It is fall in Montana and gold is everywhere. The trees have gently changed color this year. Without a hard, frigid frost autumn has come in slowly so the forests have put on quite a show with their costume changes. Some have had a fiery display going from green to deep burgundy before the leaves make their way to the ground. My favorite is the majestic Tamarack. Appearing in the summer as an evergreen, its needles change color and shed as winter approaches. When the needles are golden they appear almost as soft as hair. This is a close up of the tree in its transition.