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Helena main Montana myphotos photography

The Color of Zero Degrees Cold

it takes a day like today:
wide open skies,
not a single cloud,
an almost
(imperceptible)
mist hanging close
to the frozen earth.

it takes this kind of day
to remember
how many different blues are inside the cold,
… how many
different
colors belong to white.

Snow. Is not. White.
(You knew that.)

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earth Helena main Montana

A Prairie Sunset that Fills Me with Peace

I love the soft gradients of some sunsets. This kind of sunset is a quiet counterpoint to the wild, heavily textured sunsets we sometimes have. I like both kinds. This kind fills me with peace.
These two skies were on either side of me. The top photo is looking east in the evening twilight … then I turned around and shot the photo below, facing directly west.

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Art main pets poetry

Luke’s Dream

I recently finished “Luke’s Dream.” My sister, Kat and her husband, Jerry, commissioned me to make a mixed media painting to remind them of their sweet rottweiler, Luke, and their sailboat, the Splendid Mane. It was really lovely to be able to deliver it to my sister in person and to see her reaction to it.