Montana Outdoors

January 7, 2016

White on white

Filed under: Trees, Winter — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:12 pm

Today on a trip to get supplies, I encountered a section on the hills to the south of Flathead Lake where the trees were covered with a combination of snow and hoarfrost. The trees were white, the ground was white and the sky was white so there wasn’t much contrast, but the trees were beautiful and so I tried a few photos along a little road that left the highway and headed back into the reservation. I couldn’t drive the road today so I just hiked back in a ways. The road is very inviting and so on a sunny day I’ll go back in further with the Jeep and perhaps do better.

Snowy tree

Snowy trees

Snowy tree

Snowy tree

Snowy trees

Snowy tree

Snowy tree

Snowy tree

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  1. I love these! Very special. Thanks!

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    Comment by Harold Rhenisch — January 8, 2016 @ 12:53 am

  2. It looks like branch snapping weather, but it is beautiful!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — January 8, 2016 @ 3:52 am

    • It was pretty light snow, but Nature did a nice job of decorating the trees.

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      Comment by montucky — January 8, 2016 @ 8:21 pm

  3. I really like the first and third tree picture in this group, very unique and the fourth as well. I’m going to have to plan a trip home in the winter I think to view these types of scene’s again.

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — January 8, 2016 @ 6:07 am

  4. Oh, man…I just love that…all of it!

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    Comment by seekraz — January 8, 2016 @ 7:35 am

    • You can really miss seeing winter, can’t you Scott!

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      Comment by montucky — January 8, 2016 @ 8:23 pm

      • Yes, you can, Terry…deep in the core of your being!!

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        Comment by seekraz — January 8, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

  5. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen hoarfrost and snow combined in this way. It’s just splendid. The trees remain defined in a way they don’t if they’re bearing a heavy blanket of snow, and even though it’s “all white,” it isn’t all white: there’s plenty of contrast between trees and snow-covered ground. I really like them. Picking a favorite’s impossible, but I do like the single trees, and the line of four trees that seem to be trudging up the hill.

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 8, 2016 @ 8:32 am

    • There was about a hundred square miles of those trees, but I had little time…

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      Comment by montucky — January 8, 2016 @ 8:25 pm

  6. Gorgeous! The white on white makes beautiful photos. You always find the best spots, Montucky.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — January 8, 2016 @ 8:55 am

    • There’s a good reason to always take a camera up here!

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      Comment by montucky — January 8, 2016 @ 8:26 pm

  7. I hope the birds have gone south! It’s beautiful, but looks cold and all the food is covered.Looks so clean, but in the case of Montana, I know that what’s under the snow is beautiful too.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 8, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    • The migrating birds have been long gone now. The residents seem to know how to survive!

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      Comment by montucky — January 8, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

  8. I love winter scenery, these are beautiful!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — January 8, 2016 @ 6:37 pm

    • I love coming across areas of trees like these. Don’t see them like that every year.

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      Comment by montucky — January 8, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

  9. They may be white on white, but the images are still very effective with the dark of the foliage and trunks in contrast.
    I particularly like the 4th image. Looks very steep terrain around the area. I just love the snow and mounting air in winter. There’s something so invigorating and refreshing in it’s crispness.

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    Comment by Vicki — January 8, 2016 @ 6:50 pm

    • That tree just seemed to be proud of its decorations! The area in which these trees stand is about a mile above Flathead Lake and the terrain slopes down to the lake. Were the weather clear, the lake could have been seen in the background in some of the pictures.

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      Comment by montucky — January 8, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

  10. How beautiful! We had our first snow last night, only an inch or so lying now, but magical to see. It brought a woodcock down as well, just yards from the house.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — January 9, 2016 @ 2:08 am

    • You photo of the Woodcock was really nice! I’ve only seen pictures of them. We are getting light snow again today, but not much piling up.

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      Comment by montucky — January 9, 2016 @ 1:06 pm

  11. Ooooh that’s so beautiful!! I love snow. Such a fairy tale view!

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    Comment by Lucy — January 9, 2016 @ 8:01 am

  12. Now I see what are you talking about 🙂 Spectacular!

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    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — January 10, 2016 @ 11:20 am

  13. Reblogged this on Atlas Tracer and commented:
    “A dramatic sense of a winter” – missing the snow.

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    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — January 10, 2016 @ 11:35 am

  14. The photos are great, they are like pieces of art. I think the lack of contract in the sky just adds to the beauty and enhances the tree in this case. Love snow covered trees:)

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    Comment by Inger — January 12, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

    • Thanks Inger. Trees like these mesmerize me. I encountered some like this years ago on a mountain top and fortunately brought back a hundred pictures.

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2016 @ 7:54 pm

  15. It looks magical. Cold on cold.

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    Comment by Candace — January 12, 2016 @ 7:29 pm

    • I think snow is magical in all of its forms and can be especially pretty on trees.

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      Comment by montucky — January 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

  16. It’s not even ‘white on white’! For me there are endless shades of blueish grey and thousands of subtly mixed colors in it. Magnificent, and majestic!

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    Comment by paparadu — January 18, 2016 @ 5:33 am

  17. How beautiful! 🙂

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    Comment by anotherday2paradise — January 18, 2016 @ 9:18 pm

  18. Hoarfrost paint tress nicely. Wonderful set of beautiful photos.

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 22, 2016 @ 2:01 am

    • Thanks. I see this sometimes in winter but can’t always get photos. Today the light was marginal.

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2016 @ 3:37 pm

  19. A wonderful collection of photos … I love the pearly grey color and each one has its own story to tell …. really beautiful.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — February 1, 2016 @ 1:35 pm

    • Yes, the trees were really pretty that day. We have had snow off and on but not as much at a time. It was luck that I saw those trees when I did! It is fascinating how each tree was different, as though they were celebrating winter, each in its own way.

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      Comment by montucky — February 1, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

  20. So beautiful! Like a winter wonderland!

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    Comment by Sandy A. — February 22, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

    • It was. We get just a few days each winter when the conditions are right for decorating the trees like that and I love to see them then.

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      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2016 @ 10:29 pm


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