I created this journal for my friends who only visit the Madison Valley of Montana in the summer and ask me the question, "What are the winters like?"
I hope you enjoy my photos and comments as I share my Montana moments this year. Perhaps it will give you a peek into what it is truly like to live here full time.
Welcome to my world.
Once again she puts on her winter finest…the Madison River gorges. As it has been told to me the river freezes from the bottom up. The Madison, according to stories is one of two rivers on the planet where this happens. As seen in the top image the ice is nearly touching bottom of the highway bridge that crosses the river in town. A normal distance between the river surface and the bottom of the bridge is approximately ten to twelve feet. This gives a perspective of the thickness of the ice flow which covers the river today. I say today because it can change so rapidly that later today there could easily be a different scenario between ice and bridge. Maybe you want to stay on guard!
"Thanks for all your prayers and loving thoughts. I am doing better with each new day. Till I return to action at the keyboard, The Husband will continue to post."
Life continues in Montana despite the "end time". There are probably a lot of folks who got all dressed up and suddenly had no where to go!
The image above was captured in Bozeman the morning after Penny had emergency surgery for another detached retina! The date of the first part of the two part surgery was December 28, 2012. There were so many miracles that were lined up to guide us thru this experience with grace, gratitude and humbleness.
Due to the nature of the surgery it is best for Penny not to use the computer while the eye continues to heal itself, therefore you are stuck with me, Ken.
We will continue to post updates as the process runs its course. Love and blessings and thanks to all who are already aware of the situation.