8.10.2017

August in the Park


at the top of the mountains
flowers are still blooming


colors seem to be softening under the heat of summer's sun


greens
blues
and 
clear waters
sooth the heat of the days


clouds dance along the peaks
as though they are the mountain's breath


daydream beautiful

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7.19.2017

Rainbow Lake


Rainbow lake was the destination
 (no rainbow, but look at those blues!)


we traveled through endless flowers


flowers feel like a  glorious celebration  
of life


every once in a while
I looked up
to see a beautiful blue sky
with dancing clouds passing by


met a new flower:
mountain sandwort
it is tiny


on the drive
I found a baby grouse on one side of the road


mamma on the other

so I waited and watched the youngster cross 
and 
off they walked into the woods

a lovely day long outing

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7.13.2017

Summer of Flowers



we hiked up up UP
into the mountains


shoulder high
beargrass bloomed


even the old timers are saying they have never seen such a grand show
of
beargrass


at the pass we headed down to a lake


due to being high in the mountains
we found spring flowers in summer!


the earth was 
golden in flowers
Glacier lilies


it was a 12 hour adventure
and 
12 miles (19km) of hiking
we were whooped

yet the flowers enlivened our spirits

Flower Power

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7.02.2017

Spotted Saxifrage


thrilled to see these cliff dwellers


high in the mountains they thrive


their details can only be seen
if one pauses
gets down on their knees

lemon, tangerine and crimson

Spotted Saxifrage

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6.25.2017

Endless Beauty


walking at the feet of stone cathedrals
through fields of flowers
and
proud trees

 
inspires sighs
adjusting ones breath
to open ones heart
to meet your beauty


flowers galore
(beargrass)


not to forget
the magical details


natures perfect art


and
glorious water falling

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