We explored Montana for about 6 hours today and spent a total of 73 miles on a dirt road. A herd of sheep being moved right past our car was definitely the highlight. #centralmontana#montana#bigskycountry
The smell of grape juice is intoxicating! I can’t wait to have...hundreds... 😳... of grape vines in every corner of our property! They taste so good too! And well, we’ve gone from a red to a purple stain on our beings now. 😂
I took #this while standing on the banks of the Missouri River, inside Giant Springs State Park. It's one of my favorite places to go (before the bugs come out in force) and just sit and listen and soak in the peacefulness of the place. Oftentimes there will be red-winged blackbirds (I love their warbling song) or seagulls (not my favorite bird - but they remind me of the coast), ducks, pelicans, terns, and various other shore- and songbirds, either flitting among the reeds and plants along the edge of the river, or skimming the surface of the water. In the summer it can be hard to find a quiet spot, and the park closes at sunset so now that the sun is going down earlier, I don't get to spend as much time there, which kind of makes me sad.
Anyway, as I was just breathing in the (relative) silence, this huge flock of birds appeared from somewhere, and flew right over me. I wasn't ready with my camera, so I grabbed my phone and got a couple shots before they all disappeared. Part of me wanted to take off with them, and go soaring among the clouds. I've always kind of held Lenny Kravitz' song "Fly Away" as my secret anthem. When it came out in 1998, I was 18 and in a really bad relationship, pregnant, my parents were constantly threatening to kick me out, I was trying to finish up high school, and I was working around 30 hours a week at the subase pool. Since then, there have been many, many times when life has not gone the way I had hoped or planned, and that song always comes back to me. And sometimes, on days like this, when a flock of birds just appears above me and wings their way across the sky to who knows where.
Celebrated two wonderful years with the amazing @kaiyanicole23 yesterday! She's my woman crush everyday, and words can't explain or describe how she makes me feel and how lucky I am to have her in my life. Here's to many more 'wild' adventures!
I said my last good byes to the nasturtiums. First came rain and now a week of freezing nights. I live in "next year country". Do you think by next year I could have my garden set up for an extended season? I hope so! 😊
Not too many years ago I wouldn't leave the house without makeup on. Nowadays? If you dropped by my house you would find me without eyelashes, hair in a wad on my head, an oversized t shirt and dirt under my fingernails because I love to be outside and working on stuff. But I've been working on an exciting project for my website! And that's fun too. 😊 It's nice to spruce up and look nice! And to get a picture to prove you do clean up ok 😂
Ackley Lake State Park is practically in the very center of beautiful Montana! We found it amongst golden farmland on this pretty day. This park is #58 in our #2017stateparkphotothrowdown @travelwithreallymontana @mtstateparks
Shhhh. They finally fell asleep. Yesterday I was building them a shelter BECAUSE IT'S RAINING TODAY!!! And pigs like to help a lot. Their noses refuse to stop going in places they shouldn't and chewing on things that you're using. But we persevered and got it done and the pigs are dry today! BECAUSE IT'S RAINING! That's a big deal when there are cracks in the ground as big as your leg in our area. Thank you JESUS for the rain!
We are so excited to announce - tomorrow, Gallatin Gateway Powerhouse, Susan Beth Breuner, will be taking over our Instagram! 🎉🎉🎉
She is not only a passionate professional photographer, based out of the Bozeman area - she also supports the success, empowerment, and mentorship of all women! ❤️ Join us for her story, and the stories of other strong Powerhouses here! #powerhousemttakeover
The smoke here in central Montana was worse today than it's been, but we still had an awesome Chokecherry Festival turnout.
Thanks to all who came from near and far to support this event, and our community.
What a beautiful site to see Lewistown buzzing with thousands of people!
Momma's version. "The duck pond. Fish live in the pond but you can't see them. They are under the nasty, dirty duck sludge that has been deposited by the too many ducks 🦆 wandering around the property..."
"Mom! That's not how it goes!"
"Um! Yes it does! Go look at the duck water!"