Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Yellowstone Babies

© 2013 Ken W. Hall 
Ken sent me this image to post.  He went to Yellowstone National Park while I was out of town for some business training last week.  Here is what his note said.

"I shot it in the Park Sunday. The little ones are like a young frisky cat. Standing still and in the next breath running like the wind chasing "nothings"."

It was raining when I left town and Ken said it was overcast and rainy most of the week.  The same has continued since I returned.  Temperatures are a bit below normal but we are all grateful for the moisture.

Temperatures range in the forties at sunrise to the fifties, sixties and seventies during the day.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Thank You For The Rain

© 2013 Penny Hall

© 2013 Penny Hall
We were delighted to see the campground filling up with campers today.  It feels good to see the tourists and summer friends begin to trickle into town.

We finally got some much needed rain for our parched land.  it has been a very dry spring.  The run off has begun and the river is turning chocolate brown.

We greeted our first pair of grosbeaks today.  I love seeing the birds come back home for the summer.

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Sunday Drive

©2013 Ken W. Hall

Sunday morning we decided to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.  We took a leisurely drive through Jeffers and around the lake.   Although a bit breezy it was nothing like the past couple of days.  The electric blue sky and sunshine were a welcome sight.

The birds returning for the season seemed to greet us at every turn.  Among them were osprey, pelicans, red wing black birds and a yellow headed black bird.

Lots of fishermen were out on Ennis Lake and in the Madison River.  It was a perfect day to enjoy the outdoors.

Temperatures this week were cold in the mornings.  Some days in the low teens.  There were lots of clouds this week and a small amount of rain.

The past couple of days everyone was complaining about the wind but this morning it was much quieter.  Highs this week ranged from forty to sixty degrees.