Montana Outdoors

October 16, 2012

Starting to turn

Filed under: Autumn — montucky @ 7:38 pm

Fall colors

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  1. Wow! That`s beautiful. Is that a lake I see peeking through the trees on the lower left?

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 16, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    • That’s the Clark Fork river. The road is one that is in front of my house.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

      • You live in a beautiful place. We drove across the Clark Fork several times on our way out here (as it winds back and forth) and each time I wanted to stop to get out and take a picture.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 16, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

        • I frequently see folks photographing scenes along the river. Besides being beautiful it is an important part of the watershed of the Pacific Northwest.

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          Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

          • And good fishing? Trout?

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            Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 16, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

            • Perhaps not quite as good as it was long ago, but still, good. I am blessed because I can walk down in the evening and catch a nice trout on one of my flies. There is an old cartoon posted in the house that shows a fisherman standing before St Peter. The caption says ” Wait, I’m a trout fisherman. I was supposed to go to Montana”.

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              Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

  2. entirely inviting!

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    Comment by Tammie — October 16, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    • I walk that piece of road every day of the year and enjoy it each time.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

  3. That’s the road in front of your house? You’ve made some pretty fine choices in life. 🙂

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 16, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    • Well, the decision to move back here about 20 years ago was a good one. We are so glad that we did that. The point of your latest post really finds a home here. Just those simple little observations are so important and absorbing. They keep us in touch with the earth.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

  4. It’s important to recognize your own blessings, and you do that and share them with us on a regular basis. And that is a blessing of mine that I am recognizing today.

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    Comment by jomegat — October 16, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    • Thank you for your kind words! It is very much on my mind that 12 of our states have no roadless land at all.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

  5. So beautiful!

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    Comment by Roberta — October 16, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    • I hope that there will be more color yet to come and I see that the larch are beginning to turn.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

  6. What a marvelous road you have! I do like the mix of colors – and you have color, not just brown. Have you had more rain? Are the fires beginning to decline?

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    Comment by shoreacres — October 16, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    • Yes, we have had three days with some rain, although to total has only been about a half inch. I heard yesterday that the smoke from the fires is still bad south of here, but the current weather should blow a lot of it out of there and the rain has helped a lot with the remaining fires. The weather forecast now calls for some snow Monday night down to 2500 feet which is about valley level and the low will be 25. That will really help with the last of the fires.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

  7. Now that’s an autumn shot!!!!!!!! Not that white stuff yet. Beautiful road you live on.

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    Comment by Candace — October 16, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    • Well, the leaves were getting some pretty color but we had high winds today that blew a lot of them away. The white stuff is coming next week they say.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  8. Most of the orange maple leaves have fallen here but the oaks and beeches are starting to turn their usual deep reds and bright yellows.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — October 17, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    • We have few native maples here and they seem to be about half way through their color change. The Aspen have mostly turned at least at low elevations and the larch are beginning to show up really well. It is not a normal fall color season at all.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

  9. Really beautiful. Such a peaceful place.

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    Comment by anniespickns — October 17, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    • Yes, it is. The population here is so low that there is still lots of land that has not been highly developed and there are still places that are peaceful and relaxed.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

  10. I would love to live on a road like that with views to enjoy all year!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — October 17, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    • We love it here for the beauty and the stillness. It is so much different from life in or near the cities. Tomorrow I must visit the nearest city and that will be about 180 miles round trip, the return being the best part.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  11. Yay! Fall has arrived in your neck of the woods. Now we’ll be treated with some gorgeous photos from you! 🙂 Our leaves are peaking and starting to drop already, but it’s been a prettier fall than I first thought it would be. I just haven’t had much time to get out an capture some pictures of it. Looking forward to yours.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 17, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    • The leaves are turning quickly now and I haven’t been out as much as I would have liked to yet. I will be out this weekend but it is supposed to be a rainy weekend. There is always something of beauty in the forests though in all weather.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

  12. Very very very beautiful !!

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    Comment by Inspired and pretty — October 17, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    • There are many different species of plants along that little road and each has its own color or shade of color. I love it this time of year.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  13. Oh, so lovely. For some strange reason if feels like spring, even with the autumn colour. Maybe because we had so little sunshine ariund here this summer and autumn…

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    Comment by bentehaarstad — October 17, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    • I think it is the sky at that particular moment. It looks like a spring sky, not a fall or winter one. I had rained not long before but the dark clouds had been swept off to the north to drop snow on the high country there.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

  14. So beautiful. I love those fall colors, but I would love to drive slowly on that road, to admire the scenery and to stop from time to time.

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    Comment by Sartenada — October 18, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    • It has been pretty, but the colors are only for a short time this year. We had some very strong winds come through and many of the leaves were blown off the trees and bushes. Still very pretty though.

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      Comment by montucky — October 20, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

  15. Is it my imagination, or did this year FLY past? Seems we were just looking at some of your splendid summer flower photos, and now it’s autumn and even winter in your pictures!

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    Comment by Kim — October 19, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    • This year has gone very fast for me too. I spent so much time working on a remodeling project that I didn’t get out as much as I wanted to. I could use another month before the snow sets in for good!

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      Comment by montucky — October 20, 2012 @ 9:43 pm


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