Montana Outdoors

November 6, 2018

A change of seasons

Filed under: Autumn, Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 1:43 pm

Just a little over two weeks ago when I visited the Corona Lake area, the trees were yellow and gold and the ground was brown. When I returned yesterday the ground was golden and the trees were brown, and a little white had entered the landscape.

Corona Lake

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Corona Divide

North of Corona

Newly decorated

Corona Divied

Larch needles

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  1. Beauriful. I was wondering when the snows begin. I need to hurry up and post my Autumn images of Crested Butte, Colorado.

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    Comment by roninjax — November 6, 2018 @ 1:58 pm

    • We are having an early snow. Too soon to know if it will stay or get back to more normal weather for awhile.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 6:58 pm

      • I plan to travel there in the summer so I’m sure the snow will be gone by then. However, I wouldn’t mind a little. πŸ™‚

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        Comment by roninjax — November 6, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

        • It depends on how early you come. The higher elevations have snow until well into June, but it takes some hiking to get up into it.

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          Comment by montucky — November 7, 2018 @ 6:45 pm

  2. I remember it was literally days ago when you said you thought winter was close…you know your land, montucky. It’s beautiful.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — November 6, 2018 @ 1:59 pm

    • It’s hard to tell if this will continue right into winter or whether there will be still one more spell of milder weather. I think the high country will stay white now.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

  3. Won’t imagine that you’ll be driving those road much longer.

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    Comment by centralohionature — November 6, 2018 @ 2:10 pm

  4. Interesting how the snow dulls the fall colours and yet accents the greens with that dusting of white. I shivered as I looked at the photos. All the animals (birds, deer, bears, and rodents) will be scrambling harder for their food now.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 6, 2018 @ 2:24 pm

    • That was the first snow that I’ve been in this season and it really felt cold!

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 7:03 pm

      • Quite a shock at first, but I’m sure you’ll get used to it.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 7, 2018 @ 10:31 am

        • Yes, I get used to that very quickly. We had a brief snow this afternoon, just enough to turn the grassy areas white. It was just beautiful coming down.

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          Comment by montucky — November 7, 2018 @ 6:49 pm

  5. The white snow makes a lovely contrast in the landscape. A pureness, a delicate change –

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    Comment by Hanna — November 6, 2018 @ 4:04 pm

  6. And so the seasons change again πŸ™‚ Beautiful pics

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    Comment by M.B. Henry — November 6, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

  7. Thankfully we’ve had only a dusting so far but our turn will come.
    I’m sure the Jeep came in handy that day!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 6, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

    • Yes, when the weather turns quickly in the back country the Jeep is a comfort.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 7:06 pm

  8. Still looks very pretty. The contrast between the white and green, with a smattering of gold and brown looks lovely (to me).

    I can’t wait for your snow-covered landscapes though. Don’t know why snow appeals to me so much, but it does. I imagine it’s very challenging to photograph an all-white scene.

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    Comment by Vicki — November 6, 2018 @ 5:10 pm

    • It’s a start. Can’t tell if this will be a big snow year or not yet. Personally I like a lot of snow but don’t like the severe cold that sometimes comes in from Canada.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

  9. Well, well. Lookie who I see, down there at the edge of the lake! Buddy’s going to be happy with the change of seasons, I suspect. The combination of green, warm autumn colors, and snow is marvelous. Even that last photo of the road is pleasing: larch needles and snow make a nice combination.

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 6, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

    • We are expecting snow tonight down to the valley level, and at the elevation where these pictures were taken they expect about 5 inches. The golden roads will disappear, but maybe there will be a respite after this week; who knows. Buster enjoys the snow and cooler weather in general although he didn’t complain too much about the hot summer.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 7:38 pm

  10. It looks as if that road can become very treacherous in heavy snow and rain?

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — November 6, 2018 @ 8:33 pm

    • The ground is very rocky there and so rain doesn’t affect it but a big volume of snow can be a problem (over a foot or so). Later in the winter those roads are all closed because of snow.

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      Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 8:50 pm

  11. The trees dusted in snow look beautiful.

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    Comment by learningtolovewinterblog — November 6, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

  12. Oh my God, how beautiful. The colors of autumn mixed with the first snows. What I would be able to contemplate on the spot with my own eyes

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    Comment by Yoshimiparis Photographie — November 7, 2018 @ 12:15 am

    • When I see scenes like those I wish that so many others could see them also, but photos are the best I can do.

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      Comment by montucky — November 7, 2018 @ 6:44 pm

  13. Looks magical already! We’ve had a sprinkling on the mountains but most is gone again now.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 7, 2018 @ 8:10 am

    • We had a brief snow this afternoon, just enough to turn all of the grassy areas white. Above 5,000 feet tonight there is supposed to be another 5 inches.

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      Comment by montucky — November 7, 2018 @ 6:48 pm

  14. New follower from the UK. Beautiful photos. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Julie — November 9, 2018 @ 10:22 am

  15. Jeep is a perfect vehicle for such trips! We used to have a Jeep GC and the nav system kept telling us to take the back roads… would have made for a really long trip from AZ to Alberta…

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    Comment by Margy — November 9, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

    • For all of the back road travel that I do I wouldn’t feel comfortable driving anything else, especially in severe weather conditions.

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      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2018 @ 11:08 pm

  16. Even though I am not ready for snow, I am always ready for your mountain/valley snow captures! Such beauty! To bestow in person, how awesome!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — November 9, 2018 @ 2:49 pm

    • We will be getting a little snow for a few days, but I think there will still be some warmer weather before winter settles in full time.

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      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2018 @ 11:09 pm

  17. Oh, what a change. It’s expected, but still I’m sorry to see the magnificent fall foliage has gone.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 10, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    • I’m sorry to see that it has gone already too; it was too brief, but still very pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2018 @ 11:08 pm

  18. We had our first dusting of snow this morning. Our fall just wasn’t as nice as years past; it’s been pretty rainy. Don’t know what kind of winter weather we’re in for this year.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 10, 2018 @ 6:22 am

    • It snowed here most of the day today, at times very heavily but it also melted soon as the temp stayed just above freezing during the day. Tonight there have been a lot of slide-off accidents in our region but fortunately no serious ones so I haven’t been called out…yet.

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      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2018 @ 11:10 pm

  19. Still some hints of autumn. It’s pretty with the snow but seems so early. I know it has already snowed in the midwest and even in northern AZ already.

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    Comment by Candace — November 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

    • Even the feel of autumn is no longer around here. We are entering into the freezing rain, freezing fog, snow flurry time of year just before winter comes to stay.

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      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2018 @ 11:13 pm

  20. Hi Montucky, So lovely! I miss the mountains, but am going to be out West in the mountains sometime later in the year. I will enjoy seeing the forest again. We do have Cypress and Pines but the Pines are plantation block planted and not a real natural forest here in a lot of spots (turpentine).

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 14, 2018 @ 12:10 pm

    • Yes, there’s nothing like a natural old-growth forest!

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2018 @ 10:32 pm


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