What a morning! Yesterday on the Rocky Mountain Front was one of the most spectacular mornings I have photographed in a long time. The unrelenting rains we received last week have transformed the Front into a place of life and growth…
Maybe it was because we’ve just finished our never ending winter and haven’t had much of an early spring, but I was stoked yesterday to be out amongst the living.
The Arrowleaf Balsamroots were really coming up and blanketed some of the hills in yellow around the Front. The mountain tops still had a fresh blanket of snow on them, with the hills a vibrant green.
It was the first day of some sun after our recent week of rain and it was already bringing things to life.
We made our way up to Ford Creek to the falls and man was the creek raging. We knew things would be flowing fast as most all the rivers and creeks in Montana have been flooding.
Having recently been undergoing a new experiment in sleep deprivation (1 month old baby), the 3:45am wake up call had turned me into a clumsy idiot bumbling over the rocks to the falls.
I managed to take not one, but two spills and put a nice dent into my polarizing filter and tripod head.
We did manage to have a great morning in spite of my lack of coordination and enjoyed the ride back to Gibson Reservoir with the sun out and deer everywhere.
It’s good to finally see what makes Montana such an awesome place to be this time of year. We predict by next week, the Front should be in it’s prime.
Now time to catch some zzz’s…