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  • Posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm

i think that i will never see, a poem as lovely as a tree….

birch catkins

quote from joyce kilmer’s poem “trees”

from pink to red

  • Posted on October 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm

red mountain heather
alpine heather

shooting star trio
shooting star

subalpine spiraea
subalpine spiraea

red paintbrush
indian paintbrush

autumn comes early

  • Posted on October 28, 2011 at 12:05 am

rainbow plant

red and green

early fall pictures i just hadn’t got around to publishing.  i love these colors

neither fish nor fowl….

  • Posted on October 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

this is the kind of day i abhor the most, the sky cold and gray, the world brown and drear, without even the leavening of a white blanket of snow. summer is over, the fall colors are gone and i am left to dream of spring – a long way off. it takes a lot of effort to find beauty in a day like this, with none of autumn’s glory nor yet winter’s charm. this picture perhaps suits the day. the flower like the weather neither true flower nor yet seedhead, neither fish nor fowl…
creamy white wildflower

bow glacier falls with digory

  • Posted on October 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

lunch break

today we decided to hike to bow glacier falls, an amazing hike. it was a cool drizzly day, the kind i like best for hiking in. just cool enough to not overheat, enough rain to be refreshing, and enough sun to not get more than damp. digory wore his new red sweater to keep warm. i need to make him a raincoat if we are going to go hiking often. but in typical boy fashion a little mud and water with no soap in sight just made it all the more fun!

the rocks were amazingly diverse, scattered across the valley where the glacier had advanced and receded long ago. the rocks mixed with iron oxide had rusty orange patterns, i nice change from the usual gray rocks found around here.

digory at bow glacier falls 2

the water tumbled over the cliffs in large and small streams so we ended up hiking through the low creek beds which covered the whole valley.  i’m sure later in the season it is drier but fording the water on larger rocks was actually kind of fun.  it was challenging to find larger rocks on which to rest and look around.  we took advantage of the ones we found.


  • Posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm


i love the color in this flower, such a gorgeous combination of blue and purple. it would make a lovely dress for one of my girls, maybe an iridescent dupioni silk would come close.


  • Posted on October 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

i’m still learning how to get the correct depth of field to capture details in closeup shots, blurring only what i want blurred. it’s a process, but i’m getting there.

red bud… yellow flower

  • Posted on October 20, 2011 at 10:08 am


this little plant was amazing. bright red buds open to brilliant yellow flowers, the kind of combination that only God could make.

golden ragwort

  • Posted on October 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm

golden ragwort 2

golden ragwort

it’s kind of a dingy day here. the kind of day that needs a floral pick me up. hope you find it cheering as well

fall colors

  • Posted on October 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

we went out (a little late this year) to try and capture the beauty of the fall colors.  a lot of the leaves are already on the ground, but there are some beautiful golds and yellows to be seen.  i got some scenic views that i really liked but wanted to capture some of the reds and burgundies that you can only see close up.  so today’s pictures are of roses.  not the flowers that you normally see in pictures, but rosehips and leaves.  hope you enjoy them as much as i did.

first we see a rosehip glowing in the afternoon sun
rose hip s

stepping back a bit the leaves begin to come into view.
rose hip

who needs maples when a rose has this much color?
rose hip

the leaves deserve their share of the spotlight.
rose leaves fall colors