Montana Outdoors

November 28, 2009

Strawberries & ice crystals

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors — montucky @ 7:16 pm

Nature decorates small things in remote places. These wild strawberry leaves along a mountain trail are all decorated for the season

Winter strawberries

and the Oregon Grapes are decorated as well.

Oregon grape leaves in winter



  1. Love that lacy frost!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — November 28, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

    • I do too. I’ve never seen it just rim the leaves like that.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 9:05 am

  2. Wow, how gorgeous! Almost makes me wish it got a little nippier here.


    Comment by Candace — November 29, 2009 @ 2:57 am

    • Well, you live in a great place though because you can fairly easily drive to the cold country when you want to see it.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 9:06 am

  3. The frost looks really blue in the first picture. Did you do something to achieve that? They’re a great series of frost shots.


    Comment by Maggie — November 29, 2009 @ 4:39 am

    • Thanks Maggie. I did use an EV of -1.0 and maybe that created the hint of blue. I used a back-up camera and was wishing that I had my regular one with me instead. The frost was beautiful that day!

      Thanks for the visit!


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  4. Love the coloring of the strawberry leaves, as well!


    Comment by kateri — November 29, 2009 @ 5:51 am

    • Me too. I was surprised to see the green one. The ground has been frozen there for quite awhile.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 9:19 am

  5. Wow! So beautiful! Very much a holiday look!


    Comment by Barbara — November 29, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    • Mother Nature’s already decorating for the holidays: I’m not even started yet.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

  6. These are beautiful…it is an area I have no experience with. I love it.


    Comment by burstmode — November 29, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    • I know you would have a lot of fun with frost and ice crystals! Maybe not their environment though.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

  7. The frost paints such pretty pictures on nature, doesn’t it?


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — November 29, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

    • It really does! We haven’t yet had those days of freezing fog that decorate everything, but there was a little in the area where we hunted that really made some of the trees pretty.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

  8. How very pretty! The ice crystals really outline the shapes! The colors are so lovely. Wonderful shots!


    Comment by Anna Surface — December 1, 2009 @ 9:34 am

  9. Love the ice crystals, Terry. Very nice touch. I also really like the colors that you’ve captured here. Good work as always.


    Comment by edvatza — December 1, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    • Thanks Ed. I was very much taken with both the colors and the crystals myself. There’s so much beauty out there!


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

  10. Hi, I’m Nilez mother and Julie just gave me your web page. Amazing pictures!! We just adore Julie. She did the photos at our wedding and did a great job! Hope to meet you two someday. For now, Happy Holidays!


    Comment by Marion Rose Stern — December 1, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    • Hi, Marion and thanks for the visit! We look forward to meeting you also! Happy Holidays to you too!


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

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