2.23.2018

Sunset


when the sun nears the horizon
and
 mountains reflect on an icy lake 
ones breath gentles 
and 
light becomes a healing balm


~
 

icy angel wings 

they were invisible to the ordinary eye
but the lake knew they were there
the wind also

the wind stirred the lake waters
and
sprayed it on the wings
 so that we can see them in the form of ice 
and
tuck their beauty into our heart for ever more


we went to lake McDonald
on the eve of my birthday
lovely to say goodbye to my year with the setting of the sun


~
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2.14.2018

Considering Love



natures lovely hearts
this one dressed in 
raindrops


through time
a peachy rock
is shaped as a heart


forest fungi
forms as a heart

ice crystals
live in my heart


we all love our little birds
that stay all winter
singing through our milky gray days
(mountain chickadee)


I don't collect heart rocks
(except as photos)
but when I find heart shapes in nature
they do inspire a smile


 last week the sun came out
inspiring pine grosbeak to bath in the creek

you might want to click to see the wee film in full screen
sorry i could not hold the camera still with the lens zoomed out

the males are red and females gold
such a dear sight
~

lovely day of love to you
~
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1.27.2018

Montana Winter in the Sunshine


the sun beckoned:
come outside 


wander and explore


see the lake 
in silky smooth waters


find icicles dripping
at the shore


if you look closely
snow grew frosty crystals over night


and
mountains dressed in their winter coats

treasures under the sun's light

~~
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1.14.2018

Snowflakes and Winter Glimpses

 
this snowfall: slivers of crystals and star flakes





Until we look close, could we ever imagine the varied crystals of snow that grace our world? 



 above is from a different snowfall


 whitetail deer
in 
winter woodlands


for two weeks
one Arctic Redpoll visited the feeder

makes me wonder how one bird
is here
they are usually a flock type of bird

~
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1.05.2018

Mountain Lions


I stepped outside
to have a mountain lion cub
(large)
run in front of me


did I really see that?


as the cub moved into the forest


I heard it calling
and
another responding

two siblings wanting to be near one another

 
this is the sibling
making its way to the other

notice that its spots are near invisible
that might make it 6 months of age

here is a short video I captured:


that was the first time I have ever seen a mountain lion
in the wild

I have to say it was quite wonder-full!
~
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