1.16.2009

Glimpse of a week of winter skies

Morning sunlight is subtle
it pours through a thin layer of off white clouds
all is painted in pearlescent light
soft shadows of gray show off
impressions left in the crusty surface of snow
who passed when I was not here
will they pass when I am some day
there is enough warmth in this frozen morning
to release the scent of the trees
I walk inhaling
feeling the scent permeate my insides
I feel as though a tree now lives
within


home:

heading up the N.Fork, I love how I can see the lines of the hills in winter:

there's no road under that snow! I have to say 'tis a lovely place to wait to be rescued. Seven people stopped to ask if I need help, the last person with skill, was able to pull me out. I love Montana!:

in town:

sunset can takes ones breath away
replacing it with light:


To see more skies around the world go to: Skywatch Friday

41 comments:

  1. What pristine winter photos. Each one is breathtaking.

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  2. Incredible shots, so much beauty! Makes me homesick, I raised my family in Montana. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  3. Glad you got out okay, not the worst place to be stuck!

    Beautiful photos!

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  4. Burr. That looks cold. Pretty day though.

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  5. Lovely line about sunset...with the wonderful photo.

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  6. Such lovely photos! I liked the last best. :-)

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  7. Great series! :)
    Beautiful and majestic snow covered landscape.
    Winter Wonder Land. :)))

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  8. So many beautiful photos! Tank you for sharing with Sky Watch Friday, simply stunning views.

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  9. These are all so beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful pictures. And if you have to be stuck in the snow (with dangerously low sub-Arctic temperatures), Montana is probably the place to be: Friendly people; well prepared. Be careful, though, friend -- stay warm!

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  11. Wow! These are all amazing...love them! The photo of the valley and mountains almost looks like a drawing...so beautiful.

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  12. Fabulous pictures. Our friends from the Bitterroot Valley are down here for several months. I'll tell them about your blog.

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  13. Exquisite photo blog you have here:)

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  14. I love all the blues and whites and all the shades in between! Crisp like fresh linen! :)

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  15. You and your heaven are certainly on a roll. Years ago, during tai chi, I felt the tree within me as well.

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  16. Chocolate mountains covered by powder-sugar snow. Looks good enough to eat.
    - Brian

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  17. It's easy to see why Montana is called big sky country. Gorgeous pictures (and I'm glad you got rescued).

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  18. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. You truly inspire me!

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  19. Perfect winter pictures - thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

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  20. Beautiful photos.
    All your pictures inside your blog are amazing.
    greetings from Germany

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  21. Beautiful photos. I looked all the pictures inside your blog - amazing.
    greets from germany

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  22. Snow and ice can be so beautiful and a horror movie when it comes to drive !

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  23. It's just so funny how people are so blind to words and what wondrous imagery they behold. Not one person mentioned your poem and it is really good. Just add a little warmth and one can merge with the essence of life.

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  24. What a wonderful account of being one with nature. Your writing is wonderful, and it transports my mind to what you experienced. The photos are a lovely accompaniment to the poem. I'm glad you enjoyed your moment of slowing down on the side of the road. :)

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  25. Thank you for posting such BEAUTIFUL photos. I LOVE them all! Thank goodness you were rescued:)

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  26. A bit more cold than we have it at the moment! Those "teeth" were terrifying.

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  27. WOW, your photo's are great!
    Thanks for sharing and thank you for commenting on my blog!
    Take care and keep warm

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  28. it's really nice to see these winter images.

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  29. Great selection. It looks like you got a lot of snow!

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  30. There's no place like home, eh?

    Just ... beautiful!

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  31. These photos make me want to travel North.

    http://racheteapaintersdiary.blogspot.com/

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  32. Lovely series of shots!

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  33. Gorgeous photographs and a beautiful poem too. I enjoyed reading the poetry as much as anything. thanks for sharing
    Hugs June

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  34. Winter can be so beautiful, can't it? Nice photos!

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  35. Wow! What stunning shots, I love those icicles. I am glad someone helped you out too :)

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  36. Beautiful snow - so clean and white! That's a sharp drop at the edge of the road - glad you got help and on your way again.

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  37. Bautiful photos! And almost like home; with the snow! The last picture is stunning! And thank you for visiting my blog!

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  38. I don't miss the snow and cold but I sure do love seeing beautiful pictures of it. Montana is breathtaking...lucky you!
    My favorite is the afternoon light on the mountains. Heavenly shot!!

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  39. A powerful pictures ! ! !
    Gr.
    P-TER

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