  6. Wow-that’s a beautiful spot. i’d love to see Montana in person some day.

    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — November 1, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    • I hope you are able to visit, especially during the wildflower season. I know you would enjoy seeing this part of the country!

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

  7. Thanks for bringing a song to me this morning with your wonderful image of these Wild Montana Skies.

    Comment by shoreacres — November 1, 2012 @ 6:02 am

    • That is certainly a big part of the allure of Montana. What the photo doesn’t show is that a few hours before and about 25 miles away I was driving over a back road divide in about 8 inches of new snow. Who knows what that sky will being at any given time!

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

  8. Oh. Wow.

    Comment by Roberta — November 1, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    • You never know what will be just beyond the next bend in the road.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

  9. WOW the perfect back road!!!

    Comment by dhphotosite — November 1, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    • One of the reasons why I seldom drive the highways.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

  10. Stunning – thanks for roaming the roads I would if I could and for sharing.

    Comment by Elizabeth — November 1, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    • I do love roaming the mountain roads, but even more, hiking the old pack trails.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

  11. Love the larches – I need to get over the divide!

    Comment by westerner54 — November 1, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    • The larch have been pretty this year and they are still in full color.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

  12. I so want to keep going down that road and see more of the perfect autumn.

    Comment by Candace — November 1, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    • The rain has let up a little and perhaps I can start getting out more next week. There is so much to see this time of year!

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

  13. Absolutely stunning!! Love the clouds!

    Comment by allbymyself09 — November 1, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    • Yes, the clouds really do set the stage, don’t they!

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

  14. Beautiful shot! Now you’re REALLY making me homesick….there’s no place like Montana in the Fall. I can almost hear the elk bugling.

    Comment by twoscamps — November 1, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    • It is turning pretty nice again now too. The next couple of weeks should be great.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

  15. another of your “calendar shots”. love it!

    Comment by skouba — November 1, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    • That could be an October page, couldn’t it!

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

  16. I kind of expect to see a choir of angels coming up around that mountain. Wow.

    Comment by jomegat — November 1, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    • The world of nature is indeed a magnificent one. It seems to me that the greatest of cathedrals are not the ones that man has made.

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

  17. Everyone has already said it. Wow. This might be my all time favorite photo of yours.

    Comment by Tammy — November 1, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    • Thanks Tammy. There’s much to be said for being outdoors a lot!

      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

  18. This scene simply makes my heart sing. So much beauty and splendor.

    Comment by kateri — November 1, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

  19. As many of us said it earlier – gorgeous. Colors are something which cannot be seen in summer. The road turning down to the valley lets so much for imagination.

    Comment by Sartenada — November 1, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    • Thank you! The fall colors certainly do liven up the landscape and amplify the distinct differences between seasons.

      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

  20. That is really pretty. Loving the fall colors and dramatic clouds!

    Comment by TheDailyClick — November 2, 2012 @ 4:06 am

    • It’s nice to get to capture the weather and the season in the same photo!

      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

  21. Just stunning…

    Comment by FeyGirl — November 2, 2012 @ 5:13 am

  22. Beautiful!

    Comment by Giiid — November 2, 2012 @ 5:31 am

  23. Hi Montucky, I sure am glad you took us on a virtual stroll down this lovely road – pretty! Have an excellent coming weekend!

    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 2, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    • I think you would like that road! I hope you are having a great weekend too!

      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

  24. Ok, now this shot makes me wanna pack my stuff, right now, & move up there! Seriously! It’s just nowhere near that beautiful in Missouri! We have the color, the roads, dramatic skies, the trees & such, but NO MOUNTAINS!
    Incredible! =)

    Comment by Tricia — November 2, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    • The mountains do change the landscape dramatically. I could never leave them!

      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

  25. This is breathtaking, montucky! A real work of art.

    Comment by farmhouse stories — November 3, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    • I nearly didn’t even try this shot because of the light conditions. I really underestimated the ability of the camera though. I just love to encounter scenes like this!

      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

      • Thank goodness you went ahead with it! That’s a good reminder that it’s always worth a try.

        Comment by farmhouse stories — November 5, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

  26. Wow. This is a lovely photo!!

    Comment by Cornel A. — November 4, 2012 @ 6:06 am

  27. Beautiful Shot!

    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 4, 2012 @ 6:29 am

  28. Wow wow wow ! Magnificent !

    Comment by Inspired and pretty — November 4, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

  29. An absolutely stunning scene, montucky!

    Comment by Watching Seasons — November 5, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    • Thanks! Autumn here provides a lot of nice contrasts between the deciduous trees and the evergreens.

      Comment by montucky — November 5, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  30. Okay, the ‘like’ button is not adequate because I love, love, LOVE this photo! Stunning picture and I’d love to amble down that road to partake of more of the scenery along the way. Montucky, when ARE you going to publish either a calendar or better yet a lovely ‘coffee table’ book of your gorgeous photography?

    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 5, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    • Thank you! I have been trying to figure out what I will do with some of my photos but I’m not really happy with anything yet. Before I do much of anything though I have promised a wildflower site that I would let them use my wildflower photos and that will be a large project for me this winter.

      Comment by montucky — November 5, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

  31. I used to follow my Dad around while he fished up and down the Thompson River. My Mother and Grandparents lived in Snider and our vacations were spent at Thompson Lakes or Fishtrap lake. You pictures bridge the gap until the Summer when I return with my family.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 5, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    • My grandparents had a ranch between Plains and Thompson Falls and we visited the river quite often, fishing and hunting. I’m glad glad you will be able to return!

      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

  32. That is just heart-breakingly beautiful!

    Comment by Buffy the hipster slayer — November 6, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

  33. Montucky, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love road and trail scenes and this is the ultimate leading through such vibrant autumn foliage toward the misty mountains.

    Comment by Anna Surface — November 9, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    • Autumn produces some beautiful scenes, doesn’t it!

      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

  34. Wow, Terry – that top one is fabulous, both as the view and place it is, and the photograph.

    Comment by Val — November 17, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    • It pays to be outdoors at that time of year! It’s like a big color show.

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 12:02 am

  35. Wow, this is an amazing landscape shot! I feel like I could be standing there taking the whole scene in. Just beautiful, gorgeous colors.

    Comment by Eileen — November 18, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    • Thanks! It was taken along a stream that flows from the Cabinet Mountains. Very scenic!

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 2:28 pm


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