25 October 2020

7 Degrees F - Corvallis, Montana

 As we drove down the Bitterroot Valley this morning to a special church service at The Place, The Best Husband Ever commented how bizarre that a mere month ago we were riding bikes in 80 degree F. 
But then he countered that you only see the mountain edges so crisply cut when it’s this cold and clear. Brrrrrr-eautiful!

22 October 2020

Skiff of Snow - Missoula, Montana

Had to scrape my windshield this morning ... My "winter is coming" denial must come to an end... I suppose....if it must...I will melt off by noon, so I'm not pulling out my parka just yet!


19 October 2020

While Walking With A Friend - Polson, Montana

 “It was William Penn who, centuries ago, described the seven features of deep-hearted friendship in this way:
   "A true friend unbosoms freely,
   Advises justly,
   Assists readily,
   Adventures boldly,
   Takes all patiently,
   Defends courageously, and
   Continues a friend unchangeably." “
Herbert Lockyer (1886-1984) in a summary regarding Epaphroditus

16 October 2020

Perfect Golden Gloaming - Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana

"...When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting..."
Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), October's Bright Blue Weather

(The colours really were this perfect!)


15 October 2020

Bosky View - Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana

 “Bosky” - a favourite word that can’t be trotted out on a daily basis so hurrah for this opportunity! Yesterday, we traipsed Greenough Park’s bosky golden-glow trail, delighting in a new view at every riverbank twist.

14 October 2020

Dreams of Autumn Leaves - Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana

A great night of generosity toward the ongoing good work at the LA Dream Center! There is still opportunity to be a part - you can even still bid on that lunch with Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell! (Some pretty interesting connections here....!

Oh, yah - sorry - a bit distracted - the leafy view is all Montana, earlier this evening. Enjoy!

13 October 2020

Full On Fall - Bitterroot Valley, Montana

It’s rather amazing how much can change when you go away for a week! Western Montana is definitely into full-on fall!  

Speaking of our week away, photos and thoughts from Sissie #3 are posted at We had a great week with amazing people on all sides of the missions equation. 

For something good, both to watch AND invest in, tune in with us tomorrow night to the Dream Center’s 2020 Night of Dreams virtual fundraising gala. It’s sure to be a fun and uplifting time! (And I still want to know how they got Olivia Newton John involved!)