Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gravelly Range Wild Flowers

© Ken W. Hall 2010

Sunday afternoon we took a drive through the Gravelly Range to view the wildflowers.  What an amazing experience.

It is impossible to capture in a photo even a fraction of what we saw and experienced.  The blankets of color in field after field of wild flowers is like nothing I have ever seen. 

Standing still gazing out upon the vastness of God's creation makes one realize how small we are in the scheme of things.

At more than nine thousand feet elevation the views are breath taking.  Ken attempted to record the day and prepared a slide show of just a few of his favorites for your enjoyment.  Just visit this page, sit  back and enjoy. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Walk By The River

After a hectic work day Ken and I ran out of gas and decided to take a walk by the Madison River to refuel.  It was a spectacular day.

The weather has been quite warm lately.  They are predicting temperatures in the 90's over the weekend.  Without air conditioning it gets a bit uncomfortable but we are not complaining.  It is nice to have some warmth after such a long winter.

This afternoon Ken is in the river fishing.  Just another day in paradise.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


We took a break on Sunday and traveled south toward West Yellowstone.  Ken loves to explore so we headed up into the mountains.  I think we counted seven vehicles during the entire drive.

One kind gentleman stopped to suggest we go back to a bend in the road to admire three great horned owls.  They were perched in two bare trees when we arrived.  Sensing Ken approach they took flight one after the other to prevent having their picture taken.

The wildflowers were spectacular.  I have never seen so many different colors in one place.  The variety of blues, yellows, reds, pinks, oranges and white kept us searching to discover how many different types we could locate.

Thunderstorms threatened us and rain showers fell off and on.  Once we reached the top the view was breathtaking and the silence welcome after such a busy week.

Nothing feeds the soul quite like a visit with mother nature.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rainbow Clouds

© Ken W. Hall 2011   Title: Heaven's Voice

© Ken W. Hall 2011   

© Ken W. Hall 2011  

© Ken W. Hall 2011   

Last week Ken was in Virginia City for a photography shoot on location when yet another storm with hail passed through VC.  On his way home he captured this amazing rainbow.

We have been busy getting work into galleries and showing friends around our awesome back yard.  It is such fun greeting visitors and sharing time with them.  

I once heard someone say, "There are two seasons in Ennis...winter and company."  So far this summer is turning out to resemble that description.  And, of course, we are loving it.
Yesterday and today it was warm enough to wear dresses and shorts.  The sun is shining and those of us who were here all winter are tempted to just stand outside in the sun.

It still gets down in the forties and fifties at night.  Great sleeping weather.