Montana Outdoors

December 25, 2012

Christmas greetings

Filed under: Montana — montucky @ 2:55 pm

Christmas 2012

Christmas morning, 2012

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very happy New Year to all!

Thank you everyone for visiting Montana Outdoors this past year. Your visits, your comments and the blogs that many of you maintain mean a lot to me and have, during some very trying times, been a constant reminder that there are still many wonderful people all over this world.



  1. And thank you for the beautiful pictures you post remind me of a creator who has provided surrounded us with beauty and charged us to be good care takers of His creation. Merry Christmas!


    Comment by Debby — December 25, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    • We certainly have been granted a beautiful place to live. I wish that more people could turn toward it. The wild country gives a perspective to be known no other way.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

  2. merry christmas and happy new years to you.thanks for all the great photos


    Comment by Anonymous — December 25, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

  3. Merry Christmas! What a beautiful road to travel, the one in the image and the one we all travel together here. It makes the world a better place.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — December 25, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    • Yes the road we all travel together is a very beautiful road. It is so good to get to see some parts of the lives of very good people.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 12:25 am

  4. So beautiful! The images you share with us of your world are so varied and so interesting, it’s no wonder we all keep coming back! It is a wonderful world, filled with fine people – places like yours serve as a constant reminder of that fact. Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year!


    Comment by shoreacres — December 25, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    • It’s amazing, isn’t it, that it’s possible to find other folks across our country and across the world who are so different from each other, and yet who share so many of the same values of life. It certainly displays a more optimistic picture of human society than it is possible to get in other ways.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 12:34 am

  5. What a perfect Christmas photo. We were lucky to have a bit of snow today too – just enough to make it feel like Christmas but not enough to kill the birds that are scratching for their Christmas dinner out there. Looking forward to more lovely photos of Montana in the New Year.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 25, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    • Our forecast for today included snow and cloudy skies along with some low temperatures. We did get a little snow during the night, but then the sun came out for a few hours and really brightened up the world with blue sky and pure white snow.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 12:36 am

  6. Beautiful photo! Happy holiday to you as well and happy new year!


    Comment by roberta — December 25, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

  7. Awww, same to you, too, love your blog! God bless =)


    Comment by Tricia — December 25, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

  8. Such a nice light in this picture, winter at it’s best. Happy Holliday to you too! 🙂


    Comment by bentehaarstad — December 25, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    • I love these winter days when the sky clears a bit and lets the sun brighten things up! Happy Holidays!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 12:40 am

  9. The best of all holiday wishes to you! I have so enjoyed your year of photos.


    Comment by Colleen — December 25, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

  10. Thanks for keeping this blog Terry. It means a lot to me, and has brought me to a world I would not have otherwise known.


    Comment by jomegat — December 25, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    • Thank you too! I also enjoy seeing your world and seeing and appreciating the things that you do with the children.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 12:58 am

  11. Happy Holidays, Terry! 😀


    Comment by allbymyself09 — December 25, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    • I hope you are having a great holiday season too, Barbara!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 12:59 am

  12. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy, peaceful new year ahead!


    Comment by The Lonely Dogs — December 25, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

  13. Terry, thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous pictures.. They take me to a new frontier I might not get to see. Stay well and wishing you and yours a year of peace, joy and great photo opportunities… (


    Comment by Roberta — December 25, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    • I’m very glad that you have enjoyed seeing some of the beauty that’s found in this part of the country. Have a wonderful new year!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 1:01 am

  14. That is a lovely wish, and thank you – we wish you the very same, and much happiness in 2013. Your own blog is always an inspiration and a delight! And what a wonderful scene on Christmas morning.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 26, 2012 @ 1:10 am

    • I wish for you and your family a wonderful new year too, Jo.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

  15. Appreciate your thoughts and words. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.


    Comment by Grampy — December 26, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    • Thanks Grampy! I have greatly enjoyed your blog this year!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

  16. Merry Christmas!!


    Comment by Cornel A. — December 26, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    • I hope you had a great CHristmas, Cornel. Happy New Year!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

  17. I’m a day late……hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas!


    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 26, 2012 @ 6:10 am

  18. The same to you! This blog is a bright spot in my mornings and I enjoy it very much.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 26, 2012 @ 6:24 am

  19. Happy Christmas to you, too, Terry…I’ve enjoyed visiting with you these past several months, introducing me to a beautiful part of our country that I have yet to see for myself. Thank you for sharing as you do….


