Tag Archives: Nature

The In-Between

Monday:  The mist hangs heavy over the mountain tops, and the air is still and clammy. Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains it has been a rainy spring and summer. Trees shimmer in dazzling shades of green and undergrowth is … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

I crossed the Mississippi River yesterday, Iowa behind me, Illinois ahead of me. The river, slate gray and stunningly wide, spilled its banks. To one side of the interstate, water flooded back yards and fields. To the other side, the … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

Broad brush stroke impressions of Montana: Big, big sky Cattle (mostly Black Angus) Horses (a whole lot of Quarter Horses) Hay (for the cattle and horses) Corn (for the cattle and horses) Cowboy hats Dogs Pickup trucks White crosses Casinos … Continue reading

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Montana and Me

(Saturday) I left Spokane for Loon Lake, driving the 35+ miles up through scrub pines and hills to meet a couple who had moved up to northern Washington from Los Angeles several years ago, friends of my California-based niece. They … Continue reading

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The Turning

I am writing this post from a small sweet campground just south of Olympia, Washington. Last night I heard coyotes singing, and this morning a rooster shouted insistently to say it was time to get up. Tall cedars and hardwoods … Continue reading

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