03 November 2021

Autumn Ice - Flathead River, Near Kalispell, Montana

A river is the most human and companionable of all inanimate things. It has a life, a character, a voice of its own, and is as full of good fellowship as a sugar-maple is of sap. It can talk in various tones, loud or low, and of many subjects grave and gay . . . For real company and friendship, there is nothing outside of the animal kingdom that is comparable to a river. “ — Henry van Dyke (1852-1933), Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness
(Many thanks to Sissie #3 for sharing this recent ramble pic!)

01 November 2021

Tamarack Display - Near St. Ignatius,, Montana

THE WISHES on this child’s mouth
Came like snow on marsh cranberries;
The tamarack kept something for her;
The wind is ready to help her shoes.….”
- from Helga by Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)