9.28.2014

Autumn full of Golden


Golden Giants
aspen are elks favorite food


early evening light
first day of Autumn


a sweet trail to the North Fork River


to sit
simply be
with the beauty of a day


to take to heart
and become
the new season

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one more from the week before:
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9.18.2014

Listening


late summer
choke cherries and raindrops
sing to my eyes


gentian's colors and spots
sing of late summer


seed heads dance in late summer light


rain inspires the underworld to rise through the earth


autumn colors brilliant in late summer


all sing to my heart
as well as my eyes
 
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9.10.2014

Aqua Waters, Glacial Expression


the journey began
with a two boat
two lake ride
with a hike in between lakes
that took me deeper into the mountains before i began my hike

climbed high above Grinnell Lake
the gorgeous glacial lake above
(actually there are three lakes in the photo)


up up up


past waterfalls:

to 
Upper Grinnell Lake:


a lake with summer icebergs

found this gorgeous critter:


here are the icebergs
(sorry, I was shooting into the sun):


the rocks along the trail 
were colorful
rich in movement and design made by glaciers


a hike that I certainly recommend
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9.01.2014

Late Summer Wander


your immense magnitude
radiates a
tangible presence - as does the suns rays of light

throughout time you have aged beautifully

the way the wind sings through your trees
and 
blows clouds around and above thee

all these ways and more
bring me to my inner mountain
wind tree and beauty



you are simply who you are
a glorious mountain


cloaked in forest, flower, berry and creatures of your realm


bearing gifts freely
 
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do you know what this alpine succulent type plant below is?
 the flowers are about 1/4" across, lovely in it's silvery green
but i can not figure out what it is.
I found on the Grinnell Lake Trail :


The first person to let me know in the comments
can choose one of my greeting cards from my shop as a thank you gift

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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
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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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