24 January 2018

Nature At Work - Bitterroot Valley, Montana

"Nature is ever at work 
 building and pulling down, 
 creating and destroying,
keeping everything
 whirling and flowing,
 no rest
but in rhythmical motion,
 chasing everything
in endless song
 out of one 
beautiful form 
into another."

- John Muir (1838-1914)

22 January 2018

Winter Wanderlust - Bitterroot Valley, Montana

"...My feet tug at the floor
And my head sways to my shoulder
Sometimes when I watch trees sway...

...I shall make the reckless choice
Some day when they are in voice
And tossing so as to scare
The white clouds over them on.
I shall have less to say,
But I shall be gone...."

-From The Sound of the Trees by  Robert Frost (1874-1963)

21 January 2018

Wint'ry Community - Bitterroot Valley, Montana

"...But the first thing next morning we reflected
If one by one we counted people out
For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long
To get so we had no one left to live with.
For to be social is to be forgiving...."  

- From The Star-splitter by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

(Click here to read the entire poem, in all it's small-town story charm.)