Montana Outdoors

October 29, 2015

Looking forward to winter

From USFS trail 340

Photo taken from inside the clouds on USFS trail 340 on October 9, 2013


  1. I hope you have enough wood in stock for the winter. Nice view in the photo.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — October 29, 2015 @ 11:17 pm

    • Yes, thanks, I have about 4 1/2 cords and I will be cutting more. The wood stove really feels good on these cold nights! Today I cleaned and serviced my chain saw and installed a brand new bar, chain and sprocket. It cuts like a dream!


      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

      • Good to have that chain saw ready to go.


        Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — November 1, 2015 @ 1:40 pm

        • I like to keep it in prime shape. Up here it may be needed any time. A few winters ago I was glad it was ready when a tree came down completely across the highway.


          Comment by montucky — November 1, 2015 @ 1:44 pm

  2. What an interesting shot. The left hand side almost looks like the smoke of a bush fire, but then…..there’s the snow on the ground of course.

    Last time I was above the clouds was in January 1978 while going up a cable car in Austria. Isn’t it funny how I can remember that and yet not what I did yesterday 🙂


    Comment by Vicki — October 29, 2015 @ 11:44 pm

    • That’s an experience that I don’t forget either, although I see it fairly often, especially in spring and fall. I thought I might be able to climb up and see some snow today but the temperature stayed warm overnight and we had a little rain.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2015 @ 8:23 am

  3. I love the beauty of winter but not the work that comes with it. We’ve had two harsh ones in a row and last year I must have shoveled my roof 7 or 8 times. Even so, it’s a beautiful time of year.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 30, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    • I remember you had a heavy snow year there last winter. My house has a very steep pitched roof and steel instead of shingles, so the snow slides off. I do have to rake the snow off my wood pile cover though and of course clear the walk and driveway. A snow blower is a great machine! After a deep snow I also take the blower down to the mail boxes and clear that out for the mail lady too. If it’s all right with you, I’ll take the snow this year and you can have a warm, mild winter!


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2015 @ 8:28 am

  4. Breathing view! I also can’t wait to see snow! It’s been a white. Have a lovely weekend!


    Comment by Lucy — October 30, 2015 @ 8:44 am

    • We should have snow here in the valleys next week. It will be a relief after the hot summer we had.

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      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2015 @ 3:48 pm

  5. Brrrrr…not ready for the white stuff yet!


    Comment by Sue — October 30, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    • I’m ready for snow but not for the interim spells of freezing rain.


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

  6. Already snow!!


    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — October 30, 2015 @ 3:27 pm

    • We have already had snow in some areas here. I’m hoping for a lot this winter!


      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2015 @ 3:50 pm

  7. If your deal with NH Garden Solutions is sealed, I may have to move to Montana for the winter.


    Comment by jomegat — October 30, 2015 @ 7:13 pm

  8. So beautiful! I’m secretly looking forward to a little bit of snow, as well!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 31, 2015 @ 2:12 am

    • I think most folks here look forward to winter. Snow sports are very popular, and our forests and rivers depend on a deep winter snow pack to remain healthy for the rest of the year.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2015 @ 7:51 am

  9. Soon there will also be winter in Sweden. I can enjoy it when in my country home but it’s a plague in Stockholm.


    Comment by Staffan H — October 31, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    • Here it’s easier and more pleasant in the country than in the cities too.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2015 @ 7:52 am

  10. What a glorious combination of elements in your photo. Green, blue, and white is such a beautiful combination, and the obvious crispness of the air is an added delight. I hope you get your snow, for sure — especially since you’ve got a nice stash of wood already, and a well-working chainsaw to go with it.


    Comment by shoreacres — October 31, 2015 @ 5:14 am

    • When I encounter conditions as they were that day, I take a lot of pictures, and I enjoy reviewing them quite often too. Life for me here is very basic and simple and I think that enhances the enjoyment of nature and her variety of presentations.


      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2015 @ 7:56 am

  11. what a wonderful composition … I think I’m actually looking forward to it, as well …


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 1, 2015 @ 1:06 pm

    • We are expecting snow sometime in the next few days. It will be pretty with the fall colors and probably will melt quickly.


      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2015 @ 1:32 pm

  12. It’s lovely looking, good that you are looking forward to it.


    Comment by Candace — November 2, 2015 @ 12:21 pm

    • I generally like winter except for the very end of it, but then spring is starting to break out and all is good again.


      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

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