Boy, after a (luckily) mild summer here, fall seems to have crept right in. I love it, except for the inevitable raking chores coming up. My mom's thought on the falling leaves: It's like compost raining from the sky!
Shane and I went grouse hunting twice so far, and all we saw were elk. When elk hunting starts in 6 weeks, all we'll see are grouse! I love it. The first day we hunted grouse, we stopped on the way home to see if the berries were chokecherries....or something edible. Nope...I had sweaters on my teeth for the rest of the drive! But the cool thing was, right where we stopped, there was a bear playing in the pond about 50 feet below! He played for 20 minutes with a log, then got out and ran straight up a huge cottonwood tree! Just having a grand time.
I am finishing up some custom pieces for a wonderful lady and am making a surprise for her too. I'll post a picture tomorrow, it has a willow tree I am especially proud of!
I have lived in beautiful Montana since the early 90's, and have really grown to love everything it has to offer. We are lucky enough to live right by a lake, and mountains you can get to in 10 minutes! We spend a lot of time at both places, making the most of each season.