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21 March 2019

Pathless Woods - Grant Creek, Missoula, Montana

Here's another tea tag saying to go with your cuppa (& I must say, it's a serendipitous match for this photo): 

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods."

 -Lord Byron (1788-1824)

20 March 2019

Winter Contrasts - Grant Creek, Missoula, Montana

Being sick is NOT my cup of tea! But these past 5 days, I've been thankful for tasty tea while fighting off some annoying bleh-ness with sleep, homeopathy, and herbal concoctions (Throat Coat and Gypsy Cold Care teas - yum and good!). 
My main reading in between naps has been the fine print quotes on the tea bag tags, so that's what you get for deep pondering the rest of this week. That and some winter photos that need to get posted before they expire due to lovely sunshine melting every crusted snowflake in sight! 

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
 - Lao Tzu (6th century BC)

11 March 2019

Somewhere Time and Being - Paradise, Montana

"...Because in afternoon sunshine, time's there...
So when it's taken, with our words and seeing,
Let these words stand: now that was time and being.”

06 March 2019

Somewhere Everywhere - Paradise, Montana

"...Somewhere always is an everywhere
Where the mountains and the snow grow down
In time, until, in winter's deep sleep, time
Grows balanced, and in quiet you can climb
A mountain and the snow no one can own..."

05 March 2019

Somewhere Snow - Paradise, Montana

"...Always somewhere in the air is snow
Of every kind, light, drifted, melting, deep
Especially, its liquid energy
Released come spring stored temporarily
Upon the mountains as through time they keep
Faith with cold nights where the foxes bark and roam.

04 March 2019

Somewhere Mountains - Paradise, Montana

"Somewhere in the dark is always mountains,
Years in mountains, mountains silent, standing
Inscrutable, big, rocky, piercing, sheer,
And hills, wrinkled and rippling, calling clear
Across their time, symbolic, real, and branding
Reality as cities boast a downtown....”