Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ice Fishing with Dad

©2013 Ken W. Hall
The above photo was taken by Ken a few days ago at Ennis Lake.  I marvel at those people who ice fish on our lake.

Saturday morning it began to snow just after seven and dumped about three to four inches here in town.  This morning it was fourteen degrees.

The sun came out and it has been a beautiful sunshiny day.  It looks like it is twenty-eight degrees now.  I love seeing the way the light sparkles on the snow.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Deer Close Up

©2013 Ken W. Hall
Deer are frequent guests in our front yard.  Most of them are blowing their coats. Ken got this great shot of one little guy with cockle-burrs in his hair.

Yesterday we woke to about an inch or two of snow.  Mid afternoon temperatures were in the low thirties. When the sun came out the snow quickly melted off our deck .  There were a few more flurries during the day but nothing significant.  This morning it is about twelve degrees and we are expecting more snow this week.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Walk at Lions Park

© 2013 Ken W. Hall

© 2013 Ken W. Hall

© 2013 Ken W. Hall
Yesterday the sun was shining and the temperatures were near forty.  Needing to get out and walk I asked Ken to take me to Lions Park.  I hoped enough of the walking area would be free of ice so I could walk safely.

There were a few areas free of snow and ice but a large portion of the park remained under ice from the gorging of the river.  Ken captured some lovely images during our glorious time outdoors.  The Madison River renews my energy.  No matter what happens it always manages to flow.

This morning we woke to snow falling.  I shoveled about three inches of light powder off the deck.  Now the sun is shining.  It was twenty degrees this morning and looks to be about thirty degrees now.  I love how the snow sparkles in the sun like diamond dust.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A New Dawn

©2012 Ken W. Hall
This amazing sunrise greeted me my first morning home after the doctor worked on my eye.  It was a spectacular sunrise and it felt so good to be home.

The skies here in Ennis are always beautiful but the colors change with the seasons and become more interesting and intense in the winter.

I cannot begin to express my gratitude for all your kind and loving words of support and prayers.  I am deeply touched and filled with gratitude.  Who knew so many people were following my little blog?

The eyesight journey continues.  With the help of modern technology I am able to do more and more tasks.  The gas bubble is getting smaller and I am slowly increasing my time on the computer.  I dusted off an old blog called "Changing Focus" where I will share more about my eyesight journey.  The next step is to get back to selling and creating more art as soon as the bubble is gone.

The weather here in Ennis is rather mild for us.  Temperatures are in the teens and twenties at night and increasing to the mid to high thirties in the day.  This week we enjoyed some wonderful days with sunshine.

I was surprised to hear on the news that Bozeman has moved more snow this year than usual.  There have been a few bouts of snow and really cold temps, but not too bad for us.

Ken took me for a drive yesterday to visit my beloved Madison River.   The only evidence of gorging is the ice that clings to the banks.  The river itself is flowing freely within its banks.

I will keep you posted.  Sounds like it could be an early spring.