Montana Outdoors

February 12, 2019

Settling into winter

Filed under: Weeksville Creek, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:02 pm

After sub-zero temperatures all of Saturday, now the snow has started to come in. After removing about 6 inches of it today, I look forward to seeing even more tomorrow and tomorrow night. What a beautiful winter it is turning out to be! Here are a few pictures from a hike today. If nothing else, I have a very happy dog: he loves the snow!

Winter in NW Montana

Winter in NW Montana

Winter in NW Montana

Winter in NW Montana

Winter in NW Montana

Buster

Buster

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  1. Lots of snow up there!!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 12, 2019 @ 11:08 pm

  2. the photographs are beautiful and on the second, I find the exceptional light

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    Comment by Yoshimiparis Photographie — February 13, 2019 @ 12:40 am

  3. Very lovely winter / snow photos! Thank You sharing them with us. This winter Helsinki has been under many snowfalls also.

    Have a good day!

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    Comment by Sartenada — February 13, 2019 @ 4:07 am

    • I think you probably have much more snow ther, but we are getting plenty too and enjoying it very much.

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 6:12 pm

  4. Absolutely gorgeous…..the snow, the light…….and your dog. Hope he’s got a nice thick coat πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Vicki — February 13, 2019 @ 4:57 am

    • My dog is almost perfect for winter weather. His hait is short so it doesn’t collect snow but very thick to keep him warm. Winter is his favorite season.

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 6:08 pm

  5. You are definitely enjoying winter under the Big Sky. My daughter lives in Bozeman, and she and her husband are enjoying the skiing.

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    Comment by bigskybuckeye — February 13, 2019 @ 5:44 am

    • It was unseasonally warm here earlier but now has turned into a more typical Montana winter. It’s just beautiful!

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 6:09 pm

  6. Gorgeous winter white photos! And your buddy fits right into the scenery so well. πŸ™‚ Glad to see you are having a beautiful snowy season. Ours has been mixed – some snow, then warm, then rain, then cold, then ice, maybe a little snow….repeat.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — February 13, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    • It has been pretty much the same her up until now, and it has changed in the last few days into a more typical Montana winter.

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

  7. Those are gorgeous photos of a delightful snow — and the snow on Buster’s belly has to be an indication of how much fun he’s having! Are the totals up in the mountains beginning to increase? I think I remember that there was some concern about not enough snow/a dry spring and summer.

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    Comment by shoreacres — February 13, 2019 @ 7:34 am

    • Buster is a very happy dog now that we have lots of snow. The snowpack in now up to normal levels with lots more in the forecast. The closest ski area has 110″ at the top.

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

  8. Wow! Very beautiful πŸ™‚

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    Comment by annicaaktiv — February 13, 2019 @ 12:51 pm

  9. Beautiful, and I hope it fills all the reservoirs in spring! Buster does look happy!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — February 13, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

  10. Look at all that snow!! Gorgeous photos! πŸ™‚

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    Comment by M.B. Henry — February 13, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

    • Thanks! It’s good to have this amount of snow finally, and there is much more in the forecast. It will be a good spring!

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 7:46 pm

  11. What beautiful scenery! Your dog looks very happy, playing in all that! We had a little snow here, but all has melted and back to water, water, everywhere. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — February 13, 2019 @ 7:13 pm

    • Buster is happiest when we go for a hike in the snow. On Saturday it was below zero all day so I took him out for short hikes off and on all day so his feet didn’t get too cold, but since the temperatures were more moderate and we’ve been out a lot. I don’t think I would like all of the rain you have been getting.

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 7:53 pm

      • The winter rains are one of the features of the Pacific Northwest. It is rather grey and wet most of the time, and I don’t think about sunglasses so much in winter. But the summers are dry with little to no rain from July through September, and getting hotter. All the rain and snowpack in the mountains gets us through the annual summer drought. But even on rainy days, there are often brief periods of sun where all those raindrops hanging from tree, shrub and blade of grass light up in prismatic brilliance. And there are so many rainbows to see here. πŸ™‚

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        Comment by Lavinia Ross — February 14, 2019 @ 10:05 am

        • All of that rain though sure creates some beautiful plant life including great forests. Despite the snow, our annual precipitation is quite low in the valleys. I do llove summer rain!

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          Comment by montucky — February 14, 2019 @ 9:02 pm

  12. Such beautiful scenes, Montucky! I almost expect Narnia’s White Witch to come barreling down the road in her sleigh…

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — February 13, 2019 @ 7:40 pm

    • I would like to have my camera handy for that. Haven’t seen a sleigh lately, but there are lots of snowmobiles. There used to be a local doctor who had his own dog sled and team of dogs.

