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Super Moon as viewed from Jefferson City, MT. June 22, 2013.

Super Moon as viewed from Jefferson City, MT. June 22, 2013.

Tonight was a Super Moon, the largest moon of the year.  My daughter Katie and I had some fun with the telescope and took some pictures of it.  Here is one of them.  The heavens declare His glory! -John

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“THEY” say: “April Showers Bring May Flowers”. April SHOWERS??? It is April 8 today and we are blessed with 19 inches of heavy snow. So heavy and slippery that my snow plow can’t handle it and got stuck several times. It is parked and we will have to wait for a bit of a thaw.

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On May 3, we lost power for several hours due to a severe wind storm. Power was out in areas from Helena to Basin, MT, in which we are in between.  As the evening drew on, we new we needed to make some plans as the kids still had homework to do.  We lit some candles, and fired up our oil lamp.  The kids mentioned that this is how it must of been in the old days.  NOT EVEN! :)

The worse of all though, was the fact that we had no Internet!  Oh My!!  Back in the “Old Days,” when we had to do a research project, we hoofed it to the local library and did “research.”  Now, it is mostly done on the Internet, and a report was due TOMORROW!  It is kind of funny though, as I asked the same questions that were posed to us in the “Old Days.”  “When was it assigned?”  “How long did you have to work on it?”  “When was it due?”  And, you know the answers to all of those questions.  Some things never change.  Click a picture for a larger view.

– John

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Living in the Elkhorn Mountains in Southwest Montana, we are used to getting lots of snow.  We have been waiting for the usual spring snow storms to arrive, and they did not disappoint us.  Last night we got about eight inches of snow.  Here is a picture.  Notice the back of the basket ball backboard.  Yes, the kids have  been out playing  basketball in the nice spring weather that preceded the snow storm.

– John

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The Weather Report V.S. Reality… The weather report says we are supposed to get less than a half inch of snow.  It has reported this for a couple of days.  It has been snowing steadily, but lightly, for over the past 24 hours and we now have close to a half a foot, not a half an inch.  Click on a picture to see a larger view.

We are used to living in this odd little weather bubble at Jefferson City, Montana.  I guess it is time to go plow the snow!

– John

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