Birds Abounding…

I just love going outside, even just for a minute!  The sound of bird songs fill the air, lifting my mood…IMG_9781


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King Fisher…


Wild Turkeys flying over the farm…IMG_2129 IMG_2130-Edit

Bald Eagle flying over the farm….IMG_2135

A hawk of some sort…IMG_2137

Mating season for the wild turkeys and some pretty good displays by the toms…IMG_9525 IMG_9530 IMG_9531

A Meadowlark…


A colorful bunch of Crossbills on naked limbs and a dreary day…

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Enjoy your spring day!

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Spring Time in the Aspens…

We’ve had some cool, cloudy, rainy days this week.  As I drove past the Aspen grove alongside our driveway, I noticed they’re were fuzzy catkins…IMG_9704 IMG_9698 IMG_9690

And raindrops, reflecting the tops of the trees above them…IMG_9668 IMG_9665-Edit IMG_9644 IMG_9637

The fuzzies up close…IMG_9625-Edit IMG_9623 IMG_9615 IMG_9613 IMG_9610-Edit IMG_9715-3

A beautiful rainy day…

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While We Were Gone…

We had beautiful, sun-filled days with gorgeous sunsets while we were in SoCAL…IMG_7550At home it dumped about 20 inches of snow, so we were welcomed home with this…IMG_7927 IMG_7938 IMG_7950 IMG_7945-EditShaking feels so good…IMG_7951Water trough is almost buried…IMG_7954 IMG_7962 IMG_7967 IMG_7970 IMG_7972 IMG_7977 IMG_7979 IMG_7943 IMG_7960


Winter Echinacea

The last couple of days have been a bit pea-soupish around here…IMG_4397

It leaves some nice frosty crystals on everything, including the echinacea in the garden…IMG_9378 IMG_9379-Edit IMG_9380

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Montana At It’s Finest…

Last night we had pouring rain and 40 degrees, sometime in the night it changed to snow and wind.  This morning it was brisk -30 degrees Fahrenheit!  I don’t mind the cold or snow but sure get hard on critters when we have wet conditions and then gets really cold.  I was happy to see every one fared the night alright and were anxiously awaiting breakfast this morning…

Teigen feeding Thor…


Even though he has a cozy little place to hide out in, Thor has to hang out with his guys…IMG_9199

Horse raspberries…IMG_9167IMG_9257IMG_9184 IMG_9270 IMG_9193

Waiting for breakfast…IMG_9196

Frank’s a bit frosty too…IMG_9205 IMG_9194

Hayden giving Frank some love…IMG_9212


Hauling bales…

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At least some one is happy outside…IMG_9179

The sun even tried to break through…IMG_9275

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Mushrooms, Part 1…

The kids found our adventure through Olympic Park very fascinating, they loved finding all sorts of mushrooms and knew to only look but not touch.  I, however, found it difficult to take pictures in pouring down rain!  🙂  I ended up using a large zip-lock bag around my camera but found it impossible to know where I was focusing or to really adjust any settings, anyway here a few of the mushrooms we spotted.  I’ll break them up over a couple of posts throughout a couple of weeks…

P.S. my camera lived through it too!

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Stormy Waters…

We had a bit of wind and rain on our trip, while we were at Ecola State Park…



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