The rain streak continues, at 12 consecutive days now as scattered thunderstorms maintain their stranglehold in the region. If the current forecast holds, we might finally spring free from it by Sunday. Some solid days of unbroken sunshine would be a welcome change at 6,593’ and a great way to ring in the month of June. There wasn’t much temperature variance yesterday as our high was 56° and our low was 49°. We tallied another 0.22” of rainfall and are once again staring at clouds.
As the spring season marches onward, there are so many things to enjoy and appreciate, both big and small. The grand vistas of vast mountain landscapes are breathtaking and inspiring, but equally impressive are the littlest of things down near our feet. A tiny Painted Trillium that has pushed through the surface soil, or the next generation of Dark Eyed Juncos. On Mt. LeConte the harsh climate can extend well past the winter months, and yet nature still finds a way to spring new growth and new life just as it does in the warmer lowlands.