The road leads ever on

Gate CreekHappy New Year. Needless to say, it has been an eventful start to the new year given what is going on in our country. I attempt to remind myself that this current situation is not the book of our country, it is not the net result of our experiment with democracy; but only a chapter. Still, I am deeply concerned on many levels.

That being said, we went on a longish hike in the snow to clear our minds and find a bit of real-world outside — the above photo was taken yesterday with my phone camera. It is looking west from Tribal Land near an old homestead site in a creek bottom. These are all deer tracks, and perhaps someone had been on skis here a couple weeks ago.

This lower photo was taken from on top of the cliffs overlooking the Flathead River, from yesterday’s hike as well. Glorious sunshine we enjoyed greatly; sunlight has been quite scarce this winter so far. We saw swans and various other waterfowl since the river is not iced.  I am grateful that places like this exist. Keep the faith; fight the good fight, my friends.

Snowy river

4 thoughts on “The road leads ever on

  1. Lovely. Probably smells as good as it looks too.

    I wonder if it is true?, What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.. I guess we will find out. I want to say that things can only get better now. But I’m not so sure.

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