Monday, March 27, 2017

Things are Changing

I feel a little like the Madison River after a hard cold winter.

When temperatures drop below zero for an extended period of time the ice jams up.  It forces the water out of its banks flooding the land around it creating new paths.

When the temperatures rise above freezing it begins to thaw exposing paths where once again you can see the water flow.  Eventually it settles back within its banks.

When the ice has melted you see how the power of the river overflowing its banks changed the landscape forever.  That is especially evident in the campground just across the bridge from downtown.

Each Summer Ken and I notice how trees that once graced the banks are gone.   Places where we once stood have eroded and fallen into the river.

Like the Madison River my life has changed over the years. While the river is affected by the gorging of its waters my life is altered by my ever changing sight.  You can read more about my journey last year here.

I kept thinking I would revive this blog for my friends who love the Madison River that flows through Ennis, Montana.

I enjoyed hearing comments each summer as those of you who only visit during the warm season would tell me how this little blog got you through your own winters in places around the globe.

Just like the Madison River after the gorging this winter I am settling back into my own life flow and my attention is needed in new areas of my life.  This is my last post to this blog.

You can keep in touch with the beautiful images Ken continues to capture of our precious Madison Valley on his website.

You can find both of us here in Ennis and I hope you will stop in to say hello when you return.

I will continue to post from time to time on my Changing Focus blog.  Feel free to stop by anytime.

I hope to see you soon.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Watching It Snow

© 2015 Penny Hall 

© 2015 Penny Hall 

© 2015 Penny Hall 
This morning I woke to what looks like six inches of snow.  It is in the 20's.  The weather reports predict snow through Tuesday morning could reach as much as one foot.

Then, an arctic blast is expected to follow dropping temps into the single digits.

I am working from home today.  I fed the birds and cleared the side walk.  Later I will clear off the car.  I planned to take a walk but the wind kicked up so I think I will wait until it is a bit calmer.

Wonder if this means we will have a white Christmas?

Monday, December 7, 2015

Visiting the Neighbors

©2015 Ken W. Hall
Time seems to be passing faster than I can remember.  Thanksgiving was very cold.  The day before, the day of, and for a few days after it was below zero at dawn.

Today the wind is so strong I could barely open my car door at lunch.  It is cloudy now and looks like snow is falling on the mountains.  

I am glad it is warmer.  The snow that fell before and during Thanksgiving is almost gone here in town.  It is in the high thirties but the wind makes it feel colder.

Ken sent me the above image.  He took it on his walk this morning.  The deer are plentiful in town this year.  These were passing through our street making their daily rounds.