Summer is Fruiting

on a gentle breeze
i heard the mountains call to me

in the forest i found berries 
ripe as can be


huckleberries are a treasured food in Montana!

i dinned next to this river
listening to it's song
enjoying the stir of the air that it brought to life

mountain ash offering berries for the birds
splashes of color
for our eyes

savoring each blossom

treasuring the tiny realm

butterflies basked in the sun

enjoying rain after a hot summer
lovely late summer days to you


Breathing in Summer

summer is true

to its spirit this year

hot days

cool nights

thunder storms
most days

flowers and grasses blooming

insects thriving
and occasional rains

my heart sings

sharing with Rose's
August heART
feel free to join in


Hot Summer Days

hot summer days
are beautiful
and true to the season

yet they beg for evening walks
as the day cools off

busy at work

the original stain glass beauty

berry bushes
lush in their greenery

high mountain flowers thrive
where lower elevation flowers have turned to seed

Montana Beauty


Red Meadow Lake

the rain was falling when we arrived
clearing a patch of blue sky
after many smoke filled days

a treasure found
tiny flowers at the base of an old stump


love the rare finds

something about mountain mist
that inspires awe

Indian paintbrush comes in many hues

clouds part
revealing light and shadows
to our delight


Evening Walk

such an inviting road
still closed to cars due to avalanches
perfect for wandering
(Eureka Mountains)

exquisite flowers cloak the earth
like stars dance in the skies

wonderful flowers for us to find

so much bear grass that it inspires joy

the precious and tiny spotted saxifrage

look at what i found on my cabin!
a muddy bear print
at shoulder height
about the size of my hand:

summer is full on here
with days around 90F
pretty hot, but nice with a breeze and shade


A Week in Montana

Rocky Mountains Magesty
sunshine beauty summery day

turns to clouds and rainy days

flowers thrive

mushrooms push through the earths crust

eye candy at every turn

jelly fungi nestled in moss

forest friends
wander in our days and nights

summer in Montana



Happy Summer to You!

journeyed to the NW corner of 
Glacier National Park 
for Solstice

 took to heart wildflowers as they opened to the longest day of the year

walked in a forest where flowers mingled with sun

and shade

the tiny creatures busy as can be

that inspire pause and  we have water!

 large swallowtails dinning on nectar

greens and blues
summer hues
are abundant

wild strawberries  bring us to our knees
to dine

 Summer has arrived
I wish you a lovely summer!