"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