I keep a very relaxed nature journal .... by that I mean some pages are careful, some are quick sketches, often I make a mess, and even more often I don't get my pages finished in a timely fashion. The weather here has been dreary and yet spring is in the air. What better way to enjoy it than by taking advantage of a couple wet days to finish these pages from April 2019.
We arrived in Gardiner and found our cabin was locked! The hosts were attending a wedding out of town and forgot to leave our cabin open or give a key to the neighbors. ... and I had just picked up about $200 of fresh groceries in Bozeman. Much to our good fortune we are good friends with both next door cabin neighbors. One filled his refrigerator with our groceries and the other got on the phone and found us a lovely spot five miles out of town. That night it snowed ... and in the morning this magpie greeted us.
Late the next day we got in our own cabin and the trip really began. Here are my journal pages from the first week.