Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The View from Lions Park

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall
I wanted to go sit by the Madison river yesterday but the fishing accesses were closed.  Luckily we have not had much snow so I was able to go to Lions Park and sit on a bench above the river.  There is nothing more soothing than the sound of the river.

As you can tell a storm was brewing and headed our way.  The wind picked up later in the evening and this morning began with rain then turned to snow.  They are predicting two to five inches in the valley and six to ten in higher elevations.

As much as I would prefer winter wait a little longer I am sure the dance will soon end and I will be forced to settle into the quiet life style only winter brings.  It is sort of like a bear settling into its den for the winter.

So far, it has been an unusual weather pattern much like the rest of the country. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It is Thanksgiving Day

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall
It is Thanksgiving Day here in Ennis and I am so grateful for all the wonderful people in my life.  I am very blessed to have touched base with so many of them this day.

I also appreciate you checking out my part of the world by visiting this little blog from time to time.  It means lot to me to hear your words of appreciation for my posts and our shared connection to this place called Ennis, Montana.

At the moment the wind is still blowing.  The temperature is forty-five degrees which is above average and very different from this time last year.

Another cold front is headed our way but it does not sound like it will be too cold or bring much snow to the valley. 

As you can tell from the photos above the colors in the sunrises this time of year are spectacular.  It is a joy to wake each day to the changing Big Sky of Montana.

I trust you had a blessed day wherever you live.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

One Degrees This Morning

Photo by Penny Hall
Snow was falling and the wind blowing hard when I went to bed last night.  This morning it was calm and one degrees.  Now it is ten degrees and expected to reach eighteen.

Bozeman received lots more snow than we did here in Ennis.  Friends who were in Bozeman day before yesterday said trucks were overturned on Norris Hill.

Other friends reported a foot of snow fell in Bozeman.  As you can tell we might have gotten two inches here in town. 

The forecast is even colder tonight but warming up to the low forties later in the week.  It is shaping up to be an unusual fall.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Photo by Ken W. Hall

Photo by Ken W. Hall

Photo by Ken W. Hall
I can hardly believe a week has passed.  After the six inches of snow fell Ken discovered these icicles in the yard one morning.

Temperatures have been in the twenties to forties.  The strong winds make it feel much colder when you venture outside.

From time to time a few snow flakes have fallen.  Each time it was just enough to cover the ground.  Weather predictions are more snow and in the single digits later this week.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ice Trees

Photo by Ken W. Hall
Photo by Ken W. Hall

Photo by Ken W. Hall 

In the quiet of the morning I stood in the gallery in the presence of celestial beings in vestments carefully woven each in their own way so as to cloth them for the arrival of the new day. There was no music save the thunderous quite of the coming day.

Isn't it holy to stand in the presence of the Creation knowing that we are an integral part separate from absolutely nothing. It made me full within.  --- Ken W. Hall

The above images and words are from Ken.  He is enjoying the journey through years of photographs.  No, that is not what things look like today.  

The six inches of snow is slowly melting.  Temperatures have been lower than normal.  One morning it was twelve degrees.  This morning it was twenty.  The high has been in the low thirties.  Looks like it will get even colder as an unexpected cold sets in from Canada.
I am busy in my studio creating pieces for the holidays.  I just posted some new ones in my online shop.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Snow is Falling

Photo by Penny Hall

Photo by Penny Hall
The snow has been falling since before sunrise this morning.  The bird feeder is serving up meals to an unusual number of birds. 

The children across the street are playing in the snow.  Snow balls are flying and decks are being shoveled. Snow angels are being born.

The temperature remains at twenty-eight degrees.  It has been a lovely morning watching the snow fall before heading off to work.

I love it when the wind is silent and the snow falls gently and steadily.  It gives me such a peaceful feeling.

Time to go get the snow shovel and get ready to head out.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Is It Really November?

Photo by Penny Hall
Is it really November?  Time seems to be passing quickly.  Hunting season opened along with a new meat market.  I think I heard their first game to process for the season was a moose.  I noticed elk in the back of some pickups as well.  The warmer weather seems to make it harder on the hunters.

This morning it was twenty degrees and thirty-two when I went out to run errands at 11:00 AM.  As you can tell from this photo taken from Jeffers it is also cloudy today.

The wind has been blowing strong for several days but today it is just breezy.  The weather is expected to be like this until Friday when a winter storm is predicted with snow and high temperatures in the twenties.