26 May 2012

Storm Door 2128E, Missoula, Montana

Winnie the Pooh: Christopher Robin! I think it would help with this deception if you would just kind of open your umbrella and say, "Tut-tut, it looks like rain."
Christopher Robin: Tut-tut, it looks like rain. Tut-tut, it looks like rain.

25 May 2012

Still Life Found on the Rails, Missoula, Montana

When we were kids, we'd visit our grandparents in Red Deer, Alberta, and when the house became too small for our boisterousness, we'd get kicked outside, where we'd often end up taking a walk along the railroad lines - prob'ly something the adults never knew.  I remember hopping from tie to tie - heaven forbid you fall off because crocodiles were waiting! - and listening wide-eyed to talk about a penny on the tracks potentially causing a catastrophic wreck.

24 May 2012

Blue Pansy, Missoula, Montana

Pansies always bring to mind my Grandma A., because she loved them.
“They are all in the lily-bed, cuddled close together– Purple, Yellow-cap, and little Baby-blue; How they ever got there you must ask the April weather, The morning and the evening winds, the sunshine and the dew.” ~ Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz

23 May 2012

Sky Lines of Power, Missoula, Montana

“Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.”
James A. Garfield, 20th president of US 1881 (1831 - 1881)

22 May 2012

Serene Storm Reflections, Flathead Lake, Montana

Today's post of Flathead Lake in Western Montana is my first guest blog! Many thanks to Tom Nash (aka My Darling Husband) for sharing this lovely scene. Since Tom is one of the most serene people I know - a fabulous influence when I list toward high-strung - I find this a very apt contribution. A couple weeks ago, Tom headed north on his classic Honda motorcycle to catch a plane out of Kalispell. On his trip home, the weather and the views were grand, so he stopped to capture a few views on his phone camera.  Since he doesn't purport to be any level of photographer, I was particularly delighted when he said, "Hey, I took a few photos that you might like, in case you can use one for your blog...".  Enjoy!

21 May 2012

Balloonelmo, Missoula, Montana

You never know who you might see riding around at the Farmers Market in downtown Missoula - one of the things I love about hanging out there on Saturday mornings! 

20 May 2012

OrangeRed Tulip ,Missoula Montana

“I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.”
- Edna St. Vincent Millay