Thursday, March 29, 2012

New From Ken

Ken W. Hall, photographer
You will not find the beautiful animal above here in Ennis, but I love this image Ken got of him and the words he was inspired to write.  I thought it was worth sharing.

It has been such a busy week I have not had time to venture out and take photos.  Ken's sister is visiting and we have been "playing" in my studio creating new items for several of my outlets and shows.

It has been mild in temperature and windy all week.  It is thirty to forty degrees in the mornings and up to has high as sixty degrees during the day.  Of course, the wind makes it feel colder.  The small amount of moisture has come through light rains that last only a few moments.

I created some totally new pieces yesterday and can hardly wait to finish them.  Off to the studio to see what magic awaits today.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Awesome Sunrise

Photo by Ken W. Hall
We were amazed at the awesome colors that lit up the sky this morning at sunrise.  I wish you could have seen it.  Ken's photo is amazing but as always it is not the same as being there.

It is sixty degrees outside right now.  The wind is blowing and it is feeling like spring.  I am loving it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Snow and More Wind

Photo by Ken W. Hall
"A tunnel, but to / from where. A good lesson in perception. Is it coming out of winter or is it going into winter. I believe it to be like the whole of Life…Life is no more or no less than what we believe it to be."
                                                                    -  Ken W. Hall

 Yesterday we woke to six inches of wet snow.  Ken, camera in hand, disappeared for most of the morning.  Today he sent me this image from his trip across the Madison River.

This morning it was eighteen degrees and is still in the low twenties.  The wind is so strong in almost knocked me down twice while I was a out running errands.  Much of yesterday's snow has melted but today it was too cold to melt much.

The red wing black birds showed up at the feeders today.  Spring is here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wind,wind and more wind...

Photo by by Penny Hall

Photo by by Penny Hall
I stopped at Lions Park when I went out for fresh eggs this morning.  The wind was blowing but nothing like the past two days.  Yesterday someone in McAllister clocked winds at 59 miles per hour.  Other places reported them as high as 72 miles per hour.

As you can tell the river is void of ice.  This has been such an unusual winter.  Today it is in the forties and expected to reach up into the mid fifties.  One day last week it was sixty-five in Bozeman.

Well, back to my studio to finish the orders I received last week.  I am having so much fun playing with these new stains and sculpting techniques.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Snow Day Energy Burst

Photo by Ken W. Hall
"Snow, no matter how gently it falls bring a sense of tranquility…unless of course you are a cat named Mystic. In the snow he goes up the tree chasing either snow flakes or a finch screaming for its life. I don't know which one it was because Mystic had a mouth full of 'nothings', no feathers and no snow flakes. He may have missed his target but the end result brought sunshine to a gloomy day. Smiles some days, especially today,  are as good as gold."

                                                                           -- Ken W. Hall

It snowed yesterday and never got above the mid twenties.  Mystic, our cat entertained us as the snow seemed to bring out an unusual burst of energy.

Today it was zero when we got up.  The sun is shinning and there are no clouds.  Looks like it will be an awesome winter day.  Mystic chose to stay in this morning.  He is curled up in my office chair sound asleep.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ice, Snow & Rain

Photo by Ken W. Hall

Photo by Ken W. Hall

Photo by Ken W. Hall

Photo by Ken W. Hall

Photo by Ken W. Hall
This week we experienced lots of weather changes.  One day there were a couple of white out condition snow bursts that left only a couple inches of snow.  Yesterday it was in the forties with rain and today it is breezy with sunshine and temperatures in the thirties.

The ice on Ennis Lake is beginning to melt in some areas.  It is fascinating how it stacks up on the shore.  Ken captured some of the natural sculptures produced by mother nature.  There is a stillness at the lake this time of year broken only by the occasional sound of cracking ice and squawking birds.

I love taking time out of my busy day to just be with the magnificence of nature.  It soothes my soul.