Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Indian Summer....not

It is September 1, and usually in Montana, we have a few days or even weeks of Indian Summer. The nights have been cold, but not cold enough, it seems, to turn the aspen trees to gold.

This is a photo of Mt. Haggin in Anaconda, Montana. As you can see, it has put on a gorgeous dress this morning. Anaconda sits at one mile high in altitude, so this mountain is quite a bit higher.

We have had rain off and on for the last few days. The car windshield collected some "thick" rain a few mornings ago, but out at the lake, we are at 6700 ft.

This is a view of the Pintler range at Georgetown Lake, Montana.

Last year, September in Montana was beautiful; quite remarkable, actually. As of today, it does not look like history will repeat itself. Of course, one has to think back to September 1, 2008, when we had 4 to 5 inches of snow.

Montana weather changes quickly. We have another 6 weeks out here before we head back to Florida, so many changes are still ahead.


  1. Those are beautiful pictures. I'll bet it's pretty chilly at night there. It is probably cold by the time you leave for Florida. Enjoy your remaining weeks there.

  2. Each year does seem to have it's own personality. This seems to be a cooler, rainy beginning to September here in Oregon. Beautiful pictures.

  3. Gorgeous photos btw.

    Well...I'm still holding out for some more nice weather here in good old Montanee!! Glad your still going to be here for another 6 weeks! If it continues to get colder, we'll eat soup...HAaaaaaaa!

  4. color me was 96 here today, ugh!

  5. Lovely pictures and a great place to be this time of year. We are heading back to Florida the 1st of Novemember.

  6. Gorgeous photos Susan. Snow in September one year? Wow. We lived in the Poconos and it snowed one May.

    Enjoy your time left there. It will fly and before you know it, you'll be on the road to Florida.

  7. We're having a lovely summer in Ireland after years of bad ones. So I am not complaining and we won't get autumn colour till round November. I love your mountains -ours are very tame by comparison - and the aspens will be lovely in their autumn coat!
    All the best, Catherine

  8. Anonymous5:26 AM

    Great photos, Susan.

    We're having a heat wave here in Montreal (la canicule). Not complaining... the snow will come soon enough.


  9. What beautiful scenery down your way! We are looking forward to cooler days and nights also.