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06 August 2020

Still Water Lily Pads - Placid Lake, Montana

"....I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water...."

31 July 2020

Happy Anyways - Missoula, Montana

"Dear life,
  You've been very difficult lately.
  But I'm gonna be happy anyways.
  Because I can be difficult too."

Leave Room For The Unknown -

"We don't really actually have that kind of control... our utter impatience with the unknown is, I think, a real liability for having the stamina to deal with this extraordinarily difficult time. I mean, I don't begrudge anybody, their terror of the unknown...remarking as a historian, I think there's a kind of shift... nobody has any idea what's going to happen next, you know, from the weather to anything else." - Jill Lepore, in CBC's The Current 6/9/2020 interview

28 July 2020

Coneflower Close Up - Missoula, Montana

“At first, he talked about the flowers in the garden behind his country house in Surrey. His voice still had its Midlands accent but was soft now and barely audible. He knew the plants by name and took a few minutes with each of them: ageratum, coreopsis, echinacea, rudbeckia…”  -from Teller: A Novel, by Frederick Weisel