It does look dreary, but I promise, when we left the sun was shining! Up in the Swan Valley and the Palisades area, it seems like there is always fog that settles into the valley and stays all winter. You can see on the mountain where the fog lifted this afternoon and left the pine trees all covered in frost!
The reservoir was really as high as I have seen it in at least 20 years. Until last year, we had many years with little snowfall and it just never filled up to capacity. This year there is very little snow near Palisades, although they say that there is enough to keep it full for the next growing season...let's hope that the nearby mountains, that also feed into Palisades, have heavy snowfall this year.
On our way home, we drove past Ririe Reservoir, I didn't get a photo, but, you would usually see people ice fishing on the reservoir this time of year, today, there wasn't any ice on the reservoir. The same with Palisades, no ice whatsoever! We've had a very warm winter.
We did see a few deer, which didn't surprise me, they always stay near Ririe Reservoir and feed on the nearby grain fields. They were a long ways away, but I could tell that they were fat and happy!
You can see how the fields are already turning green - and hardly any snow. In fact, it was such a warm day that water was running down the side of the road like a creek. I guess that's why they call it - January thaw!
The sunset was really beautiful tonight on our way home...you know how I love my sunsets! It was a perfect ending to a really nice day.
Well, after playing today . . . tomorrow, you will find me cleaning the shower... :0)
Have a wonderful week-end!!
Hugs and Love,