8.19.2016

Sunrise and Beyond


the sun began to light up the world


as the clouds shifted and danced in the sky


we walked a forested path
that brought us to this pristine vista


our day overflowed with immense beauty


with theater in the sky
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sharing with:
Skywatch Friday 

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8.02.2016

Moose


there they were
dining in the lake


heads bowed
below the surface of the water


eating lake bottom plants
in the evening light


a dear 
and 
touching sight


the calf stayed near
its mom


as she ate
for hours


alert to every sound
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such an honor to sit at the forests edge
to be near them

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7.22.2016

Morning Dew



a meadow full of flowers
sprinkled with morning dew


behold magic
of Prairie Smoke
upon a tender and sincere gaze


a morning celebration
of light and teeny water droplets


a tantilizing realm 
of 
common magic


each silvery pink strand of the seed head
seems to have the artist called wind within


do you have a favorite image?
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7.16.2016

ST. Mary Lake



at the shore
find heaven on earth


abundant life
big sky
aqua waters flow


mountains grand
life is good 
in the land of wild Montana

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7.11.2016

Under the Birch Tree



I went to visit my paper birch tree
spied bright lemon yellow
what could that be?
Wow, a yellow mushroom!
There are three. 

I am enjoying carrying a mirror
so that I can see what mushrooms look like underneath 
without picking them.

I believe they are Yellow Swamp Russula
if you think they are something else, let me know.


 also
Indian pipe are beginning to rise through the earth
such wonderfully interesting plants


found some other wonderful characters
with their super wide lower stems:


I am told they are Field Blewit's
I think of them as little beings.


mornings have been colder than my ponds water
creating wonderful mist dances:


and
this morning I had fawns in my yard, so cute


this mamma had triplets
maybe some day I will get a photo of all three
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sometimes it is hard to leave home
so much happens here
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