16 May 2015

15 May 2015

Findings of The Un-Bored - Missoula, Montana

"I decided a proper lady must be someone with a high tolerance for boredom and that was enough for me. I was a snake-and-polliwog chaser.. And general bog-dweller...I suppose you become what you continue to be without even knowing I am...still pulling things from the ground." 
- Audrey Williams, fictional 1950s archaeologist, in 'Painted Horses' by Malcolm Brooks

14 May 2015

Homestead Memory - Near Gold Creek, Montana

"Memory is a kind of homesickness, and like homesickness, it falls short of the actualities on almost every count." -Ivan Doig, 'This House of Sky', p. 239

13 May 2015

Writer's Temptation - Missoula, Montana

Temptation - aah, the ubiquitous stuff of life! 
It crosses our path in many forms, sometimes of the concrete variety. 
Must. Resist. Just. Say. No.
(Especially in the range of security cameras of your own company. Less potential for awkward conversations.)

12 May 2015

Charging Upward - Near Drummond, Montana

"Summit after summit bladed up thousands of feet as if charging into the air to strike first at storm and lightning, valleys and clefts chasmed wide as if split and hollowed by thunderblast upon thunderblast." - Ivan Doig (1939-2015), 'This House of Sky', p. 180

11 May 2015

Bright With Hope - Missoula, Montana

"The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” - Suzanne Collins, 'Mockingjay'

10 May 2015

Greening Glade - Near Turah, Montana

"Yes! they have borne him to his native streams,
Where young-ey'd Fancy wove her fairy dreams;
To each green glade where Boyhood lov'd to roam,
Till Twilight came, and call'd the truant home :
And where is she who rocked him to repose,
And sang, and smil'd to lull his infant woes!..."
 - From 'The Omnipresence of the Deity', p. 66, by Robert Montgomery (1807-1855)