When Clouds Move

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The October clouds just seem to move faster, get bigger and always seem just  a bit darker. A time between the bluebird skies of summer and the socked-in days of winter. A little of each yet nothing like either.

October clouds reflected in the Lamar Valley.

 

Happy Friday and a good weekend to all.

Iron Spring Creek

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Spending time watching the clouds and light change on at Iron Spring Creek.  Autumn grass and sky were on display and ever changing just as the weather was that day.

While looking south the clouds filled then left the sky to various degree in just 15 minutes time.

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Then turning to look north the sky was gray and filled with soft clouds…

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…but within 15 minutes a bit of blue filled the sky and color filled the landscape  at Iron Spring Creek on this early October day.

Listening for Grey Jays

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With the silence only punctuated by a infrequent call of a pair of Grey Jays we walked through the grasses and lodgepole pines on a fall day with the sun veiled by cloud yet still somewhat present.

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Listening for a deer or perhaps a bear the forest remained silent. Even the tall dry grasses stood still as statues.

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Just when you thought it could not get any quieter a Grey Jay would call one of their various calls but were never seen, only heard. as we walk through the forest and meadows that day.

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Footnote: The Grey Jays is now Officially called the Canada Jay but Grey Jay just felt appropriate on this slightly grey and very quiet fall afternoon.