Montana Outdoors

June 15, 2007

Flora, fauna, and the peaks

This is a rather brief sample from today’s hike into the Cherry Peak roadless area ( 3 out of 45 pictures taken).

The flora:

I probably have enough pictures of the Lady’s Slipper, but this one posed so nicely today I had to add one more.

Lady's Slipper

The fauna:

If this little fellow had chosen to perch in among some old leaves, or on the dark bark of, say, a Tamarak, he would not have been noticed. I saw several today, and the top surfaces of their wings are bright orange, but when they light, they keep the wings together to take advantage of their camouflage.


The peaks:

It’s my contention that mountains are best viewed, not from the valleys, but from high places, and this photo illustrates why it’s worth it to me to hike five miles to get to where I could take it.

Cherry Peak


  1. when I checked out your blog, it was like gush fresh air….and extremely beautiful…..Where I stay do not have these kind of birds, animals and flowers there…I have asked my blog buddies to check out your blog….Thanks for sharing the pictures with us….cheers!! 😀


    Comment by childwoman — June 15, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

  2. Thank you for visiting, childwoman! I’m pleased that you enjoy seeing a little bit of the Montana outdoors!


    Comment by montucky — June 16, 2007 @ 8:44 am

  3. Wonderful images Terry, you are so right about mtn views, you got to get up high to get the best vistas, I am heading down to the Smokies to camp a week from today to try to capture some mountain views myself. Talk to you later.


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 16, 2007 @ 9:51 am

  4. Thanks, Bernie.

    That should be a beautiful trip. I hope the weather will be good. I made a few visits to the Smokies back in the 60’s and really enjoyed it there.


    Comment by montucky — June 16, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

  5. Lovely pictures, Montucky. Oh how I miss Montana! *sigh*


    Comment by teaspoon — June 17, 2007 @ 7:50 am

  6. Thanks, teaspoon!

    I know what you mean. I was away for many years and missed it every moment of the time.


    Comment by montucky — June 17, 2007 @ 8:24 am

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