Central Montana is not a particularly flowery place....
But if you wander the hills, you will find the signs of Spring, even here :)
You will cover some ground, so pace yourself :)
While searching for recently shed elk antlers, my Charley Russell wannabe was thrilled to find this buffalo skull embedded in a dirt bank. A bittersweet reminder of the former inhabitants of this sweeping landscape.
With all the succulent fabrics newly released, I just had to take a photo of this little beauty :)
I found myself in the presence of this wonderful tree again. Always a memorable occasion, as it is no simple task to accomplish :)
Another sweet delicate bloom
We spent parts of several recent days hiking and hunting for antlers, but the last day we tried, we were smoked out! A prescribed "control" burn began, just as we arrived to our day's destination. Boo.
6500 acres...don't ask me why.
And so "Fire Season" commences in Montana.
The smoke filled the river valley for a couple days.
But our hikes paid off with this load of grocery and gas money :)
And this, from my Brother-in-law, was waiting for me in town at the Post Office :)
|Priority Mail, indeed!|
I found out that what he would really like is a couple of throw pillows instead! We have been going back and forth, finding ideas and coming up with a plan!
|delicious shot cottons!|
I will share details of those in another post :)
In the meantime, he went shopping!! At Crimson Tate!! In person, in Indianapolis!!
Didn't I already mention his generosity? :)
Another box full of linen has also since arrived...will keep you posted!
I warned in the title there were "lotsa bits" today, and here is another...
I finally made one of these sweet Cathedral Windows pincushions!
I used this tutorial at Riley Blake.
The generosity of a hometown friend was the motivation behind jumping in on this, as a special little gift of thanks.
So I made two, one for her, one for me, and she could choose her favorite...
And then this happened!!!
The same friend asked if I would make several for her shop, The Little Golden Fox!!! How could I possibly refuse? You see a glimpse of how she is...encouraging, always, and so enthusiastic!
Thank you Cara!
So you see, there has been plenty going on as Spring comes in, just lotsa little bits!
Linking up with Lorna and Let's Bee Social!