Bitterroot (dharma) River and Montana (vajra) Sky

It is the time of day when everything becomes soft. The formerly blazing sun transforms into a warm blanket of light. Delicate mayflies swarm over the round rocks and ripples of the river. The sun continues its descent has the moon, a sliver of a crescent, dutifully follows. Kingbirds and Cedar Waxwings slice through the calm invisible ether. Sound dampens to just the low flowing utterances of the river.

Soft sunlight upon the cottonwoods

Soft sunlight upon the cottonwoods

The always aggressive Eastern Kingbird

The always aggressive Eastern Kingbird

Sunset over the Bitterroot River

Sunset over the Bitterroot River

The Hatch

The Hatch

The time of day when everything becomes soft

The time of day when everything becomes soft

The last vestiges of the day

The last vestiges of the day

A short time-lapse video the sun setting through the cottonwoods and over the Bitterroot River

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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