A friend in northern Virginia began posting photos of her crocus about three weeks ago. I’m going to send her a link to this these beauties – part of her garden’s “extended family”, so to speak. And look at all that pollen! I imagine there are some very happy insects around.
I searched my photo library, but I have no photos of that. My favorite wildflower site tells me though that it is native to the northwest, including Montana, so I will look for it later in the summer. Sorry!
You’re right, Terry, those are some powerful forces…I’ve been up on a ridge and watched the clouds come in quickly from miles away and suddenly change things…in a big way. Rain is wonderful out there when it’s expected…not so much sometimes, though, when it’s not….
I rely on your photographs for assessing seasonal conditions in situ before making hunting/fishing excursions into the Plains/Thompson Falls area (I live in Polson). Is there any way that you could take some landscapes depicting the receding snowline…maybe in the vicinity of Big Hole or Weeksville? haha. I love the pictures. and by the way, I’m sure I’ve seen your white jeep parked up in that neck of the woods.
I haven’t been very far up the Weeksville road yet, but I hope to see what it looks like later in the week. I’ll bet there is snow at about mm6 on the Big Hole road. I’ll post a photo anyway when I get up there.
Today I visited Thompson Pass since they got the road open last week. Not as much snow as in some other year, but there is about 4 feet at the pass. I hiked the road to the Revet Lake trail head, and it has a consistent 6 feet on it.