Day by Day in NW Montana - March 2012

By: bionicdan , 3:54 AM GMT en Marzo 12, 2012

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March 2012 - Daily Images Note: (February has been updated to include new images)


March 2012 - Weather Summary

20120301: Cdy ovnt Bkn cds AM MSunny day Cds evening Light snow
20120302: Cds early -snow ovnt Sunny morning Cdy noon PCdy late PM
20120303: Cdy Breezy AM Periods of sun mid day thru aftn Stream full Melting
20120304: Vcdy to Pcdy Sun cdy mix. Breezy Mild Full creek and Snow melt
20120305: MCdy to Pcdy w/brief sunshine. Mild. Breezy. Mcdy late PM
20120306: Vcdy snow squalls mixed with periods of sun Clear Cold late PM
20120307: Clear ovnt Sunny day Breezy Nice Mild Clear and cold late PM
20120308: Clear early ovnt Cds color sunrise time Sunny AM Ovcst mid Clear PM
20120309: Clear Sunny Mild Record high maybe Breezy afternoon Clr cooler eve
20120310: Clouds for sunrise colors Vcdy day Clear evening Mild
20120311: Mcdy Brief periods of brighter sky Snow squalls late aftn Cdy late PM
20120312: Vcdy Windy ovnt Psunny early MCdy day
20120313: Vcdy Nice early Windy Colder Rain Snow squalls MClear late PM
20120314: Cds arrived ovnt Mcdy day Colder
20120315: Cloudy light rain mid day to early aftn Vcdy late PM
20120316: Cloudy light rain mid aftn Vcdy to Msunny late aftn Clr evening
20120317: Mostly cloudy. Snow! Colder through the day. Evening fog
20120318: Cdy with fog ovnt Mcdy AM Mid day sunshine Aftn snow Pcdy evening
20120319: Cdy snow ovnt Psunny mid day onward Clear late PM
20120320: Cloudy Periods of snow. Windy More snow late PM
20120321: Cloudy snow rain slush wet mild
20120322: Snow ovnt Snow pels and fog AM Sunny afternoon Melted 4">Trace
20120323: Snow ovnt Mcdy Fog around hills Cont. cloudy late PM 1">T
20120324: Cloudy Fog AM Vcdy to Mcdy day Brief sun periods Cloudy late PM
20120325: Pcdy early Sun thru high clouds MSunny late morning thru afternoon
20120326: PCdy AM Sunny 'til noon. Cds and light rain mid afternoon. Pcdy late PM
20120327: Mostly clear overnight Cold AM Sunny until mid afternoon High cds and Cu mix for late aftn
20120328: Clouds moved in overnight Light rain ovnt Cloudy day heavier rain mid afternoon Pcdy late day
20120329: Clouds arrived again ovnt -rain AM Mcdy aftn Breezy mild late PM
20120330: Cloudy rain off and on most of the day
20120331: Cldy ovnt Fog sun mix morning Sunny mild aftn Windy & rain late PM

March 31, 2012 - Morning Fog
Mar 31, 2012 - 8:40 AM, Merge of three images during the morning fog.

March 30, 2012 - Morning Panorama
March 30, 2012 - 8:46 AM

March 29, 2012 - Breaking Clouds
Breaking Clouds over Box Elder, March 29, 2012. Sun trying to break through the clouds today.

March 28, 2012 - Snow Holds on Just West of the Ranch
Snow on West Mountains, March 28, 2012. Just up the road (and 800' higher) snow and clouds cover the hills.

March 27, 2012 - Morning Sky and Pond Ripples
Morning at the Pond, March 27, 2012. Morning sky and ripples in the water.

March 27, 2012 - Goldstar and the Swan Range
Goldstar and Swan Range, March 27, 2012. Zoom with Goldstar grazing and the Swan Range in the background.

March 26, 2012 - Late Afternoon Clouds to the Northeast
Clouds Northeast, March 26, 2012. Afternoon sky to the northeast over the horses in pasture one.

