Glimpses of Summer

drove to the top of Logan Pass
looked east to the majestic mountains

waters are dancing down the mountains

huckleberries have begun to ripen

creek water is mesmerizing

seems like billions of flowers
on one stalk of beargrass

tiny flowers are enchanting

walking deep in the forest
where no trail exisits
i found to Orange-capped boletes bathing in the sun

Summer is certainly here!


Summer Solstice

as we step from spring into summer
fields are bursting with canola flowers

my three poppy buds have opened their petals
in celebration of life

the skies offer beauty that beckons one to walk the woods

finding wild orchids, lady's slipper with one raindrop

this is the first harebell I have seen this season
lovely rosy dots upon it's style

morels like little gnome caps rising from the forest floor

raspberry and purple mushrooms here and there

it is a wonderful planet we call home
with marvelous findings 
to meet

I wish one and all a lovely summer
be it winter on the other side



Montana Blues

little forget-me-nots
turning pink lavenders 
ending up 
dressed in raindrops

sometimes the blues of our lakes 
seem magical

last night we had a wonderfully dramatic storm
some lightening
this morning blue skies, white clouds and a green earth

blue seems the perfect color for a sky
I think it compliments our entire world
gotta love the tipping bales of hay

mountains deep blue
nearly aqua blue
mist and clouds mingling with both

if one is willing to climb high
into the mountains
in the midst of summer
they will find mineral rich aqua icy waters
against a fabulous blue sky

near sunset
downtown Whitefish Montana
heavenly little clouds drifting in the blue sky
I offer you a strand of Montana Blues 

this weekend visit dear Patrice 
who offered: blue 
to inspire us this weekend for Art Challenge
Thank you for being our lovely host!



Enjoying Baby Ground Squirrels

I was out photographing a budding fir tree
noticed this little fir ball on my lawn
basically the size of a mouse

where is mom?
i was snapping it's portrait
and the click click click of my camera 
must of sounded like the high pitch sound it's mom makes

because it trotted and tumbled through the grass and cuddled up next to my shoe!

I stopped taking photos
wanted the little critter to find mom
as it was evening the time they go underground

next day 
i learned that this mom has 5 babies to keep track of
teach and cuddle with

across the road i noticed more babies
another family
as i approached they all ran underground
seeing some flowers
i began to photograph them
one of the babies appeared from underground
so interesting to see how they respond to the sound of my camera

look at those cute furry ears

on another note
Lucy and i have enjoyed foraging morel mushrooms