Montana Outdoors

October 28, 2014

Fall colors

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:06 pm

Country Road in Autumn

Country Road in Autumn

Black Cottonwoods in Autumn

Black Cottonwoods in Autumn



  1. Both of these photos are just stunning. I feel as though I could walk right into that top one and down the road … love them both very much.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 28, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    • Every day of the year, except when I’m in the back country, I walk several miles down that road. It is never tiresome, and often, when the light is right, it is spectacular. Some kind of an exercise room, isn’t it!


      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

  2. Very beautiful fall indeed, Montucky.


    Comment by bentehaarstad — October 29, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    • The great colors were brief but pretty this year, Bente.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 7:54 am

  3. The colors are beautiful. I love it when the sun highlights the trees against a dark sky like in that first shot.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 29, 2014 @ 5:31 am

    • I love those days. There was a light rain falling but the sun broke through for a few moments, just enough to highlight the colors.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 7:57 am

  4. Wow, how beautiful! Such intense colours!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 29, 2014 @ 7:15 am

    • The first photo is on a road that I walk every day. The light was just right. For the second I had to drive about 10 miles to catch the morning sun on those trees. They looked the way I had hoped they would.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 8:00 am

  5. Have I told you before how much I enjoy ‘hiking’ along with you? You always find the best photos! 🙂


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 29, 2014 @ 7:16 am

    • I’m glad that you enjoy the photos. My photos are nearly always just a function of being outside almost every daylight hour. Light conditions are so important to good photos and the only way you can catch it outdoors is to be lucky enough to be there when the right light happens.

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      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 8:04 am

  6. What a spot! Stunning colors! Isn’t autumn just beautiful? 🙂


    Comment by Lucy — October 29, 2014 @ 8:34 am

    • Autumn here is certainly the season of the brightest and most color. I try to get my fill before the onset of the white season!

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      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

  7. Great use of the light!


    Comment by dhphotosite — October 29, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    • Sometimes I get lucky and encounter a nice scene when the light is perfect! Autumn provides lots of chances at that.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

  8. Hi Montucky, If I were you, I would print and frame the top photo – both are excellent. Great beauty there. I miss seeing the flaming reds, oranges, and brilliant golds of Fall foliage. We have Oaks that don’t shed leaves until maybe late Dec. or Jan. Our Sycamores do look golden for a week or two and then their leaves drop. Have a super great Thursday tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 29, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher. I might just do that: my wife likes the photo too! I hope you have a great Thursday too. I will be making a trip to the city tomorrow, but the fall colors enroute should be very pretty.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

  9. Oh I love this one, very special


    Comment by Mike Howe — October 29, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

  10. Such gorgeous colours, Terry. All the more so with the sun shining on the foliage. You must love this time of year in your area.


    Comment by Vicki — October 29, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    • Thanks Vicki. Yes I always look forward to the colors of fall. Soon though, there will be more white.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

  11. That top photo is stunning. It looks like some of the best landscape painting I’ve seen, but it’s far more alive than that. One of my readers left a quotation from Annie Dillard on my blog tonight, and it seems to apply here:

    “Four years I’d been living on that particular block, walking past one particular tree, and that morning I witnessed its transformation. The sun lit that tree and it shimmered red and gold; it was glass on fire, and if it could have made a sound, it would’ve been celestial. This was shock and awe, I thought, as I stood staring up at it.If I could live in that light, I thought, if I could just not move and stay right here, I will be all right and it will all have been worth it.”


    Comment by shoreacres — October 29, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

    • Thank you! I love that quote and I’ve experiences times like that. Sometimes I think, “why is it me who gets to see this?”, and I feel as though I had been specially chosen.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

  12. We’re seeing pretty colors, here in Virginia right now, too. I love your shots. I can see myself, riding horseback down that beautiful country road in your first frame. Thanks for sharing.


    Comment by orples — October 29, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    • There are lots of good place to ride in this area. Right now it’s elk season and so there are a lot of horses out on the high trails.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

  13. I recognize that road from other photos you’ve posted. That’s the perfect autumn I had hoped to see in the midwest but didn’t. Glorious.


    Comment by Candace — October 29, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

    • That little piece of road displays most of the few deciduous trees that we have here. I would love to see some of the hardwood forests in the midwest and east coast this time of year.


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2014 @ 10:25 pm

  14. Wow! Photograph me in there somewhere! 🙂

    Gorgeous images. Cottonwoods are so beautiful and dramatic.


    Comment by Boyd Greene Fine Art — November 1, 2014 @ 8:22 am

  15. Gorgeous and stunning…I love thinking of myself walking down that road feeling the gravel under my feet and breathing in the colors of fall.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — November 3, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    • I has been nice, but about half of those leaves have now fallen. Soon there will be snow to walk on and I like that too, especially the cold wind on my face. I always hate to lose that when spring comes.


      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

  16. Both of the photos are gorgeous. I love most of all the first photo.


    Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2014 @ 4:35 am

  17. exquisite autumn photos!
    it is pouring rain here. I wonder how much longer the Larch can hold onto their needles….. autumn has been gorgeous this year.


    Comment by Tammie — November 9, 2014 @ 9:31 am

    • It’s raining here too this morning, not hard but steady. I was out in the Thompson River drainage yesterday and saw only a few Larch that had all of their needles. The back roads are golden with fallen needles.


      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2014 @ 9:48 am

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