11 January 2014

Snow Angel, Sealy Lake, Montana

A reminder from my big sister #3: Before giving in to the snow angel urge, make sure a willing and able helper is on hand to pull you up. Key item in this equation is “willing“, which may preclude siblings rumored to have been dropped on their head in early childhood. Even if rumours are unfounded, some may think it great fun to watch and laugh as you ungracefully flounder your way out of the siren snow.

10 January 2014

SnowFlower, East Missoula, Montana

“My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. 
Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.”
-Hedy Lamarr (
1913-2000; Great beauty of MGM’s Golden Age)

09 January 2014

Parallels, Sealy Lake, Montana

“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.”
-Paul Cezanne

“The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox.”
-Michio Kaku

08 January 2014

Sinuous, Sealy Lake, Montana

sin·u·ous [sínnyoo əss]  adj
2.  winding or serpentine: full of bends and curves
 - the sinuous course of a stream
[Late 16th century. < Latin sinuosus < sinus "curve"]
Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation.

We tracked down this pocket of calm before we even made it to the ski area.

07 January 2014

Skate Tracks, Sealy Lake, Montana

Best Montana winter entertainment deal: $10 cross-country ski/boots/poles day rental from Bob Ward’s Sporting Goods. 

Even counting gas to drive an hour each way, and a small donation in the Nordic Ski Club box, it’s still beats going to the movies - not to mention it’s waaay healthier.

06 January 2014

Roadside Turnout - Winter View, Salmon Lake, Montana

When you‘re in Montana, “The joy is in the journey” surrounds you in high definition visuals, no matter the season. Check back this week to ooh and aaah with me at lush snow views from yesterday‘s cross country ski trip.

05 January 2014

Intersection, Missoula, Montana

"Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again." - Hermann Hesse, poet, novelist, & painter (1877-1962)