07 October 2010

Skywatch Friday: Montana Golden Time

Golden Time, when the Alpine Larches (Larix lyalli) flame into color against the clear autumn sky:

It's a good time to be in the mountains. Here is Little Rainbow Mountain near Storm Lake in the Pintler Wilderness area:

MollyTheDog comes too and finds a cool patch of snow on a hot day, with Upper Seymour Lake far below in the valley reflecting the lapis lazuli sky:

12 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Extraordinary shots! We love Montana and you're the first blog person I've found from there -- thanks for sharing!!

(I laughed reading your post below -- sometimes it's more fun to know nothing and just enjoy nature's beauty (at least that's how I often justify my ignorance!)

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures and it does bring back all the beauty of Montana that I do miss! They're all superb, but the last one really grabbed me! Love your dog, too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Janis said...

Stunning landscape...would love to visit there sometime!

LV said...

I enjoyed all your lovely shots for today, but the middle one is my favorite.

Maria said...

I love your descriptions ~ and that gorgeous shot of Seymour Lake ~ very pretty reflection ~
The height is incredible!

Molly must be a wonderful companion dog. She seems to enjoy all her travels with you.

Wishing you, your family {including Molly} a great weekend!
~Maria

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Molly dog seems to be in glory

Carolyn Ford said...

Spectacular scenery and color!

sandy, from gardenpath said...

Great photos, as usual. I think that Molly enjoys your hikes as much as you do.

tsduff said...

Wow~ wish I was there! That last picture is completely stunning.

Judy said...

I love the larches in that first shot!! But you can keep the snow! I do not even want to know that it exists, not till Dec 24!

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely photos! Oh how I wish I were there! beautiful landscape! lucky MollyTheDog!

Merri said...

argh - beautiful! we've got very little color and I think some trees are just skipping to brown. i'll have to do with your photos unless our cottonwoods come through!
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