Day by Day in NW Montana - May 2012

By: bionicdan , 02:31 PM GMT am 12. Mai 2012

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May 2012 - Scenes Around the Ranch (Slide Show)


May 2012 - Weather Summary Notes
20120501: PCdy early Mcdy day Psunny late PM Breezy Cool day
20120502: PCdy early Cloudy rain/graupel day Clear late PM
20120503: Sunny early Clouds before noon Rain aftn PCdy late PM
20120504: Sunny early again, Mcdy to Vcdy day Not as cold as yesterday
20120505: MCdy light rain mid day Breezy cold -- Super Moon thru clouds late PM
20120506: MCdy AM and most of day VCdy aftn Clear late PM
20120507: Clear Nice Breezy late aftn Clear late PM
20120508: Clear with summer high clouds Mild to Warm! Nice!
20120509: Mostly sunny with high clouds and Cu mix Breezy
20120510: Clear Cold Breezy
20120511: Clear Cold ovnt Nice day Less windy
20120512: Clear again Cool ovnt Great day Mild
20120513: Clear warm dry GNP hike to Avalanche Lake
20120514: Clear Mild Dry Cool late PM
20120515: Clear Warm Dry Nice
20120516: Clear AM High ovcst mid day Pcdy aftn Clear late PM
20120517: Cdy early AM MSunny day through cloud mix Mcdy late PM
20120518: Clouds departing east early day MSunny day but cooler Breezy
20120519: Clear Cold ovnt High ovcst AM MCdy aftn Clear late PM
20120520: Sunrise colors Vcdy to Mcdy but a pleasant day
20120521: Cloudy Rain off and on through the day and evening
20120522: Cdy Light rain ovnt Vcdy day Pcdy late PM Breezy day
20120523: Vcdy sun cloud mix Mid-day light shower PSunny afternoon
20120524: Cloudy light rain around noon and afternoon PCdy late PM
20120525: VCdy to MCdy at times Breezy Cool
20120526: MCdy to Partly sunny Continued cool and breezy
20120527: Cloudy rain off and on most of the day Cool to Cold!
20120528: Cloudy and light rain ovnt Mcdy AM but Mostly sunny afternoon
20120529: Cdy Morning rain Noon shower Psunny aftn Mostly clear late PM
20120530: Cloudy morning again Vcdy aftn Clear late PM
20120531: Mcdy Light rain mid-day Vcdy aftn Mostly clear late PM

May 31, 2012 - Another Run to the Clouds. Like the first day of May, the last day had clouds and fog along the running course up Batavia Lane. As the marathon draws closer, runs take place rain or shine.

Fog Over Meadow, May 31, 2012. Running route view to the fog at mid-day today.

May 30, 2012 - Victory at Apple Tree. There are several apple trees around the ranch. This one looks like it will have a good crop this year!

Apple Tree Victory, May 30, 2012. Daniel and dogs at the apple tree.

May 29, 2012 - Variable Day. Morning rain and fog gave way to a sunny afternoon and evening today.

Fog over Box Elder Tree
Box Elder and Morning Fog, May 29, 2012. Light rain left morning fog over the east treeline.

Horse Triangle
Horse Triangle, May 29, 2012. Horses resting in the corral.

May 28, 2012 - Clouds Merge. A sunny afternoon let these clouds drift through late in the afternoon.

Evening Cloud Merge, May 28, 2012. Evening clouds after a sunny afternoon.

May 27, 2012 - Bale Cats. After some light showers overnight, the cats were content to lie on the bales in the old barn this morning.

Bale Cats, May 37, 2012. The kittens, now over a year old have become barn

May 26, 2012 - Flower Show. Spring has been slow after a good start early this month. But some of the flowers of spring are showing these days.

Plume Ready to Leave Home
Dandelion Plume, May 25, 2012. Ready to blow on and start a new life.

Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom, May 25, 2012. The trees are beginning the production cycle for 2012.

May 25, 2012 - Green through the Woods. Plenty of rainfall this spring and the grass is growing nicely and the plant life cycle continues.
Green through Woods, May 25, 2012. Morning sun on the green grass looking through the woods from the walking trail.

May 24, 2012 - Cat in the Stumps. Torrie almost disappears as she sits in the wood pile.
Cat in the Wood, May 24, 2012. Torrie on the woodpile.

May 23, 2012 - Shadows on the Hills. A sun cloud mix through the day with sun enough late in the day to put some shadows on the hills to the southeast.
Cloud Shadows on the Hill, May 23, 2012. Sun late in the day cast shadows on the hills.

May 22, 2012 - Under the Apple Tree. Moments of sun over the last couple of weeks have given enough warmth so that the apple trees are in full blossom.
Under the Apple Tree, May 22, 2012. Titan, Taffy and Daniel under the blooming apple tree.

May 21, 2012 - Rain over the Ranch Buildings. The day started with just a short glance at the sun. Most of the day had shower off and on, keeping everything pretty wet.
Rain Around the Ranch, May 21, 2012. Afternoon rain above the barn and arena.

May 20, 2012 - Morning Sunrise Colors. Clouds moving in at sunrise giving a nice color to the start of the day. Lately, more clouds than sun have been the rule, but these brief glimpses of the sun have been good.
Sunrise Colored Sky, May 20, 2012. Sun under a morning cloud bank giving color to the start of the day.

May 19, 2012 - Elk Trio. A small trio from the elk herd that has been around several times this spring just above the ranch walking trail this morning.
Elk Trio, May 19, 2012. A break-off group from the elk herd was in a meadow above the ranch this morning.

