Montana Outdoors

November 24, 2011

On a rainy winter day (3)

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


It’s not the largest tree that stands out.


  1. i learned that a long time ago…from charlie brown =o)


    Comment by Sandy — November 24, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

  2. That looks like a nice place to paddle. A little cold though!


    Comment by jomegat — November 24, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    • That is part of a rapids, one of three sets in about 2 miles. Not so good for a canoe, but kayaks sometimes go through. Not this time of year though.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 12:19 am

  3. Love this colourful touch in the snowy and rainy landscape. The water looks absolutely freezing… A beautiful picture !


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 25, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    • Thanks Isa. Yes, the river is cold, but it will get even colder still!


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

  4. Very beautiful photo with multiple layers (green, fall color, snow, black soil and river). To me it is interesting that the ground is not fully covered by snow.

    Here we do not have snow and cold now. According to my calendar the weather was last year at this time -17 ºC = 1.4 ºF and snow of course. This morning we had 5 ºC = 41 ºF.


    Comment by sartenada — November 25, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    • The snow that we had has melted the last few days, but there is colder weather coming up. It was about 40°F here today too.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  5. I wonder what tree it is, do you know? It’s very pretty. 🙂


    Comment by Val — November 25, 2011 @ 4:17 am

    • I don’t know what that tree is. Despite that it’s only a few hudred yards away directly, it would be a 15 mile drive and a hike to get to it.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

  6. Fine tree it is. I love the winter scene with the fast-flowing water. Yesterday it was 68 deg. F for a high. Perfect weather for outside chores. Up there in MT, I’ll bet you had to bundle up! A beaut of picture.


    Comment by Jack Matthews — November 25, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    • This time of year I admire your weather there. We have had a few days with temps in the single digits, but today was about 40 and it should get up to that again tomorrow. Tonight about 10.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

  7. I love the look of what I call “powdered sugar dusting” when winter is first trying to convert her canvas of colors. It’s a beautiful transition time.


    Comment by anniespickns — November 25, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    • Fall is beautiful and so is spring. The weather takes huge swings from day to day and week to week. About the only part I dislike is the periods of freezing rain.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

  8. Excellent!


    Comment by dhphotosite — November 25, 2011 @ 9:26 am

  9. Nope, it’s the most vibrant. 🙂 Just like another of your readers, I also thought of Charlie Brown’s little Christmas tree. Nice concept with this photo!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 25, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    • It’s funny, but often when I’m in the forests I think of Charlie Brown’s little tree. Many start like that but it’s usually amazing how they turn out. Trees have an incredible will to live and flourish.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

  10. This little guy certainly does stand out!! Nice photo– the area at the bottom (rocks) has a painterly look to it!


    Comment by Barbara — November 25, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    • I just included about half of the river in the photo. It is an area of rapids and very beautiful in itself; difficult to photograph this time of year though because of the sun angle.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

  11. what a gorgeous rainy day! love all the shots from this series


    Comment by silken — November 25, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    • There just seemed to be many interesting things there, despite a rather drab day. I get out whenever I an despite the weather and am usually pleasantly rewarded.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

  12. Hi Montucky, Beautiful country-side! I just love that golden orange tree against the white. Have a super good Saturday tomorrow and a most pleasant evening tonight.


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 25, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    • I visit there quite often because it’s an easy walk from my house. There’s always something pretty or otherwise interesting there. Have a good weekend!


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

  13. Stunning photo with the little burst of color from the little tree and the tiny island in the middle of the river…


    Comment by kateri — November 25, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    • That tree and the contrast it presents can be seen from quite a distance. The far shore is a very good place for the ducks and geese because they are almost unapproachable there.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  14. Being different is a good thing! 🙂


    Comment by TheDailyClick — November 26, 2011 @ 5:25 am

  15. Beautiful in the greens and white…. looks like a painting and one that could be hung on the wall. Love this! Gorgeous photography of your latest wintry shots! 🙂


    Comment by Anna — November 26, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    • Some things that I photograph can only be recognized at close range. This I could see from half a mile.


      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

  16. Beautiful landscape, sir. Your environment fascinates me no end and your framing and exposure are downright beautiful.

    It’s funny, I just processed a photo in the “Montucky Style”. I thought I would search out your post. I will post my Montucky Style in a day or two.


    Comment by burstmode — November 26, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    • I will look forward to that post! I wasn’t really aware that I had any particular style!


      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

  17. Wonderful natural colors you’ve captured in this photograph. Montana is quite beautiful!


    Comment by Watching Seasons — November 26, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    • Yes, it is a beautiful place. Fortunately, there is a lot of area here that has not yet been completely exploited.


      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

  18. I always love to see a bit of color ‘midst the evergreens. The river–wow, adds a great surprise.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — November 26, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    • It’s unusual to have that extra color this late in the year. It sure stands out, doesn’t it!


      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

  19. There are small trees like those at a place I used to travel. They never lost their leaves during winter. And when the wind would blow, the trees seemed to whisper.


    Comment by Ratty — November 26, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    • I really don’t know what the little tree is, but I’ve seen it before and it will drop its leaves. They have stayed on late this year.


      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

  20. Makes me shiver to see that image.

    Have you ruled out aspen for the little tree’s identity?


    Comment by Kim — November 27, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    • I hate to admit it, but I’m not good at all in identifying trees. I doubt that this one is an aspen though, judging from its shape and the color of its trunk. My best guess would be that its a small black cottonwood.


      Comment by montucky — November 27, 2011 @ 9:50 am

  21. How pretty and a nice sentiment, too.


    Comment by Candace — November 27, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

  22. it’s the colors, pretty! =)


    Comment by Tricia — November 28, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    • I don’t quite understand why the leaves haven’t fallen from that tree. Strange.


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

  23. I do not know if you enter photo contest but the National Geographic Magazine is featuring photos on Montana and your photos came to mind. Here is the web site for futher information. You are already a winner for you nature photos.


    Comment by Evangeline Art Photography — November 29, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    • Thank you for the link! I will look into that. And thanks for the kind words!


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

  24. When I saw this, my immediate thought was of Ansel Adams’ beautiful Aspens . Different trees, of course, but the same wonderful composition.


    Comment by shoreacres — November 29, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    • I guess I have so much admiration for trees that I’m extra sensitive about them. They are all so awesome!


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

  25. Nice to see that little bit of color in a world dominated by grey and white.



    Comment by knightofswords — November 30, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    • Luckily that little bit of color is still there. We are in a kind of drab part of early winter now. Not much color, but lacking the beauty of the snow. I suppose I should be content: it’s gentle on the wild creatures.


      Comment by montucky — November 30, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

  26. Love this image too… what an eye for the beauty of your surroundings you have! I really miss visiting regularly but have been unbelievably busy (as evidenced by the big lapses between posts on my own blog).


    Comment by Victoria — December 8, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    • I’ve had some big lapses too. Part of it is the time of year and the associated business. I prefer the very simple times in life.


      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

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