Montana Outdoors

October 24, 2013

The cottonwoods are turning color

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: — montucky @ 9:36 pm

Cottonwoods in Autumn

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  1. You always have such clear bright blue skies!! Nice to see the colours on the trees changing.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 24, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    • The sky was clear today but by Sunday a change is coming. There may be a white touch to the landscape and gray skies.

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

  2. Impressive colors! Is that the road close to your house that you’ve shown before?

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    Comment by Candace — October 24, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    • Yes, just a few hundred yards from the house. I caught the sun in just the right place to illuminate those trees this afternoon.

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

  3. What a lovely landscape You have there. I love those colors. Here it has been raining daily. Sigh.

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    Comment by Sartenada — October 24, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    • The last couple of days here have been cloudy too and it is supposed to rain tonight, then snow. There are still many more trees that will turn color.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

  4. Fantastic colours and a great photo … I have become a great fan of your mountains … // Maria 🙂

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    Comment by mariayarri — October 25, 2013 @ 2:12 am

    • Thank you Maria. There is much beauty in these mountains!

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

  5. Beautiful! Most of our leaves have fallen already. The yellow leaves of the beeches are just about it now.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — October 25, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    • Your seasons have been ahead of ours. Only about half of the cottonwoods have turned color now, but most of the larch have turned.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

  6. What a beauty of a road to drive … it looks so peaceful.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 25, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    • It’s almost always enjoyable there, even in winter.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

  7. We had those beautiful blue sky days a little while, but now a cold front has set in with gray skies and yesterday…snow flurries! Just some white sprinkles in the air, nothing to lay on the ground but still it made me think about pulling out the Christmas music! 😉

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 25, 2013 @ 6:55 am

    • I think we are starting to get that weather pattern today. Snow is forecast for tonight.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

  8. Believe it or not our cottonwoods are at about the same stage as yours. So love the cottonwoods and the riparian areas they inhabit. Love the contrast between the bright blue sky and the yellow of the trees.

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    Comment by anniespickns — October 25, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    • Interesting that the cottonwoods are turning at about the same time. There is a very thick area of them not far from here where for some reason they are all still green. Our blue skies are gone for a few days but they should be back. I hope we have many more clear days before winter sets in.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

  9. Very nice, Terry…and we’re right there with you…..

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    Comment by seekraz — October 25, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

  10. My prairie stay was in a place just south of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, and along the Cottonwood river. The trees there are beginning to turn, and there are a few that are nearly as vibrant as these. Interesting that anniespickns mentioned her cottonwoods also are glowing. They’re a beautiful tree, and maybe one of my favorite “fall yellows”. With the right light – as you’ve captured here – they fairly glow.

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    Comment by shoreacres — October 26, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    • Their size is a big plus too, especially where they are in a group. In some of the towns here people planted Norway Maples many years ago and they have done very well in our climate. The streets that are lined with them are a real delight to see too.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

  11. gorgeous =)

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    Comment by Tricia — October 26, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

  12. Beautiful colors.

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    Comment by Marius Constantin — October 27, 2013 @ 5:13 am

  13. The contrast between the brilliantly blue sky and the yellow cottonwoods is awe inspiring. Beautiful shot!

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    Comment by WildBill — October 27, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    • I waited for the sun to get into the right position for that photo to bring out the blue. Sure is gray today though.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

  14. Oh, how I miss those colors of my youth!

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    Comment by Tammy — October 27, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    • Fall colors are something we look forward to here. I would certainly miss them.

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

  15. so beautiful!
    as are your previous posts
    you share and capture autumn beautifully!!

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    Comment by Tammie — October 27, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    • Thanks Tammie! As you know, this area is very photogenic!

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      Comment by montucky — October 27, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

  16. English-speaking Americans are often surprised if they learn that the Spanish name for the cottonwood tree is alamo. The ones in Austin don’t seem to turn such a pretty color, so I’ll just have to remember the alamo in your photograph.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — October 29, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    • That’s something interesting that I didn’t know! Now it will occur to me when I see the cottonwoods.

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      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

  17. Such gorgeous fall colors!

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    Comment by TheDailyClick — October 30, 2013 @ 6:07 am


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