…it’s really necessary to go beyond obstacles or things that are intimidating to see the treasures that lie beyond. Sometimes there are signs that warn danger but if you’re bold you can witness real wonders out therebut it takes some courage and willingness. We were fortunate in that there were no fires at the time so mostly restricted travel applied to vehicles not foot travel. I love the mix of farmland and mountains. The flowers aren’t really exotic to some perhaps but I love them none the less. The roads were restricted to most motorized travel but I don’t mind one bit. Solitude in such environments does something to me. I always look to God whom I believe created it all and am humbled by it. The Montana panorama always takes my breath away. I know hay rolls aren’t exotic either but I just love seeing them so much. Blue Bells abound near these mountain farms. Last years floods washed away many roads but they had repaired that this yearwhich allowed access to areas we couldn’t easily see last year. White Tail Deer often frequent these fieldsbut even empty they capture my heart. The view just outside the cabin is magnificent too. There’s a fantastic pine tree that I love to stand under where I love to just look up. The breeze blowing through the tree, the sights and sounds…ah! The pine cones not only look wonderfulbut provide fuel for the fire. We’ve witnessed bears here many timesbut fortunately never had a dangerous encounter. So many trails to takeand such amazing territory to see. Where will we go and which path is the one to take? Like the burning bush in the Bibleyou have to turn aside and be willing to ask: “What’s that?” and be willing to leave your comfort zone.