It’s been a real battle with the weather lately. We suffer days of gloom that seem to stretch on and on then the heat comes back and somehow we never seem to catch up for the normal rainfall, I don’t get it. The cows are out to pasture…they don’t seem to care one way or another . Mostly the storms bring horrendous wind…that’s what seems the most outstanding about them to me. I really love pine, it’s something I’ve always deeply associated with all I love about Montana and here it’s standing bravely against the approaching storm. I am used to looking at violent storms and these really aren’t that violent for the most part. I appreciate the battle the blue sky has been waging because today it really appears to have won the battle…unlike yesterday where it was fighting for dear life. I have been having time with Gabby lately entertaining her. Our time seems to be spent blowing bubbles and picking flowers. Today we hope to go for a walk and visit the park which she really loves…especially if her brother comes along. Lately I’ve been drawn to the view around the deck…likely because of being around there with Gabby so much. I do love to photograph things from the backyard…partly because the view goes on foreverand it always gives me a sense of peace. No matter whether it’s stormy or clear, I love to see what’s going on back there. Our deck has a wooden railing that I wanted to take some picture through and today was the day…notice how clear the weather is today. Yesterday the wind was so strong that I was glad for our synthetic fence…not sure a wooden one would have faired so well. Sometimes I feel the urge to take a different sort of picture so I thought I’d take a shot at my tin that came with my Skull Candy headphones (which ironically enough wouldn’t work well to hold my headphones). Evening brought a nice sunset…bright but not all that spectacular. Today we had a visit from another large bumble bee…different than the younger one before. I suppose it’s trying to take a break from the wind. I knew it would be tough to take many pictures in the wind but I went for it anyway. These little flowers found a way to thrive in a most unlikely spot, while in the field that seems a bit dry now I found a bloom I’m not all that familiar with…pretty don’t you thinkalso these delicate purple ones stuck out to me as well. I love the flowers we grow but honestly wild flowers are the true stars to me. I actually like some of the imperfections in the naturally grown flowers. Today I have more pictures than words…but I don’t mind. Our view is simple but like the field that stretch out from our backyard, I love it. This is it for another week…soak up the view and have a great day!