Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy in Montana: End of summer welcoming Fall

Ninepipes Resevoir 
 Saturday brought me to the Mission Valley for a time. Last day of summer . The wetlands are at low water . We are north of the National Bison Range a particularly dry area . The Ninepipes wetlands have been restored to be a wild fowl sanctuary for ducks and geese making their way north and south. The silence is immaculate with an occassional punctuation of bird call.
Mission Mountains
 The Mission Mountains rival the beauty found in Glacier. McDonald Peak stands at 9820 feet. This last week had some temperature drops and the tops of the range is now with snow.
Mission Mountains from the Ninepipes Resevoir 
 The Mission Valley lies within two ranges with the lush Mission Mountains rising on the East and a drier ranger to the West . Ninepipes is a 2062 acre refuge located on Tribal Trust lands of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The area is managed by Fish and wild life services under an agreement with the BIA.
Dried flower art with wetland background

End of summer ripeness

Seeds for the wind
 The Ninepipes area is expansive . It is a place to lose yourself and thus to find yourself . A nice side jaunt on the last day of Summer .
Change of seasons and a time for reflection


  1. isn't it interesting how these images make my heart race and go still at the same time? absolutely breathtaking - my favorite transition this one - happy autumn to you!
    and snow on the mountain tops - still a bit of time before chains on the tires though, i hope.

  2. You know you are home when the land that supports your feet also makes your heart sing.


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