It's been Raining, Everything is Wet

I have been learning about my trees
spruce, fir, pine and larch

making tea from their freshly born tips

the mountains are cloaked in
spring snow

everything is wet

we had 2 1/2 days on non-stop rain

these little American Dippers
are water wizards

i watched them dive into a raging river
nearly made my heart stop
then it reappeared

above is the raging river

along a quiet lakes shore
i found lovely anemones

a vibrant
 beautiful season




first I spied this lovely leaf
floating in last years grass
though it was small
ten ladybugs could have used it as a boat

then i spied the tiny lady bug
i rarely see them
when i do i feel joy
a treasure has been found

 can you see the condensation under the wing?

i had driven to the top of a mountain pass, a long dirt road
got out to explore the area
a wild fire had burned through years ago

i enjoyed witnessing how life does eventually return
to a fire zone

I watched the little beetle as it wandered about

then settle in for a nap

the opposite of a ladybug

never know what one will find along a mountain road



Spring's Glory

A beautiful day at the lake
before the storm came in

enchanted with the rocks
the light
flow of water

wandered up the road

to find the raging waters

flowers grace our days

snow melt fills our river banks

a unique offering of Trillium 
with 6 petals instead of 3

the threshold of spring is in our past
we are in her full glory