Mid-October Wet Snow in Montana

Woke up early this morning to take Maggie the Dog (MtheD) out for an early AM amble and found the ground covered with wet slushy snow and the trees groaning with the extra weight. I’m glad I don’t have to drive in the high country today.

We seem to be having a fairly wet autumn with a lot of snow in the mountains, which should be good for nearly everyone come next spring. Maybe our long drought has come to an end. Of course, the beet farmers are having trouble getting their beets out of the ground. The “natural park” across the street is showing a nice second crop of grass though this snow may slow it down a little. The resident herd of deer are getting fat and sassy, even the does are standing up to MtheD.

I think I will head east to North Carolina along with my brothers to celebrate the wedding of nephew Tim and his fiancee, the lovely Joelle.

I am still working on my China trip blog. Today might be a good day to read about a wine trip to the Northwest or Seattle though today’s WSJ brings the latter into question: Would we trade Seattle for Seoul?

Wait a minute there, but then the WSJ is probably the most honest paper in the USA these days. Even their letters to the editor are very good. Check out the one today on a “flat earth.”


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