4.23.2016

Montana Spring Flowers and Macros


sweet little bell
flowers of the kinnikinnick
so happy to see you


trillium 
darling of the forest


curly bit of bark
upon a mossy carpet

 
mandala of tiny flowers
called Mountain lover
so tiny the flowers could nearly be missed

 
the details of cedar
a joy to behold


Red Twinberry
sweet spring flowers
above and below


so lovely to be finding flowers again

baby cone and needles of the Tamarack Tree
aka Western Larch
 
~
lovely earth day to one and all
today and forever
~
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4.20.2016

Snow Geese and Glimpses of Life


I heard their wings overhead


they flew in circles amongst the clouds of the sky


then flew off 
and
returned again


beautiful Snow Geese

people are saying: 
this is the first year I have seen them here


a snow capped glimspe
while on a hike


a more intimate glimpse
(arrowroot balsam)


busy bee nesting on my friends log cabin


spring flowers
be still my heart
(smile)

~
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4.17.2016

The Crown of the Continent



this area is called:
The Crown of the Continent


driving up the North Fork
taking to heart the Rocky Mountain Range


the mountain peaks truly appear like a crown
upon the land


I was there a few days
and the blue of the sky was different each day


our planet


phenomenal
~
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4.11.2016

Frosty Buttercups



some mornings are frosty


glistening in gentle morning light


petals opening to recieve


some still sleepy and gently stretching to awaken to the day


sun turns frost to water drops

dressing petals in watery gems of light

and
last night
a Great Gray Owl 
swooshed through the yard to land on this tree, joy.
~
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4.03.2016

Spring Drive, Flathead Lake Montana


to behold a tree in nature
is a joy indeed


I drove around Flathead lake yesterday
it is the largest natural freshwater lake in the 
western US


 i found a few yellow bells sunbathing


clouds danced in the sky
cloaked mountain peaks
then would disappear
only to return in new shapes


 these flowers are so tiny
i nearly missed seeing them


the sun shone down on us
and
warmed the land
trees budding catkins


spring 
is a beautiful thing
~
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