17 July 2015

Flathead Cherries - Big Fork, Montana

Western Montana's regional June heat wave made for a slightly early cherry harvest at Flathead Lake's many orchards. Goody for me, who had to drive up around the Lake yesterday! Nothing like bite-size summer bliss for a perfect snack on a mini road trip to youth camp.

16 July 2015

Detritus - Missoula, Montana

"Trains cross the continent in a swirl of dust and thunder, the leaves fly down the tracks behind them: the great trains cleave through gulch and gully, they rumble with spoked thunder on the bridges over the brown wash of mighty rivers, they toil through hills, they skirt the rough brown stubble of shorn fields, they whip past the empty stations in the little towns and their great stride pounds its even pulse across America." - Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)

15 July 2015

Coneflower Center - Missoula, Montana

“Christianity is full of paradoxes and this is one of the strangest. When we are centered in God alone, we are able to relate to more of life and the world, and find more meaning in them. In some way a centered life becomes wider and fuller. To form one's life around this single perspective enables us to deal with more problems, not fewer, embrace more of life, not less of it. One reason is that we're not so divided, overwhelmed or bogged down by trivia and confusion.”
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

13 July 2015

Potted Promise - Missoula, Montana

"I love little yellow pear tomatoes...

They are so small and they are SO big...
A lot of not-a-tomato things are in these little yellow pear tomatoes..."
 - from the delightful children's book 'Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes' by Demian Yumei, illustrated by Nicole Tamarin

12 July 2015

Delicate Matter - Missoula, Montana

"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." - Terri Guillemets