Montana Outdoors

November 28, 2018

In-between

On a dark, cloudy, foggy, rainy day, a walk on a mountain road in-between the clouds brought everything back into the proper perspective.

Spring Creek Canyon from Big Hole Road

Spring Creek Canyon from Big Hole Road

Spring Creek Canyon from Big Hole Road

Spring Creek Canyon from Big Hole Road

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  1. Wow…like stunningly wow!

    Beautiful photos, Terry….

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    Comment by seekraz — November 28, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

    • Thanks Scott. There’s always something beautiful in the mountains… or the desert.

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      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2018 @ 10:51 pm

  2. Can you transport me there please?? It’s a beautiful day here today but I’d still love to spend even just 10 minutes there to soak that view in πŸ™‚ Sarina

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    Comment by learningtolovewinterblog — November 28, 2018 @ 11:22 pm

  3. Nature does have a way of putting things back into perspective.
    The photos are beautiful, Montucky. Wish I could sit in the mountain for a while and breathe in the air. I haven’t written anything on my website for quite a while, because of major STRESS. We bought a new house and it has been falling apart since we moved in. Nightmare. We are not the only ones who are suffering because of this builder —- all you have to do is Google “Pulte reviews and complaints” and then scroll down beyond the Pulte website link–until you see the websites that contain the reviews and complaints. It’s bad. Wish I had bought a tent instead, and was living on the mountains in your pictures–instead of sitting here watching everything fall apart around me.

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    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — November 29, 2018 @ 12:00 am

    • I wish you were close enough to be able to visit when you need a break. It makes a big difference. I’m sorry for your problems with that builder! I remember Pulte homes from the many years that I lived in the Phoenix area (in the 70’s and 80’s), but their quality was much better then.

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 12:09 am

      • People tend to trust in what ‘used to be’–not realizing that things have changed, until it is too late.
        Now that people have access to the internet, they should should always check out current company reviews and complaints before making big decisions (big mistakes). it’s a good way to avoid a lot of heartache and grief!
        I really do wish I was close to those mountains. It would be a great escape!

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        Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — November 29, 2018 @ 12:22 am

  4. The mist adds just the right amount of magic to these gorgeous photos.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2018 @ 12:40 am

    • It does. If often pays to hike up into the mountains on foggy days. Few folks do though.

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 10:46 am

      • Maybe that’s why it has stayed so beautiful

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2018 @ 10:54 am

        • Probably. The very things that I like best about the mountains seem to keep others away and it might just be the weather uncertainty.

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          Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 11:04 am

          • A lot of people don’t like being without a crowd. They like to live close together in subdivisions and apartments. My parents were like that. They thought this gave them security, but to me it feels like just the opposite. There are more weirdos in town than there are in the woods. That’s if you don’t count us, ha ha.

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            Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

            • You are right. I’ve never figured out why so many people have to always have other people around, but then I was born completely without any herd instinct.

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              Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

              • I think I got used to being alone with the Captain away all summer for the past 40 years. That has forced on me a sink or swim attitude regarding how I manage on my own. Being alone has taught me to like my own company and be more independent than most.

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                Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

                • Your response to the alone time has been a very healthy one! I am also very comfortable in my own company, and especially so in the back country.

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                  Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 1:24 pm

                • Thanks. I think it’s good to be all right with oneself.

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                  Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2018 @ 2:25 pm

  5. The fog/mist is enchanting. What a lovely atmosphere it creates.

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    Comment by Vicki — November 29, 2018 @ 5:18 am

    • This transition time between fall and winter is not my favorite time, but the clouds and mist are often very pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 10:49 am

  6. Yes it was a wonderful day for a walk and it appears that you weren’t disappointed. Thanks for sharing

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    Comment by Ron — November 29, 2018 @ 6:09 am

    • Hi Ron! Most every day is a good day for a hike, but this one was especially pretty. Haven’t had much snow yet except up pretty high.

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 10:54 am

  7. Beautiful images . . . Wow! These make me homesick to return to my native State. Montana is definitely “The last best place.”

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    Comment by bigskybuckeye — November 29, 2018 @ 7:27 am

    • Thanks! Yes, I know what it is like to be away from Montana. When I was away I really missed it.

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 10:55 am

  8. The wonderful thing about fog is how alive it is: constantly changing and shifting. Even though Carl Sandburg was writing about fog in a different context, your photos suggest his poem would work for the mountains, too:

    The fog comes
    on little cat feet.

    It sits looking
    over harbor and city
    on silent haunches
    and then moves on.

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 29, 2018 @ 8:20 am

    • The poem works very well for the mountains. Each canyon, each draw, each ridge changes shape and size as the clouds drift where they will. The mist in the second photo stayed for less than a minute, then disappeared.

