Montana Outdoors

October 30, 2010

Late Autumn in the Cabinets

Filed under: Autumn, Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:29 pm

Morning on the Little Thompson

About an hour after daylight this morning along Little Thompson River in the Cabinet Mountains. Fall… Winter…



  1. Very cool!


    Comment by Roberta Gould — October 30, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    • Thank you Roberta! It was one of those brief windows that sometimes open up on days with mixed weather conditions. I love to see them!


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

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  3. The snowy mountains look so beautiful. Are you looking forward to winter?


    Comment by Cait — October 31, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    • In a way, Cait. I love the snow, but winter here is seems about three months too long. We live in a valley, and the mountains around are tall and steep. It’s very difficult to get up into them during winter, and after enjoying the snow for awhile, I look forward to spring.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

  4. Wow! Snow! What a fantastic picture. You should print it out and have it framed. Excellent photography. Have a good day today! Happy Halloween.


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 31, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    • Thanks! It was just a brief window through the clouds.

      Happy Halloween!


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

  5. Such an exquisitely beautiful landscape. Love the mountain the morning light.


    Comment by Marcie — October 31, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    • It’s a wonderful country, Marcie. There’s always a beautiful scene waiting to be seen. Thank you for visiting!


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

  6. Wow! Wow! Wow!


    Comment by Barbara — October 31, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    • That’s kind of what I thought too when the scene opened up, Barbara. Lucky to be there at the right time.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

  7. So lovely! What a beauty this is with those mountains and that color highlighted! Great capture!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — October 31, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    • It was nature’s stage, Stacey. I was just lucky to see it.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

  8. Your first snow? Such a beautiful photo with its many layers.


    Comment by sandy — October 31, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    • We’ve had snow at the higher elevations for over a week now, Sandy. It is getting closer to the valley now. Today my son and I spent the morning just a few hundred feet below the snow line and the larch are still quite colorful there.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

  9. Beautiful! This one just about took my breath away!


    Comment by kateri — October 31, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

  10. I’m cold just looking at this shot! I’d say winter, did you have this much snow all winter last year? It sure doesn’t seem like it.


    Comment by kcjewel — October 31, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

    • Last year we had very little snow in the valley, and it was spread out through the winter. That was quite unusual. We are hoping for much more this year, especially in the high areas. They should have over ten feet up there, twice that on the lee side slopes. Now if we could just arrange to keep most of it off the highways.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  11. Goodness gracious, what a deep, moody, beautiful capture! I love this.


    Comment by Anna — November 1, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    • I was afraid it might appear a little too moody but it was actually a bright start to the day. I’m glad you liked it!


      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

  12. What a gorgeous shot, all the elements of beauty combined.


    Comment by Candace — November 2, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    • That’s what struck me about the scene. Lots of elements all at once, despite a bit of a dark look to it.


      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

  13. Those dark clouds against snowy mountain make this photo adorable. The contrast is shocking one’s mind and a man has to admire the wonders of Mother Nature.


    Comment by sartenada — November 5, 2010 @ 12:41 am

    • Nature controlled this scene. I thought of it as looking through a window of Nature’s world.


      Comment by montucky — November 5, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

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