Morning Dew

a meadow full of flowers
sprinkled with morning dew

behold magic
of Prairie Smoke
upon a tender and sincere gaze

a morning celebration
of light and teeny water droplets

a tantilizing realm 
common magic

each silvery pink strand of the seed head
seems to have the artist called wind within

do you have a favorite image?


ST. Mary Lake

at the shore
find heaven on earth

abundant life
big sky
aqua waters flow

mountains grand
life is good 
in the land of wild Montana



Under the Birch Tree

I went to visit my paper birch tree
spied bright lemon yellow
what could that be?
Wow, a yellow mushroom!
There are three. 

I am enjoying carrying a mirror
so that I can see what mushrooms look like underneath 
without picking them.

I believe they are Yellow Swamp Russula
if you think they are something else, let me know.

Indian pipe are beginning to rise through the earth
such wonderfully interesting plants

found some other wonderful characters
with their super wide lower stems:

I am told they are Field Blewit's
I think of them as little beings.

mornings have been colder than my ponds water
creating wonderful mist dances:

this morning I had fawns in my yard, so cute

this mamma had triplets
maybe some day I will get a photo of all three
sometimes it is hard to leave home
so much happens here


Montana Summer

drenched in light

adoring the teeny tiny world

if we travel high in the mountains
we can find flowers that have come and gone at lower elevation
a bit like going back in time

an interesting find
I have never seen growth on the bottom of a conk
have you?

a tiny nest
full of treasures
don't you love how this bird lined the nest with a layer of feathers?

this dance of clouds
appears to be celebrating this peak of mountain