Arrival of SpringMay 092015
Spring time in the Rockies comes upon us with gradual awakenings. The first sign is the Yucca plant showing its spikes a brighter green. It is so gradual, that sometimes it sneaks up on you. Then you will notice a sage turning from their dull gray winter color to a bluish gray. I get so excited when I am greeted by the Mountain Blue Birds flying along my fence line as I drive up my road. And my heart wants to sing along with the first song of the Meadowlark, Wyoming’s state bird. Weather patterns in the spring can be very variable. April showers bring May flowers, ours just happen to be snow showers. It is usually a very wet snow that melts into the ground. With warm days following, everything starts to green up. The arrival of May and the opening of Yellowstone National Park gets the locals excited as we rush to see the Park in the spring as it awakens and waits for the tourists from all over the world to enjoy its wonders. Memorial weekend heralds the opening of the Beartooth Highway. We are so lucky, all of this is in our back yard.