Montana Outdoors

August 20, 2008

Left and right

How many times does it happen that nature sets a stage. On a trail yesterday, to the left, and at my feet she placed this scene of small and pretty and delicate things:

Butterfly and Pearly Everlasting

and to the right of the trail and above, this one of rugged beauty; two small pieces that help make up the whole of the wild country.

The sentinel of Spring Creek

These seem more attractive than brick and mortar, asphalt and concrete, but this kind of stage is disappearing now across much of the west.

(In the upper reaches of the Spring Creek canyon just below Bighole Peak in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana.)

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