The weather has been all over the place –
Turning to record high temps, and blue skies
Then jumping to Rip Snorting WIND!!
And back to rainy, and a bit gloomy.
But I'm not complaining. Those poor folks on the east coast; they have every right to complain with snow practically to their chins right now.
I took the poochies out to potty before bed last night. I like to stand on my front porch at night, look at the stars, and say my prayers while I wait for the dogs. It was such a warm, calm night. So quiet, and I could hear rain falling softly on my flower beds. Then I looked a little harder, and the street and sidewalks were not wet at all. I walked out into the yard, no rain at all. The sound I was hearing were worms (probably hundreds) crawling thru the leaves in the flower gardens! That, I can assure you, is not a common occurrence in Montana in February! This would explain the robin we saw when we went for a walk on Sunday. They are hardy little birds and will put up with some winter weather if they have some nice fat worms to feast on between snowstorms. Normally, tho, they don't show up here until late March.
She was hard to catch a picture of – I'm sure she was on a worm fetching mission.
It was was a perfect day for a walk.
There is an awesome walking trail across the river that is 2 miles round trip. This is a little resting spot for anyone who would like to set a spell and contemplate.
Students from the art department at Montana State University built this neat wind instrument. When the wind blows (as it always does in this neck of the woods) this pipe construction catches it and produces very soulful little songs.
There is this lovely old barn to look at as you meander along the trail.
All the bushes and trees are beginning to bud out.
Everybody was so happy to be out in the sunshine.
Our beautiful view as we headed back.
See what all that good fresh air does for a body………tuckers ya plum out!