Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jewel Basin

A nice sunday to drive to Jewel Basin. Last summer they were repairing the road and it was closed to the general public. Now the road is good. Good being relative. A nice gravel road twisting up into the mountains.

The first part of the road has several farms and houses. A nice new fence graces the curve in the road. There is something about a well built fence.

Carry on up the narrow road squeezed by open areas in the forest after logging. A riot of wild flowers carpet the floor of the forest.

Now and then you dip and there is a marshy spot with water plants . The water is slow but clear as new snow melt.

Close by the road snow melt races towards the larger lakes and rivers.

The green fertile valleys would please any grazing deer or elk.

A great day for a drive ! Nice road and lots of solitude. If you don't count the deer, bird song ,  and the rippling brooks.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Snow melt

Echo Lake fills to the brim

Surreal clouds in the mineral rich waters

The Marsh is full with snow melt , just a couple of months ago this was wavy golden grasses.

Wild strawberries and Yellow arnica

The motley crew, home again.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Local Ruffians

I have been spyed

The lead deer is stomping his front foot . I suppose he is challenging me for my car that is parked nearby in the corner of the picture

Enough of the human peeking out the window, the car jackers are on the move. Maybe tomorrow. I will lock the doors so it is more of a challenge.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Listing today

faceted peridot sterling and fine silver, lapis lazuli

Lapis and fine silver OM charm sterling wires

Fine silver beads, sterling wires, lapis and American Sleeping Beauty turquoise

Labradorite and kyanite on sterling wires

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Find the Goats

This is the "Find the Goats " edition of wordless Wednesday . Altho it isn't exactly with out words. While milling about in the Avalanche Trail parking lot I noticed several adults staring at the escarpment ( makes you think of Tarzan eh?) above the parking area across the road. There is a family of  mountain goats clinging to the cliffs . Can you spot them ? There are at least 5 and some are lying down. Good luck!