Local artist Tom Benedict creates works of art from old, dead pieces of Juniper wood. The same kind of wood you've probably seen on your hikes a hundred times. Those graying stumps become something incredibly beautiful after some time in the hands of the Montana Wildwoods owner.
The good news is that much cooler weather is on the way. The bad news is that today is going to be hot and the winds are supposed to be erratic for many central and southern Montana counties prompting yet another Fire Weather Watch.
It's funny how every year is completely different. Some years I have giant sunflowers. This year I have 2 that are no taller than 18 inches. This year had to be kept simple because of gardening time restraints.