Category Archives: ice

Is that rocks I see?

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After several days of very spring like weather with temperatures nearing 60 degrees, the ice has finally begun to melt. Today we could see rocks!

feb 2015 007Mornings have been a bit chilly but I have not had to build a fire in THREE days!

feb 2015 009The ice is still thick though and remains.  Water has flowed down the driveway for days but Ii am still unable to drive up it.  If the weather holds up for a few more days I might just be able to make it.

feb 2015 011The sky has been blue today.  The birds are beginning to return, the robins have been seen and spring time springs have been begun to flow higher up the mountains.  If Have seen buds on some of the younger trees and little green plants are starting to poke up through the forest floor cover.  As wonderful as it is if we do not get more snow and more winter the forest fires this summer will be horrific.  I cant wait to get to work on the garden beds, to walk on dirt that is not covered in ice and get plants in my hands, but I really hope we get more moisture.

Late November Drive.

Yesterday, I drove over Rodgers Pass and down out of the mountains.  My brother and I went for a drive about, over dirt roads that we have been driving since we were teenagers.  The winder was sharp, nearly impossible to look into and made it feel less than pleasant, but I stopped to take a few pictures to share this amazing landscape.

Fort Shaw Butte

nov rockymountains 006nov rockymountains 012Off to the west… the Rocky Mountains

nov rockymountains 013Creek where the Brown Trout spawn

nov rockymountains 018Square Butte nov rockymountains 003The frozen Sun River