    Comment by seekraz — December 26, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    • You have shown me so much of beauty about your area too Scott. I have long wondered what it was like and now I love it!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

      • I’m very happy that you’ve enjoyed visiting, as well, Terry…and now you know what’s in those mountains that you’ve passed on those various occasions…and how nice that you love it!!


        Comment by seekraz — December 27, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

  20. Best wishes to you for the coming year, also.

    I can’t count the many, many moments of pleasure your photography has given me. Thank you, most sincerely, for taking the time and effort to share it with me and all the others who visit that place in the ether.


    Comment by Dave at collinda — December 26, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    • Thank you Dave. I’m very happy to know that you enjoy seeing some of this area. We do appreciate many of the same things.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

  21. And the same to you up there in the land of real winter.

    By the way, I recently bought a book of poetry that was discarded by the library in Bitterroot. Is that near you?


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 26, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    • It looks as though winter has now begun here again. I’m happy about that.

      I think that library is located in the small town of Hamilton (population of just a little over 4,000), about 130 miles south of here. It is in the middle of the Bitterroot river drainage, a very beautiful area!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

  22. Wishing you and your family Happy holidays. May 2013 be full of new adventures!


    Comment by twoscamps — December 26, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    • Thanks Maureen. I will be looking forward to following the adventures of you and Eric in 2013. I’m hoping to spend some time in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in the summer.


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

  23. It is you that has provided us with art, beauty, and hope for our planet. Thank you. Hoping a wonderful 2013 for you and your family.


    Comment by WildBill — December 26, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    • Thanks Bill! Here’s hoping that more folks will turn toward the beauty and peace that can be found in the wild country that we both love!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  24. That looks like a classic Christmas shot. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to you and your family, too, Terry. I love your blog.


    Comment by Candace — December 26, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    • It was so pleasant to see the new snow on Christmas morning and then a period of clear blue sky! I hope you and your family have a great 2013 too!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

  25. Now that is picture perfect, Montucky. A Christmas greeting card in the making. Hope you had a truly blessed Christmas. Your blogging friendship and comments have been a blessing to me this year too. Happy New Year!!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 26, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    • Thank you Mama! I have appreciated getting to know you this year. Have a great 2013!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

  26. The world really does seem smaller and kinder here, especially with wonderful people like you in it. All the best to you and your family for 2013! Thank you for sharing the beauty around you with all of us.


    Comment by farmhouse stories — December 27, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    • All of the best for 2013 to you and yours, Cait! I will enjoy visiting your blog through the year!


      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

  27. Wonderful photo. It has been a great joy to visit Montana thru Your awesome photos. and I hope that in future also I do armchair trips to Montana’s nature.


    Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    • Thank you Matti! I hope to show more variety from Montana’s wilderness next year.


      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

  28. Beautiful picture and landscape. Thank you for the beauty of your nature you share with us. It is such a pleasure to visit you. Happy, happy New Year !


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 28, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

  29. What a beautiful image, and with the snow falling on your blog it’s as if we’re inside the photo ! I wish you a wonderful new year !


    Comment by Inspired and pretty — December 30, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

  30. A belated Merry Christmas! It looks like for once I have as much snow as you do for the holidays!


    Comment by Watching Seasons — December 31, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    • I think you do this year. We will catch up by March though. I’m hoping for a heavy snow year in Glacier. We’ll see.


      Comment by montucky — December 31, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

  31. Hope your Holidays were happy, Montucky. I am so thankful that you share your bit of heaven with us, I love seeing your mountains.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — January 2, 2013 @ 6:34 am

    • Thank you Bo. I hope you had a great holiday season too.


      Comment by montucky — January 2, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

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