8.20.2014

Summer is Fruiting


on a gentle breeze
i heard the mountains call to me


in the forest i found berries 
ripe as can be


raspberries 
and 
huckleberries

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
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8.05.2014

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
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7.29.2014

Hot Summer Days


hot summer days
are beautiful
and true to the season


yet they beg for evening walks
as the day cools off


pollinators 
busy at work


wings
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
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7.21.2014

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


bee-ware


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
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7.10.2014

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
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6.29.2014

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

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6.24.2014

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
 

vistas
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
and
I wish you a lovely summer!
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