We did indeed hit our low of 29'F this morning as the weather forecast predicted. It's a little brisk, but not bad. And we got a bit more snow on St. Mary's Peak this morning as well. This is a zoomed in view of the fire lookout tower from our house. Bet the guy manning it right now has an awesome view today!! :)
A bit of beautiful color in the sky over the mountains tonight.
The crags are in the clouds with a dusting of snow in early September. The cold has moved in today. Expecting to hit a low of about 29'F in the valley by morning. Brrr!
It was definitely a windy fall day for my walk/run this morning! I discovered this little home in the trees, wavering in the wind but holding strong. It fared much better than the aspen tree that snapped in half and fell across our path today!
Our lessons in life aren't usually something we are very excited to receive, but they are given to us for a purpose. The following message by Seth Godin sums it up quite well. :)
"Don’t waste the lesson. Things rarely turn out precisely the way we hoped. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we can figure out why. If we find the lesson and learn from it, it might be even more valuable than if we’d simply gotten lucky." --Seth Godin
After taking photos of the adult great gray owl with the deer that I shared in a previous post, we went down the road and discovered several immature great gray owls. They hung out on the fences on both sides of the road and in the nearby trees while looking around and calling to each other. We were able to watch and photograph quite a bit.
The great gray owl is the largest owl in the world, and known as the "phantom of the north". How amazing to see five of them together and another one just up the road!!
Hope you enjoyed the pics; leave me a comment. See you in another post soon. :)
A little glimpse of what I saw in the sky when I left work tonight. :)
We got out for an evening trail run up Kootenai after supper last night. We mixed it up with a little bit of hiking, too. In combination, it was a good 2-hour workout. :)
We enjoyed the creek for just a bit while stopping to filter water.
It's soooo relaxing by the water! :)
The creek is noticeably slower this time of year, but still captivating as always. :)
A couple of weeks ago while taking one of my daughters out for some driving practice on the backroads, I got the chance to witness a wildlife interaction between a great gray owl and a whitetail deer. This doe passed right in front of the perched owl. Both watched each other as if to say, "Howdy neighbor! How are you this evening?"
Before the deer came along I was hoping to get a shot of the owl looking at me, but to no avail. As the owl finished watching the deer pass by to his left, he finished turning his head to take a quick glance behind in my direction. Just long enough for one quick photo and confirmation that he's a great gray owl. I owe that helpful doe a thank you. :)
Further down the road we got to see several more owls, of which I got more photos. I'll share some of those pics in a separate post, as I have more sorting to do first. Soon! :)
Not an actual sighting yet, but circumstantial evidence reveals our yearly visitor has returned. I discovered this recent bear scat at our place today. Time for us to be on high alert again when out and about. Wildlife abounds! :)
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