Montana Outdoors

November 25, 2015

Snowy morning along the river

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 1:26 pm

Snowy morning along the Clark Fork

A sudden storm yesterday, forecast to leave a half inch of snow, left a little more than that. Photo is of the Clark Fork of the Columbia River in northwestern Montana.


  1. My lord, that is gorgeous. You live in such stunningly beautiful country.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 25, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

    • It is! I’ve learned that when the sky is clear in winter, one has to take advantage of it. Yesterday when the storm came in, it was nearly a white-out, then cleared and got cold overnight.
      I’m fortunate to be able to walk from my house down to the river where this was taken.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2015 @ 1:32 pm

  2. Oh, how very beautiful! 🙂


    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 25, 2015 @ 2:47 pm

    • After all of the smoke we had in the air this summer, that clear air is a wonderful relief, even though it’s cold.

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      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2015 @ 4:19 pm

  3. That’s a beautiful scene! I hope you’ll get your usual snow amounts this year. The news of the snow packs shrinking each year is a bit disheartening. So many people rely on it.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 25, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

    • Yes, I hope the snow pack will be heavier this year too. Last year it was very light. This little snow is pretty but not enough to do much. I haven’t gotten up high yet though to see what’s going on up there. There are a few cars running around with skis on top already.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

  4. Hi Montucky, You should print this and put it up on your wall as an 8×10 or larger print. Really spectacular picture! Have a great holiday tomorrow and enjoy your beautiful scenery.


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 25, 2015 @ 5:56 pm

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher. I may have a print made of this one, but I already have more pictures than wall space.


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2015 @ 9:35 pm

  5. What a beautiful sight to greet your day.
    Such a flawless blue sky too.
    I can almost ‘smell’ the fresh air and it must be so invigorating walking outdoors in it.


    Comment by Vicki — November 25, 2015 @ 5:57 pm

    • Yes, it was a beautiful morning with the clear sky and bright new snow. The air temp was 12º F so it felt crisp. It was only a mile walk to get the photo (and a dozen more).


      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

  6. Even though it’s sunny, it looks really cold there. Bright and beautiful though. I don’t know why I bother to say that. You know how I feel about Montana. I should move there!


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 25, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

    • It is very pretty when Arctic air moves in here. Supposed to get down to 2º F for the next two nights. Southeast of here they expect sub zero nights. I’m just about acclimated to the winter temps, so the cold air feels good. I put on a down parka this morning and it was actually too warm for much walking, but it helps keep the camera warm.

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      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2015 @ 9:45 pm

  7. Beautiful and pristine. Great shot.


    Comment by Candace — November 26, 2015 @ 6:10 pm

    • It’s a tradition with me to visit there when there is new snow and a clear sky!


      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2015 @ 6:55 pm

  8. So very beautiful…completely.


    Comment by seekraz — November 29, 2015 @ 8:06 am

    • When the Arctic air flows in it really brightens up the winter!


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2015 @ 9:59 am

  9. We call them blue northers here in Texas (and have, historically) for just that reason: the strong north wind following a front clears out the humidity and any smog, and leaves us glorious, blue skies. No snow, though! Only now and then will we get snow: I’ve seen it four or five times since 1973. It’s been days and days of gray here, so it’s a treat to find a little reminder of blue skies to come.


    Comment by shoreacres — November 29, 2015 @ 10:20 pm

    • I hadn’t heard of blue northers, but I can understand the name. We get this Arctic air several times during most winters and they bring in about a week of sub-zero temperatures a beautiful blue skies.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2015 @ 11:13 pm

  10. Now that is one beautiful sight!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 30, 2015 @ 9:09 am

  11. Snow is pure white – love it.


    Comment by Sartenada — December 10, 2015 @ 3:06 am

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