Montana Outdoors

December 15, 2013

Flathead frost garden

Filed under: Flathead river — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:23 pm

Flathead frost garden

Scene of the Flathead River on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Photo taken on 12/18/2009.



  1. The snowflakes really suit this photo. The edges of the river with the breaking ice is a suitable border for the “Jack Frost” painting. Interesting how the frost is not up the hill, but all at river level (where the moisture is, I suppose).


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 15, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    • The frost most likely came from low fog over the river. The scene reminded me of a painting.


      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

  2. So very pretty…and inviting.


    Comment by seekraz — December 15, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    • There is a little road at the base of the hills beyond the river and I sometimes hike there in winter. It’s a pretty place to hike when the higher roads are blocked by snow and I can’t get to the trails.


      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

      • It’s good that you still have such places accessible during the winter.


        Comment by seekraz — December 16, 2013 @ 7:42 am

  3. That Is Gorgeous. Love the pale colors … just beautiful.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — December 15, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    • It had a quality about it that just drew me into the scene. I’m glad that you like it too.


      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

  4. Wonderful! I love all the subtle colours and the frosted trees.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 16, 2013 @ 12:58 am

    • I’m glad that you liked the scene, Jo. It’s a rather muted look, but a real one of winter on the river.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 1:05 am

  5. It looks like it would be a great place to camp and fish in warmer weather.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 16, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    • I’ve never fished that part of the river. It requires a special reservation permit and I usually don’t buy one. I’ve heard that there is good fishing farther up the river and sometimes at the mouth of it.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 10:40 am

  6. I really love this one, the snow effect too.


    Comment by anniespickns — December 16, 2013 @ 8:02 am

  7. I’m always entranced by scenes that come by their sepia tones naturally. This is just gorgeous. The low fog you mentioned often is responsible for the frost that we get. It’s just as pretty as yours, even if the scenery isn’t!


    Comment by shoreacres — December 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    • I used to drive past that place every day on my way to work, before I started taking a lot of pictures. Some days there was so much frost on everything it was just beautiful. Hope I see those conditions again!


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 10:43 am

  8. Hi Montucky, Exquisite photo. Gee, on a lighter side – that WordPress Winter blog snow looks much better on your photographs than it does on my Florida pictures. Ha! Have a super day!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 16, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    • Yes, the snow wouldn’t fit in well with your scenery! I watched the Miami game yesterday and they said it was 84. Last weekend here the University of Montana played a game and it was -5 at kickoff time.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 10:45 am

  9. I love the muted tones, different than the scenes you usually show here.


    Comment by Candace — December 20, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    • I guess I don’t frequent places like that as much as others.Interesting thought.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

  10. Gorgeous, I love the photo and the story it tells.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — December 29, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

    • Parts of the Reservation are fascinating as are some of the people, the outdoor ones especially.


      Comment by montucky — December 29, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

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