Montana Outdoors

November 7, 2015

Thompson River on a frosty day

Filed under: Autumn, Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:15 pm

Upper Thompson River


  1. I’ve never been so aware of how many plants have stems and branches that turn red in fall. Even some of our wildflowers, that I would swear were green-stemmed spring, summer, and fall, turn out to turn red. I don’t think it’s climate change, or weird conditions. I think I’m just paying more attention, especially after having it pointed out to me a time or two. This is a beautiful example of the phenomenon.


    Comment by shoreacres — November 8, 2015 @ 6:39 am

    • Yes, that is interesting. There are several different plants providing the reds in the photo.


      Comment by montucky — November 8, 2015 @ 11:17 pm

  2. I’ve always wondered why the blue of the sky reflected in water is bluer than the sky itself.
    This is a place where the dogwoods love to grow, by the looks!


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 8, 2015 @ 7:02 am

    • I also noticed that ultra-saturated blue in the creek.

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      Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 8, 2015 @ 10:08 am

    • I see that color very often too. Not sure why it is though.
      Yes, most of the red is from Dogwoods and most of the rest is from roses.


      Comment by montucky — November 8, 2015 @ 11:19 pm

  3. Can’t imagine any better place to be on a frosty day! What a beautiful spot….


    Comment by seekraz — November 8, 2015 @ 8:45 am

    • That photo was taken while returning from a morning’s hunt. I remember there used to be some big brook trout in that area of the river.

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      Comment by montucky — November 8, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

  4. Our skies are almost always gray now on the coast and the blue skies of Montana are so refreshing!


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 8, 2015 @ 11:23 am

  5. Lovely – I like how the red branches are still frosty:)


    Comment by Inger — November 8, 2015 @ 4:28 pm

    • During the in-between seasons for a short time frost can be seen on the stream-side brush, yet the water has not frozen over yet.

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      Comment by montucky — November 8, 2015 @ 11:23 pm

  6. That is so gorgeous; I love the light you captured and the color palate is just stunning.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — November 8, 2015 @ 9:52 pm

    • Seeing that scene was very lucky. There was heavy fog and some snow in the early morning and around noon the sun came out. We hit snow again on the way home.


      Comment by montucky — November 8, 2015 @ 11:26 pm

  7. That’s a stunning photo, Terry.


    Comment by Candace — November 9, 2015 @ 8:15 am

    • That river is very photogenic and a fairly good trout stream as well, and there is nearly 50 miles of it giving access to its variety of terrain.

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      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2015 @ 8:38 am

  8. Wow, that blue in the river is so vivid!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 9, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

    • I’m not sure why that phenomenon occurs, but it does quite often. There is a place near where I live that if you climb to a mountainside about 600 feet above the river and look down at it on a sunny day, the water appears an emerald green, but from other angles and places it appears normal.

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      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

  9. Hi Montucky, The reflections are great! Such a lovely spot. Glad you are out and about and enjoying the beautiful area. Have a fine day tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 9, 2015 @ 7:49 pm

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher. I hope we both have great new days, but yours won’t have snow in it.


      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

  10. First steps of coming winter is visible in Your beautiful photo.


    Comment by Sartenada — November 11, 2015 @ 6:26 am

    • Yes, if not already, it will be white there tonight.


      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2015 @ 9:24 am

  11. Beautiful Scene! Ver nice!


    Comment by Reed Andariese — November 11, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

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