2.12.2019

Bald Eagle


she flew in front of me
wings spread wide
gliding


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 ;-)

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2.01.2019

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


delicate
feathery
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. 

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1.28.2019

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
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12.19.2018

Winter, lovely Winter


for us, winter has been mild


in my little snow belt
we have but a few inches of snow
and
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
and
enjoying your days and nights
~
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11.26.2018

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

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