Seemed to be appropriate to the fall / Halloween season here in the US. Shot handheld with an 18-200mm lens.
This panorama of Bellingham Bay, Washington, has a few glitches (probably far more obvious to me than anyone else) but I like it because I inadvertently caught my photography pal David (photosbydavid.wordpress.com) shooting the same scene.
Average altitude = 6000 to 8000 feet.
Roads = dirt.
Mountains = all around.
Temperature = 69 degrees.
Nearest town = 15 to 20 miles.
Percentage of time where I wasn’t exactly sure where I was = 80%
Favorite Tune = “Too Much Pork for Just One Fork” by Southern Culture on the Skids.
Fun = absolutely.
Please note: No cows were annoyed during the making of this post.
Looks like summer to me!
Near Priest Pass, Montana. Altitude about 6000 feet.
Tried to cross Mullen Pass. Denied! Too much snow on the road.
I read that the U.S. Air Force has a number of nuclear missile silos scattered around the farm country north of where I am now living. I did a little research and headed out this morning to see if I could find one.
Doesn’t look like much from the side of the road. A fenced in area with phone and power lines running into it. But under the ground there should be a Minuteman III nuclear missile.
The front gate.
The sign on the front gate and all other sides of the fence.
Please note: all shots were done with a zoom lens from a public road. Similar, and more detailed, photos and maps of missile sites can be found in many places on the internet.
I have arrived in Montana and moved into my new place. Posts may still be sporadic until I get settled, but things are going well and getting closer to “normal”. Here’s a shot of the country about 10 miles north of where I am living. I love the rolling hills and mountains around here – looks great even on a cloudy day.
Packing is almost done and the PC is the last thing to go. Tomorrow I hit the road. I will miss many people and things from Seattle but I am looking forward to a great adventure in Montana. I’ll be back to posting and visiting my favorite blogs as soon as I can get the cable company out to the new place. Time to go pack my truck – tomorrow we do 600 miles and 4 mountain passes and I can’t wait to get started!
It has been a very stressful time getting ready to move to Montana. I took a break with good friend and fellow blogger Emily and we visited the International Fountain at Seattle Center. It was just what I needed – relax a little, get some sun, and watch a bunch of kids just being kids.
Sticks was born a few weeks after I moved to the ranch. I have seen him just about every day of his life. Here are a few pictures to mark his second birthday.
About 20 minutes old.
And he’s on his feet!
Out for a walk with his mom…
Exploring on his own…
Wow he grew up fast…
Well, handsome most of the time…
He would do just about anything to get into a picture…
I’ll miss you buddy…