Field Notes

Walking with My Camera: Cast on the November Sky

11/24/17 The nest is torn―wings in the mud― I must believe the promise will continue A tremble meets the air, passes between us the wounds of blooded life where in some distance―joys also leap of heart between the scrape and tumble Cottonwood branches cast on the November Sky― what I can not know to find …

Walking with My Camera: Ice in Puddles

Snow accumulating below Grey Wolf Peak 11/18/17 There is snow melt and accumulation depending on elevation. Today’s walk was warmish with a slight breeze.   Jordy and I leaned into a bit of sun with the darkness of daylight savings time pressing near. This week I knelt to ice shapes in mud puddles and settled …

Walking with My Camera: Larch Needles in the Snow

  (photograph of my exhibit by Sheri Jarvis, Montana Arts Council) 11/14/17 I have returned from exhibiting some of my work at the Celebrate Montana Artists show. I am grateful to the Montana Arts Council’s Montana Artrepreneur Program for the support and camaraderie I experience with the coaches and artists in this group.   Artists …

Walking with my Camera: Larch Needle on Ice

11/4/17 Earlier this week, the Larch needles still colored the landscape. A Cottonwood leaf told me of drifting away and the changes that were coming. My views have been transformed over the last couple days by a mantle of white, defined by dark Fir greens and Ponderosa limbs. Ice is back and I find myself …

Walking with My Camera: Aspen, Larch Needles, Leaf Arrangements

10/28/17 Today was blueness meeting the bodies of the aspen. Soon more snow will come but we have been graced with some sunny warm days. Warm orange gold larch needles brighten my views― in the mountains, in the water and strewn on my walking paths. The early morning frost and the snow on Grey Wolf …

Walking with My Camera: Larch Needles

  10/22/17 Rain storms are moving through today. Lots of change. Intermittent sun lights up the golden wash of Western Larch in the mountains. The winds this last week helped arrange Larch needles in puddles along the ditch road. Such intricate arranging. I wish I could see a time lapse of it happening. Last night …

Walking with My Camera: Snow Lines and Alder Leaf Reflections

10/14/17 California friends and family share news and try not to breathe the heavy smoke from the devestating fires. I wish we could send some of our moisture down there. Here in Norhtwest Montana the snow feels kind of settled in the mountains like it may be here to stay for the winter. The snow …

Walking with My Camera: Collecting the Changing Light

10/7/17 Today the clouds are still ladden with water even after the heavy rain. We did have some sun this week and last night I got to see the light on Ponderosa bark in the early evening. Some days the autumn light defines all the edges and sometimes there is a softened warmth blurring transitions―both …

Walking with My Camera: Leaf Blaze and Ouzel

9/30/17 Today is grey with rain but many days this last week had a breathe deep clarity. Blue sky in the cooler air gave more definition―a place to to define the self of leaves and water, even when the big troubling world leaned heavy in my heart. I got to hear the air bubbles of …

Walking with My Camera: Snow at Tippet Rise

The Domo, a sculpture by Ensamble Studio   9/24/17 On Friday (Sept. 22) a friend and I travelled five and a half hours through snowy passes to reach Tippet Rise Art Center http://tippetrise.org/  Here is a description of the center from their website: Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, against the backdrop …