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26 May 2016

Sunset Or Poem - Missoula, Montana


"Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. It depends on the mood of the man, whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem." 


- Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Essay ll, Experience 

25 May 2016

Perspective On Pinks - Missoula, Montana

"The task is...not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.”
- Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961)

21 May 2016

Sky Beyond Close Spring Leaves - Missoula, Montana

Given 
the intense 
fame of this 
daytime canopy
above me,
I don't know
why

Crayola 
lacks a wax 
crayon christened  
Montana Sky.

Perhaps
a feasibility study
determined 
even the 120 count 
box would not 
be big enough.

-ch

20 May 2016

Green Pastures - Corvallis, Montana

"...You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
You find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
You let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction...  
Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life...."
- King David, from Psalm 23, The Message Translation

19 May 2016

Fairy Chairs - Missoula, Montana

"Sometimes you will find mushrooms inside the ring, and these are fairy chairs that the servants have forgotten to clear away. The chairs and the rings are the only tell-tale marks these little people leave behind them, and they would remove even these were they not so fond of dancing that they toe it till the very moment of the opening of the gates."
- from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937)