7.29.2015

A Mountain Drive


winding along
a mountain road


where water does flow


and flowers do grow
(tiny Spotted Saxifrage) 


looking over the edge
at the bushland 
a multitude of winding creeks and a beaver home


pillow of pollen


waterfalls arriving from the inner realm
through a crack in a mountain 


a mossy island
natures grace


colorful pebbles,
eye candy



delighted at each bend of the road
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7.18.2015

Buck in Velvet


he rose 
to leap over bushes


prancing 
leaving his scent 


looking in all directions


wearing his antlers of
velvet

and 
shooting stars:

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joining: Saturday's Critters
click to see others critters
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7.15.2015

Honoring Wildflowers & a Bear


 these are tiny wee flowers
yes two words for small to emphasize 


named:
Russethair Saxifrage
amongst other names
 

so tiny that i didn't notice their spots of color
until i see them larger on my computer
 

being enchanted in their presence
i nearly did an entire post on them


the enchanting pipissewa, above

 (asters)

such a lovely time of year
 

we were blessed
with the spotting of a black bear rooting around
in the distance
 

flowers in their best attire
(Lewis Monkey-flower)
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7.09.2015

It's the Season of Fawns


even though this post is about fawns
i am leading with a Many Glacier Lake


twins are common
and adorable


but look
three!

two mammas and three fawns
they all wander about together


a tender moment


Upper Two Medicine Lake

Summer is in Full Swing
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7.07.2015

Mountain Goat


 what is this youngster considering?


it has a destination in mind
 

dashing through the water
 

journey to the other side
 

so fun to get to witness wildlife in action

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6.30.2015

Summer is Pouring on the Heat


amongst the hot days
there is water


cooling
cleansing
refreshing 
waters


large vistas 
to dream into


alpine waters dancing down the mountains


rivers singing 
with all their might


lovely forget me nots
reminding us of grace and beauty
 

new life entering our world
prancing about our meadows
napping in the shade
~
wishing you sweet summer (some of you; winter) days
and 
nights
~
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6.21.2015

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
eating
mating
fruiting
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

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6.15.2015

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?

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