12 December 2015

Small Twig,Rushing River - Missoula,Montana

"I want to cultivate the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown." - Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

11 December 2015

Solid Foundation - Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana

"A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being." -James E. Faust (1920-2007)

09 December 2015

Much Rain - Missoula, Montana

"....And my sleeps were sweet now and there was much rain and, betweenwhiles, the kind southwind blowing in at the window, and sunshine...We talked, when we talked at all, of common things."
- from Till We Have Faces, p. 83, by C.S.Lewis (1898-1963)

08 December 2015

Rusted - Missoula, Montana

"You know, rust is just oxidation. The same chemical process as fire. Oxygen interacts with steel, electrons drift from one element to the other. So really, rust is a slow fire. Isn't that weird? Water causes something to burn." 
- from Cam Girl by Leah Raeder

(I'm not absolutely certain of this chemistry claim, but it sure sounds cool!)

07 December 2015

Looking Like Christmas - Downtown Missoula, Montana

"...It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart..."

06 December 2015

Industrial Icicle - Missoula, Montana

"...Or if the secret ministry of frost 
Shall hang them up in silent icicles, 
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

From Frost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)