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06 May 2019

On Personal Growth - Missoula, Montana


Perhaps this wee spring bud is thinking deep thoughts along these lines (because you know plants are deep thinkers...which is one reason why we should talk to them...): 

"The best way to prove yourself is to improve yourself."

26 April 2019

Spring Ice Break Up - Flathead Lake, Polson, Montana

On dealing rightly with those who depend on us:
" ...you do not understand - trust is like a broken mirror, you may still see yourself, but you can never dismiss the crack."

-From Depth of Winter, A Longmire Mystery, by Craig Johnson, page 69

25 April 2019

Gratefully Present - Missoula, Montana


“If you must look back, do so
forgivingly. 
If you must look forward, do so 
prayerfully.
However, the wisest thing you can do is 
be present in the present... gratefully.”

- Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

17 April 2019

Still Life - Frozen Finley Point Sunset, Flathead Lake, Polson, Montana

"...There had been no stillness in himself either, with Hamish rampant in his mind. He was never truly alone.

But here it was palpable - the quiet -
He stood there, looking up at the empty blue sky, his head tilted back, his arms out from his sides, his fists unwittingly clenched. And drank in the stillness....

Stillness.
It seemed to spread through him, it seemed to wrap him about, it seemed to fill him full."

- From Legacy of the Dead,  An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd, page 40

12 April 2019