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Showing posts with label Highwood Mountains. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Highwood Mountains. Show all posts

Friday, October 10, 2014

takin' the high road to upper highwood creek ~


good morning glories ~  

if you've been reading this blog for very long, you know that i very much enjoy "getting out" into the gorgeous montana landscapes that are everywhere here!  

this is one of our favorite places... the highwood mountains, and the photos i took last weekend when we decided to take a little sunday drive detour on our way home from church.

oh for the love of a sweet autumn... via the road {somewhat} less travelled to upper highwood creek:
one has to catch autumn fast in the mountains, the bushes lose their leaves first, and then the cottonwoods...
there's nothing to compare to getting down low!  the view is  as spectacular down low as it is up higher... {except for a few thorns in my hand!}  lol

and... the "bridges of choteau county!"
and upper highwood creek, shining in the afternoon sun:

ahhh yes.  i could definitely live here:
all in God's good time... and glory alleluia.  amen.

have a wonderful autumn weekend!  i've got a few major projects to share, so we'll see ya back here on monday!!

blessings on your day!
soli deo gloria!
xo
leslie

Friday, September 5, 2014

montana wheat fields in all their glory ~

hi there ~ happy friday!

our montana indian summer days are here. 

here are some of my favorite photos from the last bit of our summer montana... before it is long, long... gone.
you know if you've been reading this blog for very long 
that i am a montana born and bred girl 
 i love the prairie... 
the wheat fields.  
and those big big wide open spaces of blue skies ...
there is just something magical about wheat, a late afternoon, and the sparkling wheat heads 
{or in this case barley} 
and it drawns me in... 
and further into the seemingly endless sea of fields...
i just have to get a closer look
every. 
time.
to see ... what the mystery might be.
how things look.
up. close.
real.
different.

and the highwood mountains, 
in all their barley~field~framing glory...
 my awesome husband, driver, comrade, encourager... 
waiting for me, ever-so-patient...
 me n' my long shadow ...
 and the most faint, 
but oh-so-glorious glow of the wildflowers 
on the edge of the road... 
it's a beautiful thing, 
this light, bright color 
and getting down low
 to find a different and totally new...
point of view...
 yes and amen. 
{especially when it is time for me to get up again} 
from that low-on-the-ground pose...
glory glory alleluia!

these clouds. 
that sky.
take my breath away each and every time.
{taken from my car, {iphone} with the window rolled down}


there's nothing like the awesome drama
power and glory
of a storm on the prairie.

soli deo gloria
xo
leslie

Monday, June 16, 2014

my montana backyard ~ june 2014

june.
beautiful june.

it's a bit of a tease with the hint of sunshine, and perhaps of slightly warmer days to come... but just stopping to take in that lush green... amazing.  and the sweet freshness of wonderful rains is definitely take-your-breath-away goodness.

here are just a few of my favorite views from the past week in our 'montana backyard' ~

{my favorite dogs int he backyard too}  miss georgia-girl and sweet savannah ~ ready to go~!






have a great week!
xo
leslie

Saturday, April 26, 2014

on golden {prairie} pond ~ an april montana morning

morning ~ 

indeed, it was a frosty one, just last week.  but you wouldn't know it from the warm glow of that glory sky.

i caught only a glimpse of it from my city windows... but my soul beheld what it could be... so, still in my pj's, i pulled on the necessities: socks, shoes, a coat, and grabbed my camera.

ahhh yes.  this is it.  this is what my soul was craving. some quiet moments on the frosty spring prairie are precious and fleeting.  i know this, and quickly make the turn off the main highway, heading east looking to the highwood mountains.
 the farm grounds are sweetly quiet. much like the soul waiting for it's easter breakthrough, a light straight through the dark...

anticipation floats in the big sky.  i can feel it as my shoes crunch through gravel, and crunchy frosty grass...  

the quansets and shops are still, at least for the moments of these early morning april days.  seeding plans at the next opportunity are ready to dance and prance as soon as that soon-to-be-tilled soil dries.

 renewing ~ and renewable. in God's great time-table. the easter present that always keeps giving.

my eye can't help but see the green come up through the golden hope of the sun, reflecting the chilly morning's dew, and last summer's dried grass.  {just like our easter hearts?}
the snow that made it's weight well known for a goodly winter's season portion is begrudgingly pulling back it's winter cape from the rolling prairie landscapes.
be still.  know.  fall into Him. 
He is {always} there. 

even the geese and ducks enjoy their icy spring plunges in the chilly, golden field's wheat ponds.
 except ~ where the ice still has it way, and reflects the coming of it's last days under the new morning sun rising.


oh yes.  golden stillness.  and we wait. 


to begin again.  



boundless hope ~ makes it's way.



Soli Deo Gloria.
xo
leslie

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

gift of finest wheat ~

good morning everyone ~

some of you may know i'm a girl born on the prairie.  montana native. but i'm a blend... and if you were to describe it the way marketing does coffee beans... i'd be a whole bean, {never ground!} and i think it would be called "flathead prairie cherry!"  {well, maybe not?!!}  just havin' some fun with that thought ~

anywho ~ my grandparents homesteaded in montana ~ one set in the mountains on the flathead river in western montana, where the wheat would get to 4-5 feet tall;  the other in the grasslands and prairies of northern montana near the sweetgrass hills.  

i love taking in that green wheat growing in the fields anywhere.  i also appreciate it is very symbolic of so {sow} many things.  hope.  spring.  new life.  harvest.  the plow.  and the cycle comes full circle.  it is a gift.  and a gift ~ of life and livelihood to so many in our state.

these photos were all taken last sunday morning, on our way to highwood.  the early morning sun was just fabulous in that luscious wheat, and so we i had to stop and snap a couple shots...













come rain or shine, hail or hellwater.  
it's a gift.  all of it. 
and i pray we all have a great harvest~! amen.
xo
leslie
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