The Mountain Spring
Words and Photos by Hunter Day
Winter in Montana can be a marathon. True in 2018, when many Montana communities experienced record snowfall totals. You could say spring had sprung very quickly last year and faded into summer surprisingly quick. The third week of May was peak spring. Blooms of flowers, active wildlife, warm days, cool nights all highlight a typical Montana equinox and I was fortunate to experience it all. Arrowleaf Balsamroot, usually the first notable flowers to bloom in Northwest Montana, seemed to appear and cover hillsides overnight.