Fall foliage reflects in the Sun River along the Rocky Mountain Front near Choteau, Montana. The Rocky Mountain Front, where the central plains meet the Rockies, extends from British Columbia, Canada south through Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.
The first rays of a fall sunrise catch the tops of aspens along the Blackfoot river near Lincoln, Montana. The river canyon was formed from cataclysmic glacial lake flooding at the end of the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago. The Blackfoot was made famous by Norman Maclean’s novella and the subsequent movie adaptation, “A River Runs Through It.”
A memorial to the seven crew members of the space shuttle Columbia sits in Arlington National Cemetery. On the morning of February 1, 2003 the shuttle disintegrated on reentering the Earths atmosphere after a 17-day mission.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial,in Washington DC reflects in the Tidal Basin, a partially man made reservoir. The monument honors one of America’s founding fathers and the third president of the United States.