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am

  9. […] Montucky posted such beautiful photos of the mist in the mountains in this post:Β https://montucky.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/in-between/ […]

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    Pingback by One Misty, Moisty Morning | wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2018 @ 12:26 pm

  10. Gorgeous!

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    Comment by Pit — November 29, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

    • Thanks! It’s a favorite place that I visit quite often. (At least until the snow completely closes the road.)

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 7:55 pm

  11. Now that’s some scenery to see while walking on a mountain road, WOW!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — November 29, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

  12. I love it when the mist pools and rolls through the valleys like that. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and something I rarely see.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 29, 2018 @ 4:22 pm

    • I love that too. It happens here quite often as a result of the large elevation differences, but you can’t see what it’s doing from under all the clouds at valley level. It gives me a good excuse to head up into the higher elevations. (Not that I need much of an excuse!)

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 7:59 pm

  13. Looks like something out of a fairy tale! πŸ™‚

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    Comment by M.B. Henry — November 29, 2018 @ 5:43 pm

    • I guess it does. I can remember similar scenes that I saw when hiking with my Dad over 70 years ago. Each new one is still just as exciting.

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 8:02 pm

  14. Amazing shots….so lovely!

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    Comment by arlene — November 29, 2018 @ 7:55 pm

    • Thank you Arlene. There is a lot of beauty out there! And to think that we are actually a part of it!

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      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 8:13 pm

      • Would love to explore more of your posts….thanks again! It is nice following you.

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        Comment by arlene — November 29, 2018 @ 8:14 pm

        • I’m glad that you enjoy seeing the beauty of Nature that I encounter in Montana’s back country. We live on a beautiful planet!

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          Comment by montucky — November 29, 2018 @ 8:45 pm

  15. Montucky, you have the most lovely walks. These photos are captivating.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 30, 2018 @ 6:11 am

    • I walk and hike in that area very often because it is pretty and close to my home. Despite the same topography, the scenery continually changes with the seasons and weather. It’s also a very large area and most of it is very wild.

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2018 @ 10:46 am

  16. Thanks to Anneli for bringing me over here to your gorgeous blog. Your photos are the closest I’ve ever come to Montana, but a friend recently moved to your state from the SF Bay area. I’m going to send her the link to your blog. She and her family are LOVING living in Montana.

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    Comment by roughwighting — November 30, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

    • Thanks you for your kind comment! I hope that your friend and her family enjoy life in Montana as much as I have for so many years.

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

  17. What a wonderful landscape. I would love to take a walk there, it’s beautiful. Especially the fog and the mist makes it stand out!

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    Comment by Hanna — November 30, 2018 @ 5:36 pm

    • There is always something beautiful to see out in the natural world, isn’t there! And each season provides its own kind of beauty.

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2018 @ 8:06 pm

  18. That mist is beautiful, something we rarely see here, as you know. Gorgeous photos.

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    Comment by Candace — November 30, 2018 @ 5:42 pm

    • I enjoy the beauty of the mist and clouds too, especially the variations spread through several thousand feet of elevation.

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2018 @ 8:17 pm

  19. This certainly looks like a place to bring perspective and sense, such awesome vistas. And really lovely photographs, montucky.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — November 30, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    • There are different realities in the wild country, and different rules and different freedoms, and I often think that those are the ways things really ought to be.

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2018 @ 8:26 pm

  20. That is a some view from the mountain. Beautiful photos! I love the clouds pooling and forming a lake of sorts. We see that here in places, being up in the Cascade foothills. I never get tired of seeing it. On sunny days, the mists winding low around the hills can look like an opalescent river.

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — November 30, 2018 @ 8:45 pm

    • Terrain relief allows clouds or mist to create some beautiful scenes! And after a period of pure enjoyment, imagination and fantasy take over…

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2018 @ 9:14 pm

  21. Simply beautiful! I love all the rich colours. Sometimes the landscape looks really lovely in rain – once you’ve made up your mind to go out!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 1, 2018 @ 4:41 am

    • Cloudy and rainy days really bring out the colors. I love to hike in the rain, but not so much on the trails that have a lot of tall grass because that can get really wet.

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2018 @ 7:40 pm

  22. Beautiful, even on a dark cloudy day! It makes me think of finding a silver lining in a dark cloud.😊

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — December 2, 2018 @ 7:53 am

  23. I love those clouds in Your photos. To see clouds photographed from above is fantastic.

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    Comment by Sartenada — December 4, 2018 @ 1:46 am

  24. That’s a wow from me too! What a glorious walk … πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — December 4, 2018 @ 8:05 pm


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