27 January 2018

Montana

According to the Wikipedia:"The name Montana comes from the Spanish word montaña and the Latin word montana, meaning 'mountain', or more broadly, 'mountainous country'."
(There is a curious story behind the name of this US state.)

So I thought that I could add this post to Maria's link Postcards for the Weekend, this week's theme being Mountains. All these postcards were sent by Bryon (the USA).

At 630 miles wide and 255 miles high, Montana is HUGE! Montana is the 4th largest state (147,040 sq. mi.). Montana is the 44th least populated state (1,042,000). In Montana there are only 7 people per square mile! (48th). Enough said.

Montana State University occupies a verdant area in full view of the Bridger Range -and the "M"- on the southern edge of Bozeman, where farm and ranch land begin. Home of the "Bobcats", MSU offers various degree programs, with an emphasis on agriculture, architecture and engineering.
The University of Montana, established in 1893, continues providing excellent academic opportunities for students. Center of the campus is the Oval, with Main Hall on one end and the iconic Bronze Grizzly Statue on the other. Jeanette Rankin Hall, the Liberal Arts building, the Payne Family Native American Center, Davidson Honors College - all immediately surround the Oval while Mansfield Library, Forestry Building and Schreiber Gymnasium are close by. The motto, Lux et Veritas, Light and Truth, is an inspirational direction for the higher learning opportunities of this beautiful campus.
The cow-tipping state?!?

Montana Stress Management

14 comments:

  1. I promise I have never tipped a cow before!!! It is an incredibly beautiful state! Thanks Eva :)

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    1. Are you sure about the cow-tipping? ;-)
      Thanks again for the postcard. I do believe it is a beautiful place!

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  2. Well to clarify, I have not tipped any cows...in Montana.

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  3. Sure a matching contribution, this (according to the wikipedia article on namegiving not-so mountaneous) state named Montana! And the stress management landscape postcard must be a beautiful place to be!

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    1. I like a lot that slogan :)

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  4. J'aime beaucoup la première et la dernière carte,la première me fait penser aux photos prises par Thomas Pesquet depuis l'espace et j'aime le côté vintage de la dernière !

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    1. Je ne saurais pas dire quelle est ma favourite, vraiment. J'ai été très contente de les recevoir.

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  5. Hi Eva, These Montana cards are great. Well, you knew I would say that since some of western Montana is in my beloved Northwest USA. These cards are perfect for the “mountain” theme this week. One of my favorite things about Montana … dark skies! You can tell that from Bryon’s first card with the state outlined on the map during nighttime. Great for amateur astronomers. Interestingly, just off to the right of Montana, on that card, you will see a fairly large circle of lights that one might think is a big city. But no, it is the oil fields in North Dakota. Thanks, as always, for sharing and have a fine week ahead. John

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    1. Hi, John. Thanks for your comment and the extra information. I thought it was a big city, actually!

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  6. What a nice read about Montana and interesting postcards as well! Several managers in our Washington HQ in the US are actually from Montana. I know that when most of them want to de-stress, they go back home to Montana. Hence, the last postcard makes a lot of sense to me! The cow-tipping, I had to research the actual term as I haven't heard it at all before. Thank you very much for sharing & have a nice week ahead!

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    1. Me too, I had to look up "cow-tipping" :)

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  7. Well one would certainly know which part of the US to head for dark skies in the first postcard. Montana sounds fascinating and the perfect destination to experience the great outdoors.

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    1. I wouldn't mind to learn those techniques of stress management... :)

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.