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  •  It’s been warm sunny week (32+ / 0-)

    Here in valley of the Prickly Pear at the eastern foot of the continental divide.  The daytime temps have reached 71 degrees F, the warmest it has been in Montana’s capital city since mid-September of 2013. Of course us desert people view this as cool weather, and not particularly warm!

    Over the last several weeks, wildflowers have begun peeking out in the foothills prairie up on Mt. Helena City Park, and with all the moisture that we have received over the Winter, it should be a spectacular wildflower season. Now that we don’t have to be chained at our desks at work this Spring, we may actually have time to enjoy it.

    Pasque Flower

    Shooting Stars

    The warm sunny weather allowed us to make considerable progress in the backyard vegetable garden, cleaning out the raspberry bed, distributing compost in the raised beds, and planting Yukon Gold Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas. I will hit the farmer’s market this AM to see if they have any herbs for our patio pots and onion starts for the raised beds. Retired or not, gardening can be a lot of work!

    "I come close to despair because so many of the pieces of the country are broken, and when you see that, you have two choices: You can give up, or you can do something about it." Elizabeth Warren

    by Ed in Montana on Sat May 03, 2014 at 06:01:49 AM PDT

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