Montana Outdoors

April 10, 2010

Spring Creek, cold creek…

Spring Creek

(Photo lovingly shot with very cold fingers.)



  1. Is that a light dusting of snow? It does look very cold, and very pretty, too!!!


    Comment by Tricia — April 10, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    • The creek there is always cold. Snow from a storm that passed over a few days ago drifted down through the cedars and stayed on the ground.


      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  2. Shivering in my socks here! Yikes! But wow – what a gorgeous shot. I don’t think I’d want to go wading in that creek though! LOL


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — April 10, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

    • The water there is cold even in summer. It’s a good place to escape the heat in late summer though.


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:56 am

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  4. That sure looks like it was worth the cold fingers!


    Comment by kateri — April 11, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    • Thanks kateri! This wasn’t the first time my fingers nearly froze trying to get photos in that canyon. Probably won’t be the last, either (I’m not really very smart).


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

  5. we are about getting ready for our open water practice swims for the upcoming triathlon…thank goodness the water is not THAT cold here!


    Comment by silken — April 11, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    • No, I don’t think you would enjoy that! I’ve been in water that cold, but in a full wet suit.


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

  6. Terry, this shot is worth those cold fingers. Simply beautiful!!


    Comment by Barbara — April 11, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

    • Thank you, Barbara! There are several miles of scenes similar to that in the canyon, but a lot of work to get at them. I hope to cover the whole thing next summer only from top (7000 feet) down.


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

  7. What gorgeous detail! Love the colors, perspective, composition and DOF. That waterfall is to die for! Love how the wispy action of the water has been captured. This is certainly one of those needing to be enlarged and on a wall somewhere!


    Comment by Iona — April 11, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    • thanks Iona. I’m now using this as my desktop background and it does look pretty good in a larger size. I may have a print made of it (if I ever stop procrastinating).


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

  8. That is beautiful! The green of the moss, the movement of the water in the falls. Nice!


    Comment by Candace — April 12, 2010 @ 2:05 am

  9. I agree with the other commenters, what a great shot. Capturing the falls is always good, but the powdered-sugar coating of snow really sets this shot off. Knowing of a few cool spots will pay off in a couple months.


    Comment by DaveABirding — April 12, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    • Yes, in a few months that will be a refreshing place to be. I’m afraid that this year it will go directly from cold spring to hot summer.


      Comment by montucky — April 12, 2010 @ 8:44 am

  10. What an absolutely lovely image of Spring Creek! I love the misty swirl of the water from the fall, and the powered sugar snow adds to the colors that are rich and just gorgeous!


    Comment by Anna Surface — April 12, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    • that little stream is a very important one for the wildlife in the area. You wouldn’t believe the slopes they have to negotiate to get down to the water, especially near the bottom end. I’m glad they’re in better condition than I am!


      Comment by montucky — April 12, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

  11. You found again one wonder of our Mother Nature. I guess that cold humidity is seen as frost.


    Comment by sartenada — April 13, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    • That’s actually a light coating of snow. The stream at that place is among very tall cedars and the snow drifted down through them to the forest floor where it is very cold. The sun never reaches the ground in much of that canyon.


      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2010 @ 9:30 am

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