Montana Outdoors

November 12, 2015

Mid-November snow

Filed under: Autumn, Winter — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:26 pm

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Just a little snow time



  1. A dusting of snow gives the trees such a magical look, almost as if they were dabbed with a white brush.They’re all beautiful but I think I like the last one best. Maybe because of that last bit of colour at the side of the road..


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 12, 2015 @ 10:40 pm

  2. Stunning scenery.
    This might be the best time to photograph that area as you get that lovely contrast between the green and white.


    Comment by Vicki — November 12, 2015 @ 10:48 pm

    • The contrast is nice surely. It will not be possible for me to get to that area many more times this winter as the snow builds up. I will enjoy it while I can.

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      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2015 @ 10:53 pm

  3. wow, already? well, I love snow so and pictures are beautiful! πŸ™‚


    Comment by Traveling Rockhopper — November 13, 2015 @ 2:21 am

  4. And before the larches have all dropped their needles! I wonder if you’ll see your usual snow pack this year with it starting this early. It must be a good sign.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 13, 2015 @ 4:03 am

    • Snow this early isn’t unusual but so far it seems that we are getting fairly wet storms moving across. Rain in the valleys but over about 6000 feet it is starting to pile up. East of here there have already been two people caught in an avalanche.

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      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 9:30 am

  5. I love the photographs that show a glimpse into the warmer valley. The contrasts, especially with the larches, is beautiful. And the way the snow piles up on the branches is so appealing. The later, winter photos will be dramatic, but these truly feel transitional.


    Comment by shoreacres — November 13, 2015 @ 5:45 am

    • At the moment it is transitional. These were taken between 5000 and 6000 feet. The abundance of deer tracks there tells me that they have not moved down to get out of the snow just yet. The snowshoe rabbit tracks says that they are setting up housekeeping for the winter. Last week I saw one and it was pure white already.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 9:33 am

  6. Ho awesome, Terry, and such a contrast to my 35C almost sunny day here. How funny and marvelous that live in a world where you are surrounded by such magical snowy scenes while I am in a sundress under the blazing sunshine! Beautiful. πŸ™‚


    Comment by Jane — November 13, 2015 @ 5:47 am

    • I enjoy considering the difference between the seasons there and here. I do love having the four distinct seasons here. I know some folks consider winter to be oppressive but I love its cold beauty (and of course I’m adequately equipped to enjoy being out in it).

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      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 9:37 am

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous! I really missed seeing show, so thank you!! The mix of green and white is one of my favorite! Looking forward to having it in Europe as well. x


    Comment by Lucy — November 13, 2015 @ 6:45 am

    • Now that I’ve been in it and in a few showers as well I’m anxious to see a good snow storm move into the valley. I will go out and walk in it until it quits.

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      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 9:38 am

  8. Ah, snow time! πŸ™‚ That first shot is my favorite. I never get tired of looking at photos of snow-covered evergreens and those mountains just add icing to the cake. Beautiful!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 13, 2015 @ 8:09 am

    • The mountains enhance the effects of every season. I could never live away from them again. I’m still hoping for some good snow conditions in Glacier Park this winter so I can go on a few snow shoe hikes there when it is not so crowded.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 9:42 am

  9. Still love to see the snow on the evergreens. Is this on the road going up to the Baldy Mt. trail head? Looks familiar


    Comment by Ron Mangels — November 13, 2015 @ 10:01 am

    • It is. Probably the last time this year it will be usable.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 10:33 am

  10. Absolutely magical! I bet the air is fresh and cold. We’ve had our first snow here today – wet and wild, came in a blizzard but didn’t stay around. There will be some lying on the hills, though.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 13, 2015 @ 11:13 am

    • Yes, the air feels so good! This is a beautiful time of year!
      I’m surprised at the similarities between our climates. I think in mid-winter it will be a little more harsh here though, especially when we get cold fronts coming down from the Arctic.

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      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 11:21 am

  11. It’s very pretty and I remember the excitement of the first snow of the year.


    Comment by Candace — November 13, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

    • I always have to go up and get into the first snow. Looks like Monday night we will have snow in the valley.


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 10:17 pm

  12. What glorious views you have.


    Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — November 13, 2015 @ 10:37 pm

    • From the mountain tops it seems as though you can see forever.

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      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

      • How can you ever stop looking? I’d want to be up there every day.


        Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — November 13, 2015 @ 11:18 pm

        • I don’t go up every day, but very often. I will never get enough of it.

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          Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 11:23 pm

          • I can see that now. I’d like to come see it one day. Meanwhile, I’ll ooo and ahhh over your pictures. πŸ™‚


            Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — November 13, 2015 @ 11:40 pm

            • I hope you do get to see it and enjoy the beauty and wildness of the back country. And there is so much more to the wilderness that I simply cannot show or adequately explain.

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              Comment by montucky — November 13, 2015 @ 11:46 pm

  13. So you had a lark with the larch.


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 16, 2015 @ 7:38 pm

    • Yes. The larch have given us a very pretty show this year, and some, at the higher elevations, are still bright.


      Comment by montucky — November 16, 2015 @ 8:07 pm

  14. These winter photos are gorgeous. We had heavy snowfall in Mid-Finland. About 70 000 households were without electricity few days!


    Comment by Sartenada — November 24, 2015 @ 5:25 am

    • That must have been a very heavy snow! Several hundred miles to the west of us many thousands have been out of power too because of a storm with high winds that took out hundreds of miles of power poles.


      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2015 @ 10:13 am

  15. The only thing missing from those photos is…..Me. πŸ™‚

    Such beautiful country, Terry…..beautiful images.


    Comment by seekraz — December 13, 2015 @ 8:19 am

    • Since that day the weather has warmed and most of that snow is gone. It will be replaced later this week with a fresh blanket of white according to the forecast.

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      Comment by montucky — December 13, 2015 @ 9:32 am

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