This Northwest Montana winter has had its share of bitter cold, snow, ice, and wind – we needed a break! Cabin Fever Days in Martin City provided an afternoon of respite from Old Man Winter with action packed excitement in the form of bar stool racing. Crowds were thinner compared to 2011, but energy was […]
The explosion of the shot pierced the early morning quiet of the forest as I was about to prepare myself a bowl of baked oatmeal. “Already?” I thought to myself. Looking through the window, I saw David sitting quietly in his chair beside his truck. It was a cold and damp morning, so I grabbed […]
Be careful when you look out of your kitchen window. You may get more than you bargained for!
As Northwest Montana reaches its peak of fall color, let’s talk about trees. Not a major lecture, just a couple of elementary basics and a few connections. Most of you know that trees fall into two categories; deciduous and coniferous. Deciduous trees have leaves that change color and fall off early […]
A roaring fire is ablaze near Hamilton, Montana which is approximately 170 miles south of Kalispell. Roughly 1,000 people have been evacuated from their homes due to the looming flames of the Sawtooth Fire. It’s definitely got to be uncertain times and also scary for the people of the Bitterroot wondering if they will […]
It’s hard to believe, but we made it through track season without bone chilling wind, rain, or wearing a blanket. Instead of selling coffee, cocoa, and chili, the concession stand sold sodas, popcorn, and candy. Kalispell must have done something right because Mother Nature blessed us with sunshine and blue skies. It was atypical […]
While much of the U.S. is greening up and experiencing signs of spring in the form of blooming azaleas and cherry blossoms, Montana is slowly awakening from its wintertime slumber. Trees are showing buds and a couple of early crocus flowers have shown their faces in the garden, but for the most part our landscape […]
David and I took a leisurely drive into the heart of the Flathead Valley. Farms and ranches dotted the landscape, under a turbulent sky. Curious horses in fuzzy winter coats graciously posed for pictures, before we stopped at Fairview Cemetery, where it was incredibly cold. A […]