8.21.2012

Beckoning: Montana Roads

last week I wandered in and out of the Rocky Mountain Front
up and down it's dirt roads and trails
taking to heart where the vast Montana prairie meets the foothills
of the Rocky Mountains


not much light as I arrived
all the same I called it home and found it entirely inviting

during the night clouds departed
twinkling of stars filled the dark night sky

 sunrise amongst the volcano reef:


where the prairie and mountains mingle:



wandering amongst the canyons:


the Benchmark wildfire's smoke was in the air:


such a wonderful place to wander
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34 comments:

  1. It's all so interesting ... the cliffs, the perspective, how the terrain gets rugged. You spend time in beautiful places. WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

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  2. I've been in love with Montana, where I was this summer that I almost walked through it all. Is Wonderful. I was also seeing the Spanish Peaks.

    Thomas. (From Madrid)

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  3. Oh wow! This is like being on drugs! Not that I would know how it is to be on drugs but what a natural high is this!!!

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  4. This are all different looks. I like the canyons. Close to home?

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  5. hello all, lovely to have you stop by!
    Not close, but not far.... the first night out was a 5 hour drive away. I spent five days wandering around there.

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  6. Oh yes indeed! Such a lovely place to wander! I enjoyed each and and photo, very exciting! =)
    How fun to see the prairie meet the mountains, gorgeous! :)
    And it must have been quite lovely to see all the twinkling stars at night!

    Lovely day to you! :)

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  7. I enjoyed each and one - I meant to say :))

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  8. Takes my breath away. Truly.

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  9. I see some fall colors on the grasses already Tammie. You capture the end of one ecosystem and beginning of another beautifully. Five days of camping and wandering sound like bliss to me!

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  10. Wonderful place. So different nature than we got. Hope I can see this place sometime.
    Thank for the mountain trip.
    Hug from Hilda

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  11. You live in such an amazing environment.

    Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  12. The rocks called your name and filled your soul. Sigh...

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  13. Beautiful sights of places unseen! Praries, canyons, a sky in pure blue... And you. I just try to imagine you with the camera - your companion along the roads!:)

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  14. You live in such a beautiful place. I can see why your feet itch to wander on its roads.

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  15. Wonderful scenes! My favourite is the third one because that turn in the road is so inviting and I like the wooden structure on the left that follows the road. What a sky! What lovely shadows and sun on the mountains!

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  17. Absolutely breathtaking Tammie.
    It now looks doubtful that I'll be visiting Canada and the States in 2013, so I'll be relying on you for my fix.

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  18. Amazingly beautiful landscapes! It must be so quiet and peaceful there... :)

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  19. Amazingly beautiful landscapes! It must be so quiet and peaceful there... :)

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  20. Wow..what magnificent sceneries..totally mind-bending beauty..stunning! How I would love to roam and wander in such decadent beauty!
    Thanks as always, for your wonderful images..
    hugs
    Victoria

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  21. What a dreamlike country!!! love to walk with you ♥

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  22. Nice use of the roads to drag you into the magnificent landscape :-)
    Rune

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  23. so happy to travel with you

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  24. What pristine skies and scenery!

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  25. Tammie, There is so much drama in your landscape . . . vastness and . . . well I think I would feel so small and vulnerable but overjoyed with the splendor. You give us intriguing paths to walk or drive into the wild. Thank you! Inspirational. Each is like a breathtaking landscape painting.

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  26. Heaven on earth...
    We are in day 87 of drought....our Tall Grass Prairie is suffering...
    Sherry

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  27. Such gorgeous sites to see. Your photography is tops.

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  28. Thank you so much for taking me to a part of the world I have never before seen.

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  29. Gorgeous scenes! I have never visited that area. I think I need to!

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  30. This place is beautiful ...
    Walk with you!
    I breathe the wind of your land ...
    Thanks friend, this is a visual treat, is translated all senses.
    Kisses!

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  31. What a wonderful area, and beautiful shots! Looks a bit like my country, but much bigger and wider!

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  32. wow. we have nothing like that here on the east coast. it's like another world.... I so love seeing it through you & accompanied by your beautiful narration.

    perhaps someday I will see all this beauty for myself, oh how I love to wander ;-)

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  33. How I love the open road... and open space. That 3rd one is a stunner. It makes you just want to travel down it to see where it leads...

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie