June 27, 2010

i spent 1.5 hours staring at the sky. i had almost forgotten how fun it is to find images in the clouds. the one above is an old 19th century man.
a for adventure!

fire victim.



holiday tree! smells niiiice



old out house 

poppy, from a cultivated batch a long time ago. poppys reseed themselfs once they dry out.



wild rose

thistle

Sun flower!

mountain smoke not in bloom.

mountain smoke in bloom.

mountain smoke in full bloom. aka dr. suez character.

wild bergamot aka beebalm. leaves are toothed and it will produce a purple flower. leaves grow across from each other. has a yummy smell. likes the sun! it can be used as a seasoning but i plan on using it for tea.

if you eat a puffball, which i seem to find in open sunny meadows, grassy areas and on the north side of the mountain, you want them white all the way thru. the pictured above is a NON example!

June 23, 2010

everyday is sunday in montana

ok, so everyday is like the weekend here. i can do whatever i want. it's great. it's unrealistic? unless i stumbled into a bag of endless money next week, i'll be needing a job after yoga training. o, did i mention it's official...i'm going to yoga training..in indonesia...because that's just how i do things. (my grandma told me yesterday i was a determined little child, even at 4 months) back to what i was saying, i need money and a kick ass job. none of these bullshit on-my-ass-stuck-in-a-building-9-5 jobs. and i don't live in lala land, i am just determined to live how i want. in peace.

some people came to visit for a few days today, which is cool because i plan on taking these days as days of solitude for myself. i don't feel like shooting the shit and trying to explain what i plan on doing with my life. i'm going go camp out and stare at the stars. i'm taking hol with me because i can ride him bareback on mini trips.










those are pics of the stuffed morels with roasted salsify roots and fresh flowers, dandelion tea, puff ball mushroom (i plan on attempting next), wild mint, and deer!

June 21, 2010

two in one (day)







i took advantage of the longest day of the year. i rode and hiked and cooked and went to the calcite mine.






what i did with some things i found...oyster mushroom piled with red clover greens and sheep sorrel grain. and a dandelion green salad with blue violets, flowers and leaves, and columbine flowers. red clover on tippy top.



i ended up cooking the mushroom part.






dead tree forest. burnt. type movie scene.


i don't know how to turn pictures.


at the calcite mine.


calcite!



small pictures suck.

















i came home to find my little mouse friend asleep on my bed. i ran for my camera because it was so cute. then i found his nest? a little spot under the pillow next to me that i don't use. he must like it.






hike!


wild rose blossom
blue violet




wild chive

wild chive root.







wild chive flower





cool shit



wild rose

blue flax





paint brush

currant

currant




montana state flower: bitter root

evening primrose. turns pink.


dave's truck.





the gang. most of it.
sm-erin!