Montana Outdoors

September 25, 2008

A white day (2)

Along with the white at the top, there were also splashes of color along the way.

The snow-dusted bushes along the lower trail,

Baldy Mountain trail

the rockslides a little farther up,

Baldy Mountain trail

some of the autumn reds with ermine trim,

Along Baldy Mountain trail

the partially decorated firs near the top,

Partially decorated firs

and Baldy Lake on the other side of the peak which, for the occasion, borrowed a little blue from the sky.

Baldy Lake


  1. Montucky, you have out done yourself with these photos,.. the one of the autumn reds in the snow covered rocks is worthy of a calendar or photo book,… and the one of Baldy Lake is perhaps my favorite of all time! You certainly have an “eye” for an outstanding composition in a photo!


    Comment by Anonymous — September 26, 2008 @ 6:25 am

  2. Not sure why that comment showed up as Anonymous,… but it’s me,… Cedar. Looks like I’d lost my settings on here. Just re-established them.


    Comment by Cedar — September 26, 2008 @ 6:27 am

  3. All of these shots are fantastic. The first one is my preference, but the next to last shot, for some reason, I find a little eerie and almost hypnotic.


    Comment by Pinhole — September 26, 2008 @ 8:29 am

  4. Thanks, Cedar!

    It’s hard to go wrong photographing this country. About the only mistake you can make is not getting out there. From your photos I can tell that you do the same thing. When a scene make me say to myself, “Wow! Look at that!”, I hope the camera is handy.


    Comment by montucky — September 26, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  5. Pinhole,

    I know what you mean about that shot. It seems that Nature is saying, “Don’t get too complacent, there’s a lot that can happen out here”. It’s a kind of tug-of-war between summer and winter.


    Comment by montucky — September 26, 2008 @ 8:56 am

  6. That shot of the lake is jaw-dropping. It is now my desktop.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — September 26, 2008 @ 9:47 am

  7. Scienceguy,

    I’m glad you liked it! That’s now your Montana connection!


    Comment by montucky — September 26, 2008 @ 10:28 am

  8. Absolutely Breathtaking beauty. Those second and fourth shots are simply stunningly perfect.

    Absolutely love this!


    Comment by Sumedh — September 26, 2008 @ 11:01 am

  9. Sumedh,

    That’s why I love the National Forests. I’m so thankful that we still have them!


    Comment by montucky — September 26, 2008 @ 11:30 am

  10. Breathtaking scenery, great, great photographs!


    Comment by Denise — September 26, 2008 @ 5:16 pm

  11. Thank you, Denise! Thanks for the visit!


    Comment by montucky — September 26, 2008 @ 6:29 pm

  12. Wowowowowowow! That reflection in Baldy Lake is gorgeous!


    Comment by Tabbie — September 26, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  13. Tabbie,

    It is pretty, isn’t it! More so for me perhaps because those small ripples on the surface of the lake were caused by Cutthroat trout feeding on the surface.


    Comment by montucky — September 26, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

  14. gorgeous picture of the lake!


    Comment by silken — September 27, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

  15. Silken,

    Once again, timing was critical. I was lucky to be there at just the right time.


    Comment by montucky — September 27, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

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