"Smoke signals"

Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 18 June 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I am standing on the land a few miles south of me towards Yellowstone Park, looking east at Emigrant Peak. How sweet it feels. If you look for beauty it poses for you.

The dark side of this post is that on this spot, a completely unconscionable asphalt plant and gravel pit is to be constructed and operated year round to supply the Park with it's endless road repair asphalt. We are fighting it tooth and nail. This is just a little slice of what is happening everywhere it is true, but as a rule, one must deal with what is right in front of their noses.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Aminus3 Discover from United States

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18 Jun 2016 6:49am

@Aminus3 Discover: Pleased to see it given special attention. Thanks guys.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Smiles . . I was ready with your Caption before reading it ! A lovely depth to this . . .

18 Jun 2016 7:21am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you Ronnie. Really appreciate your comments.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

What a lovely view !

18 Jun 2016 9:18am

@Hiro: What a surprise to come home and see that I had caught such a pleasing line up of elements. The sun was glaring strong and I could not really see what I had on the sight. Thanks Hiro!

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

I like this beautiful landscape.

18 Jun 2016 9:37am

@Ehsan Hemmati: Thank you Ehsan. Just a mountain and grassland, but it is named Paradise Valley for a reason.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition with flowers in foreground . Very well seen the smoke in title .

18 Jun 2016 10:00am

@Mhelene: Merci! The mountain is the queen of the valley. This was Crow Indian country for centuries. Smoke signals were the traditional method of warnings used by Indians. So it just turned out so appropriate.

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

It does look like smoke signals. Nice shot of the landscape. Just finished reading about Yellowstone and area in last month's National Geographic. North America has so much natural beauty, from seas, prairies (my favourite), mountains, lakes, rivers. We must work hard to preserve it all for the next generations.

18 Jun 2016 2:46pm

@beach: Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! And joining us in spirit to protect the earth.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


19 Jun 2016 6:52am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I understand. In my neighborhood we fought a "wedding and event" venue that would have had cars, loud music, and all sorts of people running around on a large piece of property that had creek, pond, and wildlife. We worked hard, had meetings, signed petitions and went to "city hall", and we finally won on zoning rules about business in a residential area. Good luck because that would be very sad to happen there!

20 Jun 2016 3:11pm


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