28 March 2015

Open Sky - Missoula, Montana

"...But moments do not pause or linger
Caught in a vortex of wide-open sky..." 

Read the full text of this and other evocative verse at Another Porch...A Poetry Blog.

27 March 2015

Myriad Mountains - North of Dillon, Montana

Taking the interstate south toward Salt Lake City, I was  perpetually enthralled by a new view around every curve and over every rise. Good thing for me it was too early in spring for windows to be down  and bugs to be out, else I'd have sucked in a ton of, ahem, protein, what with my slack-jawed gaping. The layered mountain ranges all boast distinctive characteristics, geographically elbowing aside their neighbor and hollering, 'Look at me! No, me!...' .
Glad not to be driving (thanks to TBHE), I indulged in my latest experiment of snapping passing scenes with my phone camera. All in all, a very satisfactory trip.

26 March 2015

Open Window - Missoula, Montana

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” - Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

25 March 2015

Despite Spring - Clark Fork Riverbank, Missoula, Montana

Despite Tuesday's daytime snow, Friday's forecast is a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Welcome to spring in Montana.

24 March 2015

Riverbottom Pastures - South of Anaconda, Montana

"But earth and heart don't have much of a membrane between them. Sometimes decided on grounds as elusive as that single transposable h, this matter of siting ourselves. Of a place insisting itself to us."- Ivan Doig, 'Heart Earth'

22 March 2015

Landscape Layers - North of Dillon, Montana

"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually.  For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value." - Claude Monet (1840-1926)