Winter in NW Montana

(large tracks in snow made by elk)
I found myself thinking:
I live in the land of Christmas trees

our road lined with giant snow cloaked trees 
felt entirely enchanting

sunshine presented the world with light and shadows

ice on my steps 
formed into filigree flowers

before the sun arrived another kind of beauty:

from my home to yours
I wish you holidays that feel good to you



Nearing Winter Solstice

as we near the Solstice
days have been mostly gray

the sun came out
the mountains breath turned into clouds

 to set sight on these views was to change our 
breath and spirit

though the large views captured attention

I also noted that the snow had piled up
of entirely miniature

I wish you all a lovely Solstice