Montana Outdoors

July 15, 2012

Clouds over the divide

Filed under: Clouds, Reservation Divide Roadless area — Tags: — montucky @ 10:45 pm

Clouds over the Divide

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  1. The air sure looks crystal clear in the shot. What a nice day to be out.

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    Comment by sandy — July 16, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    • We had a little rain, just enough to clear the air, and some of the clouds stayed around to pose.

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

  2. Hope they brought you some rain.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 16, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    • In the region, we did get some pretty good rain. Locally, just a little though and I went for a long walk in it!

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

  3. Are the dead trees on the right the result of a fire or ?

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    Comment by anniespickns — July 16, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    • In 2002 50,000 acres (or 78 square miles) along the Reservation Divide and the head of Siegel Creek burned. This photo was taken from right about in the center of that area.

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

  4. Very pretty….

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    Comment by seekraz — July 16, 2012 @ 8:04 am

  5. What expansive and soul-breath taking a hike in this area would be. Pure nature. Beautiful photos all —this post and previous posts. Wow and aha.

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    Comment by Anna Surface — July 16, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    • The trail there runs along a tall divide and provides great views of both sides and of the mountains to the west and has few visitors. It’s a wonderful place to be for awhile and not be bothered by anybody. It is in the Coeur d’Alene mountains. The mountains in the previous few posts were the Cabinets.

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

  6. Hi Montucky, Great mood in that photo! The clouds are terrific! Well done! I am enjoying clouds here in Cumberland County, TN today myself. Have a great coming week!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 16, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    • Aren’t summer clouds something! I’m glad you are enjoying them too!

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

  7. Big sky…for sure!!!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — July 16, 2012 @ 11:29 am

  8. Beautiful image and subject Terry !!

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    Comment by Bernie Kasper — July 16, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    • The few hours I spent up there were sure easy on the eyes, Bernie!

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

  9. “Like”

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    Comment by Kim — July 16, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

  10. Just one word — aaahh!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 16, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

  11. Lovely! And – we had a cloud like that recently that I watched drift (rather rapidly) across the sky and I thought “this is the sort of cloud that made the ancients think of chariots.”

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    Comment by Val — July 16, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    • Somehow I have the impression that perhaps the ancients appreciated the clouds more than most of us do now.

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

  12. I love the whole series of photos you’ve been posting, montucky. Such beautiful country you’re documenting.

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    Comment by farmhouse stories — July 16, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    • I’m anxious to complete a home project so I can get out and visit a lot more of that kind of country!

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

  13. What are those purple flowers I see? And the yellow ones?

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    Comment by jomegat — July 16, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    • The purple ones are lupines and the yellows are buckwheat. I will post more photos from that area that include lots more flowers.

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      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

      • I almost suggested lupines. The lupines here are done for the year.

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        Comment by jomegat — July 17, 2012 @ 7:14 am

        • The ones at the lower elevations have finished blooming long ago, but high up they are in full bloom.

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          Comment by montucky — July 17, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

  14. A friend just posted pics of a trip into the Mt. St. Helen’s area. There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing nature make a return after destruction of any sort.

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    Comment by shoreacres — July 17, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    • Yes, it’s fascinating to see. We have to remember, Nature has all of the time She needs if we leave Her alone.

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      Comment by montucky — July 17, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

  15. Wow, 10 years since the fire! “Earth has no sorrow that Earth cannot heal.”~John Muir

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    Comment by Candace — July 17, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

  16. Looks like it’s going to rain. . .somewhere.

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — July 18, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    • Lately the rain has just been flirting with us. We have had little here, but some areas around have had good rains. Maybe our time is coming!

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      Comment by montucky — July 18, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

  17. I have seen you comment at Mama’s Empty Nest and The Task at Hand. I thought I would come visit. Glad I did. Beautiful photos.

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    Comment by georgettesullins — July 19, 2012 @ 4:39 am

    • Thank you for stopping by, Georgette! Those are two of my favorite blogs.

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      Comment by montucky — July 19, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

  18. Great clouds!

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    Comment by Fergiemoto — July 21, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    • We have been getting a little of the monsoon weather up from the south and it produces some beautiful clouds!

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      Comment by montucky — July 23, 2012 @ 10:11 pm


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