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CMMC – January Pick a Topic: Trees and Sky

Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, Arizona. December 28, 2021.

This month’s Midweek Madness Challenge Pick-a-Topic from Cee’s photo sent me searching for pictures of trees against the sky. Here are five I have taken in the last fourteen months.

East Fork Boulder River Absaroka Range, Montana. May 12, 2021.
Shiloh Conservation Area, Billings, Montana. May 7, 2021.
Bald Cypress Trees, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. April 13, 2021.
Yellowstone River, Billings, Montana. December 19, 2020.

TreeSquare: East Boulder River

East Boulder River, Montana

While spending time with my parents in Montana in May 2021, we took a day trip to visit friends who retired to the family homestead south of Big Timber. Their place is not far from where the East Boulder joins the Boulder River south of McLeod, Montana. What? You’ve never heard of McLeod? I hadn’t either.

The view includes part of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. Looking south from the lower pasture, Boone Mountain (or Boone Peak, elevation 8944 feet) is the near mountain behind the willow trees. Morning Star Peak (elevation 9255 feet) is further away on the right. Enos Mountain is off to the left.

Willow Trees

Since their property is on both sides of East Boulder River, a bridge is required. There is a road so you don’t have to walk across the bridge. But where’s the fun in that?

Suspension Bridge over the East Boulder River

Need a seat?

Tree Stump Chair

I chose pictures with trees and cropped them square just to share for Becky’s July #TreeSquare challenge.