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
 
 ~

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
~
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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7.21.2014

Red Meadow Lake


the rain was falling when we arrived
clearing a patch of blue sky
after many smoke filled days


a treasure found
tiny flowers at the base of an old stump


bee-ware


love the rare finds


something about mountain mist
that inspires awe


Indian paintbrush comes in many hues


clouds part
revealing light and shadows
to our delight
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7.10.2014

Evening Walk


such an inviting road
still closed to cars due to avalanches
perfect for wandering
(Eureka Mountains)


exquisite flowers cloak the earth
like stars dance in the skies


wonderful flowers for us to find


so much bear grass that it inspires joy


the precious and tiny spotted saxifrage


look at what i found on my cabin!
a muddy bear print
at shoulder height
about the size of my hand:


summer is full on here
with days around 90F
pretty hot, but nice with a breeze and shade
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