My early morning drive from Havre Montana out to the Sweetgrass Hills near Whitlash, Montana. I was up with the sun
Cruised down to Fresno Resevoir which was still frozen except around the edges!
Some cliff swallows had made a nest under the picnic shelter where I shooting some of the photos. I suppose that makes them shelter swallows but that makes them sound like the poor birds are underprivileged.
Skyscraper Kremlin, Montana style
Kremlin also gets credit for having the 2nd best piece or yard art for the day, this van rocks, I always wondered what happened to the Mystery Machine after Scoobey Doo went off the air ;D
Other town signs the one for the little town of Rudyard always makes me laugh.
Best “yard art” of the day goes to Rudyard
The Sugar Shak Diner in Chester, its an awesome town I will do a photo blog on it one day soon, so I will just include this one pic of the town.
The rest of the pics are taken on the gravel roads that head north from Chester to the boarder post of Whitlash Mt. I didnt make it that far today but I did get to the edge of the Sweetgrass Hills near the old one room Hill schoolhouse and the homesteader house nearby a beautiful setting for a home or schoolhouse in the valley at the feet of the Sweetgrass even the antelope in one shot seemed to be checking out the view.
And one final pic…Zombie Dinasour Terror of the High Plains!!!!!!!!!!!
A new magnetic sign for my adventure car advertising what else except of course my wordpress blog.
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I cannot wait for spring to get here so I can get even more shots to put up; but here are some from today’s adventure drive.
The first three are from a little stop in the road called Lohman between Havre and Chinook Montana. Two of them are of one the little roadside motel/campsites that dotted our landscapes before the coming of the interstate. From the days when a roadtrip meant seeing the countryside not moving from point A to point B the quickest way possible. I love how the advertising still reads “Modern Cabins”
This picure is an older brick building eroding slowly to dust.
From Chinook, Montana (I will be back after Memorial Day when its Musuems are open and the Nez Perce Battlefield is not all snow covered to provide everyone with some shots of a really cool little town and an important historic site) I headed south toward the town of Cleveland. Took some pics along the way to share with my readers. In 20 miles one way I passed only one other car it makes it nice when snow is right up to the edge of the road that you can just stop in the middle of the highway and shoot some pics lol 😛
Here are 3 white tail deer that were also out exploring today.
Next are 3 photos of a mountian at the very end of the Bear’s Paw Mountain Range. I believe it is Miles Butte but it could be McCanns butte and it is about 5000 feet high.
This next photo is the epitomy of back roads in Montana: Hay-Oil & Mountians:
Finally a steeple from the Methodist Church in Chinook and an iron sculpture of Jesus and little lambs also from that church. And some giant sunflower scultures frm around town in Chinook I think they are as eager for spring to arrive as I am.
Pictures from todays mini backroad adventure:
Wide open spaces from prairies to the peaks. Next is an old wagon that has been converted to a mailbox stand sitting at the entrance to a ranch.
The next hill is known as Teacher’s Tit, seriously it is. There used to be a one room school house at the base of the hill. When the kids got to rowdy the teacher would make them carry rocks to the top of the hill and place them in a pile creating an unintential image. The law of unintended consequences. And maybe some people had spent a little to much time alone on the farm.
Next our some scenes of ranching on the high plains: