Valley bottom picnic table by Keith Hammer
Swan Rangers in NW Montana encountered snow and ice during their outings the past week!
Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!
Our lead photo by Keith Hammer shows one didn't need to go far to have a damper put on their picnic plans, but . . .
. . . the persistance of ice crystals in the air allowed Keith to see yet another sundog!
Ruth Quist captured a rare horseshoe vortex cloud in this photo!
Ruth also found a squirrel looking for a warm place during the cold weather!
Keith did manage a photo of a Song sparrow and . . .
. . . a Flicker.
High winds that blew limbs from trees allowed Keith to see that the Western larch are ready to green up with fresh needles!
Keith also documented that Pam Willison's daffodils are still trying to bloom, while . . .
. . . Pam laid claim to the first Trillium sighting of Spring, though . . .
. . . Pat Jaquith notes that said claim was made in the Redwoods of northern Callifornia!
In our parting shot, Keith reminds us to remember, when the world appears to be crumbling around us, that our roots run deep!