Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Western Montana


I have these totally favorite places and to some of them I can return regularly. Others it's only once in awhile but always in my memory and with photos like these of an autumn in Western Montana.

Until the government decided to shut down, Yellowstone National Park was where I was to be in early October and that meant also Montana. Not gonna happen; so for now Montana is only in my memory. Disappointing but would be less so if I thought anything the far right was doing made sense. Since it doesn't to me (and the more I listen to them, the less sense it makes), it's been frustrating. I will return to it someday though and until then memories are what I have.





12 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Beautiful Beautiful Country....!

Florence said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous butterfly!

sonia a. mascaro said...

A magic and beautiful place!
Love all pictures!

Rain Trueax said...

I will have some good ones from this trip through eastern Oregon although we lost our color for today when hopefully we get to see the petroglyph that has always been on any bucket list of mine-- 'she who watches'. there is quite the story that goes along with it; so it'll be a lot of entries for this blog as I cover some of what I saw on this trip-- in a week as we are still out-- now with a hot spot from our phone that enables entering online when in country without much coverage. It was a magical trip on a lot of levels. I just hope the rains don't rain out my walk into see that petroglyph as it is a guided tour with limited numbers.

Tabor said...

I love this part of the world and you have made me a little homesick. The right wingnuts have confused even their own part as to what they want...all they really want is the power of a dictator and for all of us to get in line. Unfortunately we have a democracy and that drives them bananas.

Rain Trueax said...

I felt a little nuts too which is why I started up Rainy Day Rants ;) (It used to be called Things but rants is more how it feels!

robin andrea said...

It is so beautiful there. Nice to have these photos to remind you.

Hattie said...

I have not been to Yellowstone since my honeymoon, and I've never been to Montana. Missing something, I can see that.
What is that butterfly called?

Hattie said...

Oh, and have you been to the Maryhill Museum?

Rain Trueax said...

We did Maryhill again on this trip. We've been there quite a few times over the years and it's always good. I have so much good stuff that this blog can write itself for a month after this trip! On the butterfly, I don't know the name. I appreciate them but except for a monarch, rarely can identify them or even tell a moth from a butterfly :)

Hattie said...

I knew Maryhill would be your thing, as it is mine!
That Louie Fuller. What a character! And Marie, Queen of Rumania! In Oregon!
I had a prof at the German Summer School at Lewis and Clark College who went on and on about that place. He was an ethnic German from Rumania.

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