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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11.20.2017

Ice Crystals


this tiny frosty leaf caught my eye
it wasn't until I got it on the computer that I saw the frost in shapes like flowers!
I had never seen this before


I love the endless wonders of our world!


when the sun appears
tiny spheres of snow melt become gems 
adorning the golden Western larch needles


it's been 
a lot
like this lately


wishing you a lovely week

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11.14.2017

Snow Stars


yesterday
scattered here and there


snow stars


treasures
from the sky


they barely stood out against the icy snow


another of winter's treasures

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11.12.2017

Tiny House

Who lives down this tiny hole? 
See the ice crystals? 
They are a sign of breath, something warmer than the air. 
Tiny little tracks from the critter coming and going also there. 
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when the snow begins to melt, a stepping stone path is darker than the grass in between, so it melts first:
 
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a bit like a ginger bread house
with icing sliding off:



I love it when the snow crashes off the roof
always wishing there were children there to hoot in glee with me


There are so many enchanting wonders in winter.

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