21 March 2015

OutStanding Individualism - South of Anaconda, Montana

"You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals." - Chris Cooper

20 March 2015

Restful River - Near Drummond, Montana

"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else." - Hal Boyle (1911-1974)

19 March 2015

Greening Patches - Missoula, Montana

"Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience." - C.S. Lewis, Letters To Malcolm

18 March 2015

Shortcut - Downtown Missoula, Montana

"Crying makes problems seem longer, and laughing makes problems seem shorter. Therefore in life if you cannot find a way out of your problems just take a short cut through them: that shortcut is laughter." - Moffat Machingura, Life Capsules

17 March 2015

Unfiltered Joy - Missoula, Montana

O!My!Gosh! Among authors, I gush over Craig Johnson. And for guitarists, I will unashamedly gush about The Best Husband Ever - and also for Jonny Lang and his fabulous band, who incredibly rocked Missoula's historic Wilma Theatre Monday night, along with stellar front band, Runaway SaintsThe Wilma's classic concert hall was graced many, many years ago by another blues/Gospel great, the amazing Mahalia Jackson. I am inspired by their unfiltered joy.

16 March 2015

Winter Clings - Missoula, Montana

"So fair, so cold; like a morning of pale spring still clinging to winter's chill." - from The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

15 March 2015

Crow - Missoula, Montana

"I saw a crow building a nest, I was watching him very carefully, I was kind of stalking him and he was aware of it. And you know what they do when they become aware of someone stalking them when they build a nest, which is a very vulnerable place to be? They build a decoy nest. It's just for you." - Tom Waits