Thursday, August 15, 2013

Stillwater Series 2013

Having finally finished the series on Florida I’m moving on to our cabin stay on the Stillwater River.  This year I could have used another trip because there’s no peace like there is in the mountains in our state.  The weather has been very erratic lately with jumps from 59 to the mid-nineties predicted through this week…this is another signal of fall’s approach…that and the daylight not lasting as long.  The scene in our backyard remains beautiful to meDSC02627.  The storms that are around us have been fairly intense but mostly it hasn’t been a bother to us fortunatelyDSC02629.  The evening skies have some very nice colors to enjoyDSC02630and the passing of these storms cools things down in the evening which is nice after a hot dayDSC02631and it provides a scenic backdrop when the day is doneDSC02632.  The Montana evening panorama:  DSC02633.  I still am amazed at how time flies once the 4th of July is doneDSC02634but going for our cabin stay slows it down some…just once more as the summer melts to fall.  We actually bring our Salamander since he’s a resident of Montana and needs to special amenities to survive.  Here is almost ready to go, wading in his pool just one more time before we head outDSC02638.  Our peppers have been doing very well and so we arranged to have them watered when we were goneDSC02639.  These are banana peppers and are not hot at all in fact, they taste some like bell peppersDSC02640.  The smaller ones are much more fiery but many are still greenDSC02642.  The potted garden of Eden on our sunken porch that leads to the garden remains one of my favorite spotsDSC02644.  I love the variety of colors in these flowersDSC02645.  They have done very well this yearDSC02646but somehow I always prefer the wild flowers we see around the cabinDSC02647.  These have faced the harsh climates that come in the mountains and yet still thriveDSC02648.  It’s been a cicada year for us but the variety in the mountains are different in appearance and sound they makeDSC02649.  Our salamander liked them for entirely different reasons…breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Blue Bells are the star of the show to meDSC02650.  For now I will give just a taste of the pictures to come.  The sign says road closed…but just for now…next week we’ll go beyond and see what the road holdsDSC02651.

10 comments:

  1. Glorious photos, Joe! Nice music to go with them. :)

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    1. Thank you Kindly Linda. These photos were fun to capture and the music...well, it's more complex to put here then I like but it's there. ;)

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    1. No train tracks for you John but I hope it will suffice.

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    1. God provides some amazing galleries if we just take the time to look ;)

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  4. Great pics as always Joe. Love the salamander and cicada pic. I actually love the sound of cicadas. Maybe I'm an oddball :)

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    1. Actually Keith I'm with you on the cicadas...then again I have a big cup of coffee brewing...I like everything right now!

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  5. beautiful photos Joe.. stillwater river.. havent been there in ages.. the weather has been wonderful.. a little to hot at times for me.. I don't seem to handle hot weather anymore.. but its better than the freezing cold we will be getting soon.. I have been worried about fires but so far we have been spared..
    our potato plants are not doing very well..nor is the tomato plant.. but our peppers are amazing.. first time I planted them.. and I am very pleased.. some of the cucumbers are just now starting to bloom.. which is sad as they really don't have much time now to produce..was talking to my mom who lives in Stevensville and she is having the same problem with hers.. guess it just been to hot.. its pretty dry here.. but we are almost over with August.. so hopefully all will continue to be ok with the forests..Hoping to get back up to West in the next few weeks.. best time of year to go.. other than spring.. imo anyway.. "smile" not so many people.. clogging up the roads.I really am going to have to get my blog up to date.. its been far to long.. its wonderful being able to visit with you Joe.. keeping you and your loved ones in prayer.. and close thought.. have a wonderful Sunday.. going to go and pick up and grandkids after church today.. so mine will be a fantastic day.. love you friend..

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    1. It really has been a year for peppers for us too, not at all sure why. I also much prefer hot to cold but Montana spends much of its season on either on or the other so we'd better learn to live with it ;) Thanks for the prayer my friend, have a truly blessed day.

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