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?