07 January 2012

Snow-Capped Spring,Stevensville, Montana

“And so we waited for spring to have its say. In Montana, that is most likely to be a stutter.”
- Ivan Doig, “Dancing At the Rascal Fair”, p 37.

06 January 2012

Winter View South, Hamilton, Montana

“There’s never enough weather in Montana, except when there’s too much of it.”
- Ivan Doig, “Dancing At the Rascal Fair”, p. 312

04 January 2012

03 January 2012

Perspective Lines, Downtown Missoula, Montana

The Downtown Association of Missoula, Montana, has compiled a walking tour of key historic buildings that grace the Garden City. I find the clean lines & entwining patterned insert somehow calming.

02 January 2012

Wilma Theatre at Night, Missoula, Montana

The Wilma Theatre in Missoula, Montana, lays claim to varied performers, from Mahalia Jackson to Lyle Lovett (with an honourable mention to Patrolled by Radar, who opened for Taj Mahal in 2011) & everything in between or beyond.
If you make it inside for a movie or live performance, be sure to head upstairs to the balcony & take a closer look at the gloriously hand-painted ceiling.
An interesting fact from the building’s history is that it originally had a swimming pool in the lowest level, now home to the tasteful Scotty’s Table.

01 January 2012

Stairway to (Library) Heaven, Hamilton, Montana

Among bibliophiles prevails a childhood fantasy of being locked in the library overnight. Hence the cheesy title of this post - the photo above is the ramp entrance to the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton, Montana, which is fabulous in its own right, being a classically pleasing Carnegie Library. The lines of the ramp and railing shadows caught my eye on an evening walk.
May your New Year be filled with your favourite things!