Thursday, August 25, 2011

Changing Weather

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall  
Yesterday was a busy work day including a trip to Bozeman for work supplies.  It was forty degrees when I got up but rapidly reached ninety by lunch time.  The lack of wind made it feel a lot warmer.

Late in the evening I took a drive to Burnt Tree fishing access.  There was a lone fisherman on the other side of the Madison River.  I stayed for a brief time watching the river flow and listening to the sound of the water and the birds in the trees.

This morning it was fifty degrees and cloudy.  The second photo shows the view from my front yard as the sun began to rise over the mountains.  Looks like it is going to be another wonderful day in paradise.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Madison River Magic

Photo by Penny Hall
I was feeling overwhelmed this morning with so much to do and so little time.  I knew I had to take a break and head for the Madison River.

I love that Ennis is located right on the river.  It takes me less than five minutes to locate a place on its banks.  Today it was a rock on the waters edge.

There is something special about visiting the river.  The sound of the rushing water as it flows past is so soothing.

After drinking in the beauty and wonder of nature's bountiful gifts I began to feel an inner calm.  I took a few more moments to express my gratitude for the grace that brought me all the gifts I enjoy in my life.

Refreshed I headed back to my studio with a little clearer direction and a lot more energy to move forward.

Once again we are blessed with spectacular weather today.  It was forty-five degrees when I got up and it is expected to be in the eighties again today.  The lack of wind makes it even more enjoyable.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Awesome Weather

Photo by Penny Hall
It has been a very busy week and the weather has been spectacular.  I took this photo one evening while enjoyiing dinner with friends. Several days this week we experienced afternoon and evening showers.

The weather could not have been more perfect for today's Farmer's Market.  It was in the fifties when we arrived.  The bright sun and calm wind made for an awesome morning.

It is now late afternoon and about ninety degrees.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful weather unlike many of our friends and family in other parts of the nation. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summertime in Ennis Montana

Photo by Penny Hall
Summertime in Ennis, Montana is always busy.  There is so much to do it is difficult to cram everything into our short season.

Saturday was Farmer's Market, Ennis Arts Association Arts Festival and a Jamaican Festival all in the same day.  The town was hopping.

We entertained out of town guests and attempted to fit a little play time in between work and other obligations.

Our weather is spectacular.  The wind remains mostly calm.  We wake to forty and fifty degree temperatures that climb to the eighties by late afternoon. 

We experienced occasional afternoon showers this week.  Friends from West Yellowstone reported hail that looked a lot like snow.

Ahhh,  summertime in Montana is so wonderful.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fishing at Lions Park

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall
After dropping off some new pieces to Maydak's Gallery on main street I headed for Lions Park to take a quick walk by the river.  The weather was spectacularly calm and seventy-two degrees.

There were lots of young fisher persons out supervised by their mom's and dad's.  Our little pond at Lions Park allows only children to fish. 

It is always great fun to sit on the bank under a shade tree and watch the delight in their faces when they catch their first fish of the day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chatting With The Goats

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall
It was a spectacular morning.  When I woke it was fifty degrees.  Right now it is about seventy-eight and raining.

Earlier today friends of ours in town for a visit stopped by my house and accompanied me to Jeffers to see my friend Wade Miller the saddle maker .   I needed Wade's assistance so I could complete my latest bowl project.

It was a magnificent morning.  While there my friend and her grandson chatted with the young goats who were quite curious and very loving.  It was a delightful  treat for my friends from Denver to spend time petting the goats and taking in the beautiful view of the mountains.