Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hardy Creek area and River Road from Cascade to Ulm

We had some worrisome news yesterday, and couldn't bear to stay around this place, so we headed out toward Great Falls, McDonalds, and a great photo shoot. Those are the times when you most feel the need to create, so here are these photos for you to see.

Our trip began on the back road to town, where we realized we were starving. I had my favorite chicken nuggets and honey mustard sauce and Robert had his favorite, cheeseburger! From there, we headed up past the airport, down the back roads to Ulm, and from there, took the old highway to Hardy Creek.

At that point, Robert thought we might come home again, but I convinced him we still had an hour or so of light and we ought to take advantage of it, since we were all ready "out there".

We took the back road to Cascade, ordered some meat at Cascade Meats, and from there, crossed the river, deciding we'd take the first road that turned left.

Ended up on River Road! A delightful road to poke along, looking for photos. It's very difficult nowdays, to get photos of Square Butte, with no houses, power lines, or commercial enterprises ruining the view. From River Road, I was able to satisfy that urge to show a "pure" Square Butte, I wanted it to look like it might have when Charlie Russell saw it in the old days.

Eagles were fishing along the river, and sitting in the cottonwood trees along the road. Wild turkeys scratched at the base of trees, and deer watched us go by. The moon came out in the late afternoon sky...Robert spied an old Buick in a yard, and all in all, it was a great trip!

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. The photos here are just a teaser to maybe get you interested in seeing the remainder of photos on my flickr site.
Donna Ridgway
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  1. These are lovely!! How wonderful that you live in such a gorgeous place!! Or near enough ...

    I love the swan and deer and trees with the snow .. it is all so wonderful!! It must do something great with your soul.

    The Flickr photos are lovely!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

  2. Thanks Diane! glad you enjoyed the flickr trip! :)

  3. The photos are wonderful Donna. I so enjoy your photgraphy! Hope all is well.


  4. Amazing shots as always, Donna!!! :-)

  5. Thank you for show us this genuine part of the world. Beautiful pictures.