Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

Pollen piñatas

      Rich pigments blink anew  on alder branches aloft –  amber-colored catkins, countless weepy, oblong piñatas punched by turbid air, burst forth showers of pollen-laden haze, sending me in sneezing fits to my knees.   Photo of alder catkins … Continue reading

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The snow geese of Freezout Lake

I took this photo at Freezout Lake near Fairfield in south central Montana. Some snowflakes must have gotten on the lens and diffracted the light to achieve an almost psychedelic stained-microscope-slide look. In the background, hundreds upon thousands of snow … Continue reading

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To seeing the forest for the seeds, the potential for progress lies within.

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Immediacy of nature and life

Most of my winter pictures were taken in the vast, mountainous landscape of Pattee Canyon near Missoula, Montana. One winter, I had been waiting for the sun to set and these wisps of clouds reminded me of the immediacy of … Continue reading

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Listless disaster

Bag all the clutter in your life and send it flying off a bottomless ravine like Thelma and Louise  in the final scene.   Collect memories but don’t forget to leave room for more. Let thoughts copulate like rabbits – … Continue reading

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Target practice

Do right by your name, let it stand and take aim at all the true targets worth nailing head-on with sharpened speed and arched vertebrae. Follow through with your sighting, visualize the middle path to the center, grasp the taunt … Continue reading

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Treespeak

Tree, tree, tree       speak to me, me, me as your timbers creak, creak, creak      and bird’s nests tweet, tweet, tweet send a scented cedar aroma       on the next zephyr of air, air, air    … Continue reading

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Poise and elegance

Out my window,  cherry trees shiver, huddled  in dense clusters, their vulnerable blooming buds exposed to a clear starlit canopy. Slowly, the morning bestows a painful awakening –  my eyes flutter open as thousands of petals lie frozen, unfurled on … Continue reading

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In situ sounds

The faint tinkle of chimes                ignites a landslide of noise                           one decibel too high                 … Continue reading

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Pensive thoughts transpire while admiring the stillness of the hour. A simple act of watering the garden can reveal the growth of patience and awareness. Vegetables that seek sustenance in the shelter of shade…

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