Intent on hiking a few miles on the Munson Creek trail, I found that beyond about a mile and a half into the canyon both the creek and the trail were still covered by ice, so a few photos of the lower part of the creek were some consolation.
(Located in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana, Munson Creek originates in and flows through the TeePee – Spring Creek roadless area.)
It stands tall for all of its two feet of height; not quite quitting winter though spring is at its feet. Standing on a wind-swept shelf above the river, below the hills, it’s not still a winter bush, nor yet a spring bush; in between the seasons, a waiting bush.
A pretty little wildflower, whose only destiny is to briefly bring a tiny bit of beauty to the otherwise drab world of early spring, lives the only life it will ever have beside the ugly reminder that there are those who just don’t care.
And a right fine one it is, too! Last summer it had a new roof, this year a brand new front door, the cleaning crew went through all of the inside getting everything ready for the bright blue residents to move back in, and the tiny garden way up top has greened up nicely! I hope they have a wonderful summer!