Montana Outdoors

November 21, 2010

Odds and ends before winter.

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:47 pm

I suspect that the next several months will be predominately white, and I thought I’d post these few photos that were taken just before that starts. (Of course, I still reserve the right to post a few later that I saved from the warmer seasons too.)

Grouse, all fluffed upGrouse, all fluffed up for insulation.

Wild(?) turkey

Not-so-wild turkey making itself at home on the deck railing.

PondPond and reflections, just before it all froze for the winter.

Moss island
Moss covered rock island in the Clark Fork River.

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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

November 19, 2010

First snowfall of the new winter

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:49 am

Snow scene

Snow scene

Who could resist going for a stroll in it!

November 17, 2010

Indomitable

Filed under: Flowers, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:34 pm

Indomitable

November 16, 2010

Final bursts of color

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — montucky @ 9:07 pm

Yesterday, the forecast was for a heavy snow during the night, but a quick look at the rain gauge this morning showed that we received an inch of rain instead. And near the rain gauge the Pansies were covered with raindrops.

November Pansy

Tonight, the previous forecast seems to be coming true: the ground and trees are white and the air is filled with beautiful big snowflakes.

Snow on pine

(Photo taken at about 10PM.)

November 13, 2010

Wildland sculpture

Filed under: Nature — Tags: — montucky @ 11:36 pm

Tree skeleton art

In a remote and secluded canyon in the back country and seen only by the wild things of the forest, Nature has chosen to display this piece of Her art. For whose eye has it been created and what critic might venture there to gaze upon it?

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