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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Montana Landscapes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Montana Landscapes. Show all posts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

a prayer and a montana sunset ~

hi there friends ~

ahhh vacation time is just right around the corner for me, as i look forward to a week on flathead lake in just a  few days with my girlfriends... reading, playing in the water, farmers market, cooking, {maybe a little crafting -- go figure!} and sweet... sweet fellowship with each other! 

below, i've featured one of my latest journals, also with some words of wisdom from susie.  i'm sure loving making these.  
 i've been working hard on packaging up my newest journals, too.  finally came up with this idea:

and in the meantime, i've got a couple new shots of some sunset light, and that fabulous montana sky i never tire of looking into!

and {more} words of wisdom from one of my favorite authors, susie larson:

"may you look up from your everydayness with a new expectancy that God is up to something good and new in your life.  may you sense his love afresh in you and pray with boldness and conviction.  may you dare to believe that new things are just around the corner and that God has prepared them specifically for you.  may you trust him to heal your soul and make you whole.  He invites you to live intimately with Him and abundantly because of Him." --- susie larson

be blessed!
thank you for stopping by!

Friday, July 11, 2014

fields of gold ~ montana landscapes


fields of gold {in the making} that is.

from winter wheat to summer canola.  

each season, i am drawn in to the intrigue displayed by the colors and textures of the green wheat as it begins it's perfect ascent into it's golden age, becoming ripe for harvest in it's season of time.  

the color of the wheat ripening is luminous, soft, and subtle, yet so very noticeable, too. 

{a great thought as we ourselves age} ~ to be luminous, soft, gentle, willing... and flexible to change.

and be awesome in all that God created us to be.
p.s.  i often post pics of montana via my instragram account quite regularly, too, if you'd like to follow along on my great adventures! 

{and shine shine shine}

soli deo gloria

Monday, June 16, 2014

my montana backyard ~ june 2014

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!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

to tiger butte, montana ~

"oh build me a home... where the buffalo roam, and the skies are not cloudy all day!"

well, there's no buffalo here... and the skies are full of clouds. 
but it was one afternoon full of all kinds of montana landscape drama.

big and bold blue sky, with 'as-far-as-the-eyes-can-see' amazing clouds in a build-up of stormy and dramatic skyscapes.

such a treasure: wide open prairie vistas, wilflowers, old combine parts, and moody mountains, with lots of spring green on our country roads to the area known as "tiger butte."  
and our afternoon adventure began here...with the wild sunflowers and old machinery  {so enjoyable}. 
the high prairies looking east to belt butte, and the highwood mountains to the northeast

i always love an opportunity to photograph
 one of my favorite sunflower-wildflowers 
against a big blue sky.
{blue and gold were my highschool colors}

looking to the opposite direction ~ to the west for that storm that was a brewin'
and be aware... it sure clouds up fast ...
 yes... the infamous saying for most anywhere out west: 
"wait five minutes and the weather will change" ...
 {would like to have had a dollar every time i heard 
that growing up in montana!}
 look at those gorgeous pastures, and beckoning country roads, those massive logs framing a ranch gate...
"country looks good!"
and we enjoyed the "pre-game" show of the stormy drama that ended up in a real-life gully washer, as the storm finally unleashed it's torrents of rain. 

love this cool old mcafferty ranch barn, with tiger butte in the background

 this scene.  pastoral.  magnificent.  grand.  classic western scene don't you think?  could be right out of a movie...
 and a sweet pet on the nose to a gorgeous horse. isn't he amazing, set against that sky and pasture?  he's got a wonderful classic quarter horse profile and conformation. 

it was a sweet finish to a day in the big sky country. what a treat! 

soli deo gloria!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

the mission mountains in a montana day of may ~

hi there!  that's a mouthful for a title, huh?  and it truly was a spectacular day, and weekend, in the western part of montana, lakeside at the flathead on finley point.  

celebrating this bride-to-be's birthday. 

making plans.  and making coffee. 
{see the post on rachel and weston ~ i took the engagement photos december 2013}
i planned the menu.  

and she planned the day she says "i do."  

and dreamed of a future with the one her soul has found, and loves.
she has beautiful choices to make for her bride's bouquet:

they are very beautiful. romantic.  old fashioned.  her colors are navy blue, taupe, coral, and peachy-pinks.  
and time to return home, driving along with the towering companionship of the springtime mission mountains:

can you see the ladies here? their long, slim bodies, hands posted on the waist, a curly skirt {dried leaves} and fluffy hairstyles?!
yes ~ stop! {so we did}  and we were richly rewarded with contrasting views, one to the east, and one to the west {below}.  

we do our best to take it all in.  and seeing all the gifts we can never fully see, because there are so many!  {amen}.

have a beautiful, full and "seeing the gifts" day.
{and will soon be showing the cabin rose quilt inspired by those flowers, too!}

Monday, May 19, 2014

c-n montana wilderness school of the bible camp ~ augusta montana

that's a mouthful for a title, isn't it?!  

photos from our big sky tres dias women's christian retreat! this is just an awesome camp, nestled up against the rocky mountains of montana, near "steamboat mountain." such a beautiful, and quite modern camp. we had such a wonderful God-sweet time at this retreat!
snapped this from the outskirts of the tiny town of augusta montana, heading straight for steamboat mountain {on second mountain from the far left}.  isn't that view just spectacular?

and some wild beauties of crocus, and shooting stars, were also waiting to happily greet us:

 the dearborn river flows around the camp too; sparkling clear with snowy runoff water:

 a beautiful campside podium with an amazing view:

 what's a springtime retreat without a little snow?!
 looking back on a great weekend!  the road was filled with faith-building beauty.
this retreat is a 3-day course on christian living, sponsored through big sky tres dias of montana.  check it out more, by clicking here!  this is our mission:
"therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."  matthew 28:18."
solia deo gloria!

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