01 December 2020
28 November 2020
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
26 November 2020
24 November 2020
21 November 2020
Everybody wants to be somebody, I wanna be somebody too
18 November 2020
-Washington Irving (1763-1859)
16 November 2020
13 November 2020
10 November 2020
“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon
without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.”
07 November 2020
03 November 2020
to the ground and to their rest.
Among them in their coming down
purposely the birds pass..."
02 November 2020
01 November 2020
30 October 2020
27 October 2020
Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening
- From Autumn by Thomas Hood (1798-1845)
(Many thanks to Big Brother #3 for this sweeping Bitterroot Valley sunrise!)
25 October 2020
But then he countered that you only see the mountain edges so crisply cut when it’s this cold and clear. Brrrrrr-eautiful!
22 October 2020
Had to scrape my windshield this morning ... My "winter is coming" denial must come to an end... I suppose....if it must...I guess...it will melt off by noon, so I'm not pulling out my parka just yet!
21 October 2020
19 October 2020
"A true friend unbosoms freely,
Takes all patiently,
Defends courageously, and
Continues a friend unchangeably." “
- Herbert Lockyer (1886-1984) in a summary regarding Epaphroditus
16 October 2020
"...When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting..."
- Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), October's Bright Blue Weather
(The colours really were this perfect!)
15 October 2020
“Bosky” - a favourite word that can’t be trotted out on a daily basis so hurrah for this opportunity! Yesterday, we traipsed Greenough Park’s bosky golden-glow trail, delighting in a new view at every riverbank twist.
14 October 2020
A great night of generosity toward the ongoing good work at the LA Dream Center! There is still opportunity to be a part - you can even still bid on that lunch with Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell! (Some pretty interesting connections here....!
Oh, yah - sorry - a bit distracted - the leafy view is all Montana, earlier this evening. Enjoy!
13 October 2020
It’s rather amazing how much can change when you go away for a week! Western Montana is definitely into full-on fall!
Speaking of our week away, photos and thoughts from Sissie #3 are posted at JourneysWithGod.com. We had a great week with amazing people on all sides of the missions equation.
For something good, both to watch AND invest in, tune in with us tomorrow night to the Dream Center’s 2020 Night of Dreams virtual fundraising gala. It’s sure to be a fun and uplifting time! (And I still want to know how they got Olivia Newton John involved!)
12 October 2020
05 October 2020
Aerial views again, at last! Despite a slightly smudgy window, the smoke-filtered sunrise delineating Missoula’s mountain ranges was balm to my sleep-fogged brain. We are off to a long-awaited (& COVID-safe) week of volunteering at the Dream Centre. It’s gonna be an extra- great week!
01 October 2020
29 September 2020
28 September 2020
Just as suspected: Clouds from valley rain this weekend kissed the Mission mountaintops with fall snow. First fruits of full winter glory...
27 September 2020
26 September 2020
25 September 2020
Stormy skies in the weekend forecast - but Flathead Lake is a boon to the soul in any weather. Add to the horizon stretching view a sumptuous, scrumptious patio dinner at Mrs Wonderful’s Cafe and you have the recipe for a perfect Friday night in western Montana.
23 September 2020
"It seemed to her in her solitude that she had always sat on this step, in this twilight, with this contentment." -from A Prairie Heritage: The Early Years by Vikki Kestell
22 September 2020
Mission Mountain views - or those of any of Montana’s mountain ranges - never get old. Just when you think you have a level of familiarity, shifting sunbeams and shading clouds reveal layers and canyons previously unnoticed. It’s like a whole new view with any change in timing or weather.
21 September 2020
20 September 2020
Enjoying morning coffee and the rustic hospitality of the US Park Service. (Let’s hear it for car camping! Woot woot!) Yesterday brought much-needed rain to the region so, thankfully, the only smoke I smell today is via my cozy campfire.
18 September 2020
Visibility is down to 3 miles at the Missoula, Montana, airport, but I think it's even less as you head to the east side of town. Despite the unhealthy fug, we are thankful to not see flames on the mountains bordering town and continue to pray for communities with far greater fire-related concerns.