We went on an adventure today into the Gravelly Range
with our friend, Julie, and her dog, Zeke.
Come enjoy the Montana Vistas with us!
The Gravelly Range is just south-west of Ennis. We were looking for wildflowers. This is the time of year when they usually are prolific. However, it has been a relatively dry spring and summer so far, so the flowers were not as colorful or plentiful as usual.
The clouds made the sky
so beautiful and interesting today,
but they also threatened rain.
Fortunately we had about an inch
or two of rain last night,
so it settled the dust.
And it held off until
we were headed back
home this afternoon.
This is a purple sticky wild geranium. Julie has an app on her iPhone that allows her to take a picture of a flower and then have the phone tell her the name of that flower. What a cool app! “Picture This” is the name I think. I need to check it out.
We reached a place where the road was closed
and we could go no further.
So, we stopped and rested a while
and let TazE and Zeke run around.
Like I said, there were more cows than wild flowers,
so of course, there were plenty of places
for an inquisitive pup to explore!!
Heading back down the mountain, the cows bellowed at us!
They were not happy that we were disturbing their peace.
The storm clouds threatened … and we got a few raindrops on our way back to the pickup.
Ah, home – with great memories of beautiful Montana Vistas!
And a beautiful sunset ended our day…
I hope you had a beautiful day, too.
Embrace Montana Vistas.
Come visit us!
See ya tomorrow (God willing)