Montana Outdoors

February 21, 2013

No “big bang”…

Filed under: Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 10:07 pm

Like Wun-Yi Shu’s theory “Cosmological Models with No Big Bang”, this frozen waterfall without a stream feeding it and no stream issuing from it has no beginning and no end.

Frozen waterfall

February 18, 2013

Not quite spring yet in the high country…

Filed under: Baldy Mountain roadless area, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:15 pm

Baldy Mountain in February

Baldy Mountain in February

Baldy Mountain in February

February 11, 2013

Connection to the past

Filed under: Trees — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:05 pm

Rocky Mountain Juniper

On the crest of a lonely ridge, far above the rushing water of the river, the gnarled and twisted skeleton of an ancient pine still stands wild and free, looking toward the sky in anticipation of things yet to come.

February 5, 2013

The first…

Filed under: Wildflowers, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:18 pm

This afternoon I hiked up to Buttercup Ridge to check on the buttercups. The two plants that had flower buds a week ago still looked just the same, but when I wandered a hundred feet or so further up the ridge, this one was in full bloom. Interestingly, the first blooms there in 2011 were also on February 5th. 

Sagebrush buttercup

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