Montana Outdoors

November 18, 2015

A dusting on the hills

Filed under: Weather, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:25 pm

A dusting on the hills

A little snow banding as winter approaches.


  1. The animals must be eating frantically.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 18, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

  2. I noticed a few wind reports last night that were more than impressive — especially in the eastern half of the state. I think it was Lewistown that had 71 mph. I’ll take a little snow over that kind of wind any day. I always enjoyed the first, light snows. By the time they came, the landscape usually was looking pretty bedraggled, especially the fields, and it really made things much nicer.


    Comment by shoreacres — November 18, 2015 @ 9:50 pm

    • The wind was pretty light here but we were still out of power all night. I woke when the power went out at about midnight, looked at the warm glow from the wood stove and went right back to sleep. Northwest of us there was some wind damage and lots of people out of power.

      A friend from Washington told me that there were gusts of 110mph at Snoqualomie last night and western Washington had high winds, heavy rain, flooding and mudslides.

      This little valley in which I live is indeed a good place to be when inclement weather visits because we are sheltered by mountain ranges close by on both sides. The winds are fierce on the high ridges, but fairly docile in the valley.


      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2015 @ 9:59 pm

  3. We are now getting snow on the mountain tops and as the temperature drops it is working its way down to us…I do love seeing snow in the mountains.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — November 18, 2015 @ 11:23 pm

    • That’s what it’s doing here too. Next week though there is supposed to be a front coming through that will bring some pretty good snow. It’s about time!


      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2015 @ 9:41 am

  4. That is lovely! 🙂


    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 19, 2015 @ 1:34 am

    • I liked it. Soon the terrain will be all white I suppose. This was just a local band of snow (a teaser).

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      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2015 @ 9:42 am

  5. Very nice !


    Comment by Michael Andrew Just — November 19, 2015 @ 1:55 am

  6. Beautiful snowy hills!


    Comment by Traveling Rockhopper — November 19, 2015 @ 2:06 am

  7. Amazing how much beauty a little snow can add to a landscape!


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 19, 2015 @ 4:06 am

    • Especially with a little blue sky which will be in short supply soon.


      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2015 @ 9:48 am

  8. That’s quite a stark landscspe. Winter snow will make it even more do. Wonderful photo!


    Comment by Sue — November 19, 2015 @ 10:17 pm

    • That’s an interesting area. At times during the winter it can be extremely cold there and at other times those south slopes will be bare of snow. The highway is always treacherous during winter because there are shady spots that are ice covered. One winter morning I watched a snowplow slide nearly off the road there on a curve.


      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2015 @ 10:30 pm

  9. Wow, breathtaking view! The transition from autumn to winter is amazing!


    Comment by Lucy — November 20, 2015 @ 11:21 am

  10. such a beauty, that area.


    Comment by Tammie — November 20, 2015 @ 4:13 pm

  11. That’s a beautiful scene!


    Comment by Candace — November 20, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    • That little snow covered hill could be seen for about 20 miles from up the prairie.

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Terry…!


    Comment by seekraz — November 21, 2015 @ 7:56 am

  13. Love this time of year when you get the light snow on the tops:)


    Comment by Inger — November 22, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

  14. I absolutely LOVE this photo. There’s something about the rolling hills … and with the blue sky and low hanging clouds, the fence and gate … it’s a photo I want to walk right into …


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 25, 2015 @ 1:31 pm

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