Montana Outdoors

March 2, 2008

Spring day

Filed under: Birds, Cabinet Mountains, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: , — montucky @ 6:46 pm

Spring is still two months away in the high country,

Baldy Mountain

but in our valley, its first heralds showed up today.



  1. That robin looks like it wintered somewhere where food was plentiful! Beautiful mountain shot!


    Comment by Sandy — March 2, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  2. He doesn’t look as though he missed too many meals over the winter, does he? He was fluffed out too, because he was feeling a stiff breeze sweeping down from over the snow up high.


    Comment by montucky — March 2, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

  3. Beautiful photos Montucky! How wonderful it must be to have green grass and robins already! You sure are lucky.


    Comment by AK_Adventurer — March 2, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

  4. Breathtaking beauty, all the way!


    Comment by Sumedh — March 3, 2008 @ 3:42 am

  5. AK Adventurer,

    Well, we’re quite a ways south of you: it’s coming your way! We will still have more snow yet this season, but when it comes now it won’t stay long, except in the mountains. This is exactly what this part of the country needs. The warm days melt the surface of the high country snow and then it freezes at night, leaving a denser snow pack which will melt more slowly and last until late summer. Folks down stream will need the water later.


    Comment by montucky — March 3, 2008 @ 9:02 am

  6. Thanks, Sumedh! I love this change of seasons. It’s like living in two different places at once.


    Comment by montucky — March 3, 2008 @ 9:07 am

  7. The Robin is such a smile-maker. We just got more snow after thunderstorms last night, but the new white covered the dirty gray stuff, so it’s pretty and mild. Won’t be long, but it’s a good time right now to enjoy what we have. I’d love to see those mountains of yours. You are one man living in the right place.


    Comment by barbara — March 3, 2008 @ 9:27 am

  8. Barbara,

    Snow after thunderstorms is a sure characteristic of spring! After a very pretty, clear day yesterday, we are having a snowstorm right now too. It won’t stay on the ground here, but a thousand feet higher up the trees are turning white.

    You are right about my being in the right place. I realize (but simply can’t understand) that there are folks living here who just don’t care about the wild country and these beautiful mountains, and folks living in other places who would truly love to be here. It’s so sad they can’t just change places!


    Comment by montucky — March 3, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  9. I found a robin last week but today they were totally filling the park in town. I understand about the high country (a bit tho we are nothing to compete with your elevation but today I watched it snow on the top of the mt’s while it rained on us.) Robin solid spring sign. 🙂


    Comment by aullori — March 4, 2008 @ 1:03 am

  10. I don’t think that robin’ll ever get off the ground. I hope the cat isn’t nearby.


    Comment by Pinhole — March 4, 2008 @ 6:14 am

  11. Lori,

    Now after this one came in, we have robins everywhere. This morning they are hunting worms through a thin film of new snow that came down during the night. Seem to be doing OK though.


    Comment by montucky — March 4, 2008 @ 9:26 am

  12. Pinhole,

    Yes, that one needs a pretty long runway, for taking off anyway.


    Comment by montucky — March 4, 2008 @ 9:29 am

  13. The blue of your skies is enough to make me cry! It’s sooooo gorgeous.


    Comment by winterwoman — March 4, 2008 @ 5:15 pm

  14. I love that too! Today, however, the sky is white and it’s snowing heavily after a groppel storm.


    Comment by montucky — March 4, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

  15. Looks like it was a beautiful day to get out and hike Terry, glad you did and shared the beauty with us 🙂


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — March 4, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

  16. It sure was, Bernie. Anyone staying in on a day like that needs to have something adjusted.


    Comment by montucky — March 5, 2008 @ 8:51 am

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