Nature

August 2017: The Lolo Peak Fire

Throughout the eons, lightning storms have roiled in the mountains of Montana, sometimes dropping sheets of welcomed rain and swelling mountain streams, sometimes only putting on electrifying displays of nature’s power, and sometimes exploding trees and igniting fires. Some of these fires burn slowly. Some dissipate within days. And some become legends to all who…

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July 2017: Running from Weddings

  Operating a guest ranch is more than a full-time job in the summertime. It is a 24/7 job that engulfs our entire lives. It brings wonderful people to our doorstep, lots of different types of fun outdoor activities, and an endless amount of work that includes considerable stress in making sure that everyone, both…

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July 2017: We are Wabi Sabi

  We are Wabi Sabi By Hobie Hare   “Attune to the fact that nothing in nature is judging you, or wishing you were any different than you are.”   —Mark Coleman, Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path to Self Discovery.   I lived and worked in Japan for two years…

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June 2017: Father’s Favorite Wildflower

    During the month of June, my mind is frequently on my father, William Lonzo Goodman. He was born on June 15, 1917, and, of course, we celebrate Father’s Day during June, occasionally on his birthdate. June is also the time when Montana mountains burst forth with wildflowers, much to my father’s delight. June…

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May 2017: When Rivers Demand Attention

  Each year my family takes me to enjoy the special Mother’s Day country brunch offered at the Esktrom’s Stage Station at Rock Creek. Rock Creek has long been the location of Mother’s Day celebrations for me. My own father could always talk my mother into celebrating the day by driving the big loop from…

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May 2017: Lilacs Have Special Meaning

  My son Jake’s Mother’s Day card this year began with the statement; “Every time I see a lilac bush I am reminded of you and Grandmother.” Several days after my mother’s death, I wrote a poem for her memorial services that also began with a reference to lilacs: Goodbye, Dear Mother To Phyllis from…

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May 2017: Thriving Naturally

What Do You Need to Naturally Thrive? by Hobie Hare Take a moment and imagine a particular tree close to where you live or work that really stands out for you. What, in particular, attracts you to this tree? Are you drawn to its height, its age, its resilience, its beauty? Are you attracted by…

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April 2017: Springtime in the Rockies

  Montana holds a number of very interesting weather-related records. This screen photo of the MontanaKids.com website gives some of the details. While Montana is well known for holding the lowest recorded temperature in the contiguous 28 states of the US, it is less well known for the records it holds for temperature changes. As…

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April 2017: Will the Drama Ever End

Over the years, we have had a lot of exciting events occur at the ospreys’ nest. Some have been incredibly joyful, such as chicks hatching and fledging, BIG fish deliveries, and the return of the adults each spring. Some events have been scary and have had our web-camera viewers holding their breath. Attacks by eagles,…

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April 2017: Wildlife Film on the Schedule

Dunrovin Ranch is very excited to be collaborating with the International Wildlife Film Festival to broadcast twelve of their 2017 films. We have selected a broad range of subjects with a special emphasis on birds. All of the broadcasts can be found at 1) www.DaysAtDunrovin.com/DunrovinPresents is free and open to the public; and 2) our…

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