1.14.2018

Snowflakes and Winter Glimpses

 
this snowfall: slivers of crystals and star flakes





Until we look close, could we ever imagine the varied crystals of snow that grace our world? 



 above is from a different snowfall


 whitetail deer
in 
winter woodlands


for two weeks
one Arctic Redpoll visited the feeder

makes me wonder how one bird
is here
they are usually a flock type of bird

~
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1.05.2018

Mountain Lions


I stepped outside
to have a mountain lion cub
(large)
run in front of me


did I really see that?


as the cub moved into the forest


I heard it calling
and
another responding

two siblings wanting to be near one another

 
this is the sibling
making its way to the other

notice that its spots are near invisible
that might make it 6 months of age

here is a short video I captured:


that was the first time I have ever seen a mountain lion
in the wild

I have to say it was quite wonder-full!
~
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12.24.2017

Winter in NW Montana

(large tracks in snow made by elk)
yesterday
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



~
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12.17.2017

Nearing Winter Solstice


as we near the Solstice
days have been mostly gray


yesterday
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
snowflakes

I wish you all a lovely Solstice

~
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11.30.2017

Montana Glimpses


some folks put stars on the tops of their Christmas tree
do you think it is inspired by the natural star on top of a fir?


details
awe inspiring


when the air is warmer than the earth 
the mist does rise and wander through the land


a mystical morning


mornings 
when the air is super cold
lovely crystals greet us


 yesterday
new snow graced the world
 

lovely days
and 
nights to you
~
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