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October 23, 2010

Sunday Stills: Fall Folliage

Most people know Montana as "Big Sky Country." What many may not know is that prior to having this nickname, Montana was known as "the Treasure State." It received this nickname around the turn of the 20th century "because of its status as the country's foremost producer of metallic treasure." (Montana Official State Travel Site)

There were other state nicknames mixed in over the years, but Big Sky Country and the Treasure State must be the most popular because they are the only two I've ever heard used.

And what, you ask, does this have to do with Sunday Stills or Fall Folliage? Well I'll tell you.

Montana's reserves of precious metal may not be what they were in their heyday, but in the fall the Treasure State produces showers of shining glimmering gold.

The Crazy Mountain Range near Big Timber, MT

cottonwood trees along the Yellowstone River


 a Golden Eagle with golden cottonwoods in the background and golden grasses below


12 comments:

5 Starr's Farm said...

Beautiful county and it was nice of that eagle to help out.

chloephotography said...

nice photo sarah :)

Lisa said...

Those are postcard perfect pictures... just beautiful scenery!!! I would love to visit that area someday! Thank you so much for sharing!!

small farm girl said...

Great pictures!!!!

Ed said...

Oh WOW! Great shots of the eagle!! I've been to the Yellowstone once and the Little Bighorn battlefield site, it was one cool stop..:-)
Great shots..

colleen said...

The pics of the eagle are amazing. How lucky you are to be in such an amazing state!

Janice said...

Very nice Sarah. The foliage shots are good but that eagle is great.

Ebie said...

I was just there at the Northeast end of Yellowstone pass Lamar Valley the beginning of October. It is so beautiful up there.

I would love to go back and spend more time and enjoy your Treasure State.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Some beautiful scenery you captured in Montana..I love the Golden hues..great Eagle shot too:)

Judy said...

Great photos, Sarah! Even though I am a prairie person, Montana's mountains are always beautiful! I don't think I will ever cease being homesick for Montana. (Even though I am just over the ND border from HOME)

Meagan said...

I'm back! :-) YAY! Love your pics as always. Loved seeing you yesterday and I already miss you! And... can you send me the Sunday Stills link? I have to redo all my "favorite" on my computer! XOXO!

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

Great pic of the Crazies. I miss them.