This week just seems to have flown by; perhaps it’s because I spent most of it frozen. Our little part of the world finally experienced the fun that the rest of the country has been having. Not the snow – as you know from last week’s Focus on Life Photo Challenge post we got the snow. This week we were gifted with the sub-zero temperatures. In fact I was lucky (LUCKY?) enough to experience the coldest temperatures I have had since the hubby and I settled here in Montana. We woke up Thursday morning and it was -22°.
I was not happy, the goats were really not happy. All of them except for Luke were shivering. I felt so badly for them. I got them out of the barn and into the sun and most of them warmed up by running and jumping. Only AbbyGoat and Pricilla were still having problems. I gave them their hot water and soon they too were doing OK.
It’s gotten better. The nights are still sub-zero but the days are warming to the mid-teens. The long range forecast has the temperatures heading north of 20 in the middle of next week. Keep your fingers crossed for us please….
So after all of that I come to this week’s prompt from Sally at the Studio Sublime. Poor Sally has the flu and is not feeling well. I do hope that she gets to feeling better very soon. This week she sends us Quiet Calm:
I did find some glorious moments of that quiet calm as I took in my surroundings. They are breathtakingly beautiful at any given time but add that coating of white and it seems almost painful it’s so pretty. I took this photo yesterday with a summer blue sky, a half frozen river and the mist rising up from it.
I had also taken a series of shots after our big snow asking people to take a walk around the deck with me…
They give an idea of what I see on all sides.
Now you know why I choose to live in the middle of nowhere, Montana.
It has its negatives but every time – EVERY TIME – I look in any given direction I still marvel that I get to live here. In Quiet Calm or goat chaos I love it.
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