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Montana April 1, 2016

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Montana is spring creeks. It’s sleeping in a house-shaped tent on a cot and peeing outside in the middle of the night, for once thanking the gods for a midsize bladder because there have never been stars like this anywhere, ever. It’s an outdoor shower. Montana is watching storms from way across the valley. It’s Tim painting watercolors by the river. It’s a B&B, run by a couple of fabulous women, where we can dip toes into the Yellowstone River before dipping down into Yellowstone Park. Montana is floating and fishing the Missouri and, when mayflies rise at dusk, being surrounded by feeding nighthawks swooping in as close as prayer.

Montana is that scrape on my wrist, deep and diagonal enough to become a tiny scar, my souvenir.

Been there?: Yes



1. guacachocolatte - April 3, 2016

This state is definitely on my “to go before I die” list. I never thought about the starscape (added incentive), but I definitely want to see Yellowstone.

2. Bridgett - April 12, 2016


3. Mali - April 19, 2016

Beautiful, beautiful writing. Indigo Bunting, you’re well and truly back!

I love too that you love stars. I took them for granted when I was growing up. I fell in love with them in Africa. Another reason to go to Montana. It’s quite high on our list of places to go.

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