01 January 2011

Skywatch Friday: Rocky Mountain New Year

Happy New Year to everyone!

The New Year was ushered in to southwest Montana by red morning skies forewarning a big snowstorm:

Followed by -20 deg F temperatures with blue skies so bright it makes you ache (view of Mt Fleecer south of Butte, Montana):

Of course, the skiing is wonderful--once it warms to around zero in the early afternoon!

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, that does look familiar! Nothing like winter in Montana! Gorgeous skies regardless! Terrific captures for the day! Hope you have a great new year with lots of laughter, love and great photo ops! Enjoy! Thanks as always for your visits/comments! Much appreciated!

Sylvia

sandy said...

I think the cold is worth it, if you get skies like that.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

troutbirder said...

Happy New Year Pat. A small wish on this day. Please send those usually east southeast heading subsub zero temps in a different direction.... just this once. :)

Arija said...

Great sunrise but I also love the blue of the day.

A very Happy New Year to you and those you care about!

Blessings . . . Arija

Sue McGettigan said...

Wonderful photos - one day I'll see the broad skies of Montana! Happy New Year :)

secret agent woman said...

Grogeous. But "warms to zero." Oh, my.

Judy said...

And you had blue skies! We have had clouds and mild temperatures, so most of the snow melted. Today, there is sun, and I can barely move, my back aches so...

Janie said...

Our temps have been almost that cold. I'm waiting for above 20 before I go skiing.

Merri said...

nice shots, the bottom photo just LOOKS cold!
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