Summer Solstice ~

beautiful Summer is upon us

time to hike into the mountains
to drink aqua waters with our eyes
and spirits

in the high mountains
glacier lilies still bloom
(this one unique with a short stem, rests gently on it's leaves)

along the trails
waterfalls to cool and refresh by

a time of color
vibrant under creek waters

Montana stones, eye candy
that feeds our hearts

 winged ones are busy as can be

summer is a busy time
of growth
it must all happen before the season once again changes


sitting at the feet of mountains
like sitting with a holy being

summer is a grand time of celebrating life

lovely Solstice to you and yours
whether it be summer or winter in your neck of the woods



Many Glacier, Montana

on a breeze
the high mountains
called to me

i felt it in my heart
and in my blood

after a long winter 
wandering dirt roads, hiking trails and camping
is essential

the Eastern Rockies are wild and gorgeous
yet tenderness can be found:

photos are the trail to Iceberg Lake

are the Rockies now calling your name?



Montana Spring

the world is dressed in color

and light

color and magical light

I wish I could photograph the scents of the forest for you:
thick, sweet, spirit altering 
mix of 
trees flowers earth

some plants are fruiting
some are just beginning to rise through the earth

I sat close to this owl at sunset the other night
until it spotted it's meal and dove into the grassy meadow

this scene is So Montana!


Presenting the Calypso Orchid

wandering through the forest
cloaked in shades of green
a glimpse of violet and gold
the tiny fairy slipper

it is always a joy to see them
like magic sprinkled here and there

these are all the same orchids
photographed in morning sun, sunset, wind blew them apart,
wind blew them together:

heart shaped
i hope you enjoyed 
the lovely calypso orchid


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




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

Happy Mother's Day


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

Spring is truly coming to life!