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Walking with My Camera: Big Knife Ice

The last patch of cold weather brought new shapes to Big Knife Creek. Lost in gleam. Is it then a loss or a light? The movement of past moment slipping between darkness and translucent waves—between sorrows and elation of the wider world. Here in this small place a celebration— water meeting a sway of coldness—shaped …

Walking with My Camera: Tumult and Snow Melt

The snow has mostly melted off except for in the more shaded places where I walk. The irrigation ditch holds reflections of early winter in slow movement. Today I was drawn to a favorite red-orange rock, reflected blue sky and water plants blended by the flow of Big Knife Creek. I was drawn to the …

Walking with My Camera: Snow and Sorting Through More Leaves

Looking Toward the Mission Mountains this Morning We have snow. Today on my walk it was 22 degrees. It seems quieter in the woods with the muffle of voluminous white. Jordy the Samoyed seems less white and smaller. The trees seem taller. Jordy really, really likes the snow. Before the snow it rained and rained, …

Walking with My Camera: “Bring More Light”

Leaves like bright birds ― I am looking for the light amidst the tangled darkness ― Yesterday on NPR I heard an interview with Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel about the hate crime killing eleven people in Pittsburgh. He said, “We’ve got to get up, get out into the community and bring more light into this world.” …

Walking with My Camera: Fall Light, Lichen, Bees, Bear

Today is a gray icy rain kind of day. I am inside looking over some photographs from the last week. Here is a view from a place where I often photograph water. The creek runs through a dark mossy place where this lichen grows. I appreciate lichens, but I don’t know very much about them. …

Walking with My Camera: Smoke, Backside of a Bear, Water

The smoke in the sky has been increasing for several weeks. Initially it was smoke from California and Oregon, but now there are Montana fires. Yesterday we had a clear day but most days it is getting harder to see Grey Wolf Peak on my walk. We currently don’t have any fires too close so …

Walking with My Camera: Water Sun Lines,Thistle, Swallowtail, Frog Eye

Watery sun lines, shadow ripples, rusts, greens, taupes infused with light – why am I so drawn to them? I believe part of my attraction is the experience of the interactions between the sun, some 93 million miles away, the water circulating through sky, land, water bodies, our bodies, the weight of stones and the …

Walking & Paddling with My Camera: Lily Pads and Ross Creek Stones

Under Water Lily Pad Spiral I just got back from trip to the northwest corner of Montana. I paddled among the lily pads. Ross Creek Stones I walked through the trees in the Ross Creek Cedar Forest. I loved being with the old ones, some of them have been alive 1,000 years. There wasn’t much …

New Work at 4 Ravens Gallery August 3-25, 2018

I have been getting ready for my upcoming show. A small exhibition of my new work will open at 4 Ravens Gallery in Missoula on First Friday August 3 and run through August 25. This exhibit, ELEMENTAL, explores how natural forms interact with each other―creating new forms within forms. The work includes a grizzly bear …

Walking with My Camera: Peonies, Rain, Bark, Water

It is the day after solstice – I am missing the sol/sun with more rain today. The heavy-headed Peonies bend toward the ground. The waters bring stories. Someone spotted a grizzly swept up in the Augusta flood waters. https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2018/06/20/montana-flooding-grizzly-bear-spotted-swimming-through-augusta/719737002/ The days have been filled with rain, hail and new snow in the mountains with occasional …