It was a perfect weekend with a clear blue sky every day. Friday afternoon Smith's niece came to town for a quick overnight visit. What better place to take her than the mountains? While we believe we were more impressed with their beauty than she was, it was a fine place to be.
After a trip to Snowbird to view 'all that snow' we took her to our favorite place for dinner and enjoyed a fine evening of dining on the deck. We also had delightful entertainment of an aerial display put on by (hey, Judy!) the Broad Tailed Hummingbirds and their backup band, the Violet Green Swallows. Their trilling, screeching calls filled the air while they danced in the impressive aerial ballet above our heads.
The next day we just had to enjoy more time al freso, so we had dinner in the Garden of Zen. Smith cooked up a fabulous meal on his tiny, quick grill while I had time to devote to my favorite avocation.
Yes that is NBT and you will have details...tomorrow.
Sunday we couldn't stay away from the siren song of the mountains and returned to have breakfast while enjoying the ongoing aerial display. This little guy was very possessive and territorial, aggressively chasing away any other bird from 'his' feeder.
The run off is coming down very quickly as it has been warm both day and night. The raging torrent of water is already very impressive and the snow pack in the higher elevations has yet to melt. On our way to breakfast we stopped at the same spot where we had taken pictures on May 9th. As you can see the water is much higher, faster and the sound is even more of a roar. It is now a true raging torrent. Peak run off is still a week or so away.
It's hard to return to work when the days are not too warm or too cool, the sky is clear blue and the mountains so beautiful. But there is always a new weekend ahead and the mountain trails are clearing, drying out and ready for hikers. Let's go!