12.24.2017

Winter in NW Montana

(large tracks in snow made by elk)
yesterday
I found myself thinking:
I live in the land of Christmas trees


our road lined with giant snow cloaked trees 
felt entirely enchanting


sunshine presented the world with light and shadows


ice on my steps 
formed into filigree flowers


before the sun arrived another kind of beauty:


from my home to yours
I wish you holidays that feel good to you



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  1. What dreamy and beautiful shots from where you live in Montana! All that snow looks like something out of a glossy magazine to promote Christmas! The ice patterns on your steps are amazing! The last shot of the cabin is so charming. What a fabulous place to live!
    Happy holidays, Tammie!

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    1. Thank you Sandra.
      Happy Holidays to you too.

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  2. Merry Christmas and have a good New Year, Tammie !.

    Tomás.

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  3. Beautiful pictures. We haven't had snow here for a few years now. It used to snow every winter without fail. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

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    1. Thank you for enjoying Nick. Interesting how everything is always changing, weather included.

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  4. happy Cristmass Tammie
    thank you for all the beauty here

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    1. Thank you Yvette.
      Lovely Christmas to you too.

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  5. Ohhh my!! Nature gives such beautiful Christmas trees! Snow has so many bonuses for us. Your house in the deep snow is very charming. I hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you, lovely day to you too.

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  6. Merry Christmas Tammie
    What a beautiful sight this is. I love what the ice did to your steps, and you do live in the land of Christmas Trees!
    See you next year.
    blessings,
    Penny

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    1. I love what the ice did too!
      Thank you and see you next year Penny.

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    1. Thank you, you too Mister Furry.

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  8. On a couple blogs this winter I have seen so many pretty patterns made from ice that I never knew even existed! I've never seen anything like that in my life. It's all so pretty that I don't know how you all don't take photos of that kind of thing every second that you can.

    But of course, I would think it's be pretty darn cold snapping photos all the time. We got a miracle snow on December 7th, and I spent HOURS outside snapping photos and video. My hands got so cold that I literally couldn't click the button on the camera to take a photo or video. lol! It took a few tries to accomplish anything.

    And the snow on trees is so PRETTY!!! You most definitely do live in the land of Christmas Trees. I can't imagine living alongside that.

    I flipped out when I saw the snow on the trees at my neighbor's acreage. I now wish I'd walked down the road a bit to see it on all the other trees. (But I'll have to wait another 10 years or so for that to happen. We never get snow. We hardly ever even get cold temps).

    Sorry for babbling, but if anyone posts snow photos I become obsessed. I think it's just so beautiful. Merry Christmas!

    Kristin

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    1. Ice is amazing, expressing itself in intricate and beautiful forms.

      Thank you for your message. So happy that you got snow and were thrilled with it.

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  9. Happy Holidays Tammie - and thank you for all your wonderful photo posts - I will be waiting for them next year too! :-)

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  10. la petite maison perdu dans l'immensité ... magnifique ! je te souhaite des belles journées festives!

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    1. Yes, the tiny house is so tiny next to the forest. We call it the wee cabin in the woods.
      Lovely days and nights to you.

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  11. It's like looking at a forest that has been enchanted by the Snow Fairies ♥♥ Thanks for bringing a bit of magic into our world today :)

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    1. I think of it as enchanting as well. Thank you for enjoying Carol.

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  12. What a delightful post to see this Christmas morning! You do live in Christmas tree land! I'm fascinated with the ice flowers. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. I don’t think I have ever seen ice flowers like those before. I love how there is always something new to see.

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  13. Such beauty in your nature! Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. I agree. Lovely holidays to you too.

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  14. Beautiful winter scenes. Merry Christmas, my friend!

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    1. Thank you for enjoying Laura ~

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  15. Beautiful world you have there. I was there yesterday meeting an arrival on Amtrak and got to see some of it as the sun was coming up. Magnificent!

    Have a great holiday season.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed your views. That is a bit of a drive for you!

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  16. What fabulously magical winter shots!

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  17. Beautiful -- yes, they all look like Christmas trees. We got winter here, too, yesterday -- but somehow it looks much better where you are! A beautiful wish for a glorious holiday season.

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    1. Fun that you got winter. Maybe snow is nicer in the woods than town?

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  18. You do live in an enchanted world of Christmas trees, delicate ice flowers, and even a tree with fruit(?) still hanging from it. Wow! Belated Merry Christmas!

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    1. Yes, that was an apple tree in town. Not sure how the fruit lasted that long!
      I feel like t is enchanting as well.
      Snowing good at the moment.

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  19. I love seeing your part of the world Tammie Lee, it's just gorgeous!

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  20. What beauties, Tammie! I have only seen frost flowers on glass. You live in a magical place.

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    1. It does seem magical, something every day.

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  21. All of it is stunning but I am confused about steps. How did those patterns show up? What made the flower shapes?

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    1. Hi Linda,

      This is my guess about the ice flowers, (great question): the steps got icy here and there from walking on snow. The bits of ice grew with the cold into these shapes. Why I can not say. Have you ever seen frost on a window grow into similar shapes? It is interesting that frost grows like this. Ice crystals grow like flowers and wings and snowflakes, well you know what they do. Ice seems to have many expressions and so many are beautiful.

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    2. Also, I enjoy their beauty and mystery. I have never tried to research why or how they form these wonderful artful shapes.

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  22. Hello Tammie,
    What beautiful pictures!, I find the filigree flowers on your steps quite amazing, I am always in awe with Nature's art!!
    And yes, you seem to be living in Xmas land with these wonderful snowy firs!
    I wish you a great new year... may you and your family enjoy good health!
    All the best :)

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  23. Happy New Year.

    I wish You all the best.
    Greeting and hug.

    JST 01.01.2018, From Japan, ruma ❃

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  24. Oh wow, this is such an awesome walk with you Tammie!
    Wish you a healthy, peaceful and great 2018 dear friend.

    Huge hugs,
    isabella

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  25. Tammie, in her little cabin in the wide wild woods. The little winter flowers appearing on your steps are fascinating, and the burnt orange berries a colorful reprieve from the vast and mysterious white wonderland. Do you drink tea? If so, you must email your address to me. I have the most wonderful tea to keep you warm during this new year.

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  26. We have had a good deal of snow here and there has been an unusual cold snap which doesn't want to end, so at least for now Ontario and Montana look very similar. Happy New Year!

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  27. Oh Tammie - this is all incredibly beautiful!
    Happy and peaceful New Year to you and all the wild things ...

    Ruby

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  28. Wow, you do live in a forest of Christmas trees! These are beautiful pictures, Tammie Lee. That is so cool how the ice on your steps formed into flowers. That would be interesting to see. You have your very own space to get a favorite Christmas tree every year. : )

    ~Sheri

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie