Montana Outdoors

March 25, 2009

Decoy to nowhere.

Filed under: Humor, Montana, Outdoors — montucky @ 9:41 am

And you think you have had a long, hard winter!It's been a long, hard winter.

(I felt compelled to post this after I looked out the window this morning to see new snow on the ground and more coming down.)



  1. No! Say it isn’t so! Not more snow? I hope we don’t see that here in the Adirondacks.


    Comment by Cedar — March 25, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    • I hope this one isn’t coming your way, Cedar. It has some cold air from Canada with it and enough moisture from the Pacific to make it quite an event here.


      Comment by montucky — March 25, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

  2. Ah, poor little ducky. March is such a transition month.

    So far, upstate NY has been blessed with little to no snow. We might break a record of the least amount of snow ever in March. Of course, there’s still a few days to go yet. 🙂


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — March 25, 2009 @ 11:18 am

    • Snow off and on through April and into May isn’t rare here. It usually melts quickly, but night temps are bothersome for those planting gardens. We don’t plant anything that’s frost tender until late in April.


      Comment by montucky — March 25, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

  3. WOW! Brilliant capture and a great message! 🙂


    Comment by Sumedh Prasad — March 25, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    • I just love seeing that little guy sitting there in the ice all winter, usually covered with snow. Makes me glad I have a wood stove!


      Comment by montucky — March 25, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  4. That made me laugh! Decoy to nowhere indeed! Looks like punxsutawney phil was correct this year…. The low temps for N AZ tomorrow are in the mid-20’s. What a winter!


    Comment by Maureen — March 25, 2009 @ 11:57 am

    • It can be cold this time of year in Northern Arizona! I remember one March while I was skiing at the Snow Bowl out of Flagstaff I got on the lift and the attendant told us (there were only 2 of us) that it would be the last run because there was a big storm at the top and the wind chill up there was -100°. The day before, I was driving around Phoenix with my AC on.


      Comment by montucky — March 25, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

  5. our March is not “going out like a lamb”, still awfully blustery!


    Comment by silken — March 25, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

    • I’ve noticed that you have had some cold down there. this isn’t all that unusual for our March, but right now the temps are below average.


      Comment by montucky — March 25, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

  6. I am not talking about weather again until I see my first wildflower of the year!

    Sorry about your snow.


    Comment by Bo — March 25, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    • There was snow on the ground here this morning although it was above freezing. It covered the Buttercups, but melted a little later and they were as bright as ever! It’s snowing again now, big, floating flakes. I have to say it’s pretty, and at the same time hope the pager doesn’t go off tonight due to slippery roads.


      Comment by montucky — March 25, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

  7. Perhaps the decoy needs a friend now after a long, hard winter. 🙂 Snow is in the forecast here in Kansas late Friday and Saturday. Finally, some snow… and in the spring. LOL I’d love to see some big, floating flakes.


    Comment by Anna Surface — March 26, 2009 @ 7:35 am

    • Well, I hope you get those big, floating flakes! This is the time of year when you can really enjoy them, knowing that there will be warm breezes soon.


      Comment by montucky — March 26, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  8. Wow…I’d never seen goosebumps on a decoy before.


    Comment by Pinhole — March 26, 2009 @ 9:34 am

    • He looks colder than the real ones, which don’t seem to mind the cold.


      Comment by montucky — March 26, 2009 @ 9:54 am

  9. And I was thinking pretty strange looking duck. Then I read the title.


    Comment by rvewong — March 26, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    • He sits on a pond a ways off the road, and just driving by sometimes he will fool you. There are lots of Mallards around anyway.


      Comment by montucky — March 26, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  10. Thankfully, it looks like spring is back around here. I love it.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — March 26, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    • We’re having a relapse this week. Today it’s no getting past the mid 30’s.


      Comment by montucky — March 26, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

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