12 April 2013

Curvaceous, Missoula, Montana

Spring has sprung in Western Montana, despite a couple weeks of setback to blowing and snowing.  The canal spanned by this curvy bridge is running with water, and the bench seat invites to stop for a calming look, or sit and read a good book.

09 April 2013

Time Keeper, Missoula, Montana

"Of all, clock makers and morticians should bear the keenest sense of priority - their lives daily spent in observance of the unflagging procession of time ... and the end thereof." -- David Parkin's diary, January 3, 1901  (from "Timepiece" by Richard Paul Evans.)

Thanks to my sis, P., for this quote. It was a good exercise to find a subject in Montana to accompany!

07 April 2013

Low Maintenance Pet, Missoula, Montana

When you next - or finally - plan a visit to Missoula, Montana, try to factor a First Friday in among your stay days. The first Friday of each month, art strollers, delighted foodies, and random musicians and dancers energize Missoula's downtown streets. This month, my favourite featured works at the 4 Ravens Gallery were the quirky sculptural creations of Bitterroot artist Dan Towell, especially this Jetson's era dog. He cranks up the happiness factor in every piece - take a look at more on his Flickr photostream. (And make sure you take a peek at his winsome floral blooms, which would add a note of delight to any room.)