Thursday, July 18, 2013

Montana Skies and Wildlife

Helena, MT  High 84  Low 54

I really don’t remember Montana having  so many beautiful sunsets. We have them occasionally but this year they seem to be night after night. Normally these red skies are the result of forest fires but not this year.

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These pictures were all taken on different nights.

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Can’t leave out the beautiful daytime clouds either.

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We’re also seeing lots of wildlife.

This guy wandered through the lot across the street from us one evening. Jim watched a doe walk through our lot but didn’t have the camera with him.

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Saw this guy down on the Gulch when we were Polly and Vern. He had an ice cream cone and was the happiest squirrel ever.

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DSCN1449We have an Osprey nest just up the road from us but I don’t have a camera that can get a good picture of the parents or babies. We are having a wonderful time watching the chicks grow up. Mom and Dad go fishing at the lake that is just down the hill. One day we had a pretty good wind and Mom or Dad caught a rather large fish to bring back to the nest. He/she had to circle the nest several times before he could get up there with dinner. No camera, of course. The little ones are flapping their wings, building up their strength so they can fly.

For a much better picture of an Osprey check out Judy's blog.

Storm clouds

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Hail out of those storm clouds

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We’re done with severe storms for at least the foreseeable future. Up into the 90’s and the fire danger is on the rise.

24 comments:

  1. Great pictures! I always enjoy seeing deer:)

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  2. looks like you are enjoying your summer!! nice sunset pictures!

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  3. Great shots. I especially like the one of the billowy clouds

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  4. We are having wonderful sunrise and sunsets in Polson too! I have been waiting and waiting for a buck...great picture and oh my, the squirrel is soooo cute...ice cream cone and all!



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  5. I seldom see sunsets from this apartment and never see sunrises. :)

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  6. All the sailors in Montana should be very delighted. Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning; red skies at night, sailors delight!

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  7. At least your osprey is down the road. I have one just outside the gatehouse window. Noisy, noisy, messy birds.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the lovely Montana skies

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  9. I'm really enjoying Big Sky Country! Love the squirrel picture.

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  10. Red Sky at night is a sailor's delight. Too bad you're so far from the ocean... :cD

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  11. There were many things I didn't remember about Washington that I saw after we moved to Texas. It's amazing how much travel opens our eyes to really see things.

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  12. Jeeeeeez those sunsets! did I mention that I love Montana? I love Montana ... oh, those big ol beautiful skies

    gorgeous pictures, Sandie

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  13. Beautiful skies - I especially like the first cloud photo. That hail must have been loud on the roof! :)

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  14. Beautiful sunset shots but I really like that big puffy cloud one too.

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  15. Great pictures. We just left MT and saw a few great sunsets also. Travel safe.

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  16. Wow, you sure have seen a cornucopia of things to take pictures of! Lovely sunsets and wildlife.

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  17. Looks like you are surrounded with beauty no matter what direction you look.

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  18. Those osprey nests are huge aren't they?! Like the sky pictures...

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  19. Isn't it just the best to watch an osprey catch a fish? Sometimes a thing is just so wonderful, you can't take time to take a picture.

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  20. Love the sunset shots-very well taken.

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  21. Love the osprey nest with the baby birds peeking out.

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  22. Hail in July ??

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