Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Things are Changing

I just realized how long it has been since I posted.  Things are changing rapidly this time of year not only in the weather but in our lives as well.

Annual fund raisers, banquets and art shows are among the events taking up any spare time we have outside of work.  Everywhere you look people are rushing to prepare for the annual forth of July festivities in Ennis and Virginia City.

The moisture is feeding the plants and wild flowers are blooming everywhere.  Ken stopped on our way to Belgrade last week to capture this sea of yellow.

Last night we witnessed the ending of a magnificent rainbow as we traveled home from an art show in Virginia City at Creighton Block Gallery.  It rained and hailed more than once yesterday and is raining as I type this post.

We did enjoy temperatures in the eighties a couple of days this week.  It felt so good to bask in some warm sunshine without sweaters and coats.

Sunday, June 20, 2010



Yesterday morning we woke to the sound of cattle being driven through town.  The skies were cloudy and the air filled with that moist feeling.  In spite of appearances we were optimistic the weather would hold long enough for us to enjoy the Farmer's Market.

We were right.  As we finished setting up the clouds gave way to sunshine and customers began to wander through in small groups.

The weather cleared so nicely Ken was able to mow the lawn.  Then late in the afternoon a sudden storm passed through leaving an avalanche of hail mixed with heavy rain.

This photo was taken looking out through our patio door.  This morning there were still remnants of the hail piled up next to the house and fence.  It was in the thirties last night.  

Friday, June 18, 2010

What a Beautiful Day!

Today the sun is shinning and there is a slight breeze.  Temperatures are in the low seventies.  What a beautiful day.

The entire week was rainy, stormy and colder than we would like.  So, this warmer weather is welcome.

The river remains muddy and flowing high.  Not the best time to fish, but a great day for a hike.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rain Again

Our beloved campground is open.  There are parts still blocked off from damage caused by the gorging this past winter.    The boat ramp is open and there are a few campers.

The Madison river is muddy and running high from the mountain run offs and rain.  Lots of rain.  It rained most of the night and we woke to more rain this morning.  It cleared later but looks like we could get more.

While taking these photos I chatted with a friend.  We had to make it short because the breeze made it rather cold to stand outside and talk.  He said they are predicting temperatures the next two nights to be in the mid thirties.

Will it be summer after that?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunshine Today

We finally had a window of sunshine today.  Those of us participating in the Farmer's Market were delighted to be outdoors.

Local residents found their way to the market in spite of the parking challenges due to the road construction through the middle of downtown.  More of our summer residents arrive each day.  We had a great time catching up.

The wind is still blowing but the sun is out and the temperature looks to be near seventy.  The week ahead is looking much better.  Maybe we will have summer after all.