Sun, sand & Ice

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The Clark Fork is a river in our area with a reputation for big ice jams in the winter. Right now however, the river flows free for the most part.

We found the sunshine on its banks a couple days ago. Sitting in the sand with ski pants on, I watched bits of ice turn in the water, sparkling snow boats, float slowly past.

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Now that it is winter

It is the first day of winter. I’ve always marveled at the wisdom of celebrating winter because it’s the time of returning light.

That should be reason enough to step out the door in the evening and take the camera. I took these a few nights ago. I couldn’t believe the light show which ensued; it lasted for nearly a half hour. I’m so glad I decided to go for a walk.

The second photo is looking east as the light plays with clouds and an oncoming storm over the Missions.bisonrange
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River Bliss

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This little spot on the Flathead is not visible from the road. We have driven past it lots but didn’t know what was beyond until Matt decided to pull off one day and investigate. I think it must be a favorite fishing spot so I won’t divulge anything. :) ┬áHe can fly his plane on the footpath and I can sit here soaking up the peace with the flowers for companionship.And there are great rocks…

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Missions from where an eagle flies

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I keep waiting for Matt to post this on his site but he hasn’t yet. It’s too good not to share. So, here is a shot from his RC plane taken last month. The smoke was pouring in from a forest fire to the west of us. It gave the mountains an eerie glow at sunset. He processed this photo in Gimp – it enlarges. Any guess as to how high the plane was?

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From on high

This is the view from on top of Snowbowl ski area. I’ve never ridden a Ski lift going down and I never want to again. I’ve had people tell me this photo was worth the ride – I’m not so sure. I prefer going down on skis, thank you.
The wild flowers were very pretty! Even given the dry conditions. More iPhone photos since clutching the big, camera bag was not on the agenda…

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