March 25, 2012: Taffy (and Ginger) Enjoy the Afternoon Sunshine
Taffy (and Ginger), March 25, 2012. Nice afternoon sunshine as Taffy and Ginger enjoyed the time outside.

March 24, 2012 - Frosty Trees with Snow up the road toward Ashley Lake
Snow Up the Mountain, March 24, 2012. A run up Batavia/Ashley Lake road took me to the snow line with frosty trees and lots of snow about 800' higher than the ranch.

March 23, 2012 - Titan at the Gate. New snow this week (about 12" total) has slid from the roof of the building and stacked along the side as deep as the 4' high gate.
Titan at Snow to Gate Top, March 23, 2012. New snow this week has slid from the arena roof and stacked as high as the gate along the building.

March 22, 2012 - Box Elder in Snow Coat. A good coating of wet snow covered the ranch this morning.
Box Elder with New Snow, March 22, 2012. Heavy wet snow overnight has coated all of the ranch with a winter look once again.

March 21, 2012 - Grazin' the White Snow. The first FULL day of Spring brought some more new snow to the area. The horses were not impressed with the grass (just trying to grow, anyway) getting covered up with a layer of snow.
Grazing in the White Snow, March 21, 2012. Spring continues with some additional new snow today.

March 20, 2012 - Snow at Carr's Meadow. During the run up Sherman Road today the snow was falling freely. (It was still mostly light rain down at the ranch).
Light Snow on Carr's Cattle, March 20, 2012. First day of Spring with snow falling during the run passed Carr's meadow.

March 20, 2012 - Spring Begins ... Snow Falls (Video) At least you could hear a robin chirping in the sound-track; That has to be a good sign!


March 19, 2012 - Morning Snow on Box Elder. The Winter is not quite done here in NW Montana. In spite of record high temperatures in the Midwest, here the winter is hanging on for a few more days.
Morning Snow Panorama, March 19, 2012. A reluctant Winter continues to give short bursts of snow to the area.

March 19, 2012 - Evening Sun on the Swan Range
Swan in Evening Sunlight, March 19, 2012. The evening sun lights up the Swan Range in the distance.

March 18, 2012 - Taffy and Ginger. During the walk today, something caught the attention of Taffy and Ginger at the same time.
Taffy and Ginger, March 18, 2012. Something caught the attention of both Taffy and Ginger at the same time.

March 17, 2012 - Old Barn ... New Snow
Old Barn ... New Snow, March 17, 2012. The day provided another shot of snow for our winter enjoyment!

March 16, 2012 - Patti's First Full Trail Walk since January
Patti's First Trail Walk since January!, March 16, 2012. Back on the trail again after her total hip replacement! Yea!

March 16, 2012 - Riding Again!
First Horse Ride since January!, March 16, 2012. Back on a horse, too!

March 15, 2012 - Montana Longhorn
Montana Longhorn, March 15, 2012. The longhorns were in the pasture next to the road as I went out for a run today.

March 14, 2012 - Hiking the Winter Paddock
Titan, Taffy and Patti, March 14, 2012. Hiking the winter paddock.

March 13, 2012 - Around the Ranch
Ranch Panorama South View, March 13, 2012. Spring like clouds drifting above the south hills late this afternoon.

March 13, 2012 - More of Around the Ranch
View around the Ranch - 6 PM, March 13, 2012. During a view around the ranch at around 6:00 PM -- This was what was going on: Elk on North Hill, Horses and Deer in the Pastures, and Turkeys at the Manure Pile! Neat!

March 12, 2012 - Titan Hunting
Titan Hunting, March 12, 2012. Titan hunting during the walk today.

March 11, 2012 - Green Up in NW Montana!
Mossy Mushroom, March 11, 2012. This is almost like

March 10, 2012 - Big Sky Sunrise
Big Sky Country Sunrise, March 10, 2012. Sunrise sky and clouds above treeline.

March 9, 2012 - Triple Horse Grooming Session
Triple Groom Session, March 9, 2012. The horses had a chance to have their coats off; and promptly went into a multi-horse grooming session.

