Today is National Smile Day.
Our glorious Montana Colors
will sure give you something to smile about!
We took a drive from Ennis
up into the Tobacco Root Range
up North MeadowCreek
where our friends,
Mary & Paul Carlson live.
The colors along the roadside
were so glorious!
I got out to take this picture
instead of looking though
our cracked windshield
like I did on that first photo.
We visited Paul and Mary at their house.
We met a new friend as we were
traveling up to Paul’s little cabin.
Paul & Mary invited him
to come on home with them.
This piece of old mining equipment
was found abandoned along the roadway
leading up to their house.
A friend helped them haul it into their backyard
The mining apparatus
fits perfectly with the remains of
this old mining shed
(that’s also in their backyard).
It was probably built in the late 1800’s.
The views from their backyard
They just completed this fence
last week – attempting to keep the deer
out of their greenhouse and flowerbeds.
Mary inherited this old barn
when she bought this mountain property
Paul uses it now as his “Man Cave.”
It’s where he creates magical things
with all his woodworking equipment.
Paul took Bob & me up to see
the property he dreamed about
as a kid… and the cabin he and
nine of his friends built there
-around 2005 –
(same year we came to MT).
Many happy memories are tucked in here!
The road leading to/from the cabin
is lined with wonderful aspen
that shine their gold this time of the year.
Some farmers raise cattle in this high country.
Autumn is a wonderful season
It brings with it colors galore
I love the fall leaves and scenery
I hope you can get out and explore
Do get out before all the leaves drop.
Pick up your pup and take a hike.
Tell me about your choices:
Which of the scenes did you particularly like?
See ya later, my friends.