Montana Outdoors

October 21, 2011

Along the Todd Creek trail

Filed under: Autumn, Hiking — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:32 pm

Fall colors

The leaves are starting to develop their fall colors quite rapidly now. This small scene was on the hillside above the Todd Creek trail at about 5,000 feet yesterday. It will be exhilarating to try to keep up with the bursts of color!


  1. Gorgeous! Hopefully you can get a few fall-color outings in before everything’s covered in snow. It’s my favorite time of year.


    Comment by columbiahighlands — October 21, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    • I got a few shots today, but not far from the highway. I’m hoping that tomorrow’s hunting trip will yield some good fall colors, too: the area where I’m going usually does.


      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

  2. I like how the pine (?) has retained its green brilliance in the background.


    Comment by jomegat — October 21, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    • Yes, the pines and firs are deep green. The tree in the center is larch and it is just beginning to turn color. It will turn bright yellow and then lose its needles for the winter.


      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

  3. That is a very nice start to the foliage. The red is brilliant.


    Comment by sandy — October 22, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    • It’s changing very rapidly now, especially the aspens and cottonwoods. The larch are just beginning.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2011 @ 10:59 am

  4. My gracious, how very beautiful! I love the spray of colors along with the textures (movement). Surely delights the eye. 🙂


    Comment by Anna — October 22, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    • That was just a small spot on the mountainside above the trail, but it looked as though it had been designed. I thought it very pretty.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2011 @ 11:00 am

  5. oh so pretty


    Comment by Tricia — October 22, 2011 @ 10:26 am

  6. Gorgeous! Love the reds mixed in with the yellow/green.


    Comment by Barbara — October 22, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    • I would have been proud to have put together a color arrangement like that.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

  7. Your Fall is magnificent, and so is your picture. Very painting like.


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — October 22, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    • The leaves are changing rapidly now and it is getting colorful. I hope I can catch some good examples of them and what fall can be like here!


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

  8. Now that is a beautiful autumn scene!


    Comment by Candace — October 22, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    • It was a small scene, but very vivid once I noticed it. Every once in awhile I see scenes that look as though they were thoughtfully created.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

  9. Will you go back to recapture this lovely scene when the larch has turned golden, Montucky?
    Just lovely!


    Comment by Kim — October 22, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    • I’ve thought about that, but I probably won’t make it back up there again this year. That sure would be pretty though!


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

  10. Beautiful!


    Comment by anniespickns — October 22, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

  11. Gorgeous colors!! We’re not getting such vivid colors this year. It’s great to see that you have them in your part of the country!


    Comment by Marcie — October 23, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    • We are having a very colorful fall this year after practically none last year. It’s so good to see it again!


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

  12. what gorgeous color! nothing at all like that here


    Comment by silken — October 23, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    • This is the time of year when it’s all but impossible to stay indoors.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

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