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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sunday Stills "Big Sky"


 When I hear or read "Big Sky" I think of the state that will always be home to me, MONTANA. (Even though I now live about 25 miles from the Montana-North Dakota border,on the wrong side!) Montana has become known as the Big Sky State over the years and it fits. The sky has an endless quality there.
                                                                                       

However, the sky seems just as big just over the border where I live in western North Dakota. I think it must be the close proximity the Big Sky State!That being said, I'm not a bit ashamed of the big sky as seen from our ranch.                                                                



The first three photos were taken on Wednesday of this past week from the road into our place. The top photo is of Camels Hump which lies to the southwest of us. The second shows Camels Hump and just to the left Sentinel Butte. You can faintly see several cell phone towers and assorted antennae which have sprung up and are somewhat of a necessary eyesore. From the top of Sentinel Butte, you can see for miles and miles in all directions.

  The third photo is looking due south from the same vantage point as the previous two photos. We are blessed with some of the most beautiful sunsets to be seen! None of my sunset photos had any editing done to them, this is just how they came off of my memory card.  These are the true, real colors.        

 These contrails in the next photo caught my eye one day a week or so ago when I was feeding cattle.                                                                                                                                  

This photo really is of Big Sky country. It really doesn't show the idea of shooting in thirds but I thought it was still a cool photo. This sign and sunset were on the outskirts of Baker, Montana a week ago.

13 comments:

Ed said...

Beautiful shots, I really liked the second to the last with the vapor trails..:-)

Eva said...

Nothing wrong with the size of your North Dakota sky. :-)
The contrail shot is different, I like that.

WildBlack said...

Beautiful :)

Shirley said...

Beautiful skies indeed, and the con trails shot is pretty neat.

Janice said...

Well done Judy ....there is certainly some Big Sky there.

MTWaggin said...

Ahhh and I find yet another friend that lives near Baker! You know your sunset pictures probably do technically have MT in them! LOL Honestly I adore prarie skies for photos so I'm so glad you shared them with us! Someday we will have to try to meet up!

Crystal said...

Very nice shots, I love the prairies for their big skies and even though we live north of the big sky state, we have our share of them too. You sure have some pretty views from your place.

TheChieftess said...

Nice!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Beautiful shots and country.

dibear said...

WOW!! That first shot would make a lovely painting! :)

gtyyup said...

LOVE the layers of color in the first photos!

henrygl.com said...

really loved that 'baker' one and the one right above it. well done.

4RRanch said...

Love the Big Sky shots. Glad to see 4-H on the welcome sign.