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17 April 2019

Still Life - Frozen Finley Point Sunset, Flathead Lake, Polson, Montana

"...There had been no stillness in himself either, with Hamish rampant in his mind. He was never truly alone.

But here it was palpable - the quiet -
He stood there, looking up at the empty blue sky, his head tilted back, his arms out from his sides, his fists unwittingly clenched. And drank in the stillness....

Stillness.
It seemed to spread through him, it seemed to wrap him about, it seemed to fill him full."

- From Legacy of the Dead,  An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd, page 40

12 April 2019

05 April 2019

Moving On - Spring Ice on Flathead Lake, Polson, Montana

"If there were ever two words that had no meaning they were moving on.
Sorrow isn't a place you can leave behind.
It's part of you.
It changes the way you see, feel, and think,
 and every once in a while, the pain isn't remembered, it's relived;
 the anguish as real and heartbreaking
 as if it was happening all over again."
-From Righteous by Joe Ide, p. 4

26 March 2019

A Different Angle - Missoula, Montana

"I stand in the hallway and listen to her and Etta laughing and realize that maybe my daughter did miss out on a big family life as an only child, but what she got instead was just as valuable.  
How many girls have an honorary aunt like Iva Lou?

Sometimes what we don't get in life makes way for something even better."

-from Milk Glass Moon, A Big Stone Gap Novel, by Adriana Trigiani, p. 162
(Did I mention previously that her series are delightfully addicting?)

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)