A Lovely September Afternoon at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

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A Lovely Afternoon at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife RefugeA Lovely Afternoon at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Nikon D300, handheld, f8, 1/800, ISO 400, +1.7, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 18mm, natural light

I am camping in one of my favorite locations in the world right now, Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. The air is crisp, every thing is changing color and the Aspen leaves are turning golden. I’ve seen birds and taken images of a Sora and a family of Trumpeter Swans. As I went to sleep last night I could see the stars twinkling and the dark velvety sky. I am very much looking forward to spending the next several days unwinding in the beautiful Centennial Valley.

Life is good.

Mia

9 Comments

  1. Mia McPherson September 8, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you all for your comments. This area makes my heart so happy because it is so peaceful and beautiful.

    Mom, it would have to be a smaller motor home to get to this campground, there are 4 dips in the road that would ruin a larger RV!

    Been a lovely day so far but the low temps this morning was 14°F, a bit nippy!

  2. Elephant's Child September 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    What a sky.
    I hope the rest of your trip lives up to this gorgeous start.

  3. Humming Bird Lover September 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Hi! I am there in my dreams with you honey! Wish I win this lottery for life soon and I would join you with a big motor home that would be your and room for me ,too! Love all your photo’s! Keep up the great shooting

  4. Heather Dewar September 8, 2015 at 7:10 am

    OK, I definitely need more coffee. Trying again: Red Rocks NWR is on my bucket list, Mia. When do you think is the best time of year to go, particularly for a native Miamian who’s short on cold weather gear and cold weather stamina?

    • Mia McPherson September 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Heather, I would say July because it would be the warmest but be aware that mornings and evenings are always chilly. This morning I saw a low of 14°F! During July it can be any where from low 40’s to mid to upper 50’s. Day time highs would be normally mid 70’s to mid 80’s but it can get warmer.

  5. Heather Dewar September 8, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Oops, I had a typo in my email address in that last comment. This is the correct address. Thanks!

  6. Heather Dewar September 8, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Red Rock Lakes NWR is definitely on my bucket list. What do you think is the best time of year to go, Mia? I’m a native Miamian and not very cold tolerant, I’m afraid.

  7. Patty Chadwick September 8, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Beautiful and serene…a great place to unwind and “recharge your batteries”…love the “related” images, too. I really appreciate your landscape photos so very, very much!!! I can’t be there anymore but can get a glimpse and a reminder through your eyes and lens…..

  8. Bob Mcpherson September 8, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Gorgeous Mia. Enjoy your adventure.

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