Cabin in the Woods

The images in today’s post comes from a hike near the St. Mary Lake, on the east side of Glacier NP (Montana) in August. Sitting at the edge of a wooded area, this old (and no longer used) ranger cabin sits: As you can see, lots of wildflowers (mainly Daisies) are growing around the cabin, […]

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Aster Falls

When I was leaving Glacier NP (Montana) during my August photo trip, I could not drive through the park to exit on the west side. Two nights earlier, a storm came through and lightning started a fire inside the park, on the west side, causing the road to be closed and even evacuation of the […]

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Common Toadflax

Today’s post features a pretty cool wildflower that I found blooming near St. Mary Lake in Glacier NP (Montana) in August. The Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) is a rather showy wildflower, with bright yellow and orange flowers: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark III body Canon 28-135mm IS lens, at 135mm Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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Hungry Hummers!

Today’s post was captured a month ago, on September 01, on the covered, front porch of my rural Missouri home. About this time every year, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds begin a “feeding frenzy” as they take in more calories to begin their annual, fall migration southward. The male hummers were mostly gone when I made this […]

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Another Logan Pass Sunrise

Today’s image is another Logan Pass sunrise, captured during an early morning hike in Logan Pass, Glacier NP (Montana). As the sun began to rise above the background mountains, I set up to shoot the sun as it broke over the mountains. Shooting in this manner can give some nice “sun stars”: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Logan Pass Sunrise

Today’s image was captured during one of my recent, early morning sunrise hikes at Logan Pass (Glacier NP, Montana). As the sun began to peak over the surrounding mountains, the wildfire smoke created a beautifully colored sky for the sun to try to pierce (this image is one of the images that is appearing in […]

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Fun Friday: “Got Milk?”

While hiking Logan Pass in August, I came upon two Mountain Goat nannies, one with a kid, along the side of a mountain. They were not very active at the time, so I hung around for a little while. When one of the nannies stood up, her kid quickly moved underneath her to nurse: Photographic […]

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The Art of Seeing

When you are out in nature, do you often miss some interesting details in the view in front of you?  It’s easy to do. For some time now, I’ve been working on seeing things a bit differently … trying to identify exactly what caused me to take a double-take … looking for interesting details in […]

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Below the Falls

On one of my many recent hikes in Glacier NP (Montana), I hiked to Virginia Falls. Just a very short distance below the falls, was this peaceful scene, with a single Aster wildflower plant gently blowing in the light breeze, in front of some cascades: This is a focus-stacked image, combining two separate images. One […]

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Why I Love Mountain Hikes

Today’s post features an image I captured along the Hidden Lake trail (no, this is not the Hidden Lake) as I hiked in Logan Pass, Glacier NP recently. How can anyone not fall in love with the mountains after experiencing a breath-taking view like this! This image was captured during one of my two sunrise […]

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