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 7:56 pm

  13. Wow, it’s very pretty. Buster is so handsome. Does he like to curl up in front of a fire after a long day of playing in the snow?

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    Comment by Candace — February 13, 2019 @ 8:20 pm

    • Yes, he does enjoy that as long as I am in the room. When I adopted Buster, he adopted me too and wherever I am he will be right near me. He doesn’t like it on the rare occasion when I go somewhere without him and when I go out on a fire or accident call he will lie in his bed next to mine and not move until I return. He’s an amazing dog!

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      Comment by montucky — February 13, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

  14. beautiful winter indeed. what started out mild has truly gained momentum. The ‘big’ storm only gave me about 10″, not the up to 19″ predicted and yesterday instead of the storm we had blue skies! Your photos are lovely.

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    Comment by Tammie — February 14, 2019 @ 8:16 am

    • Thanks Tammie! The forecasts haven’t been very accurate here either, but we have had only about half as much snow as you have. We are receiving a pretty good amount tonight though.

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      Comment by montucky — February 14, 2019 @ 8:57 pm

  15. So very beautiful! And I always love seeing a dog enjoying nature!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 14, 2019 @ 9:33 am

    • Buster loves everything there is about the outdoors. He is the perfect dog for me, and is my best friend.

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      Comment by montucky — February 14, 2019 @ 8:59 pm

      • I can fully understand, we had a black lab for 15 years. He was my best bud too, he looked out for all of us, but me especially, him & I loved the outdoors together. I loved him so much and still miss him. We lost him on Valentine’s Day five years ago. 😦

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        Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 15, 2019 @ 8:58 am

        • Buster is a mix of Lab and Great Pyrenees, and fortunately has inherited most of the best points of both.

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          Comment by montucky — February 15, 2019 @ 9:22 pm

  16. Fabulous!

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    Comment by Val — February 15, 2019 @ 4:24 pm

  17. I love looking at your snow photos – even more when I am in rainy AZ instead of miserably cold Alberta (and rainy AZ is not something that is normal for this time of year!)

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    Comment by Margy — February 16, 2019 @ 10:29 pm

    • Rain this time of year in Arizona ought to help the wildflower crop in the spring (which isn’t that far away there)!

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      Comment by montucky — February 17, 2019 @ 8:45 pm

      • We are already seeing purple lupins blooming. We live in the foothills of the Mazatzals, which have been uncharacteristically green since we arrived in December. January and February have been cool and rainy, and we had frost again last night. Lots of clouds have meant wonderful sunrises and sunsets too!

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        Comment by Margy — February 17, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

        • That’s a beautiful part of the country. I spent over 30 years in Arizona and have many very good memories. I loved the desert!

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          Comment by montucky — February 17, 2019 @ 9:46 pm

  18. Beautiful! I love those huge tall trees, and the lighting on them is amazing. Guessing Buster is never going to grow up?!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — February 17, 2019 @ 3:42 am

    • I love those trees too. Fortunately I live in the NW corner of the Lolo National Forest, which contains about two million acres of them. As far a growing up… I never have and hope Buster doesn’t either.

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      Comment by montucky — February 17, 2019 @ 8:38 pm

  19. Wow, how beautiful these photos are! You have a nice looking dog too. So happy for him to enjoy the snow!

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — February 17, 2019 @ 8:18 am

    • We have a very beautiful world in which to live! I adopted Buster from a shelter and have no idea what his earlier life was like, but he loves his new life with me and he loves the outdoors and the back country every bit as much as I do.

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      Comment by montucky — February 17, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

  20. What a gorgeous winter you have been blessed with, montucky. I like that you clear six inches of snow and then want more…words only from an avid snow fan. You and Buster both, avid snow fans. What a joy for you both. Thanks so much for these magical photos and joyful sentiments.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — February 17, 2019 @ 10:23 am

    • Yes, it has turned out to be pretty after all. It’s wonderful to live in a place that has four distinct seasons because there is a brand new world around me every few months.

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      Comment by montucky — February 17, 2019 @ 9:02 pm

  21. Wow it sure is a beautiful winter … wonderful images, your dog sure does look happy πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — February 19, 2019 @ 3:12 pm

    • Yes, the winter has been beautiful this year… finally. We will have a few more weeks of it and then it will be gone.

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      Comment by montucky — February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

  22. The changing of the seasons is one of my favorite things. Gorgeous country!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — February 22, 2019 @ 11:51 am

    • I love the changing of the seasons too. Each is unique in what it displays and never becomes tiresome.

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      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2019 @ 8:44 pm


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