When Winter comes...
Trip Start Sep 28, 2013
32Trip End Apr 26, 2014
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Where I stayed
201 Black Bear Lane
Anyway, it was a very unique experience this time. The three moose showed up on day two. The eagles were there "in spades." In fact, I've never seen so many eagles in my lifetime, as I had the pleasure to see on this trip. I'd estimate that at least 25 baldies showed up. They were hunting, roosting and soaring, it seemed, everywhere, at times. I did get a few shots, which I'll post here. Some are already at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralphieboyo/, and you may have seen them. The bay was mostly frozen over when I arrived on Monday, but it too experienced an interesting transformation. It got so warm, 50 degrees and higher, that, as in spring, the ice MELTED, while I was
The solitude was great. Winter, as you know, perhaps, is my favorite time up there. When I can only see one or two vehicles a day, it's just right...
I had the pleasure of a overnight visit from my old friend, Dick, on Wednesday. We haven't spent a night under the same roof, since the seventies. I've known him since 1967, pre-Lynn. It was very cool to reminisce and talk about old friends and such. We both enjoyed the eagles and had a nice walk together.
Here at home, if/when the weather cooperates, its time to prune the two apple trees. I keep them well-pruned to encourage apple growth and make it easier to pick. The ladder is another minor challenge these days. Time has changed my perceptions some. Gravity seems to be increasing as I age and the earth doesn't seem to be as soft as it used to be. ;o) Thus, I'm much less adventurous when I'm "aloft."
That's pretty much it, for now
We are still looking forward to wintering here this year. Thankfully, it's coming on slowly. We're ready, willing and able to handle it, for sure. After all, we ARE Montanans!
Thanks again for stopping by...