5.16.2016

Ladybug


first I spied this lovely leaf
floating in last years grass
though it was small
ten ladybugs could have used it as a boat


then i spied the tiny lady bug
i rarely see them
when i do i feel joy
a treasure has been found
 


 can you see the condensation under the wing?
(above)
 

i had driven to the top of a mountain pass, a long dirt road
got out to explore the area
a wild fire had burned through years ago
 

i enjoyed witnessing how life does eventually return
to a fire zone
 

I watched the little beetle as it wandered about
 

then settle in for a nap
~

the opposite of a ladybug
chamouflage:


never know what one will find along a mountain road

~
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5.09.2016

Spring's Glory


A beautiful day at the lake
before the storm came in


enchanted with the rocks
the light
flow of water


wandered up the road

to find the raging waters


flowers grace our days


snow melt fills our river banks



a unique offering of Trillium 
with 6 petals instead of 3

 
the threshold of spring is in our past
we are in her full glory
~
*
 
 

4.30.2016

Montana, the big and the small


finding fairy slippers 
thrilling


drove into the forest


on a dirt road that was new to me
look at what i found:
 

tiny forest violets:


sometimes
it is about the colors and light:



coming in for a landing
Canada geese:


glimpses of the big and the small
forest floor and sky above
earth and water
animals and plants
spring in Montana
~
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4.23.2016

Montana Spring Flowers and Macros


sweet little bell
flowers of the kinnikinnick
so happy to see you


trillium 
darling of the forest


curly bit of bark
upon a mossy carpet

 
mandala of tiny flowers
called Mountain lover
so tiny the flowers could nearly be missed

 
the details of cedar
a joy to behold


Red Twinberry
sweet spring flowers
above and below


so lovely to be finding flowers again

baby cone and needles of the Tamarack Tree
aka Western Larch
 
~
lovely earth day to one and all
today and forever
~
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4.20.2016

Snow Geese and Glimpses of Life


I heard their wings overhead


they flew in circles amongst the clouds of the sky


then flew off 
and
returned again


beautiful Snow Geese

people are saying: 
this is the first year I have seen them here


a snow capped glimspe
while on a hike


a more intimate glimpse
(arrowroot balsam)


busy bee nesting on my friends log cabin


spring flowers
be still my heart
(smile)

~
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