Montana is beautiful all year long, but there is a special enchantment that occurs in the winter. The scenery is different in ways that are hard to describe. Here are some images captured yesterday evening, December 2. Most, but not all, are of Montana.
Fort Peck is located in northeast Montana. The town of Fort Peck is tiny, even smaller than the one I live in, and it has about 250 residents. Despite the name, this is actually not a lake, it is a reservoir. The cloud cover adds to the beauty, especially with the sun peeking through a break on the horizon.
This image is from the visitor center at St. Mary Lake. There are actually two cameras at this location, but the other view doesn't show much. The snowstorms that passed through coated the other lens with snow. This one has a little snow, too, but it is melting. They've been clearly removing snow here, as evidenced by the heavy equipment in the right middle. It is sitting in the parking lot.
This is in Washington rather than Montana and it shows the next round of storms that will probably be hitting us. The elevation at the camera level is over 5,200 feet, so the mountain top that is partly obscured by storm clouds is probably over 6,500 feet. I love the view of the glacier that can be seen on top of the mountain.