Two Medicine


Two morning images of Sinopah mountain. 

The first morning was quite windy, the next smooth as can be with mist rising. 

What a difference a day makes.

Camping here I had a unique experience: 

Star gazing with my friend and a camp neighbor I noticed light glowing over the crest of a mountain. We were on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. No cities nearby, only small towns, meaning no big lights. “What is that I asked?”. Many man-made items were the guess by one of us. The glow grew larger and to my eyes softly green. The light began to pulse (UFO’s came to mind).

 A moment later a brilliant star appeared over the mountains ridge. My first consciously observed star-rise! So beautiful. Seemed magical and profound. Often it is day… then it is night and there are stars. To see a star rise felt holy.

This area is named Two Medicine and is holy to the native people, the Blackfeet tribe and to so many other people including me. Though I have experienced that there are spots on earth that have more energy than others. All nature is holy to me. It was beautiful to spend two sunsets, two sunrises and a star-rise there.

Lovely day and beyond to you. 




My goodness, it has been near a year....


Kokanee Salmon are swimming upstream

spawning season

 Always a joy to see their bright orange bodies

moving through the water

And the rocks

cloaked in dancing light and shadows

So hard to choose just one photo to share with you. 

(which of these would you choose, 1, 2 or 3?).


Wishing you a lovely day and beyond. 





Autumn Colors


autumn arrived 4 weeks early

which is wonderful to have that crisp air, warm days and cold nights last longer

the colors, the light, the sky have been glorious

Mushrooms galore have fruited above the surface of the earth

making walks feel like Easter hunts

often it is the details of mushrooms that win my heart
(hollowfoot suillus)

the sky has been showing off, amazing day dream shows

a bend in the river highlights golds framed beautifully


wishing you a lovely autumn

(or spring)




A Camping Trip


the beauty of an autumn day

shadows and light

trails are getting colorful!

little cutie pie

a young bighorn sheep, horns still small


mamma and youngster

they were a nice surprise at the top of the trail 

I looked up to see 6 of them

well hello there

Running Eagle Falls is always meaningful to visit

there is a feeling of the sacred in the area

and is just that to the native people of the area.

earlier in the year there is also water pouring over the top of this fall. 

This time of year one can see the cave quite clearly.



These are glimpses of Two Medicine, 

an area of Glacier National Park.




Change of Season

Simple things like raindrops on a feather imbue the morning with magic

I have a wild apple tree
and someone climbed in it and broke branches and ate all the apples!
Bear? Deer? Fox? 
(update: it was a grizzly bear that got the apples, every single apple on the tree, gone)

we have gotten 3 rainstorms lately
mushrooms are fruiting through the crust of the earth
the season changed 4 weeks early, from hot summer to cool autumn
warm in the sun 
cool in the shade

some are drying out and becoming wonderfully artful:

the baby fawn is growing up!

still sticks close to mamma