5.23.2015

Intimate and Vast Montana


an intimate view
teeny tiny little kinnikinnick flowers
like fairy lanterns scattered amongst the forest floor


a vast Montana view


wild apple blossoms grace our trees


at their crowns
trees grow


some nights still freeze
bird bath water

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5.14.2015

5.10.2015

Perfect Life




i found this budding beauty
rising from a mound of moss
at the base of an abundant waterfall

i see tender attention
loving protection
reminiscent  of two lovers, caring friends
or mother and child

i have no idea what plant it is
i see new life
and 
beauty

Happy Mother's Day
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5.07.2015

Feathers Flowers & Fur


I sat near this nest for a while
watching the female await his (Osprey) return


landing had to be just right


just a fly by


busy little squirrel
has been digging up last autumns stores of small pine cones 
and eating non-stop


I had the great pleasure of Canada Geese and goslings
visit my ponds! 

lovely and tiny spring beauty
also known as fairy spuds, but it would be a shame to dig them up for the tiny fairy sized spud

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Spring is truly coming to life!
 
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4.30.2015

Spring Flowers offer Grace


 deep in the forest
in the shade of the trees
rising from the earthen floor

 
trilliums sunbathing
 

sunlight peaks through the trees
to light up individual views
revealing how precious a leaf can be


grace
in the form of a clematis
 

spring presents more life each day


the warm day inspired a day trip to Flathead Lake, a lake so big that i feel as though i am at the ocean


cherries are beginning to bloom
offering their grace 
 

below a wildflower
Service berry:
 
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4.26.2015

Great Gray Owl


the light of the setting sun
beckoned


then presented 
the glorious great gray

who was hunting


and silently swooped to the earth 


capturing dinner
flew to another area


to hunt some more


how wonderful
the owl let me photograph it
take to heart it's artful ways
of 
being
an owl
in the setting suns light
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4.20.2015

Spring in NW Montana


last years flowers
look at the tiny little seed holder
a vessel that has endured through sun, wind, rain and snow~
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tiny little flowers
looked like a grass flower to me


i thought this was a tiny bee, but it is a fly, just two wings

looks like a healthy tree
but covered in wooly aphids, they look healthy too


sweet smelling
wonderful healing 
arnica returns


 this warm week will deepen springs growth 
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4.13.2015

Spring begins in shades of gold and brown


the day began like above
perfect for a wander about


I headed to the North Fork River
you can see our world is greening up slowly
 

 this is the Montana State Butterfly
Mourning Cloak Butterfly


 water flowing over rocks
soothing to watch
beautiful to see


lots of snow on the mountains
these are the trees, Cottonwood that burned long ago


naturally occurring zen garden


this week
for one day
this little yellow finch visited
such a joyous splash of color 
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