Montana Outdoors

December 2, 2010

Sometimes the world changes color

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:44 pm

Dog Lake

Rainbow Lake on December 2, 2010

Dog Lake

Rainbow Lake on November 3, 2009

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  1. Striking changes, Montucky. We’ve yet to have the white stuff, we’re down about 6 inches from normal. I hear it’s coming tomorrow. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — December 2, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    • I think you are about due for some snow Bo. I hope it will be the pretty kind and not accompanied but sub-zero temperatures! We are also expecting more snow tonight and tomorrow.

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      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

  2. It’s so amazing how everything can change so much. I love the way you captured it from the same angle, it makes the change so much more jarring!!! 😦 Ah, I suppose winter must come some time…

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    Comment by jpcabit — December 2, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

    • When I took today’s photo I did not attempt to do it for comparison, but in looking back at previous photos I noticed that it was quite close. I found it an interesting change.

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      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

  3. Quite a contrast..Ok how do I get it to snow on my blog?

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    Comment by Roberta Gould — December 2, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

    • The snow effect is done by WordPress for the blogs that they host and we have the option of using it or not. I would guess there might be an application available somewhere else, but I don’t know where that might be. I’ve found some folks who don’t like the effect, but I do with all of the winter scenes we have in this area.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 12:00 am

  4. How great. This post is just to my mind. I really do love these kind of comparisons.

    And photos, they are gorgeous.

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    Comment by sartenada — December 2, 2010 @ 11:25 pm

    • When I noticed these two photos in my files I was struck by the contrast of the two. Nature can change the scene without changing the scenery.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 12:03 am

  5. So much peace.

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    Comment by Roberta Warshaw — December 3, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    • Indeed, Roberta! Places like that make one forget about all else, for a time.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

  6. Hi Montucky, Thanks for brightening my early December morning with the beautiful scenery. I enjoy seeing the comparison between the seasonal views. Have a great Friday!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 3, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    • It seemed a dramatic change in the scene. Weather makes such a difference!

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

  7. Now, wouldn’t life be boring if it didn’t change? Go back when the sun come out so you get the comparison under the same type of light. would like to see that comparison, too.

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — December 3, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    • I may try to shoot that scene again with the next influx of Arctic air, but although that is a pleasant place to see it can be a very unpleasant place to get to.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

  8. Wow!! Amazing change in so short a time! Gorgeous photos!

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    Comment by Barbara — December 3, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    • Yes, the change to winter can be swift and dramatic here.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

  9. Nice contrast between the two pictures. Now all you need to do is stand in that same place for rain, sleet, autumn leaves and chinooks.

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    Comment by knightofswords — December 3, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    • Right now the chinooks seem pretty good to me. It was quite warm today though.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  10. Oh my goodness – HUUUUGE difference! I soooo love that blue sky, but I also love all that snow! WoW

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    Comment by Tricia — December 3, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    • There may be a time yet this winter when the snow will still be there along with the deep blue sky. I will try to get another shot if that happens.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

  11. quite a difference! looks dreadfully cold now πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Charles Dastodd — December 3, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    • That was a cold and snowy day, not unusual for that lake in winter. It can be beautiful though!

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

  12. And, it is beautiful both ways.

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    Comment by sandy — December 3, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    • There are many different moods there. I’ve visited the lake many times over many years and always welcome the chance.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

  13. What a contrast! December 2nd looks like it was very cold.

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    Comment by kateri — December 3, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    • The temperature was only in the 20’s, but the snow in the air makes it look quite wintery.

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

  14. You can’t even see the mountains in the snowy one so I’ll take the second.

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    Comment by Candace — December 3, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

    • I will enjoy the white version for a few more months, but it will be nice to see the summer scene again too!

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      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

  15. What a contrast! Both are beautiful in the oh so changeable appearances.

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    Comment by Anna — December 4, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    • It’s just at the right altitude to display all of the seasonal changes.

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      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

  16. That is quit a contrast. Is that the Rainbow Lake between Plains and Hot Springs?

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    Comment by Jim — December 4, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    • It is. I live just west of Plains a ways and find reasons to pass that way fairly often.

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      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

  17. wow!! my husband and I prefer the bottom picture!

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    Comment by silken — December 5, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    • I thought you might! The other was taken under gray winter skies and there are a lot of them in our winters. However, they do make the sunny ones so much more precious!

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      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

  18. Wow – what a difference – and how cool you get to experience it!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — December 6, 2010 @ 12:03 am

    • Both photos came as a side result of simply traveling by there. It took only a few minutes each time to capture the scene. Many folks see (and hopefully enjoy) such scenes and a few stop to capture an image, and I think we both know how satisfying that can be.

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      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2010 @ 12:34 am


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