Montana Outdoors

December 31, 2010

A nice way to remember 2010.

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 5:58 pm

Arctic air

Clark Fork River

In the early hours of this morning the first part of an Arctic air mass from the gulf of Alaska began to move into our area. The night’s low of 6° warmed only to a day’s high of 10° and it is back down to 4° now that the sun is setting: it will be cold tonight! Along with the frigid temperatures from that air mass however, came crystal clear air, sun and mostly clear skies. With the fresh clean snow from yesterday and today’s sun, Nature painted some nice scenery making today a nice memory of 2010. 

 

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  1. A lovely way to end 2010. I don’t envy the cold, though. It may have been drab in Michigan today but it was almost 50 degrees with another warm day predicted tomorrow. Happy New years and looking forward to many more of your photos. 🙂

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    Comment by kateri — December 31, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    • 50°, wow! We have just had a few clouds come in and it’s now 9°. The latest forecast is for -7° tonight.

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      Comment by montucky — December 31, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

  2. Well, it is very pretty but that is cold! It’s 30 here right now as I type and that is miserable to me!!!!! Happy New Year, Terry!

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    Comment by Candace — January 1, 2011 @ 3:08 am

    • You wouldn’t like today, Candace. It has begun at -5°, but oh, the beauty of a little bright sun on the snow!

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 10:15 am

  3. Montucky, I want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year! And, I look forward to seeing your beautiful photographs in the coming year.

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    Comment by Jack Matthews — January 1, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    • Same to you Jack! I’m glad to have found your blog this year!

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  4. That is cold! You have posted some beautiful photos in the last year, this may be one of the best.
    Happy New Year!

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    Comment by sandy — January 1, 2011 @ 9:28 am

  5. Hi Montucky, Soooo beautiful! Happy New Year!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — January 1, 2011 @ 9:46 am

  6. I’d rather see 2010 this way than about any other way.

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    Comment by knightofswords — January 1, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    • I think I would too, Malcolm. The beginning of 2011 is looking like that too, and starting out cold and clear, at -5°.

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 10:40 am

      • We had solid rain on January 1. Too grey and monotonal for good pix.

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        Comment by knightofswords — January 2, 2011 @ 8:26 am

        • After a somewhat sunny day yesterday we had a few clouds move in during the night, bringing a little snow and temperatures above zero. Today it is hard to distinguish the sky from the ground though; all is white.

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          Comment by montucky — January 2, 2011 @ 11:03 am

  7. Nature painted it, you captured it. Such beauty!! Happy New Year, Terry! 🙂

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    Comment by Barbara — January 1, 2011 @ 11:31 am

  8. This is real gorgeousity! Have a wonderful year!

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    Comment by Sumedh Prasad — January 1, 2011 @ 11:36 am

  9. Oh… I can feel the freezing cold ! What a beautiful view though! Thanks for all the magnificent pictures you are sharing, Happy New Year in Montana 🙂

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — January 1, 2011 @ 11:36 am

  10. Beautifully painted (and captured) indeed. Happy New Year. We’re back down to 20… in the midwest we can never tell what the next day will bring. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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    Comment by kcjewel — January 1, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    • I remember some of that kind of weather in Denver years ago. We got all the way up to 10 today! Happy New Year!

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

  11. Beautiful Photo I hope you have a happy New Year and another year of great Photography!

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    Comment by Jim — January 1, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    • Thanks Jim. I hope you have a great year too! I’ve really been enjoying your photos.

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

  12. What a beautiful way to see 2010 out. The colours are amazing!

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    Comment by farmhouse stories — January 1, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    • Thanks! The cold air is especially clear. We have a few days like this every winter and while I don’t like the deep cold all that much I love the clear sky.

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

  13. Brrrr! Lovely photo and view Terry, but I don’t envy you the drop in temperatures. Ours in this neck of the woods have been rising the last couple of days but the recent snows (now mostly gone) plunged us down to minus seven C during the day, heaven knows what it was at night!

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    Comment by Val Erde — January 1, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    • Last night we got down to -6°F. It’s forecast to get a little colder than that tonight and tomorrow night. When it’s like this I really hope that my pager will stay quiet!

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

  14. Hope you’re having a good early new year. Do you celebrate it at all there? Presumably no fireworks or the bears’ll all wake up!

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    Comment by Val Erde — January 1, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    • We usually do shoot off fireworks for New Years because it’s safe and not at July 4th when it’s so dry and wildfire danger is high. This year for the first time in many years we didn’t because my son was not able to be here and that’s his event. I doubt that the bears would hear a few fireworks under all of that snow.

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

  15. that sure is nice scenery! but I am glad I missed those frigid temps!!

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    Comment by silken — January 1, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    • I’m glad you missed the really cold weather when you visited Montana! It takes a little getting used to.

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      Comment by montucky — January 1, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

  16. Nature indeed painted some very nice scenery. Such a beautiful snow scene and very picturesque. Cold! Brrr…

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    Comment by Anna — January 2, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    • It has been very cold and it will be for a few more days, then perhaps a day or two above freezing.

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      Comment by montucky — January 2, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  17. So very, very beautiful!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — January 2, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    • That’s a favorite place for me Stacey, winter or summer. I have spent many pleasant hours under those trees looking at the river.

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      Comment by montucky — January 2, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

  18. Awesome photo (as others said it also).

    I liked Your expression: “Arctic cold from Alaska”. Well, here we say: “Arctic cold from Siberia”. I guess that both mean really cold weather.

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    Comment by sartenada — January 6, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    • Yes, they surely both mean really cold weather! Somehow though “Arctic cold from Siberia” seems much colder!

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      Comment by montucky — January 6, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

  19. Absolutely stunning! (and now on to the next) 🙂

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    Comment by Victoria — January 7, 2011 @ 5:39 pm


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