Montana Outdoors

November 30, 2010

Snow and pines

Filed under: Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 8:20 pm

Snow on the pines

Snow on the pines

Snow on the pines

Snow on the pines

Snow on the pines

Snow on the pines

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  1. OMG!!! it’s snowing and the temp is 70 degrees and almost midnight along with a tornado warning…strange weather!!! =o)

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    Comment by Sandy — November 30, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    • There have been a lot of weather changes this fall. We seem to be headed for an old fashioned Montana winter with lots of snow. We’re long overdue!

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

  2. Makes me smile!!!! These are so beautiful! I’m thinking I need to put images of snow covered trees on my walls instead of red and yellow leaves… those are gorgeous! PS: Thanks for care and concern of my being cold. I’ve stayed at my mom’s a lot… thought the furnace was fixed today – but nope – blowing cold air and sounding like a spinning wash machine! Off at the breaker again – but at least it’s warmer outside (and inside now!)

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — November 30, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    • If I had a very large house it would be good to decorate a room for each month of the year, then one with wildlife, one with wildflowers,…

      It’s probably good that you are going through the furnace problems when it’s relatively warm and they fix it before it gets very cold again. It’s also good that you are close to your Mom!

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      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

  3. Those are beautiful! And I’m so excited the WordPress snow is back on. Of course, it looks a little more appropriate on your blog than on mine but I like it anyway.

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    Comment by Candace — December 1, 2010 @ 3:46 am

    • I like the snow too, Candace. For the last week or so the falling snow was very much like that. Our weather has been good (in the high 20’s with snow in the air at times) and I’ve taken long walks just to get out and enjoy it.

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

      • I made the second to last one my desktop background. It looks like a postcard, just perfect!

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        Comment by Candace — December 4, 2010 @ 11:42 am

        • I’m pleased that you did that, Candace! I like that scene too.

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          Comment by montucky — December 4, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

  4. It’s snowing!! This is great! 🙂 And those photos! I can’t stop looking at the next to the last — the one with the river. How stunningly gorgeous!!

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    Comment by Robin — December 1, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    • That’s one of my favorite views Robin. My home is just above the river on the right side of the photo and I fish that stretch of river in summer, hunt in those mountains in fall and have done both off and on for over 60 years.

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

  5. I can hear the silence.

    Thank you for sharing such lovely photos so far removed from my reality.

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    Comment by Roberta Warshaw — December 1, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    • Roberta, I’m pleased that you enjoy seeing some of this country that I love so much! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment!

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  6. My, look at all of the gorgeous snow! Hey, is that snow falling? Yeah! Gorgeous captures and I am tied on the especially like between first and fifth photos.

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    Comment by Anna — December 1, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    • The falling snow is courtesy of WordPress: they do that every December. I think it fits in pretty nicely with most of the scenes I see here in winter. When there is new snow and a little sun, there are pretty scenes everywhere.

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

  7. Hi Montucky, Gorgeous! Send some my way here in Cumberland County, TN, will you? We just got a bit of sleety graupel this morning. It is cold enough but the clouds and conditions are not wet or ripe enough for good quality snowflakes to form. I will continue to hope…
    : )
    Have a super day! Thanks for sharing your snow virtually!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 1, 2010 @ 10:00 am

    • Well wildlifewatcher, I hope you get a pretty snow without any of the very cold weather that sometimes comes with it here.

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

  8. Yea, snow!!!! I love it!
    Those photos are amazing. I can smell the crisp air! Make a snowman for me! Love you! xoxo

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    Comment by Juls — December 1, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    • Hi Hon! I made a snowman for your Mom, but it’s looking a little worse for the weather at the moment. I’ll send you a picture. Love you!

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

  9. Beautiful Christmasy photos, Terry! Wow!!

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    Comment by Barbara — December 1, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    • The snow does set a Christmas mood. This weekend we will go out and cut our tree too. That’s always a fun day!

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

  10. Oh… I cannot pick a favorite from these images! All of them are gorgeous… and so reminiscent of WY/MT winters of my childhood. Makes me homesick and I don’t much care for the cold any more! (I posted a couple of images on my blog today… of my spring-blooming Camellia which has decided to burst into bloom in the fall this year… due no doubt to an early cold spell followed by several weeks of unseasonably warm weather.)

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    Comment by Victoria — December 1, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    • I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t like the cold much when it first comes, perhaps because now it takes me a little longer to acclimate to it, but then I start to enjoy it and by spring I just crave the cold wind on my face and the serenity of the snow.

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

  11. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.

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    Comment by digitalphotoalbum — December 1, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

  12. I love this set. The road and the river shots are my favorites. It looks like Montana doesn’t use salt on the roads. Or is that a country road?

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    Comment by sandy — December 1, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    • That’s a country road now. Many years ago it was the main highway through this area. It sees a plow once in awhile and maybe a little sand. Just the way it should be!

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

  13. Hey Montucky, it’s snowing on your blog… just thought you should know! Heheheee =)

    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful views!!! Love it!!!

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    Comment by Tricia — December 1, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    • Thanks Tricia. The falling snow comes from WordPress. That effect can be turned off for those who live in warmer regions. The snow comes whether we want it or not. Most choose to enjoy it and many love to go play in it: I fit in both categories.

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      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

  14. I can almost smell them, Terry. Snow and pine make a wonderful tandem.

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — December 2, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    • Yes, it’s hard to beat snow on pines. The pines in photos 2 and 4 live on our place and I never tire of looking at them.

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      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

  15. The snows of Montana sure are beautiful. Looks pretty lonesome out there as well.

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    Comment by Preston — December 2, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    • We do have a pretty low population density here, Preston, and I live away from the towns. Wouldn’t have it any other way!

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      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

  16. I love all of these photos. I scrolled many times up and down to admire the beauty “Winter Wonderland” You have captured.

    Your pines are more beautiful than we have here. The second photos show some which are looking like those we have here.

    That a great post. Thank You.

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    Comment by sartenada — December 2, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    • These photos are mostly of Ponderosa Pines. Their clumps of long needles catch and retain the snow sometimes for days and makes them look as though they have been decorated and also makes them a good subject for winter photos.

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      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

  17. All that’s missing on the tree in the 1st shot is Christmas lights… heheheee!
    And I love that overlook of the lake shot… WoWoWeeeeee!!!

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    Comment by Tricia — December 3, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    • There is a similar tree, although a bit smaller, in our front yard on which we do string lights. It looks a little strange out in a lonely country setting, but we like it.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

  18. really pretty. looks like some great christmas card shots!

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    Comment by silken — December 5, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

    • They might be at that. Some day I will have to print some as Christmas cards!

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      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

  19. A most wonderful series of Winter shots and what a great landscape ! What is the altitude of this area where you live ?

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 8, 2010 @ 2:22 am

    • the valley in which I live and where these photo were taken is about 2,500 feet. It is surrounded closely by mountains that top out at around 7,000 feet.

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      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

  20. Just breathtaking photos! Thank you!

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    Comment by Cait — December 9, 2010 @ 6:56 pm


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