The Clark Fork is a river in our area with a reputation for big ice jams in the winter. Right now however, the river flows free for the most part.
We found the sunshine on its banks a couple days ago. Sitting in the sand with ski pants on, I watched bits of ice turn in the water, sparkling snow boats, float slowly past.
It is the first day of winter. I’ve always marveled at the wisdom of celebrating winter because it’s the time of returning light.
That should be reason enough to step out the door in the evening and take the camera. I took these a few nights ago. I couldn’t believe the light show which ensued; it lasted for nearly a half hour. I’m so glad I decided to go for a walk.
The second photo is looking east as the light plays with clouds and an oncoming storm over the Missions.
This is where we took a walk on Black Friday. The Clark Fork in its more natural state is a beautiful river. We were happy there rather than in the stores.
Just a few hours on the Swan River does the soul good. It was a bright, sunny day that simply couldn’t be ignored!.
We are in the midst of moving both sets of our parents into assisted living. (In the same place.) Holy cow! I will be back with more blogging as soon as we are able. Notice, there always seems to be light in the distance…
This little spot on the Flathead is not visible from the road. We have driven past it lots but didn’t know what was beyond until Matt decided to pull off one day and investigate. I think it must be a favorite fishing spot so I won’t divulge anything. He can fly his plane on the footpath and I can sit here soaking up the peace with the flowers for companionship.And there are great rocks…
Geese flying over Ninepipes last evening. If you click on it you can see them up close! They haven’t started leaving yet but they are surely gathering flocks.
I keep waiting for Matt to post this on his site but he hasn’t yet. It’s too good not to share. So, here is a shot from his RC plane taken last month. The smoke was pouring in from a forest fire to the west of us. It gave the mountains an eerie glow at sunset. He processed this photo in Gimp – it enlarges. Any guess as to how high the plane was?
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Matthew flies his slow stick RC plane. Soon after the rudder failed and it landed in a tree unharmed.
This is the view from on top of Snowbowl ski area. I’ve never ridden a Ski lift going down and I never want to again. I’ve had people tell me this photo was worth the ride – I’m not so sure. I prefer going down on skis, thank you.
The wild flowers were very pretty! Even given the dry conditions. More iPhone photos since clutching the big, camera bag was not on the agenda…