Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter is Back


This week passed quickly.  I picked up two new galleries for my leather bowls.  So, I just now realized I had not posted in a few days. Sorry about that.

Winter returned this past week.  Temps were in the single digits and rarely got above twenty during the day.  The wind was so strong it felt like it was below zero. 

We saw a few snow flakes here in town.  They were floating in the air but am not sure they made it to the ground.  When the clouds thinned you could see the mountains got a nice coating of that beautiful white stuff.

Calving season is going well with all the warmer temperatures.  We found lots of new babies when we passed this spot. Our presence caused such a stir all the cows rushed to see what we were up to.  So, the babies did not make it into the family portrait.

Today the sun is shining and the wind is a tolerable breeze. I got this shot of the river at the bridge so you can see how the ice is slowly melting off the banks.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gorgeous Day

Photo by Ken W. Hall  Title: Spring Is Coming

Photo by Ken W. Hall  Title: Spanish Peaks

Yesterday twenty deer stopped by our yard for lunch.  They are all blowing their winter coats.

Snow began falling late afternoon with patches of blue sky and a little sun.  It was still snowing when we
drove home after dinner with friends last night.  But this morning there was less than an inch.

Now the sun is shining and it is another awesome day in paradise.  Temperatures continue to range from twenties at night to thirties and forties during the day.  It even got up to fifty one day this week.

Here are some photos Ken got during one of his trips this week.  He comments about how may fish he sees wherever he goes.  I can see a fishing trip coming soon.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Is it Spring Yet?


It has been a busy week.  I finished and Ken photographed more than twenty new leather blessing bowls.  I have been experimenting with color.  If you want to take a look at some of the new colors I posted a sampling of my first efforts at

The weather this week has been like springtime.  We had a few little dustings of snow off and on this week but today is spectacular.  The sun is out and it is about thirty-six degrees.  

We took a drive to Varney Bridge and Cameron.  The river at Eight Mile fishing access in the photo above has very little evidence of the gorging.  However, at the bridge in town the banks still have quite a bit of ice clinging to them.

Is it Spring yet?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pheasant Parade

 Photo by Ken W. Hall     Title: I See  You

 Photo by Ken W. Hall     Title: Parade Regalia

Yesterday Ken and I went for a drive.  Newly fallen snow covered the ground and roads like a thin blanket.

Several pheasants including the ones pictured above paraded across the road in front of our car forcing us to stop.  Their bold colors were quite a sight against the white snow.

It was twenty-six degrees but temperatures climbed to the high forties.  Children, adults and animals found plenty of Saturday activities outside in the warmth of the sun.

Today is another spectacular day.  It feels a lot like spring.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Trip to Bozeman

Photo by Ken W. Hall  Title: It's A Good Day

Photo by Ken W. Hall  Title: Bozeman Mystique 

It was ten degrees when we arrived in Bozeman yesterday at 9:30 AM.  Ice clung to everything and sparkled like diamond dust as the rising sun illuminated them.  By the time we made our way home mid afternoon it was thirty-nine degrees in Ennis.

This morning we woke to a little more than an inch of snow.  It is so still the snow is resting an inch thick on the branches of the trees and bushes.  The temperature appears to be about thirty degrees.  With plenty of blue sky it is sure to be a spectacular day.