Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day weekend, 2012

Hi, kids!
Our hope was for weather cooperative enough to allow us a lengthy river trip.  Instead, we found cold temps and precipitation on tap, making our river trip sound unappealing.  Undaunted, we packed up and headed West, even though rain was forecasted at 100%. 
 
Quartet of color.

Canada geese, ever wary.  


Howling winds and shifting sands.


Fault line.  (The river is shifting some sand as well.)


Rooster, caught napping!


Snug shack.


Hot tin roof.


Trail in the trees.


Windmill sky.


A closer look.


Fungus encrusted stump.


Prairie wild flower.


Ride 'em cowboy!  (AKA:  Green broke).


Meadow lark post.

And he's off!


Twist and .....shout?


Big.  Sky.  Country.


The road to paradise.


Mule deer transformation (from gray to caramel).


Frost nipped ear.


Wind blown nest.


Lush growth covers the entire area that was underwater last year , along the 



Fort Peck shoreline .


And the rains came...



Pine trees reflected.

Upside down world.

Nature's car wash.


Drenched juniper.  


Beads bob.


Typically, one can see the opposite shore from this vantage point.  Rain and clouds obscure.


Spot the deer.  (Hint, it's looking right at you.)


Cattle country.
A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. - Latin Proverb