Bald Eagle

she flew in front of me
wings spread wide

landed on a tree quite close
 a feathered being of the sky

an obvious queen
there is no denying

we are in the midst of a 3 day snow storm

this sweet little creek photo was taken before the storm began
I think we have 8" so far, two more days to go

I think winter is showing off at this point ;-)



Winter Magic

it was a cold night
perfect for crystals to visit our winter realm

then the sun rose above the forest of conifers
lighting the crystals
offering sparkles

for a morning
they glowed
offering magic for all to behold

ice crystals

I hope every one is safe and warm through all this cold weather. 
Though cold here, it is not like so much of the country. 
Be safe. 



Eartly Morning Forest Wander

before the sun revealed the blue of sky
in the early morning light 

 which barely kissed her world
she pulled on tall wool socks
bundled in cashmere, mittens and hat

wandered into the woods
frost transformed the trees
into nearly glowing beings

tracks revealed 
night time wanderers
in winter wonderland

winter has been mild in the NW corner of Montana
until last week 
when we woke to a foot of new snow

winter if feeling quite sincere now


Winter, lovely Winter

for us, winter has been mild

in my little snow belt
we have but a few inches of snow
some ice crystals to brighten our days

always a joy to have the natives pass through

all fluffed up in their winter coats

most our days are cloudy
and when the sun shines upon us
joy rises naturally

sunsets light
dances upon some trees longer than others

spring cleaning in winter
a squirrel's underworld home

I hope this finds you all well
enjoying your days and nights


autumn holding on

nearing the threshold of winter
autumn lingers on

the path through the forest was coated in an inch of snow 
wound this way and that to the lake, the frozen lake

reeds now held firm, leaned and stood with grace
reminiscent of masterful zen brush strokes

 we have had frosty mornings
for a couple of weeks

new expressions (for me)
like this spiky rime frost
for sharing the name of this frost!)

the frost grows in the direction that the weather arrives from 
the west
among the gray day
i did find a splash of color

soon Autumn will turn to winter
it has has a good long season this year

though in some parts of Montana they are in winter already
with deep snow falling a few times

Lovely ending days of autumn to you 
and yours