01 January 2016

Ethereal Ice Shadows - Missoula, Montana

"She had never known that ice could take on so many shades of blue: sharp lines of indigo like the deepest sea, aquamarine shadows, even the glint of blue-green where the sun struck just so." - Malinda Lo, Huntress

Wishing a beauty-filled new year to you!

31 December 2015

Winter Sapling Shadow - Missoula, Montana

"I wear my shadows where they're harder to see, but they follow me everywhere. I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light." - Bruce Cockburn, from Birmingham Shadow

30 December 2015

Perfect Reading Day - Missoula, Montana

"On gray days, when it's snowing or raining, I think you should be able to call up a judge and take an oath that you'll just read a good book all day, and he'd allow you to stay home." - Bill Watterson, There's Treasure Everywhere

29 December 2015

Snow Squared - Missoula, Montana

"A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape." - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

28 December 2015

Wagon Days Done - Corvallis, Montana

"...A wagonload of radishes on a summer morning. 
Sprinkles of dew on the crimson-purple balls. 
The farmer on the seat dangles the reins on the rumps of 
dapple-gray horses...
The phantom of an old workhorse taking the steel point of a 
plow across a forty-acre field in spring, hitched to a harrow in 
summer, hitched to a wagon among cornshocks in fall, 
These phantoms come into the talk and wonder of people on 
the front porch of a farmhouse late summer nights..." - Carl Sandburg (1878–1967), from Cornhuskers, 1. Prairie 

27 December 2015