Summer Vacation: A Sensory Attraction

Wow, do you remember the jet stream over North America about two months ago?  That lovely drifting mass of air current bringing us cloudy rain storms  upon cloudy rain storms, cold temperatures and a question as to whether we’d ever see summer?  How can we complain about Ol’ Man Weather?  With every storm of precipitation he somehow eases our spirits with a gift in tow!  The wildflowers all over the Rocky Mountains and the Northwest this year are spectacular! 

A Walk Under Big Sky

Evergreen cologne
Perfumes the dirt road
Pine and spruce
Scenting over me slow

A lovely walk in the Rattlesnake Reservation, Missoula, Montana

Halting my senses
I stop and say hello
Makes me weak
I can’t row
Just relax in happy tow

Walking on a country road
West of the Rockies
Ol’ man weather
Has given us a show

Blanket Flower and Wild Lupine On Mount Sentinel, Missoula, Montana

Wild Yarrow
Overlooks Missoula
On Mount Sentinel

Where prairie beauty
Is heavenly glow

Wild White Yarrow Dances With Clouds over Missoula, Montana

What colorful posies
Wild Lupine and Roses
A walk so sweet
By a gurgling creek
Fast in flow

Caressed By The Wind On A Mountain Prairie Meadow, Wild Lupine, Missoula, Montana

Such music to my ears
With western bird song
And no cawing crows
How sweet it is
This natural show.

A Spruce Forest and Prairie Wildflower Meadow Spans Mount Sentinel, Missoula, Montana

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30 Responses to Summer Vacation: A Sensory Attraction

  1. Ravenblack says:

    Awesome pics, Cindy, what a magnificent view and span of country in summer. 🙂 The poem expresses a lot of joy and celebrates the season. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Jingle says:

    bright and brilliant imagery,

    what an adventure to tour along your words.
    thanks for the delicious poetry,

    Happy Rally.

  3. Such a beautiful poem about nature. Loved the pictures too.

  4. What a beautiful stroll! Thanks for letting us tag along!

  5. wordcoaster says:

    Mmm…that evergreen cologne smells terrific! One of my favorite smells, right up there with magnolia, honeysuckle, and walnut. You allowed me to smell it while I took a walk through your word garden. Thanks!

  6. becca givens says:

    Oh what a delightful stroll through your mountains and flowers … such delight to the senses. Thank you for sharing. I feel refreshed despite ninety degrees near midnight. 🙂

  7. booguloo says:

    The poem and pictures worked well together.

  8. Derek says:

    I love how you incorporate the photographs within the poem. It adds an element of suspense! I also like the simple form and rhyme in this poem. Its simple yet unpredictable, expresses summer perfectly.

  9. genebrother says:

    A nice walk with our creator

  10. This is absolutely beautiful Cindy, I love the photographs too breath-taking

  11. Dakshi says:

    wonderful cindy!!!!

  12. I love poetry that tickles the senses and you have done just that. I’m a fan for sure! Beautiful!

  13. Brilliant post, thank you dearly for the poem, and capturing such beauty, much appreciated, WS

  14. bendedspoon says:

    ahhhh this is sooo good. I am inhaling the beauty 🙂

  15. It’s very lyrical. And the pictures remind me to visit Montana again whenever I get the chance.

  16. Adam says:

    Wow, what a beautiful poem and spectacular photography. I almost felt as though I had been magically transported to your walk.
    Very inspiring, thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. TheMsLvh says:

    Really enjoyed the pictures and poems. Wonderful adventure you took me on. Thank you for sharing.

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