Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring Snows

Ah, the joys of spring in Montana. After three days of temperatures in the 70s, we are back to snow - 3 to 4 inches of it. People with green thumbs are itching to get out in their gardens, but the dirt hasn't dried out enough to make that practical. Snowplowers are ready to put their equipment away for the summer. Since the ski hill closed yesterday, even the ski bums are getting frustrated by the variable nature of nature. But everyone will appreciate the extra moisture this summer, when the high mountain snowpack melts and sends water roaring down the creeks and rivers.

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