Montana Outdoors

December 18, 2011

After a foggy night

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:27 pm

Clark Fork winter

Mother Nature did a little decorating last night along the river.



  1. Gorgeous!


    Comment by apostolcornel — December 19, 2011 @ 12:29 am

  2. quite gorgeous!


    Comment by Tammie — December 19, 2011 @ 12:30 am

  3. Oh yes……this is very nice. Well done.


    Comment by stuaato — December 19, 2011 @ 3:28 am

  4. Beautiful! Always wonderful to see the morning…clear skies here by Lake Michigan….rose color along the horizon.


    Comment by Ellen Grace Olinger — December 19, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    • Clear skies with a little color at the horizon; I love mornings like that!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 9:56 am

  5. What a beautiful sight to wake up to! Crisp and clear and colorful!


    Comment by Maureen — December 19, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    • Even on drab days there can be pretty scenes, especially in the morning!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 10:00 am

  6. She certainly did! Beautiful!


    Comment by Roberta — December 19, 2011 @ 7:13 am

  7. She really knows how to decorate with just the right touches. Thank you for catching her style. That was definitely a beautiful gift to wake up to.


    Comment by anniespickns — December 19, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    • I love her surprises, never knowing just where they might be.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  8. Love that delicate frost from the fog


    Comment by Ron Mangels — December 19, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    • I do too. There hasn’t been much of it this year, at least yet, but I look forward to it.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 10:03 am

  9. What a beautiful landscape, and a very nice composed photo. I wonder how it is to live surounded by such an amazing nature, everything looks so peaceful. Is it ever too quiet? (I love peacefulness.)


    Comment by Giiid — December 19, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    • I have lived in many different places, but have found beauty in each of them, although different. I love the quiet here, especially when in the high forests. The sounds there are softer and tell different stories than the ones in the city.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 10:06 am

  10. I don ‘t mind red and green as Christmas colors, but this is a palette that’s both beautiful and comfortable. I could look at this far longer than the time I have available for looking this morning!


    Comment by shoreacres — December 19, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    • I love the scenes that are entirely natural. This scene is not really remote, just a small piece of National Forest land that hardly anyone ever visits. By the lack of tracks around, probably no else saw this scene, which gives me a reason to show it I suppose.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 10:11 am

  11. This is gorgeous Montucky!! Mother nature sure is good at decorating!!!


    Comment by dhphotosite — December 19, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    • She sure is. We just have to find those places and recognize them when we do.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

  12. Hi Montucky, I love the look! Great decorator! Ha! So pretty. Have a wonderful day!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 19, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    • That’s one of the bonuses of living here on the “frontier”. We don’t have to do our own decorating!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

  13. Absolutely stunning! Wow!


    Comment by Barbara — December 19, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    • The river had many pretty scenes that day. I hiked a few miles along the river bottom, got soaking wet from the brush, broke through the ice crossing a beaver dam and enjoyed all of the decorations of the night before.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2011 @ 12:01 am

  14. And, as usual, she did a wonderful job!


    Comment by sandy — December 19, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

  15. No human can do the decorating that Mother Nature can. Lovely stuff…


    Comment by Bo Mackison — December 19, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    • So true. I think if I were a landscape designer I would spend over half of my time searching out nature’s designs so I could use elements of them.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2011 @ 12:15 am

  16. A talented decorator she is and you captured her work perfectly!


    Comment by kcjewel — December 19, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    • As best I could, Jewel. There are many dimensions that a camera cannot capture.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2011 @ 12:16 am

  17. That is picture perfect! This might have to go on my desktop for awhile.


    Comment by Candace — December 19, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    • I might use it for awhile too. My desktop is still stuck on a hen pheasant from last winter.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2011 @ 12:17 am

  18. Ah, yes, mother nature has that special touch this time of year


    Comment by kateri — December 19, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    • It seems as though nature has an especially good time decorating scenes in winter. I take that as an emphasis on what may be the most important season of all for us here in the northwest, the season that provides us our precious water for the rest of the year.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2011 @ 12:20 am

  19. Hoar frost. One of your and Mother Nature’s best collaborations ever!


    Comment by Kim — December 20, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    • I found it interesting that the frost highlighted only a few of the plants and didn’t really cover the ground. Made some pretty scenes though.


      Comment by montucky — December 22, 2011 @ 12:14 am

  20. Beautifully decorated!


    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 20, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  21. Send your decorator this way, please. All we’re getting is rain. We did have a very foggy night last night but didn’t wake up to the beautiful sight you captured so vividly here. Instead, it’s more gray skies and rain. Can you tell I’m ready for some frosty stuff??? 🙂


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 21, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    • We haven’t had rain, just a little snow. About a half inch last night, but lots of dark couds, threatening but not delivering. I did get to hike today on new unbroken snow though and that was a treat.


      Comment by montucky — December 22, 2011 @ 12:16 am

  22. Nothing decorates quire like mother nature. Still unseasonable in the Northeast, waiting for full blown winter to arrive. Nice, nice photo. Thanks!


    Comment by Wild_Bill — December 21, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    • This is a strange season so far all over it seems. This may be the first Christmas I can remember without significant snow here.


      Comment by montucky — December 22, 2011 @ 12:17 am

  23. Montana has to be one of the most scenic spots on this continent!


    Comment by Watching Seasons — December 21, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    • It has a lot of great scenery. I get out into the forests or along the river just about every day too, and so I get the chance to capture many of the scenes like this one that last for only minutes.


      Comment by montucky — December 22, 2011 @ 12:19 am

  24. The frosted foliage looks like feathers, don’t you think?

    Steve Schwartzman


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 21, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    • Very much. That was one of my first thoughts when I saw the frost on the tall grasses.


      Comment by montucky — December 22, 2011 @ 12:19 am

  25. Mother Nature knows how to decorate! Thanks for another wonderful year of photographs from the Montana high country. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.



    Comment by knightofswords — December 21, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    • She certainly doe, Malcolm. I hope you are having a great Holiday season too!


      Comment by montucky — December 22, 2011 @ 12:20 am

  26. There are all the elements in Your photo that it is the best nature photo I have ever seen. Awesome! Congratulations for this photo!


    Comment by sartenada — December 23, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    • Thank you Matti. This scene is not far off the beaten path, yet hardly anyone ever sees it, on that day, no one but myself. The scene was a gift from Mother Nature to those who love her handiwork!


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2011 @ 1:24 am

  27. I am in awe every time I see one of your pictures. The best nature pictures must come from your part of the country.


    Comment by Ratty — December 23, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    • Thanks Ratty. There are plenty of pretty scenes here in the northwest.


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

  28. very pretty and a gorgeous photo you made of it


    Comment by silken — December 29, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

  29. What an absolutley gorgeous photo!


    Comment by Debra Kolkka — January 3, 2012 @ 5:39 am

  30. Mother Nature waves her brush and creates a beautifil scene, and you come along and photograph it, good job.


    Comment by Evangeline — January 5, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    • And I love the scenes She creates! Thank you for visiting, Evangeline!


      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

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