Crossing Fourmile Creek via the bridge on 47th Street while walking means looking down on the tops of trees. The new growth caught my attention. My only angle for a picture was through the chain link fence.
The primary requirement for Becky’s July #TreeSquare challenge is that the picture be square; a secondary rule is that the photo contains a tree or a part of a tree or the shadow of a tree or even the hint of fake tree. So today I’m sharing three pictures – two with trees in the background and one that is all about the trees. All were taken June 18, 2021 at Iowa’s Big Creek State Park.
I’m guessing – and I could be wrong – that the tree stumps in this third photograph are what remain of trees destroyed by the derecho that swept through the state a year ago.
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.
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?
Need a seat?
I chose pictures with trees and cropped them square just to share for Becky’s July #TreeSquare challenge.
My goal had been to go to Reiman Gardens every Friday to watch spring spring forth. The weather didn’t cooperate one week (I avoid going out in rain when there’s lightening) and it seems like other things got in the way on Fridays, but I did manage to get there about once a week.
Since all three pictures are of flowers from magnolia trees and could be cropped square, I’m including them in the Becky’s July #TreeSquare challenge as well.