May 18, 2012 - Trail Walk. The morning walk with the dogs.
Trail Walk, May 18, 2012. Taffy, Titan, Ginger and Patti heading along the trail.

May 17, 2012 - Horses in the Pond. A few nice days and the water in the pond attracts the horses as they wade around to cool off.
Horses in the Pond, May 17, 2012. Warm weather continues and the horse wade around in the pond to cool down.

May 16, 2012 - Spider Web in the Sun. This spider web was noticed along the fence line during the morning walk today.
Spider Web, May 16, 2012. Spider web in the morning sun.

May 15, 2012 - Walking the Fence Line. A nice day again today during the morning walk with the dogs.
Morning Walk, May 15, 2012. Patti and the dogs walk along the fence line during the morning walk today. Bright and sunny!

May 14, 2012 - Herd above the Running Route. The herd of horses, (and others) was just above the running route today as I headed back to the ranch during my run. Looking good in the bright sunshine and clear blue sky.
Donkey Head and Others, May 14, 2012. Horses and donkey above Batavia Lane during my run today.

May 13, 2012 - Glacier National Park. It was a great day for a hike with friends at Glacier National Park. Scenes along Lake McDonald and McDonald Creek followed by a hike through Trail of the Cedars and following Avalanche Trail to Avalanche Lake. (Slide show)


May 12, 2012 - Riding at Heron Horse Park. It was the Heron Park Horse Trials day and Patti rode in one of the sessions.
Riding at Heron Horse Park, May 12, 2012. Heron Park Horse Trials was today. Great sunny conditions.

May 11, 2012 - Morning Sun over the Horses. A string of nice sun filled days continues. Here the horses start morning grazing under the early day sunlight.
Sun over Horses, May 11, 2012. Early morning sun over the horses as they go out to graze in the pasture.

May 10, 2012 - Stumping around in the Corral. The horses grazed some of the grass growing around the stumps near the creek.
Horses Stumping Around, May 10, 2012. Horses in the corral grazing around the tree stumps.

May 9, 2012 - Sunstar Reflection. The calm pond in the corral made for a nice early day sun reflection.
Reflected Sunstar, May 9, 2012. A reflection of the early day sun in the corral pond.

Splish-Splash! Harm splashes around in the pond later in the day.
Splish Splash, May 9, 2012. Harm doing a little splashing in the pond this afternoon.

May 8, 2012 - Summer look at the Farm. The farm along my running route looked great with the blue sky along the hills to the west.
Farm and Blue Sky, May 8, 2012. Along Sherman Road during my run today.

May 7, 2012 - Lake Destination. A great day for bike riding today. So, I biked to the Smith Lake dock and stopped to take some photos from the dock.

Smith Lake - Northwest to Northeast
Smith Lake NW to East, May 7, 2012. Panorama at Smith Lake.

Smith Lake - North to Southeast
Smith Lake North to Southeast, May 7, 2012. Panorama at Smith Lake

Smith Lake - Bike on the Dock
Bike on the Dock, May 7, 2012. Beautiful day for biking; Smith Lake dock was the destination.

May 6, 2012 - Mare vs Deer. Corrie checks out the deer that are grazing and bedding down in the pasture over the fence line.
Mare vs Deer, May 6, 2011. Corrie stares over the fence line at the deer in the next pasture.

May 5, 2012 - Touching Noses. Titan and Hans touch noses as we return to the barn after a walk with the dogs today.

Touching Noses, May 5, 2012. Titan and Hans touch noses after the walk with the dogs.

Super Moon. The clouds parted to give a view of the Super Moon over Northwest Montana.

Super Moon Over Clouds, May 5, 2012. The clouds broke open to allow the

May 4, 2012 - Lawn Mowing Begins. As the grass begins to grow, the 1-horsepower lawnmowers move into action.

Lawn Mowing, May 4, 2012. As the grass begins to grow, the 1-horsepower lawnmowers move into action.

May 3, 2012 - Sprouting Tamarack. Some sunshine and warmer temperatures and finally the Tamarack needles are sprouting out! Spring at last in NW Montana!

Sprouting Tamarack, May 3, 2012. Periods of sun and some warmer temperatures = sprouting Tamarack! Spring at last!

May 2, 2012 - Walking in the Rain. The day was mostly cloudy today and the walk with the dogs was done during a light rain shower.

Walking in the Rain, May 2, 2012. The afternoon walk was done as light rain fell.

May 1, 2012 - Clouds in the Hills. This is what it looked like up the road as I rounded the corner above the ranch to head out on my run today. It was a combination of rain and snow pellets (graupel). Not a very pleasant run, but I did it!

Run to the Clouds, May 1, 2012. As I turn the corner to head up on my run, I notice clouds and rain (and snow pellets) up along the hills I am running toward.

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3. bionicdan
02:06 PM GMT am 26. Juni 2012
GG and shore: May came and went so fast I was way behind in posting here ... so, now it is almost the end of June and I am trying to catch up! Spring has become Summer (after a very slow transition, even into feeling like Spring) and now the days are already getting shorter! I hope that does not mean winter is just around the corner!
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2. shoreacres
10:42 PM GMT am 25. Juni 2012
Oh, my! I've been entirely too absent! Got to get some supper and go varnish once it cools a bit - then I'll be back to enjoy all this spring/summer beauty!
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1. GardenGrrl
02:23 AM GMT am 28. Mai 2012
Have a safe and happy weekend.
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