Sunday, May 27, 2012

Abundant water spirit

Bleeding hearts in the rain.
Today the water spirit was abundantly present from the rain on the Bleeding hearts to the deep blue Lobelia drinking up the offering from the sky. Recently we have had plenty of rain and we are grateful.
Super Blue Lobelia

The Flathead River
Today's wanderings included a nice nursery in CF and a trip to the Flathead River as it exits Bad Rock Canyon. The river has so much energy . As you stand on the banks one can feel the power in the water as it rushes past. Across the river water comes under the train bed and pours in to the confluence.
Even with so much flow one can still see the glacial green in water that is carried out of the park.

In the woods by the river wild flowers bloom. There are scents of woodsy earth and evergreens.

The clouds hang low over the Northern end of the Swan Range just at the entrance of the canyon.

water from an overflowing waterfall and spring along the canyon highway. A sign says it is not an approved water source for drinking . Looking at the water spirit's gift I would say it beats the Cumberland anyday.

Looking up river as the Flathead arrives on the west side of the canyon .     is a link to a fall picture taken by Steve Brown  on flickr  photo share during fall . The BNSF frieght train is traveling west. A  very nice shot on a clear blue day with the train coming along above the Flathead River.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

What do you value?

 Recently it has been a common theme to see what different people value in life. What is it that you put your energy into? What do you consider worthy of your attention? Some have said in no other time are we so free to choose how we spend our time . Look around you . What do you value? Is it the natural world around you or are you entranced by the technology of the day? Are you peaceful inside or busy running away from your thoughts?
Northern end of Lake Blaine

Glacial green waters

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happiness. . . .

Happiness is waiting all winter knowing under the snow lies a burst of ecstatic yellow cheering you on! Pushing towards summer .

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On the way home. . . .

A wary 4 legged watches me as I watch him or her. I am supposing a her. Elk at sunset. Couldn't be nicer.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

You never know. . . .

 Yesterday in time for Cinco de Mayo we had 2 inches of snow. The day started rainy and turned to a snow shower for 4 hours in the late afternoon. So I am thinking winter has returned. But today made up for any wintery transgressions and is sunny and 59 . A veritable heat wave . You know it snows somewhere in Montana every day of the year. Yesterday was our turn. Today the baby Aspen leaves leaned heavily into the sunshine. Have you said 'hello' to the sun today?