04 November 2016

Clinging - Missoula, Montana

"Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread." 
- Jeanne Calment (1875-1997)

(Yes, the lifespan dates are correct. 
Check out the hyperlink in Jeanne's name.
She's an extreme example of why not to purchase property from a little old lady who insists on the provision of a life estate, which allows her to continue living in the property until her death. True story. )

03 November 2016

Pear-Fection - Missoula, Montana

"There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Yes, this is an Asian pear, of the home-grown, Montana variety - the best kind of proof that it pays to be on the good side of the right people at the office.)

01 November 2016

31 October 2016

Aspen Dusk - Missoula, Montana

"The light is amber, the air still... Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them."
- from The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg

30 October 2016

Simply Temporary - Missoula, Montana

"Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature." 
- Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)