Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge

Google Maps has made a huge difference in how I pick places to photograph. In the 22 years I lived in Montana as a kid, I never knew Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge existed. Maybe it didn't back then, I'm not sure. But since I moved back, I've been scouring the satellite view of Google Maps … Continue reading Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge

Choteau, Bynum, and Pendroy

The contractor had just finished building Dad's new house (for the most part--that story should be part of a different post.) What's the first thing you do when you finish a new house? Fill it up with rocks! Wait, what? That's not the first thing everyone does? Weird. At any rate, that's the first thing … Continue reading Choteau, Bynum, and Pendroy

First People’s Buffalo Jump

My mom will outlive us all. She and her service dog walk all over town. To yoga, to classes, to the grocery store. Wherever she needs to go, they walk. They might take a bus in the winter when it's really cold, but only if it's really cold. So when she visits, she requires walks. … Continue reading First People’s Buffalo Jump

Eastern Montana/Miles City

I was born in Eastern Montana--maybe that's why I've always preferred flat lands to mountains. It's not that I don't like mountains, I just prefer to be able to see forever in any direction. Great Falls is pretty flat, but Eastern Montana is even better. So when I had a reason to drive out that … Continue reading Eastern Montana/Miles City

Cascade County Courthouse

When I first moved back to Montana, I reconnected with an old friend from high school. He's a photographer, and he was working on documenting the Cascade County Courthouse roof restoration project for fun. He invited me to shoot it with him. If you happened to drive by the courthouse when the roof was going … Continue reading Cascade County Courthouse

Lost Lake/Dry Falls

When I was a kid, we lived in Highwood for a few years. I had no idea I was living 30 minutes from one of the coolest places I’ve seen in Montana. The curved shonkinite walls of Dry Falls flank the west end of Lost Lake–remnants of what once was Montana’s own Niagra Falls (but … Continue reading Lost Lake/Dry Falls