More photos from Glacier National Park. Some of these were taken along McDonald Creek, a few others were taken at Avalanche Creek.
I like birch trees. They're such a nifty sort of tree, and they make a nice contrast among all the pines.
I love the contrast of dark clouds and sunshine. It's so dramatic and vivid. These photos are of the approach of a summer storm from the west.
Midsummer rapids along McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park.
These were taken during our 2003 fire season. When the wind was right, we could see the smoke plumes billowing up from behind the mountains; when the wind was not in our favor, it was impossible to see anything because of the thick smoke covering the valley. What look like white clouds peeping above the grey are actually the tops of what are called "ice caps," the billowing plumes that mean the fire is making a run.
The transition between day and night.
This was taken during our 2003 fire season, at a sunset when the smoke was thick in the air.
More sunsets in Montana.
The view on a walk not far from my house.
These were taken on a recent snowshoeing trip. Winter landscapes have an exquisite, subtle beauty. On cloudy days, however, they tend to resemble black-and-white film. I swear these are color photos.
I like how the late afternoon sun backlights trees, so that the leaves or needles almost seem to glow as if lit from within.
Various scenes of the snowy landscape around my house.