A Week in Montana

Rocky Mountains Magesty
sunshine beauty summery day

turns to clouds and rainy days

flowers thrive

mushrooms push through the earths crust

eye candy at every turn

jelly fungi nestled in moss

forest friends
wander in our days and nights

summer in Montana



Happy Summer to You!

journeyed to the NW corner of 
Glacier National Park 
for Solstice

 took to heart wildflowers as they opened to the longest day of the year

walked in a forest where flowers mingled with sun

and shade

the tiny creatures busy as can be

that inspire pause and  we have water!

 large swallowtails dinning on nectar

greens and blues
summer hues
are abundant

wild strawberries  bring us to our knees
to dine

 Summer has arrived
I wish you a lovely summer!


Threshold of Summer

June is our rainy month
time of storms
and beautiful skies

a time when life is giving birth
wild roses:

Indian paintbrush:


great gray owlet

a lovely time
on the threshold of summer

i paused to consider sharing a story with you
i use this blog as a spirit helper
to remind us that nature has the ability to uplift our spirits

as i paused i thought that intense things in nature are good for us too
they remind us of what is real
teaching us respect and awareness:

three black bears hunted in my yard recently
a mamma and her two large cubs
 i heard the bleating of a fawn....
it was entirely dramatic in 
motion and sound
as i could hear them growling, grunting and chomping their feast
one bear climbed up and down a cottonwood tree 
with ease

they might have caught the fawn's scent as they wandered
or the protective mothers scent

the mother deer was entirely distraught
my heart went out to her

I have been looking at humanized bears in art in a different way 
this week

we all eat
and something must die for this to happen
so it is simply real

bears are seriously strong and wild creatures
i most certainly witnessed this
and living in the wilds of Montana
is indeed wild 


Abundant Spring

(as the storm moves on)

Tuesday afternoon
into evening
we had a storm

lightning hit a nearby tree
sending bark and shards flying

struck my modem out
no internet for me

it was such a dramatic storm
thunder lightning rain and hail
for hours

now we enjoy the most lovely spring days
lush and green from rain
a few mushrooms fruit through the earth

sky is full of dreamy clouds

little robins learn to fly

 like fairies grace our days

sunsets kiss our nights

wishing you safe storms
if you have any