8.24.2015

Recent Glimpses


Murphy Lake
before the wildfires began

it is too smoky these days from many fires in our area to be out wandering
so many of us have sore throats, headaches, asthma etc.

so i will share some glimpses from my woods

above
evidence of a sapsucker
beautiful design
not good for trees


beautiful visitor 
came to eat service berries


it has been a very dry and hot summer
so not many mosquitos
usually there are zillions of the bloodsuckers

for the first time i could put the hammock up and laze in the shade on hot summer days
(that is peppermint drying)


if one is lucky
there are a couple late wild straberries
SO very tiny
 

first time that i have seen a toothbrush Caterpillar
such an interesting fancy critter!


lovely twisted stalk berry
a tiny bit edible

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8.08.2015

Along a Mountain Road


find mystery


and 
majesty


dignity


and
beauty


far off views


and 
intimate glimpses
~
Yes, the mamma of the baby grouse was near by!

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7.29.2015

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
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7.18.2015

Buck in Velvet


he rose 
to leap over bushes


prancing 
leaving his scent 


looking in all directions


wearing his antlers of
velvet

and 
shooting stars:

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joining: Saturday's Critters
click to see others critters
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7.15.2015

Honoring Wildflowers & a Bear


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


named:
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

 (asters)

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)
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7.09.2015

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
three!

two mammas and three fawns
they all wander about together


a tender moment


Upper Two Medicine Lake

Summer is in Full Swing
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7.07.2015

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

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6.30.2015

Summer is Pouring on the Heat


amongst the hot days
there is water


cooling
cleansing
refreshing 
waters


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
and 
nights
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