Montana Outdoors

November 22, 2011

On a rainy winter day (1)

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:17 pm

Winter grass

winter leaves

After the recent snow came warmer temperatures and… rain. Standing in the remaining snow on the river bank there were grasses and stalks with winter leaves.


  1. Absolutely splendid. The simplicity of form and structure is so appealing – like visual haiku.


    Comment by shoreacres — November 22, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    • Thanks! They were irresistible standing there in the middle of a snow bank just above the river.


      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

  2. I absolutely couldn’t resist commenting when I saw these pop up in my email. They are stunning in their simplicity. Like exquisitely rendered botanical paintings, classic, but contemporary. Absolutely Beautiful.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 22, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    • I have learned that even on the worst days nature has displays of beauty for anyone who will venture out and be willing to see them. We live in a beautiful world, don’t we! I especially like the very simple things.


      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

  3. Love these images!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 23, 2011 @ 1:25 am

  4. Your macro photography is really something to behold! Have a lovely holiday!


    Comment by Roberta — November 23, 2011 @ 7:25 am

  5. Hi Montucky, I especially like that first shot of the grass stalks. Have a wonderful day and a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 23, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher. I hope you have a very good day too!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

  6. The frames around the images contribute to the painting-like feel. Nice!


    Comment by Kim — November 23, 2011 @ 11:00 am

  7. Wonderful! These look like paintings– especially within a frame! Lovely!


    Comment by Barbara — November 23, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    • Thanks Barbara. I found the frames on Picnik, a free feature of Flickr and decided to play with them a bit.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

  8. Both are lovely. The second is my favorite, though. So much beauty in natural shapes.


    Comment by sandy — November 23, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    • Thanks Sandy. Yes, the shapes in nature can be exquisite. The snow made these stand right out.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

  9. I love both of these…the first one especially! Simple clean and elegant!


    Comment by dhphotosite — November 23, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    • I think the simplicity is what made me notice them.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

  10. these are not the typical montucky shots… very nice indeed… however i love your usual “style”! 🙂


    Comment by kcjewel — November 23, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    • Thanks Jewel. Yes, a little different. I was attracted by the shapes and the contrast.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  11. Your photographs are like pieces of art, fine art. I like the snow with the contrasts.


    Comment by Jack Matthews — November 23, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    • Thank you Jack! These were in a large sheet of snow on the river bank just above the water. Nature framed the pictures.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

  12. Wow, terrifically artistic shots! Very minimalist and zen. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Terry.


    Comment by Candace — November 23, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    • Thanks Candace! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

  13. These are beautiful! I want you to know that I have acknowledged you for an award that we can pass on to other bloggers. It is called Liebster. You can read about it at There is no pressure to do anything..Just want you to know how much I appreciate your beautiful photography.. Roberta


    Comment by Roberta — November 23, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    • Thank you for your thoughtfulness Roberta! Just knowing that you appreciate the photographs is the very best award I can get!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

  14. The first photo is so compelling, I found myself staring at it, sort of lost in a trance. Great shot.


    Comment by burstmode — November 24, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    • Thanks. I’m continually fascinated at the completely natural scenes that I encounter. Who could duplicate that display?


      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:46 am

  15. Love those still lives… the colours, both strong and soft, they bring in a snowy landscape. Beautifully captured!


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 25, 2011 @ 2:19 am

  16. Awesome photos! I love the first photo very much. You fantastic nature photographer. Congratulations.


    Comment by sartenada — November 25, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    • Thanks sartenada. There is much beauty to photograph in nature!


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

  17. The first photo is…perfect! You couldn’t have captured a graceful clump of grace more perfectly.


    Comment by kateri — November 25, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

  18. These are gorgeous captures of grasses in the snow! I just love both! Perfect 🙂


    Comment by Anna — November 26, 2011 @ 9:53 am

  19. I LOVE the first image… the simplicity of the colors and the composition are marvelous.


    Comment by Victoria — December 8, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    • I also love it for its simplicity. That’s very much the way I am too.


      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

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