Montana Outdoors

December 9, 2012

Winter rose

Filed under: Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 4:01 pm

Winter rose

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  1. Oh my gosh! Beautiful!

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    Comment by twoscamps — December 9, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

  2. Such simple yet almost profound beauty. Love it when you can see the crystalline structure.of snowflakes.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — December 9, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    • On a walk this morning the sun came out very briefly and I saw this as a tiny dot of red on a very brushy hillside. It is so very simple, yet when you think about it, it is an example of a lot that goes on in our natural world.

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      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

  3. Fantastic! =)

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    Comment by Tricia — December 9, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

  4. Beautiful clarity!

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    Comment by Debby — December 9, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

  5. Perfect title for this post. Very pretty!

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    Comment by kateri — December 9, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    • Probably leaves of a Wood’s Rose, a little unusual that they are still on the stem.

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      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

  6. I saw your area on the national radar yesterday (or the day before), so I was kind of expecting some snow pictures here. You did not disappoint!

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    Comment by jomegat — December 9, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    • We got a little new snow at valley level, but a lot up higher. I haven’t had a chance to go up there again yet.

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      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

  7. That vibrant orange is really set off by the snow. Beautiful.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 9, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    • Amazing what’s outdoors on a cold morning! I would have thought that all of those leaves would have fallen off by now.

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      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

      • How some plants even survive a winter is amazing. You’re brave too, to be out there in the cold with your camera.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 10, 2012 @ 12:03 am

        • Yes, the plants and animals too. Winter can be very harsh and yet they can handle it. I love being out in all kinds of weather and I’m well equipped for it. It’s so wonderful to see and feel the seasons at work!

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          Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 12:17 am

  8. A few years ago, one of my Montana friends got a photo of lilacs covered with this sort of snow. There’s something about the combination of the crystals and color that’s just so appealing. This is a wonderful capture.

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    Comment by shoreacres — December 9, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    • I have some photos taken about this time of year several year ago of some pansies decorated with snow. The year-to-year variations are interesting. I love when the snow contrasts with something of nice color.

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      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

  9. What beauty!!

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    Comment by Roberta — December 9, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

  10. How lovely!

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    Comment by alskamom — December 9, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

  11. Such great detail in the ice. Very pretty.

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    Comment by Candace — December 9, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    • The leaves were up a very brushy hillside and I couldn’t get close. The photo was taken using a 70-300mm lens at about 240mm. I love that lens!

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      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 12:01 am

  12. Beautiful.

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    Comment by seekraz — December 9, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    • Thanks Scott! That’s one of the big reasons why we get out, isn’t it!

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      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 12:01 am

      • You’re welcome…and yes, it certainly is…we’re not going to find something like that sitting on the couch! 🙂

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        Comment by seekraz — December 10, 2012 @ 7:55 am

  13. What stunning colour – a natural Christmas decoration.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 10, 2012 @ 1:28 am

    • It was the only color around that morning too. Seems fitting that they were rose leaves.

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      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

  14. Thank You liking my newest post. I have no explanation to it why nobody could leave comment. It is a mystery to me.

    I am still working by my Mobile broadband modem for my connection. I have been promised to get operational connection to our new home in December on Friday the 14th, 2012. Let’s hope that they keep their promise. Happily I made many posts ready for publication, because I expected something like this problem. My Internet connection is giving me more gray hair, gray although they are white grey already.

    I love the color contrast in You beautiful photo.

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    Comment by Sartenada — December 10, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    • I was surprised when I saw the little notice at the bottom of your post that read “Comments Closed”. Internet connections can be a cause of consternation. I lost mine a few nights ago for no special reason. Our internet provider does have good technical support and we got it fixed fairly quickly although I never did learn the exact cause of the problem.

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      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

  15. Rose leaves can go through some amazing color changes. I have two in my yard that are now deep purple, but I like your red ones more.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 10, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    • Most of the rose leaves have fallen and these few that remained were especially colorful. Just a few in a very large area of wild roses. It was as though they were left for decoration.

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      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

  16. Red and white. Nice colors for the season.

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — December 10, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    • They are. Red is a very unusual color to see here this time of year.

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      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

  17. very nice. I need to post a pict of my poinsettia plant. I trimmed it back and planted it last year and it looks pretty good now!!!!

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    Comment by skouba — December 10, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

  18. Perhaps the perfect photgraph!

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    Comment by WildBill — December 11, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    • Thanks Bill. Amazing, isn’t it, how something like that just seems to show up when you’re out roaming around!

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      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

      • It takes a very special eye to notice and capture it~

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        Comment by WildBill — December 12, 2012 @ 7:05 am

        • But how many fail to notice it! It takes a special eye to see and capture the astounding beauty of the natural world.

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          Comment by WildBill — December 16, 2012 @ 7:16 am

          • There seem to be some people who are tuned to the natural world and some who are not at all. It’s puzzling.

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            Comment by montucky — December 16, 2012 @ 9:47 am

  19. It’s always exciting and surprising to find these bits of colour in winter, isn’t it? Still no lasting snow here yet.

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    Comment by farmhouse stories — December 13, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    • It’s a little surprising to have no snow this time of year. I can see Baldy Mountain from here though and it looks like a huge pile of powdered sugar.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

  20. How fortunate you were to see the color and the snow together in one place. In contrast to that reality, the afternoon temperature in Austin yesterday was 75°.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 15, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    • Right now it will take more than two days to accumulate that much temperature!

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      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

      • That’s a clever sort of arithmetic you’ve figured out there. Now just think about those winter days when your temperature gets down to zero or below: no number of days like that could ever catch you up.

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        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 16, 2012 @ 6:41 am

  21. When the warmth of red blend in so beautifully with the frost… an exquisite photo.

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 16, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    • Thank you. Nature always leaves something of beauty on display.

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      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2012 @ 12:23 am

  22. Your pictures are beautiful, Terry. Thank you for sharing western Montana with all of us.

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    Comment by Gary — December 16, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

  23. such sweet light and beautiful colors ~

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    Comment by Tammie — December 19, 2012 @ 10:13 am

  24. Exquisitely beautiful color and detail. A gorgeous winter image!

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    Comment by Marcie — December 21, 2012 @ 6:47 am

  25. Beautifully photographed. I always love it when I find a bit of color in winter.

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — December 21, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

  26. Oh, this is just SO beautiful, and I just love the colors! And the sun. And the water drops. What a perfect picture, I wish I had taken it. 🙂

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    Comment by Giiid — December 21, 2012 @ 5:29 pm


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