DAVE VORLAND: Photo Gallery — Montana Moments
June 27: Many Glaciers —The view from the Many Glaciers Hotel. Sadly, most of the real glaciers have disappeared. What you see here is conventional snow.
June 26: Nature At Its Best —Clouds and reflections south of Missoula a few days ago.
June 26: Glacier Park’s Lake McDonald, photographed in monochrome last week.
June 26: Trying not to drown in the Clark Fork River, Missoula. That’s me in the red helmet. At least I wish it was.
June 25: Heading home — the view today from Bozeman’s airport. Yup, that’s our plane to Minneapolis.
June 24: Tonight was Kristi and my last night in Missoula. So we celebrated by going out for dinner. I suggested this joint, which offers burgers and beer — my two favorite food groups. But Kristi said the nearby “Bigga Pizza” was out of this world. It was.
June 23: A River Runs Through It — Kristi and l had dinner tonight at a high-end restaurant on the shore of the Clark Fork River in Missoula. I shot this iPhone pic from our table. Steak, of course: This IS Montana, after all. We’re heading home soon, so splurged a bit. I thought of the movie “A River Runs Through It,” based on a story by Norman MacLean. THAT river is the Big Blackfoot River, which connects to the Clark Fork not far from Missoula. It reminded me to read more of McLean’s work when I get home.
June 23: National Bison Range — Today’s highlight of Kristi and my trip to Montana: a visit to the National Bison Range. This guy was taking a dust bath as we drove by. It’s an iPhone pic. The National Bison Range has been crucial in preserving the pure genetic makeup of this great animal. Most of the remaining bison in the U.S. are now part cow.
June 21: Another great day of weather in Glacier. I took this iPhone pic on the east side of the park.
June 21: Glacier Park. The only negative today: Going To The Sun Road is closed. And yes, that’s my daughter, Kristi Vorland, in the picture.
June 20: The Buddha Garden — I took this iPhone picture at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, located within the Flathead Indian. My daughter, Kristi, learned of it while a photography student in nearby Missoula, and took me there for the first time a couple of years ago. It’s a beautiful and spiritual place that has the capacity to inspire serious thought. It did for me again today.
June 20: Kristi Vorland photographing the Mission Mountains north of Missoula. I snapped the pic with my iPhone. Another great day in Montana!
June 20: Sunset near Missoula.
June 18: Ice Cream Heaven — OK, the Fathers Day steak dinner was nice, but ice cream at the Big Dipper afterward was out of this world. Half the population of Missoula showed up tonight while we stood in line. All kinds of flavors made in house. I chose Mocha Chocolate. Wish I owned stock in this business.
Bloomington, Minn., photographer Dave Vorland and his daughter, Kristi, recently made a trip to Montana. Here are some of the shots Dave took from a state that boasts some magnificent sights.