Sunday, April 24, 2011

Silent Sunday....

Yes my plumpuppets that is snow in the yard and stacked by the house

                                               The little house in the big woods ......

Friday, April 22, 2011

Contemplating love

Jason, John, Kathleen and Nathaniel
I think one of the most perfect experiences of love is having children. Perhaps you have reached the same space of total selfless love with a friend or spouse. There is something about being a parent that is total love .Our children come into the world helpless and dependent on us. We would do anything to keep them safe.  Walk through the proverbial fire or  take a bullet in their stead.  In this season of celebrating God's ultimate gift and love for us we can  be thankful for the chance to open our eyes and hearts completing the circle.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday musings

Sometimes it is hard to believe these vistas are real. The mountains are constantly changing  in a dynamic dance with the clouds and sky. The sky evolves into new pictures minute by minute . Many would point out mostly hidden in clouds during the winter months. So I present to you a sunny day . The fields have started greening and under the green is some of the most beautiful soil I have ever seen. I have been ridiculed for loving the Earth beneath my feet. This is a special treat known as Creston Loam. There are only two other areas like this in the world according to my research. One in Russia and one I think in Illinois.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bachelor Grade

Going home the back way on Bachelor Grade. Evoking visions of a hilly road lined with single men. Far from true it is a nice isolated winding road which is choked with dust in the summer and mildly to moderately treacherous depending on the temperature in winter. If cold ( and what is really cold? ) for our purposes less than 20 degrees the road is quite good in the snow. If it is around 32 degrees you can kiss yourself good bye. If you want to experience serious sliding this is the place complete with drop offs into pretty pristine lakes. As you can see it is April 20th and I took this picture 2 days ago after we had yet another snow. The snow iced the mountains one more time for our viewing pleasure. We had snow in the valley as well but it had melted by the evening drive.Rumor has it there is about 28 feet of snow on the top of the foothills. Snow pack is 150% . We are grateful for the water.

The fields as you drive towards Bachelor Grade always have a few visitors. One night driving home after sunset in the snow in December there were 30 deer crossing the road here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Snow Plow

                       The flashing lights move with determination down the rural road

                                            in the predawn darkness

                   The mailboxes watch the progress contemplating  the risk of hovering so                                                                                                                                                        
                                                     close to peril
                  Longing to stand straight as the challenge looms closer and closer.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Artfire Collection : Made in Montana

Please click on the collection below to see some great items made in Montana " The Treasure" State. Thanks to Four Corners ( Curator ) for including our smoky quartz,turquoise, and sterling slider horse necklace!