Montana Outdoors

October 29, 2010

Still Autumn

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: — montucky @ 9:50 pm

A few days ago it looked as though winter was on our doorstep. Now the forecasts have changed and despite fairly heavy snow at the higher elevations, Autumn has stayed for awhile in the valleys of western Montana.


Belgian draft horses

Belgian draft horses





  1. Thank you for the great photos!


    Comment by Roberta Gould — October 30, 2010 @ 8:18 am

  2. The Belgian horses are beautiful! Are they yours?

    I really love the bottom photo! I could live there easily!


    Comment by Barbara — October 30, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    • The horses are kept in a very large piece of land with everything they need and seem to be pretty much to themselves. They are very friendly and will nuzzle you if you visit. Almost too friendly because they are so big. I have to be careful around them to avoid being stepped on.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

  3. Nice looking draft horses!


    Comment by knightofswords — October 30, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    • They are real beauties, and so tame and friendly that they must have been worked with a lot.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

  4. A sight you hardly ever see these days. Horses in a wilderness setting. They only add to the beauty.


    Comment by sandy — October 30, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    • They do live in a wild setting, although ultimately they are fenced in. I’d guess they have a hundred acres or so to themselves.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

  5. I love the Belgian horses. They are gorgeous! If they are allowed to roam there, how fortunate for them. The last photo is outstanding!


    Comment by Anna — October 30, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

    • I think they are quite fortunate, not being confined.

      The last photo is a back water of the river just a dozen miles away.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  6. Gorgeous Terry – love that one with those beautiful horses especially!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — October 30, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    • Thanks Stacey. I can’t resist the horses, although I haven’t photographed them before.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

  7. Oh, how gorgeous especially the colors in the last photo. I can’t believe that your autumn is almost gone! Those horses are beautiful, do they belong to someone?


    Comment by Candace — October 30, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    • Many of the trees in the last photo have already shed their leaves. Right now is a mixture of Autumn and early winter.

      Yes the horses belong to someone, but I really don’t know much about their situation. In spring time I fish through there and the horses are very friendly then, to the extent of being a bit pesty. They each weigh over a ton.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

      • Over a ton?!?!?! Wow.


        Comment by Candace — November 2, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

        • A friend who knows much more about horses than I do informed me that these average out to be larger than the more famous Clydesdales. They are huge!


          Comment by montucky — November 2, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  8. Love those horses! How special!!


    Comment by Robin — November 1, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    • Yes, those horses are something. They are usually on the other side of the trees, but they seem to enjoy the water.


      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

  9. The photo under the draft horses is absolutely beautiful.


    Comment by Preston — November 2, 2010 @ 3:44 am

    • Thanks Preston. That’s still a pretty spot, but in other years there were far more colored leaves along there. It’s a little side channel of the river.


      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2010 @ 11:56 am

  10. lovely scenes


    Comment by silken — November 3, 2010 @ 6:47 am

  11. Lovely photos. I like most of all that photo from the Belgian horses.

    Really great.


    Comment by sartenada — November 5, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    • I like the horses too. Usually I see them from their side of the river but haven’t been to get a good photo of them there. This time they were out in the open and I had a telephoto lens with me.


      Comment by montucky — November 5, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

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