14 November 2015

Rampant Autumn Gold On Grant Creek - Missoula, Montana

Montana's mining history - and present - is rife with tales of dedicated creekside miners investing their toil and time into a passionate belief of striking it rich on a  particular claim. Thank goodness for me, our fair state boasts another variety of golden riches, available every autumn by the rampant eyeful - without breaking a sweat, or even leaving the cozy confines of your vehicle.

13 November 2015

12 November 2015

Winding Glade At Greenough Park - Missoula,Montana

"The heart has a yearning for the unknown, a longing to penetrate the deep shadow and the winding glade, where, as it seems, no human foot has been." - Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)

11 November 2015

Poppies For Remembrance Day - Hamilton, Montana

"...To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high...
" - from In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

On this day, we pause to recognize how much we prize living amidst such dearly won freedom, and also how thankful we are to those who serve in our military forces.

10 November 2015

Slow Traveling Snail - Missoula, Montana

“…James gave a huffle of a snail in danger

And nobody heard him at all…” 

Click here to read the whole poem about James' travels and his three friends, plus a bonus Christmas poem by A. A. Milne.

09 November 2015

Wattle Fence Winding - Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula, Montana

"...And long, winding fences, and gray, rimy stone,
Like living things gleamed; 'til the light faintly thrown,
Died far off in the distance away..."
- from Poems (22.Uncle Enoch) by Elizabeth Fawcett Townsend

The title page notes that the book includes "Poems by the late Elizabeth Fawcett Townsend, Printed at the Request of Personal Friends". The printing was in 1862, a few months after the author's death, according to the lovely and personal preface.

As this work is in the public domain, you can read the full text of this and Townsend's other generously printed poems here, and see the scanned pages here. Should you prefer a first edition hard copy,  John Taylor Books will carefully ship this lovely one to you.