Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rain and Snow

Photo by Ken W. Hall  Title: Trumpeter Swan

It was raining hard when we woke this morning.  Now it is snowing lightly.  The thermometer reads thirty five degrees.

Ken just sent me this photo of a Trumpeter Swan.  The swan was feeding in a pond on the outskirts of Bozeman.  

It was fun to watch as its web feet stirred the bottom of the pond.   Down went its head to the bottom to feed then back up to move to a new spot.  

More and more birds are arriving.  Looks like we are in for a long week of much needed moisture.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Day In Paradise

Sunday Ken and I traveled with his family to the Paradise Valley and into Yellowstone.  The roads were clear due to the warmer weather and lack of normal snowfall. 

The energy in the park was different.  Visitors were scarce and the animals moved at a slower pace.

We managed to pull off the road at Icebox Canyon.  Ken captured some awesome photos.  When he gets them processed I will share them with you.  These are a couple I took of Ken and the ice falls just to give you an idea of what he was shooting.

We encountered buffalo, elk, deer, coyote, and big horn ram to name a few.  It is always so delightful to watch the wildlife as well as the majesty of the land. 

The temperatures were in the low to mid fifties and windy.  We got our play day in just in time.  A snow storm passed through Sunday night.  Ennis caught a small amount of snow probably less than an inch.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Awesome Weather

We went to Bozeman today to pick up some work supplies.  It was an awesome day.  We stopped on the outskirts of Bozeman to admire a pair of trumpeter swans.

Traveling through the canyon we saw several red tail hawks, elk and deer.  Fishermen were out taking advantage of the fifty-seven degree weather.

Much of the ice on Ennis Lake is melting.  Sunday we saw one lone ice fisherman.  Everyone else was fishing off the bridge or along the banks of the Madison River through Bear Trap Canyon.

Everyone is loving the weather.  Wish you were here to enjoy it with us.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Expecting Snow

The weatherman says we can expect snow late today and tonight.  Bozeman might get as much as two inches.

It is about forty-six degrees right now.  The wind is back so it is quite chilly.

Although snow is expected the temperatures remain in the twenties at night and the forty to fifties in the day.

I noticed our aspen trees are budding.  Spring is getting closer.

I took this photo at Burnt Tree fishing access this morning.  Looks like all the ice has melted from its banks unlike the ones downtown.  But it won't be long until we can walk the river banks again.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Campground Thaw


I stopped by the campground just across the bridge in town today.  As you can tell the ice is melting.  If you look at the close up with the sign you can see how deep the ice was.  

It is going to take a bit of work to  get the road fixed before fishing season.  As you can tell it looks more like a river bed than a road.

It was near fifty again this afternoon with very little wind.  Everyone is talking about March coming in like a lamb.  We are loving the warm temperatures.  This is a huge change from last year.