Prairie Rambler's photos with the nature

Wildlife on Bowman Lake

Wildlife on Bowman Lake
.....on the shore of Bowman lake early morning taking pictures of the sunrise when I catch movement to my right. Here comes the doe walking the shoreline grazing and drinking. As she approached I remove my camera from the tripod and step back out of her w…
Added on September 23, 2014

Whitetail Deer

Whitetail Deer
One of the first things I notice when arriving at Bowman Lake campground was a male and female whitetails. After establishing camp I took a walk around to see if they were still in the area. The doe seemed much more relaxed around people and offered some…
Added on September 17, 2014

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach
Composed of basalt, the "needles" adjacent to Haystack Rock were formed by lava flows emanating from the Grand Ronde Mountains 10 to 17 million years ago. The lava flows created many of the Oregon coast's natural features, including Tillamook Head, Arch C…
Added on August 19, 2014

St Mary's River

St Mary's River
....the river rises as a stream on Gunsight Mountain in Glacier National Park and flows into Gunsight Lake, then flows into Saint Mary Lake, exits the park and flows on into Lower St. Mary Lake in the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Added on August  3, 2014

Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake
Sunrise on Bowman Lake taken from the Bowman Creek bridge. A campground is located close to the shore, and the trees along the site provide privacy. Day users can enjoy a peaceful lunch at the picnic ground, and there are several hiking trails within the…
Added on July 29, 2014

Sunrise on Bowman Lake

Sunrise on Bowman Lake
Bowman Lake is in the northwestern portion of Glacier National Park in Montana. It is not visited by most visitors to Glacier National Park, because it is located in one of the most remote area's of the park. It is more well-known by local residents, thou…
Added on July 20, 2014

River Bank Sunrise

River Bank Sunrise
"She glides along by western plains,
and changes her bed each time it rains."

.......the river that carried Lewis and Clark across much of Montana is a trout-filled mountainous stream in its upper reaches and a broad, scenic prairie river in its lower t…
Added on July  7, 2014

Lost Lake

Lost Lake
The Missouri River once drained toward the Hudson Bay, but that all changed with the arrival of the ice ages . . . and things in central Montana really got interesting when the ice reached the Highwood Mountains 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. There, the cont…
Added on June 23, 2014

Exploring Lost Lake

Exploring Lost Lake
Lost Lake sits at the bottom of the Shonkin Sag's most spectacular geological feature -- a 250-foot vertical drop over which an Ice Age ancestor of the Missouri River once roared.
Added on June 17, 2014

Blossoms

Blossoms
Spring slides in on her gentle breezes. The seasons are in transition and spring is in the air.
Added on May 22, 2014

Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms
Spring has sprung and my mind has become alive once more to enjoy the beautiful world around us. Smile and truly enjoy the day. :)
Added on May 19, 2014

Mountain Water

Mountain Water
“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”
― Wallace Stegner, The Sound of Mount…
Added on September 18, 2013

Rainbow Point

Rainbow Point
“I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself.”

~Martin Buxbaum~

Sidenote; Shot was taken from the Rainbow Point Campground at Hebgen Lake, no rainbow here...…
Added on September 11, 2013

Hebgen Lake

Hebgen Lake
...as seen from the Horse Butte Lookout which is a Forest Service fire tower. The uphill trail is an unpaved road that leads through open meadows that are often covered with wildflowers and an old growth Douglas fir forest. From 450 feet above the lake a…
Added on September  7, 2013

Hebgen Lake

Hebgen Lake
...as seen from the Horse Butte Lookout is a Forest Service fire tower. The uphill trail is an unpaved road that leads thorough open meadows that are often covered with wildflowers and an old growth Douglas fir forest. From 450 feet above the lake are vie…
Added on April 20, 2010

Park Lake Sunrise II

Park Lake Sunrise II
And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth's shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand revere…
Added on July 13, 2013

Park Lake II

Park Lake II
Park Lake is a very pristine and beautiful, so sad the area got infested with the mountain pine beetles. That is why some of the trees are bare and white in color....Mountain Pine beetles are a native pest that bore into a tree’s bark, killing the tree. A…
Added on July  8, 2013

Bush Sunflower

Bush Sunflower
Helianthus pumilus, aka Dwarf Sunflower or Bush Sunflower part of the Aster family.

Habitat: Foothills and mid Montane.
Grows abundantly in open dry areas, hillsides and roadsides, primarily on the eastern slope of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
Added on August 16, 2010