Montana Outdoors

October 21, 2014

Willows by the river

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:20 pm

Willows by the river


  1. Nice color. Bet the water’s a little brisk.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — October 22, 2014 @ 12:13 am

  2. Beautiful. Some of the trees and bushes – here, too – seem to have their own light inside them.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 22, 2014 @ 12:59 am

  3. Wow! So beautiful!!



    Comment by The Laughing Nanny — October 22, 2014 @ 3:21 am

  4. Looks like you paint this not shot i!. Amazing work!


    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — October 22, 2014 @ 4:57 am

    • The only trick is to be lucky and get there at the right time. Every day is different now this time of year.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

  5. Beautiful!


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 22, 2014 @ 5:26 am

  6. Our color has already peaked and leaves are falling off now. It’s been so rainy that I didn’t venture out much to take photos. 😦


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 22, 2014 @ 6:08 am

    • It’s very unusual this year here. Some trees have already lost their leaves, others of the same species are still green. I went out today to see the larch and found it to be that way with them too. The trail was golden from their needles in places while just a few hundred yards away the trees were very bright still.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

  7. Great show of fall colours!


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 22, 2014 @ 8:04 am

  8. ahh…wonderful colors and sounds! Thanks for the refreshing break…hugs


    Comment by Beth — October 22, 2014 @ 8:34 am

    • The river here is close and a frequent retreat for me, in all seasons, indeed a refreshing break.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

  9. When I think of willows, I always think of the large weeping willow trees of Iowa. These are so different, and so beautiful. I’m sure the leaves on our willows changed color some years, but I remember them mostly just falling off. If they had achieved color like this, I surely would have remembered them!


    Comment by shoreacres — October 22, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

    • I’m not sure which species of willow this one is. I suspect it is Pacific Willow (Salix lucida).


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

    • There were weeping willows in New York, too, but long after moving to Texas I learned that that species evolved in China and was cultivated for thousands of years in other parts of Eurasia. The species name Salix babylonica tells what one of those places was.


      Comment by Steve Schwartzman — October 24, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

  10. Nearly fall colors in bushes. I love the landscape.


    Comment by Sartenada — October 23, 2014 @ 2:37 am

  11. Great autumnal shot!


    Comment by Candace — October 23, 2014 @ 8:38 pm

    • Most of the colors are already gone along the river, but these willows just got started.


      Comment by montucky — October 23, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

  12. The Salix nigra that we have in Texas can look pretty similar to what you’ve shown here. Do you know what species of willow you have?


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — October 24, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

    • Ah, I just noticed above that this may be Salix lucida.


      Comment by Steve Schwartzman — October 24, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

      • I’m not really sure, Steve. There are a couple of dozen species growing in this neck of the woods. Lucida seems to look like the ones by the river.


        Comment by montucky — October 24, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

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