Montana Outdoors

November 6, 2017

Early touch of winter

Filed under: Montana — Tags: , — montucky @ 4:40 pm

After about a week, the snow has finally stopped and a couple cold nights are coming up (temps in the low teens (F) so today I went on a short hike on a favorite forest road. The snow was deep enough to make hiking a little unpleasant, but the trees are nicely decorated.

Spring Creek road

Spring Creek area

Spring Creek area

Spring Creek area

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  1. It is beautiful but I’m in no hurry to see it here!
    It looks like it was early. The larches haven’t even dropped their needles yet.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 6, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

  2. My favourite time of year in Montana and your photos mark the trail very well.

    And I don’t care how cold it is in the snow – I love seeing it, being in it and (used to) love skiing in it.

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    Comment by Vicki — November 6, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

    • In the middle of winter, snow here means warmth. Those clear nights Like tonight will be are what’s really cold. It’s forecast for 11F here tonight and I’m happy to have a few inches of snow on the roof!

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

  3. Beautiful photos.. I very much appreciate snow scenes..

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    Comment by Mother Hen — November 6, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

  4. That snow looks refreshing!

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    Comment by Michael Andrew Just — November 6, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

    • The snow is nice and it does feel refreshing now. It will be quite cold tonight though.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

  5. lovely!

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    Comment by Anonymous — November 6, 2017 @ 7:14 pm

  6. Here it’s warming up enough that we can hope for rain tomorrow to help wash away the snow. Your snow pics are gorgeous!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 6, 2017 @ 7:26 pm

    • Thanks! You keep getting the weather before us. It will be cold here tomorrow but then warm up again for awhile. Enjoy the (warm) rain!

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2017 @ 8:14 pm

  7. Aren’t you glad you have that nice stack of wood close at hand? I remember you saying that cutting wood warms twice — now you get to enjoy the “second warmth.” The photos really are beautiful. I noticed that larch with its needles glowing through the snow, too.

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 6, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    • Yes, that firewood is comforting now that it has turned cold for awhile. The fire is really nice! It’s a little unusual to have the larch in full color with snow around. Some of them have lost their needles though. The others will have a respite after the next couple days and maybe stay colorful for awhile.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2017 @ 8:17 pm

  8. This winter wonderland is a wholly unfamiliar experience to us here in South Africa.

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — November 6, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

    • I think a few days of your weather would be nice at the moment, although I do love the snow and once I get acclimated to it I love breathing the ice cold air and feeling the cold wind on my face. (Also the warmth of the fire when I come back inside!)

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2017 @ 8:22 pm

  9. Beautiful snowy photos. We’ve had rain and mild weather lately but I know it’s on the way here. Enjoy😊

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — November 6, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

    • Thanks! We often have rain, then as it cools down, freezing rain. So far this year we’ve not had that: I greatly prefer snow!

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2017 @ 10:09 pm

  10. Nice ‘decorations’ on the trees! So pretty, but yikes isn’t it awfully cold (11 degrees!) kind of soon for you?

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 7, 2017 @ 7:42 am

    • A cold snap this time of year isn’t uncommon. When we moved back here in 1993 it was in mid-December and the weather wasn’t too cold, but there were remnants of deep snow that fell just before Thanksgiving.

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      Comment by montucky — November 7, 2017 @ 8:29 am

  11. It’s raining here … yet again. Your trees look beautiful, blues sky and loads of snow 😃

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — November 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

    • I think this snow will be all melted in a week: we are supposed to have warmer temps for awhile. It will return though.

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      Comment by montucky — November 7, 2017 @ 2:43 pm

  12. Lovely view to the peak! The smell of snow and the amazing light ❤

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    Comment by Hanna — November 7, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

  13. You’ve got a great collection of Christmas cards to choose from. 🙂

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    Comment by Sally — November 7, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

    • The Christmas scenes are pretty early, but still pretty. A couple times when I was a kid I worried that there wouldn’t be snow for Christmas. One year there was no snow until we got 6 inches on Christmas Eve.

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      Comment by montucky — November 7, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

  14. How beautiful snow can be when covering threes. We had one-day snow day and then it melted away.

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    Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 1:48 am

    • This will be gond soon on the south-facing slopes, but in the deep canyons it will stay until spring.

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      Comment by montucky — November 8, 2017 @ 9:46 am

  15. A winter wonderland. I do remember, from the midwest, what you say about breathing in that ice cold air. It’s very invigorating. But I can remember it well enough to not need to experience it, haha. You’re living in the perfect place for you.

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    Comment by Candace — November 9, 2017 @ 11:35 pm

    • There are several times every winter when I would really enjoy a few days of your weather, but I would miss the winter too.

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      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2017 @ 9:28 am

  16. It’s crazy to think you already are getting a lot of snow. I know you are on the other side of North America but the climates are so different from where I am. It is just starting to get cold around here and it will get cold for a couple days then get warm again. It’s so frustrating I just want it to get cold and we get some snow. It’s coming soon though this morning I was up before the sunrise and you could see the occasional flake of snow in the floodlight of the house but it hasn’t been cold enough for it to stick yet. I love seeing your pictures I have been to Montana before but it was during your “ summer months” and there was no snow so it’s cool to see the other side of it keep it up.

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    Comment by bradleysblog64 — November 10, 2017 @ 10:21 am

    • The differences from one side of the country to the other have been very pronounced this year. I wonder shat the winter season will bring!

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      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2017 @ 9:31 am

  17. beautiful snowy images.
    above freezing here, huge slabs of snow threaten to crash off the roof. Looking forward to that crash, a fun winter thing. Don’t ever remember that happening early Nov.

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    Comment by Tammie — November 11, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    • After a few days of rain, the valley snow is mostly gone, but up higher there is still plenty. This is unusual for this early.

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      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2017 @ 6:10 pm


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