14 May 2009

Skywatch Friday: Ahhh..., Montana

Montana Big Sky, you gotta love it. Most days, evening closes with a gorgeous mountain sunset:

Mother's Day found me with Mrs ER hiking the local "Maude S Canyon" trail:

I was glad we got an early start (view up the canyon),:

for soon a dark, inky cloud rolled over the ridge (view to Highland Mountain Range just south of Butte Montana):

Though we hurried our hike just a bit to stay ahead of the coming rain and snow, we paused to admire the new flowers of Oregon Grape (Berberis repens):

and last year's berries on a Common Juniper (Juniperus communis):

Ah, what was I saying about that Big Sky? What sky? By the time we arrived home, the snow squall was in full force (view from front door):

12 comments:

The Hunter's Wife said...

I love the view of the last photo. :)

Guy D said...

Great collection of photos, and I feel your pain about the snow. We got some here yesterday as well.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Lara said...

what an amazing place! thanks for showing it!

~Sheepheads said...

RTD is looking pretty serious in that below post! You must have released one to his chagrin!??

mountain.mama said...

Gotta love those Big Skies even when they dump a load!

Karen said...

Great shots !!

I like the last one ... we had some of that a couple of weeks ago. However by the end of the week it will be hitting the 90's ...

Desert weather...you gotta love it :-)

B Squared said...

That's quite a change in seasons.

Arija said...

What a feast, Juniper berries, snow, snow on the peaks and great skies as well!

Arija said...

What a feast, Juniper berries, snow, snow on the peaks and great skies as well!

Arlene said...

That's a beautiful sunset photo! And the last photo is great for chrsitmas cards. :)

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like a great day, even though it ended with snow!

Deborah Godin said...

As a matter of fact, I DO love the Big Sky country! I'm more familiar with where my friends live, in the Ronan/St. Iggy area, but it's all good, as they say!