Montana Outdoors

April 1, 2010




Only clouds can make a mountain look small.



  1. Isn’t that the truth… but oh how beautiful the mountains are! Wonderful Breathtaking Shots!


    Comment by Tricia — April 1, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

    • We have had interesting and varied weather today from a front that is moving through. I saw some spectacular clouds earlier in the day when I didn’t have my camera with me. These photos were taken this evening on a walk in the high country: I was glad that I didn’t miss all of the pretty clouds after all.


      Comment by montucky — April 1, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

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  3. Wow, very dramatic!


    Comment by kateri — April 1, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

    • They are! In summer there would have been a little thunder in there.


      Comment by montucky — April 1, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

  4. That second shot is so interesting. Layers upon layers of marshmallow fluff!


    Comment by Cedar — April 2, 2010 @ 4:47 am

  5. Looks at those clouds being pushed up by the mountain. Jaw-dropping beautiful, Terry.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — April 2, 2010 @ 5:59 am

  6. Terry, these are gorgeous! Yes, the clouds tend to dwarf the mountains.


    Comment by Barbara — April 2, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    • On a clear day that mountains looks huge! The clouds just stole the show.


      Comment by montucky — April 2, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

  7. Stunning photos. I sure would have liked to be in Montana this week. You, Christine from Quietpaths, Pat from Ecorover, and Tammie from Spirithelpers all had the same sort of shots. They are all in my sidebar, so I won’t try to link them.


    Comment by sandy — April 2, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    • Looks like there were great clouds all over western Montana! I love spring weather!


      Comment by montucky — April 2, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

  8. I like that, Terry. Only clouds can make a mountain look small. So true!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — April 2, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    • I have been on the top of that mountain when the clouds were like that and it’s awesome!


      Comment by montucky — April 2, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

  9. Majestic!


    Comment by Candace — April 3, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  10. What beautiful, majestic clouds! An awesome sight, for sure. They do make the mountains look small. Wow!


    Comment by Anna Surface — April 3, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    • There’s an interesting synergy between a big mountain like that one and the clouds that collect over it. Sometimes the mountains will create clouds over its top. These, I think were altered somewhat by the mountain, but there were many similar ones across other parts of the sky as well. It’s a fascinating study.


      Comment by montucky — April 3, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

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  12. Even with as much I like clouds (which is a lot), these clouds inconsequential compared to the mountains!! The mountains are what take the show here. 😀 Yet, in the scheme of things, the mountains would not be a thing without the clouds and their shaping of the topography of the earth. Does that make sense? 😀

    Lovely lovely shots!!


    Comment by Iona — April 11, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    • The mountains are the reason I could never leave Montana. Yes, clouds do shape the Earth in several ways. They hold the hope for the continuation of life here because they hold the promise of life-sustaining water. If only everyone understood that!


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

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