Montana Outdoors

November 20, 2010

Winter’s here; might as well enjoy it!

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:29 pm

Winter has now come to our area. Here are a few more shots from the first snow. It is snowing again now and I’m sure there will be more to post later to be enjoyed (hopefully) by those who don’t participate in cold winters and maybe not so much by those who do. The two weather fronts that are here now will be heading east and south from here bringing with them snow and very cold temperatures, so get ready! Please drive slowly and carefully and stay safe!

Snow on maple seeds

Fresh show

Snow on maple seeds



  1. I’ll say it is for you..I just hope to see some snow on our mountains this weekend. Let it snow! Love your pictures!


    Comment by Roberta Gould — November 20, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    • We may be getting into a real Montana winter this year! The ski area closest to where I live opened for the season this weekend and there is now pretty good snow in the high country with some in the low valleys. I’m with you… let it snow!


      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

  2. Fabulous! Love the snow and your snowy captures. I’m looking forward to our first stick around snow. 🙂


    Comment by Anna — November 21, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    • I hope yours will not be as cold as this one is turning out to be Anna. Sure is pretty though!


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

  3. Our forecast is for four days of rain off and on starting Tuesday… I think your storm is moving east to visit us! I love these images… my favorite is the snow on the seed pods (third image) (Hope to visit more regularly… have been neglecting blogs lately due to Flickr… seems there aren’t enough hours in the day to do both… OR I’m poor at time management!)


    Comment by Victoria — November 21, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    • I know what you mean about time management: I seem to always be short on time too. Maybe we’re getting slower. lol!


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

  4. Yep, you’ve got snow.


    Comment by knightofswords — November 21, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    • THe weather folks now say we might get 8 – 10 inches in the next few days. Hope so!


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

  5. We have only had about four flakes so far, but I agree.These are beautiful images.


    Comment by sandy — November 21, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    • Our first snow melted, then yesterday the temperature dropped and more snow came in, the roads became icy and the snow decided to stay.


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

  6. Hi Montucky, Here on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, it will be several more weeks before we get any snow. We don’t have severe Winters here. Your post today is beautiful! Have a great coming week and stay warm!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 21, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    • Those mild winters are starting to look pretty good, wildlifewatcher. Our forecast, which was getting better is now getting worse. We’ll see! Staying warm isn’t a big problem unless there are highway accidents, then it can be cold work for awhile!


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

  7. Oh..I’m looking at these images of the first snow with such envy!! Can’t wait for it to snow here. Beautiful scenes!!!


    Comment by Marcie — November 21, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

    • The first was a pretty one. If we get all of the snow that’s in the forecasts, it will be pretty again, with lots of the white stuff.


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

  8. how beautiful! i wish it would come my way… i live in nc and wish every year that i lived somewhere with a real winter like in montana. i enjoy your photos so very much, thanks for sharing them


    Comment by Laura — November 21, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    • I spent three winters in NC too Laura, in the early 60’s, but on the coast. We actually did have a couple of inches one year and were told that was quite rare.


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

  9. GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your enjoyment! We got a touch of snow this morning but it’s all gone now. We didn’t have as much as you do…but maybe sometime this winter!! Stay safe too!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — November 21, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

    • The past year has provided a little more precipitation after about ten years of drought. We are hoping for a lot of snow this winter.


      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2010 @ 12:26 am

  10. Yes, it is very pretty but I like it much better in pictures and, as you know, if I really miss it, a 2 hour drive will probably lead to some. Lovely photos, though.


    Comment by Candace — November 23, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    • I don’t blame you. I always loved the winters in the Valley of the Sun. (And the ability to be at the Snow Bowl in a few hours.)


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

  11. Ooh – wrap up warmly weather. Ours is on its way, I gather. Not here yet but getting colder. Snow expected this week. Nothing like in Montana though!

    Love these shots, particularly the top and bottom ones.The maple seed ‘wings’ are lovely.


    Comment by Val Erde — November 24, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    • This snowfall was a mild one. The storm that came in two days ago brought much more snow and very cold temperatures. Tonight should be the coldest, then a little warm-up.


      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

  12. I cannot help admiring Your shots. They are great, that’s true. The first photo is awesome.


    Comment by sartenada — November 26, 2010 @ 8:06 am

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