There have been some beautiful ones lately. Some involve mostly the skyand silhouettes that grab me . Others have all around lighting that gives everything a fairytale look. Those are the ones I like best. Going out recently I was stunned by this view. Totally amazingand a complete surprise…there’d been no rainyet still God’s promise was clear. All sides were wonderful to see. These moments take my breath away. Gold is everywhere. These skies haunt me in the best way. God’s paintbrush is active tonight. What a panorama. The Big Sky country for sure! Fall has had a good start!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
It’s been cool then hot all over again. Season’s change is still rather subtle outside of it getting dark quicker and being cooler at night. Today is very overcast yet it’s fairly warm. I like the sound of low breezes blowing through the trees. Sal couldn’t care less if he’s had his morning crickets (which he did). I decided to check the leaves to see if they’re changing yet. Change is subtle but visible. The grey light filtering through the clouds makes it seem later than it isbut I like the lighting for pictures. Now fall is a glimmer but all too soon it will be much more obvious.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Fall is really in the air. After several cool and rainy days it’s only 34 this morning. I’m doing my best to adjust my attitude over it all. There’s no point in being depressed over it besides nature seems fine with it. There’s been some spectacular sunsets. I consider these cotton candy skies. The color creates a magical atmosphere…even viewing it from on the ground. Sometimes you don’t have to be in the mountains to view such splendor. I’m never sad to go out and watch as sunsets like this unfold. I’m not so much a morning person but on occasion I greet the dawn. I always see God’s design here. There is hope and promise here. Now summer’s fun is a memory. The fair came and went. The food we indulged all gone now. It’s a sweet collage in the mind now. Family and friends locked in memories we’ll not forget. Now we look forward with hopeand I know God is with us, we’re not alone. Though I know my backyard view will soon be whiteit’s not there yet. Our local lake is not yet frozenand the bugs not yet sleeping. Let’s appreciate the joys of the seasonnot begrudging its change.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
This is actually hard for me. I’m about to finish this year’s cabin pictures. School has started, fall is totally in the air here and there’s already talk of it being the worst winter in over 20 years. Last year’s winter was really horrible. Not only was it below zero a lot but the snow made life very difficult in fact my wife had a serious accident because of it. This August has been below average in temperatures which leaves me thinking the dire prediction may be true however if I’ve learned anything in Montana about weather it’s that you never can tell what’s next. Well, onward and upward…we’re not afraid of evil tidings, our hearts are fixed trusting in the Lord!
We had a committee to wish us a farewell this year. This doe had twins that we’d seen in the distance but this time they got close. Talk about a treat to witness! I am not a fan of goodbyes however…this crew made it sweet. Packing up and getting in the car made the sadness return but looking back I realize the memories will come home with me.