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Meandering with My Camera at My Window: The Spring of Winter Light

  For Beth Ferris who teaches me to hear the language of flowers and to see the petals and scent of poems.   I  am watching April snow squalls and side ways flurries as I write and harvest images from photographs of Amaryllis on my windowsill in late February Thank you for the bulbs Lulu …

Walking with My Camera: October Leaves in Big Knife Creek

I have been called by fall leaves, water and light for several years now. There is something about the interplay of elements that draws me, at this time of year, to return to a favorite place where leaves gather in a small creek near where I live. I thought I would have more opportunities to …

Walking with My Camera: Thunderhead Gardens and the Open A.I.R. Fundraiser

I am a participating artist for the upcoming Open A.I.R. fundraiser at Thunderhead Gardens September 11, 2021 in Moiese, Montana. The work being created for auction is based upon inspiration of the land where the fundraiser will be held. I had the privilege of spending some time at Thunderhead Gardens and here are some field …

Walking with My Camera: Light and Water

The day–gray with rain instead of snow led me to find some photographs from walk I took last the fall. These images are from a small water way named Big Knife Creek located on Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation tribal forest land. I take many hundreds of photographs of water and …

Paddling with My Camera: Invasive and Native Aquatic Lilies

Recently I was kayaking on a lake in northeastern Washington and took some photographs of water plants. This Fragrant Water Lily, not native to the state, is classified as a Class C noxious weed. The plant is quite lovely and I can understand why gardeners have been drawn to cultivate it in their ponds. Like …

Walking with my Camera: Columbine, Water, Sky, Green

Most days I walk along an irrigation ditch that runs through Confederated Salish Kootenai Confederated Tribal Forest land. There are invitations for connection if I notice. This time of year there is a place where Columbine unexpectedly grow along the bank. Toward dusk the petals have a delicate lightness and seem as if they want …

Walking with My Camera: Water & Sunlight

The Covid-19 restrictions are slowly loosening in Montana. I have mostly been spending time in the forests where we live next to the tribal forest on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Flathead Reservation. I am privileged to be here. I have been looking through some recent photographs I took of the waterfalls of the …

Walking with My Camera: Sunlight in Water

Today is cool and gray. The night’s snow has melted. To slow down the spread of Covid-19 and protect our healthcare workers and those who are the most vulnerable, Montana residents along with many people around the world have been asked to shelter in place, move about only as necessary for essential services and maintain …

Skiing with My Camera: Mountain Lion Tracks and Ice

It’s been a while since my last post. We’ve had a mild winter with just enough snow to ski out the back door most of the days during the last six weeks. Over the last month, our dog has treed a mountain lion at night several times on our property. Last week my husband was …

Driving with My Camera: Mission Mountains in Northwest Montana

In late November I was driving south on Highway 93 near Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. The edges and lines in the Mission Mountain range compelled me to stop the car and take a quick photograph. I had a small camera so I couldn’t get all of the detail I wanted but even so, you can …