7.22.2016

Morning Dew



a meadow full of flowers
sprinkled with morning dew


behold magic
of Prairie Smoke
upon a tender and sincere gaze


a morning celebration
of light and teeny water droplets


a tantilizing realm 
of 
common magic


each silvery pink strand of the seed head
seems to have the artist called wind within


do you have a favorite image?
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7.16.2016

ST. Mary Lake



at the shore
find heaven on earth


abundant life
big sky
aqua waters flow


mountains grand
life is good 
in the land of wild Montana

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7.11.2016

Under the Birch Tree



I went to visit my paper birch tree
spied bright lemon yellow
what could that be?
Wow, a yellow mushroom!
There are three. 

I am enjoying carrying a mirror
so that I can see what mushrooms look like underneath 
without picking them.

I believe they are Yellow Swamp Russula
if you think they are something else, let me know.


 also
Indian pipe are beginning to rise through the earth
such wonderfully interesting plants


found some other wonderful characters
with their super wide lower stems:


I am told they are Field Blewit's
I think of them as little beings.


mornings have been colder than my ponds water
creating wonderful mist dances:


and
this morning I had fawns in my yard, so cute


this mamma had triplets
maybe some day I will get a photo of all three
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sometimes it is hard to leave home
so much happens here
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7.06.2016

Montana Summer


drenched in light


adoring the teeny tiny world


if we travel high in the mountains
we can find flowers that have come and gone at lower elevation
a bit like going back in time


an interesting find
I have never seen growth on the bottom of a conk
have you?


a tiny nest
full of treasures
don't you love how this bird lined the nest with a layer of feathers?


this dance of clouds
appears to be celebrating this peak of mountain

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6.30.2016

Glimpses of Summer


drove to the top of Logan Pass
looked east to the majestic mountains
 

waters are dancing down the mountains


huckleberries have begun to ripen


creek water is mesmerizing


seems like billions of flowers
on one stalk of beargrass


tiny flowers are enchanting


walking deep in the forest
where no trail exisits
i found to Orange-capped boletes bathing in the sun

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Summer is certainly here!