Typically , when we go to the mountains , we have a destination in mind – a trail to follow, a timeline to stick to. I don’t mind this sort of exploring, especially since it usually means ending up at a beautiful lake, waterfall, or mountain top. On occasion , though, there are situations that lend themselves to unstructured exploring. I have very fond memories of these times , frolicking in the outdoors.
One Saturday we went to Mcdonald lake, south of the Flathead. None of us had been before, so we had no expectations, no agenda, no obligations – besides to enjoy each others company. Arriving at the lake, we discovered it to be very low, with plenty of shore to hike around. We found varied terrain, a great sign for exploring! The shore began with large rock outcroppings, turning to a rock field then to a tree-stump filled swamp as we hiked, allowing us to feel as though we had covered lots of ground in a short period of time.
Moody skies & melting snow, coupled with waning motivation, left me feeling off-kilter. Wondering how I can restore a semblance of balance in my life?
Ski season brought lots of friends to enjoy our wintery weather. It’s a great time showing people around and hosting them at our cabin in the woods.
January was a long month, longer than expected, but full of powder turns, long night rests, friends from near & far, and New Year’s intentions.
I decided, in order to stay in touch with family & friends, I would put together a calendar postcard each month. Hopefully I don’t fizzle out half way through the year!
The Christmas season is upon us. Warm feelings in the heart and cold snowflakes on the cheeks make me thankful for all the blessings of the year.
I love how Pinterest is always an unintentional moodboard of my current spirit. These are some of the recent pins that have caught my eye. Also, during purusings of the internet, I came across this poem, called My Favorite Thing, and it reminds me of all the little things that you forget to take notice of, especially during the everyday hustle. I took it as gentle reminder to be observant.
“Wherever you are, be all there” -Jim Elliot
I created this logo for a client a while ago, they were in the process of opening a new furniture store in Seattle. It was a fun project to work on since there were no existing design to work with, we had a fresh clean slate! Happy to see after almost a year in business Blue Snow Montana is still doing great! Check them out on Facebook or on their website.