An early glimpse of Paradise Valley approached from the south and Gardiner, Montana, at the edge of Yellowstone. On a crystal, azure morning, the key peaks of Paradise Valley, MT, start to emerge above foothill plateaus, beckoning one to see what’s around the next curve. Autumn’s low sun casts long, bold, defining shadows setting off the rooftops of a scatter of distant ranch buildings while graceful, waving grasses of fields and pastures glow gold in September’s morning light. High-reaching clouds hint at a coming change in weather, and sure enough snow moves in by the next day.
For sale. $6500. Available at A. Banks Gallery, 131 E. Main St., Missoula, MT 59802, 406-728-9348, www.abanksgallery.com/darcie-peet/ www.darciepeet.com