This past weekend, we had a one-day break in the rain.  There is nothing quite like feeling the sun on your skin after so many grey sky days.  Muscles sequentially relax–muscles you didn’t even realize were tense in the first instance.  Couple that with the bouquet of floral essences that hangs in the air after … Continue reading Wildflowers

Good Neighbors

On Monday, May 25th, we celebrated Memorial Day, a day of remembrance, respect, and recognition for those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  The holiday offers an opportunity for reflection, a chance to honor those who have given their lives so that we might live ours–so that we might do our … Continue reading Good Neighbors


I am a morning person.  The first few hours after waking are, to me, the most perfect and pure part of the day.  Everything is new: the air is fresh, the slate is clean, and it is blessedly quiet.  No clutter, no chatter, no chaos. The moments of morning are sacred.  They offer the opportunity … Continue reading Sunrise

A Rainy Day

When I saw the forecast for this weekend–40s and rain–I sighed.  It’s spring and I want to be outside, hiking and gardening and soaking up sunshine!  But it’s May, one of our wettest months here in Montana, and we are in desperate need of the moisture after a winter nearly devoid of snow. Besides, when … Continue reading A Rainy Day

In Season

Eating in season.  Tis the season!  While I will admit to buying the occasional exorbitantly-priced half pint of blueberries in the depths of winter (a reward for shoveling the sidewalk and driveway once again?), there is, as we all know, nothing like the taste explosion of a height-of-season homegrown tomato or farmer’s market-fresh bunch of … Continue reading In Season