After supper at the Mountain Con

August 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Mary and I had supper on the deck. While there, a cloud rolled over and sprinkled a little rain on us. As we cleaned up, I heard a couple of distant thunders...

At about 7:30 p.m. I headed out for sunset photo. As I often am, I was late and only had time to get to the Mountain Con hoist house. Fortunately, the hoist house location has good views to the east, south, and west.

The first thing I noticed was the sunlight reflecting along the side of the hoist house. I strolled out into the grass (and weeds -- I am pretty sure that the little purple flowers in the lower right hand corner are knapweed) and tried to put most of the sun behind a convenient power pole. I like what I got!

Hoist HouseHoist HouseHoist house, Mountain Consolidated Mine, Butte, Montana. August 20, 2019.

I worked my way around the hoist house to its south side and looked back towards the East Ridge. I saw a dying thunderstorm. Its structure seemed a confusion of well-defined inner edges radiating outward to a filmy, thin perimeter. In the photo, its shape reminds me some of the Starship Enterprise.

Losing itLosing itEast Ridge Butte, Montana. From the Mountain Consolidated Hoist House. August 20, 2019.

From the same location, I looked back west to see the sun dropping below the distant hills. The Anaconda Mountains are silhouetted, a little virga hangs below a dying shower, Big Butte shows us its 'M' (almost in profile), and the grass glows. All in all, a good outing!

The Day's EndThe Day's EndSunset, August 20, 2019. Mountain Consolidated Mine hoist house. Butte, Montana.


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