20 August 2009

Skywatch Friday: A Week in Montana

My daughter and her boyfriend visited us in Butte Montana the past week, and we toured some favorite places. Here, silhouetted against the sky of the Big Hole River valley, is the fencepost sculpture "Droll Nuances" by Cory Holmes of Havre (he's got his art scattered all over the West):

We also squeezed in a day trip to nearby Yellowstone National Park, with a stop at Old Faithful geyser:

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Cool. That sculpture has personality.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Yes, I have seen some of that are. Very unusual, but I like it.
Old Faithful looks good with the bright sky behind it. That is one of the best shots I have seen of it.

Photo Cache said...

Yap that sculpture is full of personality. Love to see Montana someday and of course Yellowstone too.

Janie said...

Beautiful Old Faithful photo. No matter how many times we've seen the geysers, it's always fun to see them in action.
It's great when your grown kids ask you to accompany them on trips. That's always made us feel like we've succeeded as parents, when the kids will put up with us voluntarily!

J Bar said...

Interesting sculpture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Barb said...

HI ER, Your photo of the steam off the geyser is super. Looks like you could get a clear shot, so maybe not too touristy?
BTW in answer to your question on my SWF - Due to the cold temperatures and water quality concerns, water contact sports, including swimming, scuba diving, water skiing and other water contact related activities, are prohibited. Windsurfing (sailboarding) with a full body wet or dry suit is permissible.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi ER, Looks like you and Mrs. ER gave your daughter and her boyfriend a great visit to Montana. Love the pictures from Yellowstone. OH---someday I might get there.
Betsy

koala said...

That second photo is great. Loved to see it with my own eyes one day.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Eco-Great Sky Watch Post...I like the art work as well.
Your yellowston adventure brought back grand memories of when mt.man and I were in that neck of the woods. I still dream of fishing the gallatin....
Happy Friday! :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

ER: Two beautiful captures against a great sky.
BTW: I've never used buckeyes or dynamite to catch fish, where is the sport in that.

Regina said...

wow. These are awesome!

syel said...

that's a cool sculpture! and love the blue sky on the second photo!

Maria said...

Good Morning!
Love the dear, dear moments when children visit.
The sculpture put a big wAvY smile on my fAcE ;o)
I have a special fondness for Old Faithful. We've never been...but my students and I always visit the live webcam when we read WALK TWO MOONS by Sharon Creech. Such excitement in the classroom... I love it!
http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/OldFaithfulcam.htm

All the Best ~ Maria

Quilly Unshuttered said...

What a wonderful photo of Old Faithful! What an great capture.

Ecesis Factor said...

wow! great images.

Lisa Wilson said...

That is an interesting sculpture for sure. Great photos!

AbBy said...

i wish i could see an actual geyser..amazing!