Summer has been slow in coming to Montana. Now, however, I think it is finally here. We are experiencing super-hot days and little rain. Although I was rather sad to see the summer solstice (a.k.a., the longest day of the year) come and go the midst of weeks-long stretch of rain, that rain has now yielded the most luscious and vibrant July weather I've ever experienced in my five years in Montana (wow, has it really been that long?!). The grass is still green, the earth is not yet hard and parched, and the dogs' favorite mountain romp spot still boasts a sizable water hole. Also, this makes for truly glorious hiking, which I'm never sorry for! I thought I'd share some glimpses of our gorgeousness on what looks to be another beautiful day.