This is one of the stacks on the Rieke Ranch north of Deer Lodge. Yes, that's a canal to the right, and a shadow across the foreground. Later I stood next to that big tree and painted. I'll add that painting soon; I'll be in Roslyn, Washington this coming weekend for my yearly plein-air workshop with Catherine Gill and Darrell Anderson. This is the town where Northern Exposure was filmed......very picturesque......the hi-light of my painting-teaching year.