19 September 2015

Fair To Middlin' - Missoula, Montana

"I've been to the highest of highs and lowest of lows, so one day I'm going to find my middle ground and be happy." - Cheryl Cole 

18 September 2015

Berry Berry - Missoula, Montana

“Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.” - Wendell Berry

(I'm not sure if these particular berries are safe for picking, but the quote was pretty perfect. They kind of look like the wolf or goji berries that my oldest sis has been known to harvest from rampant back alley vines. Any expert identification is welcome!)

17 September 2015

Leaf View - Missoula, Montana

"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain." - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

16 September 2015

Storm Detritus Along Grant Creek - Missoula, Montana

"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. 
But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease." - John Muir (1838-1914)

15 September 2015

Sidewalk's End - Missoula, Montana

"...Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
and we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
for the children, they mark, and the children, they know,
the place where the sidewalk ends." 

- from Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

View the entire poem here - OR have it read TO you by rapper T-Pain here.

14 September 2015

Cafe Chairs Near Closing Time - Missoula, Montana

"I'm never bored, never ever bored. If I've got a day off I'll sit in a cafe and watch and observe. I'm a great observer." - David Suchet

13 September 2015

Embracing The Last Best Day For Ice Cream - Missoula, Montana

A perfect farewell to the waning summer: eighty degrees and the last motorcycle ride to enjoy the last summer ice cream at Sweet Peaks.

"Whoever said its better to have loved and lost has never eaten half a bucket of tear-stained ice cream in their underwear." 
-Nico Lang in