Water, Water Everywhere

As we got near the town of Hinsdale, Montana, I got my camera ready to take pictures of the Milk River, the tiny creek that flows under the highway there. It’s always such a picturesque sight and perhaps  I felt some affection for this coffee-with-cream coloured river because I’ve seen its northern reaches in Alberta.  But what a surprise to see the Milk River looking like one of our Great Lakes.dscn6647a

Past the bridge, the ditches were filled with water and the black cottonwoods that I love so much were soaking their feet in the muddy floodwaters.

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Fields were flooded so high that the water nearly threatened to cross the highway at one point.

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In the higher elevations the precipitation stuck to the hills as snow. Even this was unusual for early October, but I would rather see the moisture up there than flooding the fields.

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In my next post I will show some of the devastation the flooding has caused.

27 thoughts on “Water, Water Everywhere

  1. Oh wow, why did it flood? Actually this would scare me. I keep thinking there is some place better to live in the US than where I live, but then there is always some potential problem like flooding, hurricanes, fires, mosquitoes, etc.

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  2. Sturdy black cottonwoods, with golden foliage, always to admire. We have snow covering Comox Glacier and two mornings of frost. Thought you would be in big sky country, taking photos of the full moon against the Montana mountains!
    Remember Van Morrison’s ” Well its’ a marvelous night for a moondance”. That’s what I thought you would be taking photos of; not the floods – leftover hurricane?

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  3. It was too cold to be out taking pictures of the moon! A cold front swept down from … probably Alaska, and dumped snow all over Alberta and rain and snow farther south. Luckily we are to the east of the flooding but driving through the affected areas was sure an eye-opener.

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