08 September 2012
wake-up walks before work take me down back alleys in our neighborhood. This time of year, there's still enough light to enjoy the colours - love these purple plums! - showing in end-of-summer gardens.
07 September 2012
Funny how childhood songs can stick in your memory, crystal-clear after 30+ years!
06 September 2012
spotted knapweed was unheard of in Montana. Within 80 years, it had infested every county in the State. Certain goats thrive on it, and bees make some zingy honey from the flowers, but you probably don't want to add these asides to any conversation with a commited Montana rancher.
05 September 2012
wild turkeys lounging one lot over were not impressed with my stealth level, because they took off before I could snap a wildlife picture. But all was not lost - on the way back across the field, I noticed these Lilliputian white flowers, smaller than your pinky fingernail.
03 September 2012
here to Sean & his guitars in action. Or, if you're in Missoula, Montana, on a weekend before the end of October, stop at his booth at the Missoula Saturday Market.
02 September 2012
luthiers, building all manner of custom stringed instruments. In quest of having an electric pickup installed in a custom acoustic guitar, my husband & I were invited into the inner sanctum of a renowned Missoula luthier. As you can see, the in-process guitars are incredibly beautiful. I was captivated by the form and line, by the grain of the different woods used.