Montana Outdoors

October 19, 2008

Autumn comes to a pond

Filed under: Autumn, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 8:28 pm

Very few of the scenes I photograph are accessible from a road, but this one of a small pond just off the highway was irresistible. As I watched people driving by I wondered how many of them even noticed.

Autumn pond

Autumn pond


  1. Wow! Oh, Wow!


    Comment by Bo — October 19, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

  2. Wow! That’s just *beautiful*! What a gorgeous scene! The reflections are just perfect.


    Comment by Sara — October 19, 2008 @ 9:23 pm

  3. Bo,

    This little spot is pleasant but rather plain except for about two weeks a year.


    Comment by montucky — October 19, 2008 @ 9:49 pm

  4. Sara,

    I visited here on a chance today, having seen it in the past, and found the light and the leaves were just right. It’s nice to be lucky!


    Comment by montucky — October 19, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

  5. Beautiful! I’m crazy about the colors and the water sets them off so wonderfully!


    Comment by Ande — October 19, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

  6. I love the fall colors too, Ande! Thanks for visiting!


    Comment by montucky — October 19, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

  7. That’s so true about people not noticing what is right at the end of their noses. Last summer I posted about a beaver dam,.. those photos were take from the shoulder of the highway. I’m sure like your little pond the beaver’s work goes unnoticed for the miracle it is. Thanks Montucky for sharing the natural beauty in your neck of the woods!


    Comment by Cedar — October 20, 2008 @ 5:03 am

  8. I guess it’s a matter of what is important to us and what we focus on. I love the beauty of nature and have the attitude to expect to see it, but I know I completely miss seeing many other types of things that are very important to other folks.

    Incidentally, I was excited the other day to see new beaver activity in an area where they used to live but haven’t been in for many years. I sure wish them a good winter in there!


    Comment by montucky — October 20, 2008 @ 8:49 am

  9. Nice colors. And the wind co-operated, too, keeping the pond still enough for a good reflexion.



    Comment by knightofswords — October 20, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

  10. Exquisite! I’m so glad you noticed, and even happier you took time to stop and take photographs.


    Comment by Tabbie — October 20, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

  11. Malcolm,

    The wind and the critters. This spring the pond surface was always rippled because of the frogs.


    Comment by montucky — October 20, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

  12. Tabbie,

    I was really happy to see it. It always has some nice colored leaves this time of year but in recent years the pond has bee dry. After last winter’s heavy snow, it is full again and that’s nice to see.


    Comment by montucky — October 20, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

  13. oh how pretty!!


    Comment by silken — October 21, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  14. I guess I really should sit down there in an evening: there are deer trails leading down to the water from the mountain behind.


    Comment by montucky — October 21, 2008 @ 4:22 pm

  15. if you do, be sure to have your camera ready! šŸ™‚


    Comment by silken — October 23, 2008 @ 7:41 pm

  16. You bet! Of course I really don’t need too many more deer photos, but a good white-tail among the yellow leaves would be nice!


    Comment by montucky — October 23, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

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