11.30.2017

Montana Glimpses


some folks put stars on the tops of their Christmas tree
do you think it is inspired by the natural star on top of a fir?


details
awe inspiring


when the air is warmer than the earth 
the mist does rise and wander through the land


a mystical morning


mornings 
when the air is super cold
lovely crystals greet us


 yesterday
new snow graced the world
 

lovely days
and 
nights to you
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11.20.2017

Ice Crystals


this tiny frosty leaf caught my eye
it wasn't until I got it on the computer that I saw the frost in shapes like flowers!
I had never seen this before


I love the endless wonders of our world!


when the sun appears
tiny spheres of snow melt become gems 
adorning the golden Western larch needles


it's been 
a lot
like this lately


wishing you a lovely week

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11.14.2017

Snow Stars


yesterday
scattered here and there


snow stars


treasures
from the sky


they barely stood out against the icy snow


another of winter's treasures

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11.12.2017

Tiny House

Who lives down this tiny hole? 
See the ice crystals? 
They are a sign of breath, something warmer than the air. 
Tiny little tracks from the critter coming and going also there. 
~

when the snow begins to melt, a stepping stone path is darker than the grass in between, so it melts first:
 
 ~

a bit like a ginger bread house
with icing sliding off:



I love it when the snow crashes off the roof
always wishing there were children there to hoot in glee with me


There are so many enchanting wonders in winter.

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11.06.2017

Snow snow snow


snow falling
little chickadee
all fluffed up


 snow falling
forest cloaked in white
in the tip top of a tree a hawk sits
viewing the world from high
 
(a Rough legged hawk)

 (chickadee was at home, hawk down the road, so little bird is safe)


it has been a snowy week
which often happens this time of year
but more snow than usual

I plowed for the first time this season
that seems early


it is so pretty


Any thoughts on how this circle 
on my frozen pond came to be?
I have never seen that happen before.
Maybe wind swirling around the tiny island?

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11.02.2017

Frozen


autumn leaves
under ice
seasons shift

~


pond mandalas


water
endless expression
fluid
frozen
artistic
~


snow stars began
our snowy storm
ethereal spirit
 

~
I woke to the low of 30F/-1C
Temps are dropping
not the usually rising during the day
28F at the moment

and so it goes
seasons changing

~
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10.12.2017

First Snow



such a lovely surprise to wake
to 
the first snow


to slip on boots
and 
head out to be part of the snow clad morning


it is all melted now
but
I am left with a reminder to get autumn chores completed
before winter arrives

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10.07.2017

Autumn Forest

autumn colors beckon
wander and see


though the edges are divine
they call:
step into me


step over logs and bush
duck under arms of trees


breathe 
the cool crisp refined air


eventually returning
to the edges


it has been a gorgeous autumn
the colors
the mix of weather
the big fat moon in a starry sky

colors are changing fast
some beyond their height of bright color

leaves dance through the air
blanketing the earth 
floating on water
a time that inspires ones senses to come to life

lovely days and nights to you

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9.22.2017

Happy Equinox to You


as we cross the threshold of a new season
we have glimpses of summer and autumn both


 change and mysteries tend to be tangible at this time


the spots on fawns
are fading

I found a moth's cocoon
will it survive being buried under snow all winter



a mix of leaves cuddle on the pond


sunsets 
after rain
offer their own special drama


here and there 
a mushroom can be found


Happy New Season to you!
~

Do you have a favorite image from above?

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9.13.2017

Tiny Puffballs


few flowers grace our world
as we enter the fungi season
(so glad there is always something to enjoy)


these are tiny fruiting puffballs


found at the base of my mountain ash tree


photographed on a smoky day
giving them an even richer color


I find each one to be a work of art
a small treasure to behold


Then one morning 
I woke to find a squirrel had eaten them all!

That is the task to enjoy the mushrooms before someone eats them. 

Most puffballs are edible for us and the deer and the squirrels
and
who knows who else. 

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