Montana Outdoors

October 23, 2011

A sunny fall morning

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: — montucky @ 8:15 pm

After many days of overcast and light rain, today began with a little sun to illuminate the fall colors.

Sunny Fall morning

Sunny Fall morning

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  1. Beautiful skies and fall colors. Just love this time of year.

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    Comment by anniespickns — October 23, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    • It is a great time of year! I’m so pleased that we are having good colors this year!

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      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  2. if that is your road home…then i am truly jealous!

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    Comment by Sandy — October 23, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    • That’s the little county road in front of our house. I walk there every morning when I take The Pointer for her morning walk. It’s a pretty place and let’s me see what the day will be like and do my own weather forecast, which is usually more accurate than the commercial version.

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      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

  3. Love the cloud backdrop in the first one. It looks surreally close.

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    Comment by Kim — October 23, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    • Our local weather here comes out of the southwest, over the Coeur d’Alene Mountains, and after they cross our narrow valley, they have to clear the Cabinets. Heavy clouds often just clear the mountains, which puts them about a mile over the valley. They are close.

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      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

  4. Oh Boy, that sure is a lovely road to walk each morning. What a wonderful way to start your day!

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    Comment by Maureen — October 23, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    • It’s a wonderful place to walk in any season, any kind of weather. And it’s home, too.

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      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

  5. Wow, you live in paradise if that’s the road in front of your house. I’d love to walk that road.

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    Comment by Candace — October 23, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    • I can remember walking there when I was a child back in the 40’s, Candace. I’ve loved it ever since.

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      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

  6. So very pretty!

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    Comment by Roberta — October 23, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    • It’s so good to see the countryside like this after the very drab fall we had last year.

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      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

  7. Beautiful!!! You have a very nice country road. Ours, in Arkansas, was rocks and dirt/mud!

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    Comment by Barbara — October 24, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    • This is a very old road. It was built in the very early 1900’s and in the second photo you can see the remains of a rock wall built there by the CCC program in the 1930’s. For many years it was the main highway through this part of western Montana. It was replaced in the 1940’s and became a simple country road, still used by a few people.

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

  8. Love the morning shadows and colors … looks like it was a beautiful day!

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    Comment by bearyweather — October 24, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    • It was! We have had so many cloudy days that a few clear ones are a real treat.

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

      • I know what you mean. When the sun decides to shine in the Fall .. I have to go outside.
        (side note: I really miss the submission icons next to the comments in your blog … )

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        Comment by bearyweather — October 25, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

        • I don’t know if those are available with the theme I use. If they are, I haven’t been able to find them. (ah ha! Found it!)

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          Comment by montucky — October 25, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

  9. Not much out there that’s prettier than a sunny fall day.

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    Comment by TheDailyClick — October 24, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    • That’s sure true. At the start of a season I wish that it would just go on forever, then a few months later I find I have the same feeling toward the new one..

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

  10. That road was made for walking! Autumn seems to be coming quickly, now.

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    Comment by sandy — October 24, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    • I’ve surely walked along that road many thousands of times. Yes, autumn is moving rapidly. The trees are turning very fast now; even the larch are starting to get orange.

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

  11. Hi Montucky, I especially like that second shot. I don’t know if those are Birch or Aspen or something else but the trees are spectacular! I will be changing Internet connections at the end of the week and will be spotty about commenting for awhile. I wanted to let you know so you won’t think I dislike your site or anything like that. Have a great coming week!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 24, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    • The bright yellows are black cottonwood with a few aspen among them. Thanks, I hope your internet change goes smoothly!

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

  12. Wonderful shots! I wish we had some of your color down here. Maybe next year.

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    Comment by Jeff Lynch — October 24, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    • I think you are suffering and we are doing well with the El Nina conditions again. I sure hope you get more rain this next year!

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

  13. A sight worth waiting for I would say! I’ll take some of that rain for sure… it’s been a long, long time here and no relief in sight it seems.

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    Comment by kcjewel — October 24, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    • We went for about three months with high temperatures and no rain at all, then suddenly it changed. That’s fairly normal for us in the summer. Most folks are surprised to learn that in this area we get only about 17 inches of precipitation a year in the valleys. I think that you normally get much more than that and so it’s harder there when it’s dry.

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

  14. Great photos! I’m sorry I missed the color change this year. 😦

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    Comment by Juls — October 25, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    • It has been very pretty! You were here about 7 weeks too early.

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      Comment by montucky — October 25, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

  15. Mercy sakes alive… very very very beautiful! =)

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    Comment by Tricia — October 25, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    • It’s incredible to travel around in this area right now!

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      Comment by montucky — October 25, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

  16. Nice fall photos. What trees there are in the last photo on the left side of the road? Birches?

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    Comment by sartenada — October 28, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    • They are black cottonwoods, a species related to the poplars and aspens.

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2011 @ 8:35 pm


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