Montana Outdoors

February 10, 2018

It’s not spring… yet

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 1:23 pm

In contrast to two days ago on a sunny ridge where the buttercups were in bloom and a temperature of 50º, this morning’s landscape looks quite different with a temperature of 11º (F) and a blanket of new snow.

Sacajawea Peak and Coeur d'Alene Mountains

Sacajawea Peak in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains to the southwest.

Baldy Mountain

Baldy Mountain in the Cabinet Mountains to the north.

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  1. Beautiful view

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    Comment by thelonelyauthorblog — February 10, 2018 @ 1:32 pm

  2. Beautiful pictures, but brrrr! You said it would happen. You were right.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 10, 2018 @ 1:50 pm

    • And the forecast says it will be in the upper 30’s again next week.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 1:54 pm

      • Crazy! We’ve had warm days and now they’re calling for snow again (just a quick snowfall). I’ll be glad when things stabilize.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

        • This is typical of our spring weather here, but this year it is starting a little early.

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          Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 3:31 pm

  3. Magnificent😄

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — February 10, 2018 @ 2:39 pm

  4. I like the Baldy Mountain. Remember nice scenic moments from last year.

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    Comment by Hanna — February 10, 2018 @ 3:22 pm

    • I love that mountain. There’s a trail to the top that is gorgeous to hike in mid summer.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

  5. Beautiful! Hopefully the reservoirs will fill with all that snow melt.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — February 10, 2018 @ 5:01 pm

    • Our snow pack this year is well above normal. Those high peaks have about 8.5 feet at the moment.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 5:11 pm

  6. Stunning scenery.
    A vista I could never tire of if I were you. Sounds very cold though.

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    Comment by Vicki — February 10, 2018 @ 5:13 pm

    • No, I never tire of seeing the mountains. I’d guess you wouldn’t like these temperatures though.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 5:50 pm

  7. Great shots. The colors are fantastic.

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    Comment by doubledacres — February 10, 2018 @ 5:17 pm

    • When we are visited by an air mass from the Arctic it’s very cold, but the air is very pure and blue. I enjoy those periods, but welcome the warmer temperatures when they return.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 5:52 pm

  8. Breathtaking…..

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 10, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    • These mountains can be beautiful in the midst of winter, especially when the Arctic air comes in.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 9:17 pm

  9. The great advantage of a strong arctic front here is the cold, clean air that comes with it. When the humidity drops and the pollution’s swept away, from a vantage point atop our highest bridge I can see the trees on the shoreline of Smith Point, across Galveston Bay: about sixteen miles away. It’s an amazing change, and a nice one. Of course, a change like that means we can see the stars, too.

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    Comment by shoreacres — February 10, 2018 @ 7:40 pm

    • Our air here is quite pure (aside from fire season) but especially so when the Arctic front comes in is association with clear skies and sunshine. So much of our winter involves snow clouds to those clear days are treasured.

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      Comment by montucky — February 10, 2018 @ 9:19 pm

  10. Oh…it’s beautiful!

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    Comment by seekraz — February 11, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

    • Day’s like that are cold, but it doesn’t seem so.

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      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

  11. It doesn’t look like too much snow down below, though…Pretty landscapes.

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    Comment by Candace — February 12, 2018 @ 8:24 pm

    • Not much snow in the valley although 4 inches is expected in the next couple of days. Those peaks though have well over 9 feet of it on top.

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      Comment by montucky — February 12, 2018 @ 11:09 pm

  12. It’s all so beautiful.
    I don’t know how anything survives here in San Antonio, Texas. The temperature goes up to the 70s for a few days and then drops down to freezing for a few days. Up and down like a rollercoaster and it’s been doing this all winter. My plants are confused!! Hopefully a lasting spring will come soon.

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    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — February 12, 2018 @ 9:24 pm

    • Late winter and spring is a roller coaster here too. Always is. Last week we had a few nights when the temps were in the low 40’s but the last two nights were about 8 degrees and tonight is even colder.

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      Comment by montucky — February 12, 2018 @ 11:11 pm

  13. Photos, which I studied for a long time. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — February 13, 2018 @ 1:17 am

    • I love seeing the mountains with their deep covering of snow, but yearn for the time when I can again climb to the tops of them.

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2018 @ 9:34 am

  14. I was so amazed that you found flowers. Seems winter is still thriving. Been snowing all day, though it as reached 34F. Lovely landscapes.

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    Comment by Tammie — February 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

    • I found that little place quite a few years ago and they bloom there every year at this time, about two months ahead of those in other areas. I’ve never figured out why.

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      Comment by montucky — February 14, 2018 @ 7:59 pm

  15. It looks very special .. I would happily swop at the mo, it’s super hot today 😃

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — February 14, 2018 @ 8:23 pm

    • I would have traded you for a day a few days ago. It’s warm tonight for a welcome change: 32º (F).

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      Comment by montucky — February 15, 2018 @ 12:20 am

  16. You still have the best landscape photos among all bloggers!

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    Comment by Bill Lattrell — February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 am

  17. It may not officially be spring—far from it—but your area strikes me as more spring-like this year than in many previous years.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — February 17, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

    • It’s not spring-like at the moment. I spent 5 hours today with my snow blower moving a foot of new snow from a friend’s place and then mine and tonight’s forecast is for a temp of -1º.

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      Comment by montucky — February 18, 2018 @ 10:49 pm

      • Sounds like I spoke too soon! Maybe I jinxed you.

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        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — February 19, 2018 @ 7:36 am

        • These dramatic swings in the weather are typical of our spring, but this is a little earlier than usual. Hopefully this will be the last of the very cold temps this year. I really don’t like the sub-zero stuff.

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          Comment by montucky — February 19, 2018 @ 10:23 am

  18. Hi Montucky, Glad you have such gorgeous views to share with us via your great blog! It has finally warmed up here in Central Florida and is fine for bird watching. Saw some Sandhill Cranes and the old egret, ibis, heron and anhinga roost is back to being used. Got some good snapshots today. Have a wonderful coming week!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — February 19, 2018 @ 9:58 pm

    • I wish I could say it has warmed up here but this morning it is -11º.

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      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2018 @ 8:48 am


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