Wednesday, October 29, 2014

If You Don't Like the Weather, ...

It has been said that the state motto of Montana could be, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute." I took some photos which show just how variable our weather can be - even on a mild fall day.  

All except the last three of the photos below were taken from different doorways of my house, within about an hour of each other, one mid-October day. They appear more or less in the same sequence as I took them - looking at them the same way that you would read a page... left to right, from top to bottom. (A page written in English, anyway!)  

It is amazing how sometimes the sky can appear pitch black looking from a window on one side of my house - and almost a cloudless blue when facing a different direction.

The bottom three photos were taken about four hours later than the rest, (just before dusk) as I driving into town. A sheriff frequently parks and and checks people's speeds on that road - so yes, I did pull over and stop to take those photos!


At one point during the day it was really windy and raining quite hard, but as you can see - that didn't last long! Pretty, don't you think?! 

To further illustrate this point, when I did a google search for the "state motto" I mentioned above, I came across an oil painting with that name by a Montana painter named Thomas G. Lewis. I think it is a beautiful piece of art, and really shows how variable our skies can be. 

Some people fall in love with Montana for the mountains. I am addicted to our skies.

What do you like most about where you live?

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10 comments :

  1. What beautiful pictures! The back of our house faces the west, so we can often see storms coming in off the water, while out front the sky is still blue. I love all the pictures you took.

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  2. Thanks Lana, from your photos it appears that your home looks out on some awesome views!

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  3. I am addicted to the skies, the clean air, and our avian visitors.
    And love the series you have given us today. Stunning. In all its moods.

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    1. Your photos of your avian visitors are always stunning, EC! Glad you liked these photos.

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  4. How on earth do you figure out how to dress for the day?

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    1. Layers! And most of us keep an assortment of hats, mittens, etc in our cars - almost year-round :)

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  5. Wow! Seeing how the weather can differ, from each direction, in the course of an hour is really incredible!

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  6. You said it... The skies are simply awesome! Except today is one of those rare days.... where they happen to be a little gray :)

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