Why We Endure the Cold by rocamiadesign

4/15/11 – Featured in THE WILD WEST SHOW Group.
4/15/11 – Featured in the UNITED: AUSTRALIA, UK, USA AND CANADA Group.
6/26/11 – Featured in the GREAT PLAINS OF NORTH AMERICA Group.

People often ask us how we can stand living in a place where the Winter temperatures get down to 20 below zero F. or colder. The beautiful mountains of Montana keep us here. We’ve moved away a few times over the years and always end up coming back again. It’s a lot easier to turn the heat up than it is to create a view like this.

Jimmy took this photo in March of 2010 on the “East Side” of Montana (USA), a term we use for anything east of the Rocky Mountains. These are the Bridger Mountains, which are located near Bozeman. He was driving back from his trip to Tennessee and took several pictures out of the car window as he was driving.

Photo taken with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. To deal with the motion blur I sharpened it in Photoshop CS, using the Topaz Sharpening filter, which allowed me to give detail to the larger parts of the photo without sharpening the finer details.


  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot!! . . .

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful scenery.. nicely done…

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago


  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, it looks cold but the scenery is gorgeous. Well done.

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 4 years ago

    lovely shot :) always looks better when it’s not us having those cold cold days!! We have a friend over here atm from Montana! She loves it there but also loves it here just as much! I could look at that scenery everyday though :)

  • Thanks, Pamela! My ideal living situation would be to stay in Montana through half the year and in the Seattle area through the Winter. They get a lot of rain there, but it’s beautiful and much warmer than here. My sister said they got a few days of snow there and the schools closed down because nobody could drive on it.

    – rocamiadesign

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneideralmost 4 years ago

    wonderfil capture Kathleen !!!

  • Thank you, Gisela!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Jennifer Saville
    Jennifer Savillealmost 4 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 4 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

  • MissyD
    MissyDalmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on your wonderful feature!

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