Montana Outdoors

October 22, 2014

Morning between the clouds

Filed under: Autumn, Coeur d'Alene Mountains — Tags: , , — montucky @ 6:47 pm

Over the Clark Fork Valley


  1. What a contrast to your previous photo of the willows. Those colors were vibrant and warm — this cool palette surely does remind that winter’s coming. The sky here looks so much like what I call a “winter sky” — thinner light, pale colors. And that single larch is a wonderful touch. I wouldn’t dare choose a single favorite from among your photos, but this one is very near to the top.


    Comment by shoreacres — October 22, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    • The previous photo of the willows was taken less than 24 hours before this one and were it not for the clouds it might be visible in this photo; about 3,000 feet below.

      This photo was taken this morning on my way to a trail head. Not a bad way to start a trip!
      I’m glad that you liked it!


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

  2. Short and sweet, I like this picture. Nothing special just pretty. Kind of reminds me of our day when we were above the clouds. Take care and keep enjoying the great Montana outdoors!


    Comment by Ron Mangels — October 22, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    • Thanks Ron. Yes, I enjoy seeing the valley full of clouds. It’s a perk of this time of year.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

  3. This is a fantastic photo, Terry. Calendar stuff is understating it. It’s a real beaut! Love those Montana skies.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 22, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    • Thanks Anneli. Scenes like this aren’t extremely rare, but it’s difficult to recognize the potential for them and get to such a vantage point at the right time. They are treats for me!

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      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

  4. Colors are very beautiful and I love that You took the photo above clouds.


    Comment by Sartenada — October 23, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    • A photo like that is possible only this time of year and I always look forward to seeing those conditions.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:46 am

  5. So very beautiful….


    Comment by Giiid — October 23, 2014 @ 3:42 am

  6. Beautiful. I keep trying for a shot like this but haven’t had any luck so far.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 23, 2014 @ 5:04 am

    • That kind of view isn’t available but for a few days in the year. The tall mountains just next to the valley create better odds for it happening.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:49 am

  7. Just sublime… What a beautiful image and landscape!


    Comment by FeyGirl — October 23, 2014 @ 6:10 am

    • I think of the folks who stayed below those clouds. They thought it was just a foggy, cloudy day.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:50 am

  8. There’s something almost magical about seeing the clouds from above … as though you’re being let in on a secret … 🙂


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 23, 2014 @ 6:22 am

  9. That one has an ethereal quality to it — I love it!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 23, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    • I still remember specific scenes like this when I hunted with my dad over 60 years ago. I have sought them out ever since.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:53 am

  10. oh amazing….


    Comment by Beth — October 23, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    • I think that every time I see a scene like this Beth. I’ll never get tired of it.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:54 am

  11. Absolutely enchanting and a lovely sight to behold!


    Comment by twoscamps — October 23, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    • The clouds and fog just seem to calm everything down, don’t they!


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

  12. Wow, so serene and beautiful!


    Comment by Candace — October 23, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    • Nature sometimes puts all traces of civilization behind a screen, leaving the rest as it has looked for thousands of years.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

  13. Wow, breathtaking!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 23, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

  14. Wow, what a view. Fantastic picture!


    Comment by Lucy — October 24, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

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