Saturday, June 12, 2021

Let Your Spirit Bloom

Spring is an elusive season at high altitude.

do bees have knees?

I've planted some deck boxes with pansies which tolerate cold.
Other more delicate annuals must wait a bit longer.

We live just above 10,000' (3,000m).
Days in June remain pleasantly cool, and nights are still chilly.
Hiking in the early morning, especially when gaining elevation, requires a jacket.
I'm alert while climbing through the forest, but so far in June haven't encountered a bear or moose.

Pausing at this skeletal tree, I send positive and healing thoughts to family and friends.
I entreat myself to extend kindness, stay calm, show tolerance. 
I believe that we all put powerful signals into the Universe.
May mine be free of anger and judgement.


Wildflowers are blooming in boggy areas of the forest.

Marsh Marigolds

Globeflowers and Marsh Marigolds raise their fresh faces toward the sun.


light shining through delicate petals

They are both fragile and tenacious.
(Perhaps like you....)

There is a pervading quiet on winding trails through old growth forest.
Rustling of small forest creatures and songs of birds accompany me.
The burbling of Lehman Creek permeates the silence.

I'm thankful for wilderness that heals the spirit.
Hiking through springtime wild places is my one good thing today.

Thank you for spending time with me.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Snow Melt

As of June 1, every scrap of snow in our yard is melted.
We've begun hiking on the forest trails.

The forest smells juicy with dampness from melting snow.
Wildflowers and grasses are poking green out of the ground.
Trees and bushes are budding.

However, the higher we climb, the more snow remains.
Mountain streams are singing and dancing.

Unfortunately, because of low snowpack, they aren't as energetic as some years.

The high peaks still glisten white in the sunshine.
Some snow will remain up high all summer.

The Continental Divide glows in the distance.

The octopus tree basks in the sunshine.

Welcome spring - my one good thing today!

I'm having issues with Blogger. As you might have noticed after my last post, I tried changing the Header, and it shrank so small it was hard to read the title. I've fooled with the HTML, but now the photo is slightly blurry. Be careful at this point if you want to change your Header - I've read on the forum that many are having this same problem. (Sigh....)

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