Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Even in a country you know by heart
it's hard to go the same way twice.
The life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction."

from Traveling at Home
by Wendell Berry

I have not been taking a lot of pictures lately so I decided to
finish off the photos for our trip to visit friends in Oct.
 I guess I have sort of missed winter this year. I find 
preparing to retire a bit more complex and stressful
than I expected. But all change is that way and by the 
end of April it will be time for new adventures and I 
have to say I am ready.

Again I love the rolling hills and the sky.

A prairie town in autumn, it's history, one snapshot 
in the life of the region, commemorated in a 
few iconic building and some lovely murals.

Looking forward to being an old dog in the sun.

" I know what I valued.
Last night I heard a coyote howling off the ridge
and went to the window.
In the darkness behind the glass
I saw myself, and behind my eyes the stars flew
into the pines."

                              from Last Nickle Ranch: Plains, Montana
                                           by David Bottoms


WildBill said...

Love wide open expansive scenery, something that we do not have here. And I really liked the simplicity of the towns you photographed. Rich with personality!

Guy said...

Thanks Bill

I am glad you enjoyed the photos.


Kathie Brown said...

Guy, I just love this post. The photos and the quotes are just stunning. I love the wide prairie sky!