28 May 2010

Skywatch Friday: From Snow to Rain, FINALLY!

For the first time this week, the passing storms brought rain (and exciting lightning) instead of snow:

In town, I love the way storms close in the sky and obscure the ridges of the Continental Divide (view east in Butte, Montana, showing some of the old mining "gallows frames"):

Compare that view with a similar one from last week as a snowstorm moved in:

Come next morning, snow was falling (view from front porch):

Though it did not seem to bother MollyTheDog:

By the next morning, it had snowed about 12 inches. But as usual, skies cleared quickly:

The warm sun melted the snow from my old Land Rover:

And from the little Douglas Fir trees behind the house:

Our poor Lilacs reached their budding fingers to the sky, crying "No More!:"

There will snowstorms throughout the summer in our the little mountain city of Butte America, but it looks like spring has sprung.


Frostbite and Sunburn said...

I feel your (and the lilac's) pain! Alberta has hit a chilly week again after promising so much last week!

Great shots though and lovely to see that blue sky emerge

Anonymous said...

That is a mean looking cloud in the first shot. Wow, you have nice views all around. Glad that you got rain!

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Janie said...

I'm sure you're ready for the snow to melt so you can enjoy hiking in the mountains.
The trees and bushes seem to think it's time for spring. Maybe the clouds are getting a clue.

secret agent woman said...

We've been getting rain for days, but with steamy weather in between.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful storm clouds! Still can't get over how beautiful it is in your corner of the globe. Love the snow shots - haven't seen snow for about 5 years. MollyTheDog seems to love fromping around in it. Have a great weekend :)

Ann said...

Did you come to New Zealand? parts of NZ had snow this week.

I thought your summer is coming. May be the ski companies will be happy to see the snow.

Your photos are sop beautiful.

®osadimaggio63 said...

bellissime foto del Montana.
Happy day :-)

troutbirder said...

What a fantastic daily view you have Eco. Its always gorgeous but also a little forboding at times.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful photos! I think it's finally spring here! The aspens are getting their leaves.

Arija said...

I have just had a wonderful catch-up on your blog. I've been sick for some time, so have missed out on quite a bit.
Love your nature photos and your most interesting posts.

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