Montana Outdoors

June 6, 2008

That magic chicken soup

Yesterday evening, after I had been sick and in bed most of the day, my wife, who is a fantastic cook, took pity on me and made some delicious, magic chicken soup. I highly recommend it, because this afternoon, even though it was raining, I was able to hike the lower end of one of my favorite trails, the Spring Creek trail

On the Spring Creek trail.

Spring Creek trail

Spring Creek. (Because of the rain I didn’t take my tripod today, so these photos of the stream are from a trip there in May.)

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

and see the Tolmie star-tulips which are in bloom now in that area.

Tolmie star-tulip

Tolmie star-tulip

Tolmie star-tulip

Tolmie star-tulip

That is some incredible soup!


  1. aye! and those are some incredibly beautiful captures!


    Comment by Sumedh — June 6, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

  2. You would like to photograph here, Sumedh! There are all kinds of opportunities.


    Comment by montucky — June 6, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

  3. Glad you are feeling better – soup is good!

    Beautiful tulips – and also that path!


    Comment by Ann from Montana — June 7, 2008 @ 4:59 am

  4. Thanks, Ann! Yes, that’s a gorgeous trail. I’m trying to find time to hike all 7 miles of it.


    Comment by montucky — June 7, 2008 @ 8:03 am

  5. Glad you are feeling better. Also glad that you could enjoy that really nice trail.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — June 7, 2008 @ 11:21 am

  6. Thanks! That area is very close to home and with gas prices where they are, I’ll probably spend a lot of time there this summer.


    Comment by montucky — June 7, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  7. I love to hike in places like that! 😀 Hate the mosquitos and black flies though…


    Comment by Tabbie — June 7, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

  8. This is a great trail, although after the first couple of miles it gets very aggressive. No skeeters or flies at the lower end, but there are a few deer flies at the upper end and they are a problem only on hot sunny days.


    Comment by montucky — June 7, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

  9. we had a “sickie” here this week too. too bad she doesn’t do chicken! a hike like that can do wonders for a body as well!


    Comment by silken — June 7, 2008 @ 8:20 pm

  10. Yes, a hike in a place like that can cure lots of things. It sometimes seems that in the wild country I can just feel the power of nature enter my body.


    Comment by montucky — June 7, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

  11. I’m glad you’re feeling better! And that you were able to take that hike, which I’m sure was spiritually restorative just as the soup was physically so.

    I’m still in love with the Tolmie star-tulips…they’re *furry* inside! That’s just so cool!

    (And your waterfall pictures are fabulous! Do you have information about what kind of camera you use anywhere? I’m thinking about getting a somewhat more capable camera.)


    Comment by Sara — June 8, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

  12. Thanks, Sara. I think the hike put me back on my feet again (no pun intended).

    The tulips have become my favorites too. They have so much variation. I brought back 30 photos from that one hike and each one is slightly different from the others.

    The camera I use is a Kodak Z712IS. The Kodak website has all the specs on line. It’s not expensive but has quite a bit of flexibility. At times I wish I had something with better lens quality and more capability, but besides the expense, I would find it difficult to take a large one with several big lenses along on the difficult trips.


    Comment by montucky — June 8, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

  13. The tulips are amazing Terry, great shots here, glad you are up and about and can share these with us. !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 9, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

  14. I’ll never be able to leave those star-tulips alone I guess, Bernie. They just fascinate me!


    Comment by montucky — June 9, 2008 @ 6:44 pm

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