19 September 2021

Mossy - Greenough Park, MIssoula, Montana

We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth. Joy, shipmates, joy. “ — Edward Abbey (1927-1989)The Hidden Canyon — A River Journey)

06 September 2021

Flathead Lake Kayaking - Big Arm, Montana

Pre-1894 start of Labour Day (Canada and USA):Supervision was harsh and punishments were handed out to those who talked or sang as they worked.” -Investopedia Term Of The Day

Well, I would have been in constant trouble on the singing charge, for sure! Feeling fortunate to work in present-day North America, for this and so many other reasons.
Wherever you are, hoping you are safe and finding beauty and gratitude somehow.

05 September 2021

Experience Calm - Big Arm, Flathead Lake, Montana

It has become my way to dispense with incessant seeking in favor of stumbling upon answers. In the words of Picasso, "I find, I do not seek.” No longer desperate to know every outcome these days I tend to wait and see, a far more satisfying way of being that lacks specificity and instead favors experience over analysis.”

-Joan Anderson, in A Year By The Sea, p. 163-164

01 September 2021

Of Weeds & Wildness - Big Arm State Park, Flathead Lake, Montana

 “...What would the world be, once bereft
  • Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
  • O let them be left, wildness and wet;
  • Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.”   
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), from Inversnaid

25 August 2021

Offering - Sunset, East Missoula, Montana

“… The writer and the worshipper both draw from one source, the source where sound becomes melody, and melody turns into language, which becomes offering. Both are as open as an open wound. Both live tense and privileged moments. If one may assume that man could not live without literature, which is not so sure, one may equally affirm that neither could he survive without prayer.
- Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), in 2003 interview with Krista Tippett - you can read / listen here

22 August 2021

Bridger Mountain Peaks - Near Livingston, Montana

In God's wildness lies the hope of the world -- the great fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.” 
-- John Muir (1838-1914)

17 August 2021

Wonder More - Ladybug - Big Arm, Flathead Lake, Montana

“Here, where much more is hidden than apparent, I am reminded that a companion to mystery is peace; that knowing less and wondering more offers expectancy.

-Joan Anderson, in A Year By The Sea, p. 163