I am so taken with this. The clarity of the reflections, the subdued palette, the delicacy of the frost are simply breathtaking. Tonight I get to enjoy truly freezing temperatures. By next week, I’ll have the chance to see a full moon on a cold prairie – I’m so happy to be able to experience just a little of this turning toward winter.
I’m glad that you will get to enjoy some of the changing of the seasons. A full moon shining on a cold prairie is an experience to be savored. I love the transitions, still enjoying the one that we are leaving yet looking forward to the new one coming up. Our highs for the past few days have been in the 30’s which seems cold after the hot summer, but I know that in a few months a day in the 30’s will be a warm one providing the first snow melt of the new year.
At my house at 2400 feet elevation, there was just a little. To get to this place I crosses a small divide of about 5000 feet and there was about 8 inches there. The mountains got a foot or two in many places. As far as I know there was nothing like a blizzard though in western Montana.
Thank you for visiting, Elizabeth! When I was a kid a relative owned a small cabin not too far from there and I spent a little time there during winter when the snow was deep. It was a wonderful place!
Hi Montucky, Wonderful picture. Yes, Old Man Winter is coming soon. We are rumored to get a couple of flakes of snow (maybe!!!) on Tuesday night when it dips to around 30 degrees here in my area of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. You live in a beautiful place, that’s for sure! Have a super day today and a nice Sunday, too!
That’s a little higher elevation than here at the house, so it may stay wintery until real winter arrives. Here I think we are about to get into a brief season that I don’t really like, the time of nightly freezing rains. It doesn’t bother us especially but it is always so hard on travelers.
Winter is fast approaching, isn’t it? Here it’s been crazy — 80 degrees one day, 50 the next, and now we’re getting rain, rain, rain from the hurricane that’s hitting the eastern seaboard. We are supposed to get wind effects and some flooding over on our side of the state too. I’m a little nervous as this is our oldest daughter’s wedding weekend coming up. Hoping we have power! Yikes!
Great photo as the scenery also. I could imagine hearing some sounds of some animal although the nature seems to be so quiet. This photo is something which one cannot ignore quickly, but it must be studied very carefully.