Thursday, November 5, 2009

Montana moonrise ...

Last night was an absolutely stellar Montana evening. Driving east towards Bozeman a little after dark, I marveled at a clear, deep-blue sky and a huge moon, not quite full, rising over the Bridgers. It was gorgeous, and made the whole day worthwhile.

I didn't stop to take a photo, but the evening reminded me of a very similar one when I did, almost exactly two years ago. Here's the shot I took in 2007 ... I was near the top of Cottonwood Hill, a little east of Cardwell.


  1. Must have been magical was stunning here as we headed home early in the moonrise.

    There will be two full moon's in Dec. (2nd & 31st) ...should be a helluva New Year's Eve...
    Here's a full moon shot I took in Fort Benton last summer...

  2. Wow, that's an extremely lovely photo!! And more proof that Fort Benton is one of the prettiest settings in Montana.

    And a full moon on New Years Eve, eh? Maybe that will be enough incentive for me to actually stay up till midnight for a change. :)

  3. Montana sure can showcase a moon, can't she? We were out moving cows and on our way in, the sky was dancing with colors and shapes that I haven't seen for a long time, with that old moon presiding.

    This picture is just stunning. It's hard to catch the light that time of day.

  4. Yep, we can indeed! And there's something especially wonderful about an eastern Montana moon, where the skies are all the bigger.

    And I'm glad you like the photo. It was a lucky shot, mostly ... I just stopped the car, set the camera on the roof, and did a time exposure.