Nearing Winter Solstice

as we near the Solstice
days have been mostly gray

the sun came out
the mountains breath turned into clouds

 to set sight on these views was to change our 
breath and spirit

though the large views captured attention

I also noted that the snow had piled up
of entirely miniature

I wish you all a lovely Solstice



Montana Glimpses

some folks put stars on the tops of their Christmas tree
do you think it is inspired by the natural star on top of a fir?

awe inspiring

when the air is warmer than the earth 
the mist does rise and wander through the land

a mystical morning

when the air is super cold
lovely crystals greet us

new snow graced the world

lovely days
nights to you


Ice Crystals

this tiny frosty leaf caught my eye
it wasn't until I got it on the computer that I saw the frost in shapes like flowers!
I had never seen this before

I love the endless wonders of our world!

when the sun appears
tiny spheres of snow melt become gems 
adorning the golden Western larch needles

it's been 
a lot
like this lately

wishing you a lovely week



Snow Stars

scattered here and there

snow stars

from the sky

they barely stood out against the icy snow

another of winter's treasures



Tiny House

Who lives down this tiny hole? 
See the ice crystals? 
They are a sign of breath, something warmer than the air. 
Tiny little tracks from the critter coming and going also there. 

when the snow begins to melt, a stepping stone path is darker than the grass in between, so it melts first:

a bit like a ginger bread house
with icing sliding off:

I love it when the snow crashes off the roof
always wishing there were children there to hoot in glee with me

There are so many enchanting wonders in winter.