Montana Outdoors

February 23, 2009

A change of scene

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 10:54 am

From the lower slopes of Henry Peak

For some time now I’ve wanted to spruce up the looks of my site a little, especially in a way that can allow me to display some of the photos in a somewhat larger format. Recently a couple of things motivated me to finally do that.

The first was a visit here from Ed Vatza who has an incredibly wonderful blog on WordPress called It’s My Nature. Besides absolutely blowing me away with both the subjects and quality of his photos, he caused me to realize that a larger photo format is possible on WordPress. I looked and found one that allows a flexible width and immediately decided to use it. I sincerely hope those who are used to visiting here will approve.

The second motivator was an option recently made available by WordPress to use a “threaded” system for comments and that’s also something I’ve wished for many times, one where it’s possible to reply to a comment and tie the reply directly to the comment. That seems to make a whole lot more sense to me. Again, I hope everyone will be comfortable with the new format.

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February 22, 2009

Munson Creek in winter (4)

Munson Creek ice

February 20, 2009

Wildflower season 2009

It will be wildflower season again…. soon!

Today, when I again visited the home of the first Buttercup of the new year, I was pleased to discover that it wasn’t just a fluke: the Buttercups are indeed starting to bloom! I know it will be awhile before most of the other flowers begin to bloom, but maybe they will be earlier this year too.

Last night and into the small hours of this morning, I went through my Flickr files and formed a set of the wildflowers of western Montana that I photographed and many folks had the patience to look at last year, over 400 of them.

Flickr has a nice way of displaying thumbnail pictures of all of the photos in a set on one page and making each thumbnail “clickable”. This set may be found here: Wildflowers of western Montana.

Last summer I spent many hours identifying as many of them as I could and would appreciate help in identifying the others. I hope this collection will be helpful to someone attempting to ID wildflowers, or at least enjoyable to those who enjoy looking at wildflower photos.

Here are some of the Buttercups in bloom today:

Buttercup

Buttercup

Buttercup

Buttercups

Munson Creek in winter (3)

In the spotlight

February 19, 2009

East and west at sunrise

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sunrise — Tags: — montucky @ 7:30 pm

These two photos were taken this morning a minute apart; one facing east and one facing west.

East
At sunrise - east

West
At sunrise - west

(Nothing particularly profound, but for those of us at the Center for the Easily Amused, interesting.)

February 18, 2009

Munson Creek in winter (2)

Filed under: ice art, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 7:23 pm

Water and ice

Winter window

Water and ice

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