This entry is about the U.S. state of Montana. For other uses, see Montana (disambiguation). "Big Sky Country" redirects here. For the song by Chris Whitley, see Big Sky Country (song).
1.1 Big Sky of found treasure, Spanish word for mountain, or more
broadly the agate territory
2.5 ghost towns
2.6 Sinclair gas stations
3. Flora and fauna
The wolves wake me up. In the cabin’s loft, I turn around to the window
above the bed. Outside, the sky is drenched indigo, and the snow glows
blue, shaped into mounds of diamond shards. Down near the outlet
I can hear them. But it’s not what you think. The sound is excited,
fraternal. Neither haunting nor unbroken.
4.1 White Cabbage Moth, Mountain Sorrel, Tundra Swan, Pallid Bat,
4.2 Native Indian Ricegrass, Wild Tiger Lily, Prairie Fire,
Ghostpipe, Indian’s Dream
Heavy snowstorms may occur any time from September through May.
The glaciers have receded and are predicted to melt away
completely in a few decades.
Bitterroot Yellowstone Bighorn Beartooth Garnet
Sapphire Anaconda Missions
The barstool is a saddle. I clutch the horn and order a whiskey
ditch. Because I like the sound of it and the way it sits on the
glossy wood, honeyed and conspicuously full. There’s something
about all those Mesozoic bones.How everything simmers under
the surface. How no one will look a skinhead in the eye.
shops on Canyon, with their troughs full of plastic gems.
Something, too, about the gift How only you can prevent
forest fires You, like the crystals I dug up and kept for
years on my dresser. In the sunlight on a mountainside,
you are brilliant. Under fluorescence, you dull and one
afternoon I will find that I’ve lost you.