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


Buck in Velvet

he rose 
to leap over bushes

leaving his scent 

looking in all directions

wearing his antlers of

shooting stars:

joining: Saturday's Critters
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Honoring Wildflowers & a Bear

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

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


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)


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

two mammas and three fawns
they all wander about together

a tender moment

Upper Two Medicine Lake

Summer is in Full Swing


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



Summer is Pouring on the Heat

amongst the hot days
there is water


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


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
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



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?