Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sometimes…

…it’s really necessary to go beyond obstacles or things that are intimidating to see the treasures that lie beyondDSC02652.  Sometimes there are signs that warn danger but if you’re bold you can witness real wonders out thereDSC02653but it takes some courage and willingnessDSC02654.  We were fortunate in that there were no fires at the time so mostly restricted travel applied to vehicles not foot travelDSC02655.  I love the mix of farmland and mountainsDSC02656.  The flowers aren’t really exotic to some perhaps but I love them none the lessDSC02657.  The roads were restricted to most motorized travel but I don’t mind one bitDSC02658.  Solitude in such environments does something to meDSC02659.  I always look to God whom I believe created it all and am humbled by itDSC02660.  The Montana panorama always takes my breath awayDSC02661.  I know hay rolls aren’t exotic either but I just love seeing them so muchDSC02662.  Blue Bells abound near these mountain farmsDSC02663.  Last years floods washed away many roads but they had repaired that this yearDSC02664which allowed access to areas we couldn’t easily see last yearDSC02665.  White Tail Deer often frequent these fieldsDSC02666but even empty they capture my heartDSC02667.  The view just outside the cabin is magnificent tooDSC02668.  There’s a fantastic pine tree that I love to stand under where I love to just look upDSC02669.  The breeze blowing through the tree, the sights and sounds…ah!  The pine cones not only look wonderfulDSC02670but provide fuel for the fire.  We’ve witnessed bears here many timesDSC02671but fortunately never had a dangerous encounter.  So many trails to takeDSC02672and such amazing territory to seeDSC02673.  Where will we go and which path is the one to takeDSC02675?  Like the burning bush in the BibleDSC02676you have to turn aside and be willing to ask:  “What’s that?” and be willing to leave your comfort zone.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Joe, lovely series of photos. Thank you so much for sharing this journey here!

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    1. I think you would have enjoyed it John.

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  3. It all sounds wonderful Joe. The photos, and the words too, are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Beth, I pray it's a comfort. Praying for you.

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  4. Joe, I "feel" this blog exceedingly. I loved the beautiful photos and you have made me wish I were there as well to enjoy the vast beauties that you have shown us. The music you have chosen links perfectly with the beauty of the blog and your heart and words.

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    1. Thank you very much Carole, you know I appreciate it so much!

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  5. Great pictures and thought provoking words. Thank you for sharing. God Bless

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    1. I'm glad to share it Nita and even more glad for your visit. Bless you.

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  6. What a lovely posts. The pictures take us on a tour we won't get to see live. Thank you.

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    1. Glad to share it with you my friend!

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  7. Love the photos Joe. I would love to see a bear in the wild. Most people think I'm crazy for saying that LOL.

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    1. I don't think you're crazy at all...they are amazing animals to witness!

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  8. Joe I was truly blessed by this blog. You sure hit a lot of points here that are true and right.. along with your photos. Thanks for taking me on that journey you share each week. Funny how some like photos really over done and some of us like to stay with the grass roots and love what we do along with the message it gives .
    You made my day a bit brighter.:)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this Lisa, I appreciate your comment as I always do. God bless and keep you.

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  9. Excotic No they are not but they are fantastic Reality Small things A flower colours trees Nature at its best Joe.
    Tx for taking us on a flower tour and the photo with the view from cabin i like the most
    Enjoy the weekend ( Im a 200% happy person again)
    Smile and be happy ( thats free)
    MJ

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    1. I'm so glad you're doing better!

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  10. Had to come by and catch up on your trip series. How relaxing it must be to just wonder around the hills. Just to wake in the morning have a coffee and head out to explore. I hope finally in the next month we can get away for some camping. Haven't been all summer. Good we are going to have some warm weather still ahead.

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    1. I had hoped to get out this month but such will not be the case sadly. It remains hot and quite dry here...now I'm back to teaching my kids and watching the season pass from home.

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