Sunday, April 28, 2013

Snow, Rain and Sunshine

©2012 Ken W. Hall

©2012 Ken W. Hall
Ken took the above photos on Monday.  The weather improved during the week as temperatures got a bit warmer.  Last night it was seventy degrees at 7:00 PM.

People were out in large numbers yesterday enjoying the warmer weather.  Our summer residents are beginning to return and we are catching up with old friends.

I am busy putting together new collections for my summer outlets.  It is hard to balance the need to get work done indoors and wanting to be outdoors enjoying the wonderful warm weather and rare days without wind.

This morning it rained and was very cloudy.  Now there are patches of dark clouds among the beautiful blue sky and sunshine.  I am headed out to help Ken with a little yard work.  I am loving the warmer weather.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Signs of Spring

©2013 Ken W. Hall

©2013 Ken W. Hall
It was forty-six and breezy this morning when we took a walk by the Madison River.  We walked through cloud after cloud of insects.  The meadowlark and geese greeted us with grand songs of spring time.  The aspen trees are budding and the wild iris' are waking up.

We drove through the campground to see what changes the gorging made this winter.  There appeared to be less of an adverse impact than last year.  The beaver dam survived.  All the ice has melted along the river banks and the water is clear and beautiful.

The wind is picking up speed and the clouds are getting darker.  The weather man is predicting two to six inches of snow this evening.  The land will be grateful for the moisture.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Snow

©2013 Ken W. Hall
It has been cold the past few days with occasional snow.  This morning it was twelve degrees.  The weather man says we might see sixty degrees on Monday.

I am so ready for warmer weather.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Rain, Wind and Snow

© 2013 Penny Hall
Yesterday it was cloudy with rain off and on through the day.  It was a bit breezy but in the forties.

I was awakened this morning about four-thirty to the sound of strong winds causing the screen on the bedroom window to rattle.  The house felt colder than it has the past few days.

When I got up later I noticed the snow and the thermometer.  The twenty degree temperature combined with the relentless wind made it feel like winter again.

I am grateful for the moisture and the few calm days of warmth and sunshine.