Storm…Meet Sun

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After the snow with the storm just winding down. The best of both worlds out on trail. Sun and storm becoming one. In the hills near Bozeman, MT.

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

One winter morning

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We tend to see more foxes prowling the snowfields of winter than we see each summer. Perhaps it’s the fact our daily schedules are compressed into a similar time period with the days being so short. It’s definitely easier to be out and about at dusk and dawn when the sun does not rise much before 7:30am. and sets at 5:00pm. That’s one good thing abut winter.

Beauty

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She’s a beauty don’t you think?

There is just something special, call it perfection if yo will,  about how pronghorn fit in so well with the dry fall grasses in their habitat. A beauty that is laid bare and obvious. A beauty in nature’s design. A beauty we could perhaps call truth.

 

Afternoon Stroll

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A stroll up the trail on a November afternoon. Will it be warm will it be cold, sunny or cloudy? Probably all of the above.

The trail was covered with a light layer of snow yet the creek flowed freely.

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Mountain Ash berries glowing a brilliant orange seem to scream “hey birds…what are you waiting for.”

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Temperatures warmed along the way as icicles glued to moss began to thaw.

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…and what started a cloudy day become much less so on a slow and quiet afternoon stroll.

Little Bear

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We watched as this little Black bear foraged through the forest nimbley picking Oregon Grape Berries. We did not know Bears ate these little berries but given most of the Choke Cheery bushes had been picked clean this little bear needed to find a few last meals before they retired for the winter and Oregon grape was on the menu that evening.