Have arrived back in Montana for my annual late-June/early-July feast of cloud-photograph-taking, thunderstorm-reveling-in, and folk-festival attending. Just in time, this year, for the solstice: sunset tonight in Whitehall is 9:22pm — twelve minutes earlier than Seattle’s. Hilo’s, meanwhile, is (drumroll) 7:01pm.
It’s been a wet/cold spring in Whitehall, so there’s a lot of snow on the surrounding mountains, and the valley’s still quite green. Otherwise, things feel more less as usual. Oh, the mosquitoes are in all-out attack mode.