Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shout shooting stars!

Slip your cool blue eyes  under blankets of warm skies.   Soften the bruise on your heal  by means of mud caked on the trail.   Shout to fill the black hole in your mouth with shooting stars,   for … Continue reading

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Anxious, I am giddy  with despair. Hopeful that I’ve really  gotten nowhere. Pleased  by the painfully slow, but fragrant  progress of picking roses. Bound  and determined  to hold onto  that which I’ve stolen. Happily …

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One in nine lives

Holly cat lays curled at my feet, her persistent preening, rough tongue cleaning, catching bunches of fur, her eyes shut savoring this sense of securely familiar. She proceeds to nuzzle her nose and ear against my toe, re-marking her property … Continue reading

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Oh, the trails you’ll plough!

Trail work on the Continental Divide Trail, Centennial Valley, Montana Never a dull Pulaski or moment for the adventurous spirit!

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Where the sleepy dawn doth rest no more

Silhouettes on mountaintops, the standing of the trees, some slumping over nothing but the everlasting breeze. Bare granite laced up the slopes, casting luminous shadows on the residents below – crooked, gnarly ridge line offering a glimpse of a lunar … Continue reading

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Sitting in a chair on a terraced slope overlooking Mingus Park – sun setting in the background, seagulls screech, children laugh, eyes glimmer their brightest before dark. A golden film gilds feathers, faces, blade…

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Tie-dyed spring stains

The sun shines, sweat drips into my eyes, the mower’s deafening roar rings in my ears, wet grass cakes around its undercarriage, impeding the speed of the blade and the length of my stride. Suddenly, its mechanical bowels let loose … Continue reading

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Train of heart

Please don’t think me daft for forgetting home and its distance back. I am in another place, spaced in time from you, of course, but not too far by train of heart. Here, we travel light and carry on, beat … Continue reading

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The sun, a bright strobe light burning off the morning frost and fog, slowly attains its apex as the hours progress towards equinox. Buds on once naked branches yawn open to reveal countless cotyledons,…

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Scapegoat Wilderness sunrise outside Lincoln, MT

Bad days in the woods do not exist, only foolish people have bad days because they failed to hang their food in a tree or dig a cat hole away from camp. The sunrises are so much prettier when you … Continue reading

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