March 9, 2012 - Horses in the Pasture
Out Along the Fence, March 9, 2012. A sunny day as the horses move around in pasture one.

March 8, 2012 - Here Comes the Sun
Here Comes the Sun, March 8, 2012. Sunrise glow along the Swan Range above the tree line.

March 7, 2012 - Sunrise Over the Creek
Pre-sunrise Sky, March 7, 2012. Morning sky over the creek.

March 6, 2012 - Horses Move to the Spring Pasture
Horses in Spring Pasture, March 6, 2012. Most of the snow is gone in the Spring pasture, so the horses were moved there today.

March 5, 2012 - Ginger ... From her Level!
Ginger ... Looking Furry!, March 5, 2012. Ginger after coming back from a walk.

March 4, 2012 - Full Creek from Melting Snow
Full Creek at Bridge, March 4, 2012. Warm day today and the creek is running full with snow melting.

March 4, 2012 - Coats Off! Spring Grooming
Grooming Time, March 4, 2012. Warm weather; so the coats come off and it is time for grooming. Harm and Winnie grooming here.

March 3, 2012 - Still some deep snow up the Running Road (Three miles away and about 800' higher than at the ranch.)
Snow along Sherman Road

March 2, 2012 - Arena Panorama during Riding Clinic
Riding Clinic Panorama, March 2, 2012. Panorama taken inside the arena during the riding clinic.

March 2, 2012 - Clinic Today
Clinic Merged Image, March 2, 2012. A merge of three images taken during a riding clinic today.

March 1, 2012 - Morning View along the Fence Line
Fence, Shadows and Filtered Sunlight, March 1, 2012. Along the fence line toward the old barn.

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7. msmontana
10:58 PM GMT en Abril 01, 2012
Hi Dan!
Your pics of the Swan Range are show stoppers! You need to blow those up and sell them! I love the one with Gold Star. The horse in it gives it character... Hope you and Patti have enjoyed the mild winter. I KNOW I have! I'm getting ready to put my yard in. Have any suggestions on how to keep the deer from eating the new sod? They come right up to the windows of my house and are not one bit afraid of me! I am waiting for awhile till my pasture starts growing some... Happy Easter to both of you and all the critters!
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6. bionicdan
3:43 AM GMT en Abril 01, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:
Nice ranch ya got there...must be nice up in Montana!


Thanks! It can be ... between the snow/rain/fog ... but actually, even those events make the ranch what it is! Nice!
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5. SPLbeater
8:57 PM GMT en Marzo 19, 2012
Nice ranch ya got there...must be nice up in Montana!
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4. bionicdan
8:21 PM GMT en Marzo 19, 2012
Quoting shoreacres:
Here's one for your kitties, especially - with Jupiter and Venus just a cat's ears apart!


What a great photo! I knew those weren't just regular "stars". I need to study my astronmy and then I'll know what all of the bright lights in the night sky are again!
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3. bionicdan
8:15 PM GMT en Marzo 19, 2012
Quoting seflagamma:
...
Wanted to pop in here and wish you a wonderful

Happy St Patti's Day!!!!


Thank you! Greetings back to you.
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2. shoreacres
11:51 PM GMT en Marzo 18, 2012
Here's one for your kitties, especially - with Jupiter and Venus just a cat's ears apart!



I just got back from the Rabbit Festival in Iowa, Louisiana (how confusing is that?) so I need to decompress a little and then I'll be by to see the new pics. I have decided two things. First, rabbit tastes better than squirrel. Second, Louisiana just may have better music than Texas. Shhhhhhhh.... Don't tell anyone I said that!
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1. seflagamma
3:39 PM GMT en Marzo 17, 2012
FIRST!!!!


How about that! Never thought I would be first on one of your new blog threads.

As always your photos are beautiful.

Wanted to pop in here and wish you a wonderful

Happy St Patti's Day!!!!
Enjoy

Rainbow image
St Patricks Day Graphics
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