Springtime in Montana

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first
spring day is another. The difference between them is
sometimes as great as a month.

Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933)

Springtime in Montana can be both a pleasure and a pain. You can go to bed having enjoyed a bright sunny day with temperatures in the mid 50s or 60s, and wake up the next morning to discover you’ve got to dig out that snow shovel again.

Spring is also the rainy season in Montana. The rain is a welcome sight because those of us lucky enough to live in this beautiful land know that every drop of rain we receive helps to lessen the chance for summer wild fires. And for families like mine who depend on a well or developed spring for water, more rain means less chance of dried up wells. However, if you have children or inside pets, more rain means more mud tracked into the house. Don’t worry, this too will pass.

You never know what a Spring Day in Montana will yield, so when you come for a visit or holiday, bring clothes that you can layer throughout the day. We have a saying about Montana weather that if you don’t like this weather, wait five minutes or go five miles and you’re likely to find a change. But whatever the weather brings, I know you’ll be awed by the beauty of this treasured land called Montana.

Thanks for stopping by,

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