10 June 2010

Skywatch Friday: Montana Skies, Flower Buds

Despite the look of yesterday's sky, the spring rains have been letting up a bit on Butte America. It rains every day, but not so much:

And there have been some breaks from the clouds, too, like this morning's foggy view to the mountain peaks of the Pintler Wilderness 25 miles or 30 miles west:

The Big Hole River is starting to come down a bit. Oldtimers say when the lilacs bloom on Park Street, the salmonflies hatch on the Big Hole. Won't be long:

The apple blossoms are budded up, too--though most of them froze off in the unusually cold weather last month:

Ah, life at 6,000 feet on the Continental Divide of Montana's Northern Rockies: it's not heaven, but you can see it from here.

11 comments:

J Bar said...

great shots
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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skywatch photos! The scenery is gorgeous and I love the flower buds.

Elizabeth said...

What an amazing view of those snow topped mountains! I love you flower bud shots, just gorgeous ER.

Janie said...

It's close enough to heaven, I think. Great shots of your beautiful mountains and the flowers that are on the way.
We've enjoyed a good salmonfly hatch on the Yellowstone River a few times. I don't fish, but Steve had some great days on the river.

Arija said...

Beautiful skies, I love the heavy clouds and your lilac and apple blossom are coming along nicely.

gardenpath said...

That last night could be the motto for your beautiful state.

I just love seeing snow and flowers in the same shot!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Lovely photos - you have had the same weather front as us - and I finally saw some of the blue stuff up there yesterday!

Judy said...

The lilacs and apple buds are gorgeous!!! Especially against that brilliant blue sky!

Should Fish More said...

Congratulations on the Big Brother awards you and Mrs. ER received. An example and model for more than just AJ. Nice goin'.

secret agent woman said...

Catching up. Beautiful flowers.

Ann said...

Does the cold snap hurt the fruits? I was told the seasons have become crazy, and the fruit trees are all confused.

In my garden, a disused apple tree had flowers in autumn. I am sure apples bloom in spring.