Saturday, September 26, 2015

It's the Weekend!

The weekend seems to have come up quickly, probably because my husband and I spent Monday/Tuesday celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana in the beautiful Paradise Valley. (Yes - those are real names!)


Chico Hot Springs, Montana, Hot Spring Resorts,
The gardens, main lodge and some of the buildings at Chico Hot Springs.

During our weekday get-away, we had lovely weather and enjoyed the fall colors. Driving back home through Yellowstone Park, we had expected to see some herds of elk. It was the wrong time of day though -
the only animals we saw were a few scattered herds of buffalo, and a lone elk cow cooling herself down in the river.

cow elk, elk, Yellowstone Park, Montana

By the way, I used a zoom lens, so I was not nearly as close to this elk as the photo makes it appear. Too many Yellowstone tourists make that mistake!!

We've actually seen more wildlife at home this week, than during our quick trip through the Park. There seems to be extra-large numbers of birds, voles, and deer all about.

This guy was peering in our window right before I took this photo. Since he had just eaten about half the flowers off my chrysanthemum plant, I asked him to kindly move along!


deer, buck, Montana

The forecast is predicting that the hot and summery weather we had yesterday will continue today.  I hope so - and I'd love it if the weather would continue just like this indefinitely!


I hope you have a lovely weekend - see you here next Tuesday!

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12 comments :

  1. Looks like you had a great time celebrating your anniversary! Have a great weekend!

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    1. We did have a wonderful time - thanks Rena!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! It must be so magical to be surrounded by wildlife...or it it a nuisance?

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    1. I think it is wonderful - although it does make gardening a challenge, and wildlife on the road is never fun. My philosophy though, is that 'they were here first'!

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  3. Glad you had a lovely time celebrating 25 years - and I'm quite amazed at your backyard deer!

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    1. Thanks Leanne! We are so used to all the deer, we sometimes forget not everyone has that type of neighbor!

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  4. Backyard garden munchers must be a very mixed blessing.
    Glad you had a lovely weekend away.

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  5. Hope you had a great weekend Susan. We just got back from a little getaway for our anniversary too. We had some very close up views of black bears - but we stayed in our car to get their picture!

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    1. I saw your bear photo on Instagram Lana - it is award worthy! So glad you had fun as well - congratulations! Hard to believe 25 years ago we were a week apart getting ready for our wedding days, and a year ago we were just weeks apart publishing our first blog posts. What is next for us?!

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  6. It looks like a lovely area to spend a weekend...or longer. :)

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    1. The resort is one of our very favorite places to go and relax!

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