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Category Archives: Life
Once upon a time, in a small woods on the edge of a big pond, there lived a wise old owl and a curious young fox. The owl, who had lived in the woods for many years, knew that … Continue reading
Montana is full of big wonders: the grizzlies, the elk, the moose, the huge mountains and the equally huge sky. We visit Yellowstone and look for wolves and bears, and hope that we’ll be one of the few visitors … Continue reading
My coffee cup has had a good life. And it ain’t done yet.
I’m sitting in a meadow near Harrison Lake, watching a pair of Short-eared Owls courting high above me. Their soft “wup-wup-wups” and the wing-clapping of the male is surprisingly loud, even when they’re hundreds of feet away. A pair … Continue reading
We all know that you’re not supposed to make eye contact with wild animals. Or even with the neighborhood dogs. Or cats. Which must be why it is so disconcerting when a wild critter makes eye contact with us. … Continue reading
Cowboys are pretty much always caught between two bad choices, don’t you think?
We came through this gate on Saturday. On Sunday it was locked. No other way out. Are you kidding me??? I am generally just fine with the Forest Service. I haven’t always agreed with their decisions, but I think they do a … Continue reading
This is the contemplative stillness that I seek when I’m meditating. I get it sometimes for minutes at a time, but the owls…they’ve got for hours. I can walk right up to them. They notice me. Blink. Blink again. Then it’s back … Continue reading
Canyonlands National Park, May 2014 “Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. — Mary Oliver