Spring begins in shades of gold and brown

the day began like above
perfect for a wander about

I headed to the North Fork River
you can see our world is greening up slowly

 this is the Montana State Butterfly
Mourning Cloak Butterfly

 water flowing over rocks
soothing to watch
beautiful to see

lots of snow on the mountains
these are the trees, Cottonwood that burned long ago

naturally occurring zen garden

this week
for one day
this little yellow finch visited
such a joyous splash of color 


  1. That continues her advance the spring and it leave her beauty in the fields !
    Have a good one, Tammie.


  2. Such a glorious landscape! I take such pleasure in it, for it is so different from my little corner of the world. THANK YOU so much for sharing the magic with us all!!!

  3. Hello Tammie,

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  4. Hi, the shots are great!
    Regards Crissi

  5. Wonderful scenery!

  6. Ah Tammie, your images are salve for the soul! The Mourning Cloak Moth is one of the first that I see in Spring in my neck of the Canadian woods! Our snow here has gone and work begins in the garden, uncovering the precious buds popping from the Earth! Happy Spring, it has been quite the emotional Winter here...but once again I look to Nature for comfort!

  7. Such majestic beauty!

  8. wow, yes JOY!

    ALOHA from Honolulu,

  9. Beautiful as always ... but that butterfly???? Wow! I'm in love! :)

  10. Love the bird . . . also love the cloud shadows on mountains!!

  11. Good to see spring making it up your way! I love the shot of the Mourning Cloak!

  12. You live in a gorgeous beautiful magnificent landscape - and you know how to love and appreciate it, that is so wonderful!
    Hugs Tammie! :-)

  13. Bonjour chère amie,

    Il est merveilleux de revoir la nature prendre vie...
    Merci pour le partage de vos magnifiques photos.

    ❀ ✺ Gros bisous ✺ ❀

  14. Beautiful photographs and amazing locations. My husband is a commercial photographer and worked in Montana years ago for a client and still talks about living there.;)

  15. I have never seen a mourning butterfly. It is shockingly beautiful. I can see that your world is waking up -- I've never been to Montana and seeing your wonderful photos truly make my heart smile.

  16. Spring is springing. I love how everything just slowly wakes up.

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your Spring walk in the mountains!!! It's breath taking beautiful and so peaceful . A wonderful break in my day ♥

  18. I like seeing the progression of your spring, Tammie. A friend had a black bear in her yard last week, but I've seen no signs of them yet. We're due for another storm tomorrow into Friday. I'm ready for spring but the snow keeps coming.

  19. Here you are! I nearly missed you this week as things have been busy for me! So lovely to see nature waking up in all its beauty where you live!

  20. How very gorgeous. I love how clear the air seems to be!

  21. Wonderful views again Tammie. You live in a beautiful place !

  22. Beautiful blue skies and such beauty and space, delicious!

  23. such beautiful photos! love the mountains...the views...the butterfly & the bird...but my favorite are always your shots of the water & the smooth stones. aaaaaaaah! so relaxing.

  24. Realmente un espectáculo.
    Me gusta mucho tu hábitat, es tan hermoso.
    Un beso amiga.

  25. gorgeous views, love the second image.

  26. All so beautiful but the butterfly is my fav. I have a longing to see more of them but very few to enjoy here.Hope you are having a wonderful day.

  27. I am soooo impressed by all the beauties that shows up in your photos Tammie! What a lovely nature - and the mountains!
    The river! Oh I wish I could be able to walk there one day..
    I guess the bears had to find a new place after the cottonwood trees burnt down.. or are they absent somewhere not far away?

  28. Love the textures and details in all of your spring's glory Tammie. It is amazing to think of the Mourning Cloak overwintering in your winter landscape. Beautiful!


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