Montana Outdoors

January 23, 2015

A blue mountain day

Filed under: Mission Mountains, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:16 am

Mission Mountains

Photo of the Mission Mountains taken from the Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge in the Mission Valley.

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  1. That’s a mighty fine blue!

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    Comment by Harold Rhenisch — January 23, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    • It’s a little unusual to see the clarity of against the clouds. For the last week or so the mountains have not been so visible.

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      Comment by montucky — January 23, 2015 @ 10:44 am

  2. Beautiful, simply beautiful.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — January 23, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    • I’ve always loved them. The tallest of the peaks there is nearly a mile and a half above the valley.

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      Comment by montucky — January 23, 2015 @ 10:49 am

  3. That doesn’t make me feel blue at all. In fact, it made me smile. Besides, I like blue and brown together, and those grasses are just right.

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 23, 2015 @ 10:31 am

    • The mountains were about 12 miles away. Strange what the distance does to our perception of color.

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      Comment by montucky — January 23, 2015 @ 10:56 am

  4. Blue on blue with a whole lot of white.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — January 23, 2015 @ 12:22 pm

    • I saw something in the news a week or so ago that said there was normal snow pack up there, but the peaks don’t look as white to me as they should for this time of year.

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      Comment by montucky — January 23, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

  5. Wonderful scenery!

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    Comment by Lasse — January 23, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

  6. That looks really chilly, but beautiful.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 23, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    • Yes, a little chilly. Easy to see why the big bears sleep under that snow all winter!

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      Comment by montucky — January 23, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

      • That’s what I’d be doing too, if I had to live out there,

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 23, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

        • There are a lot of cattle raised in the Mission Valley and they look very cold out in the white fields during the winter, even though they are well fed. The bears have a good strategy!

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          Comment by montucky — January 23, 2015 @ 1:52 pm

          • I’ve often wondered how cattle can stand the cold like that.Even if there’s no snow, I’ve seen them standing in flooded fields or ditches in icy water up to their ankles and I wonder how they can survive. I think we’re doing them a favour by turning them into steaks and roasts.

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            Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 23, 2015 @ 2:04 pm

            • Especially the calves. Calving begins this time of year. The wild critters survive it and don’t always get all of the nourishment that they need for the cold. Amazing that they are able!

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              Comment by montucky — January 23, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

  7. I was taking some shots of blue mountains today too, but they didn’t look anything like these. They’re beautiful. It’s amazing how much newer (geologically speaking) your mountains are than ours. Ours are worn down to just nubs of what they once were.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — January 23, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

  8. Lovely mountain range and very blue indeed.
    Very nice shot.

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    Comment by Vicki — January 23, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

  9. What a gorgeous landscape and filled with my favourite colour, blue. A magical picture!

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    Comment by Jane — January 24, 2015 @ 12:15 am

    • The blue cast of the distant mountains is much more noticeable in winter than in summer because it contrasts so much with the white foreground and it does change the mood of the picture.

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      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2015 @ 12:29 am

  10. Oh, wow, that looks so beautiful! And so unbelievably cold!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — January 24, 2015 @ 5:48 am

    • Yes, it does look cold, but it really wasn’t as cold as it looked, just a little below freezing. It should be miuch colder here this time of year. Strange winter!

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      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2015 @ 9:10 pm

  11. We sure don’t have mountains like that around here! It’s almost silly that we call ours mountains compared to yours.

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    Comment by Candace — January 24, 2015 @ 3:01 pm

    • Well, Camelback isn’t really big, but northern Arizona is much higher than here. A strange difference in perspective.

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      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2015 @ 9:12 pm

  12. Ahhhhhhhh… Superb ! 🙂

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    Comment by Jocelyne — January 26, 2015 @ 12:48 pm

  13. Blue is my favorite color since my childhood. Very beautiful photo.

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 29, 2015 @ 12:46 am

    • The mountains seem to appear more blue this time of the year.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2015 @ 10:31 am


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