Wednesday, October 31, 2012

St. Ignatius Mission

With my husband being enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Montana, we have plenty of chances to go to Missoula. This is wonderful for me as there are plenty of sight seeing opportunities in the area. One of the places, I've been wanting to visit for a long time is the mission in St. Ignatius. I've heard it's quite beautiful. I have to admit that doesn't begin to describe the building. I was quite awe inspired by the paintings and decor of the church. I really feel it holds it's own against the cathedrals in Europe.

PS - I do apologize for the quality of the photos. When we pulled up to the church there was a gentleman in his car blaring rap music, so I totally forgot to bring my good camera in. I did at least remember to bring my iPhone. Believe me, there's no photos on this planet that would replace actually being in the church. I literally felt at peace the minute I walked into the place. Perhaps, I will make it back with the good camera during one of these trips. Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Beauty of Ice

Yesterday I decided to go up to Grotto Falls for a hike. I hadn't been in awhile and I wanted to go somewhere close. Seeing as how this is one of my favorite spots to visit, I have visited frequently throughout all times of the year. Consequently, I wasn't expecting much. Just a quick shoot and off with the rest of my day. Boy was I wrong. I've really got to learn to stop taking the world for granted. As I rounded the corner at the bottom of the trail, I could hardly believe my eyes. I fell in love all over again. The temperature had to be well into the 60s if not 70s and yet there it was plain as day, ice. Icicles, flowing ice, sculpted ice. A winter paradise in the remaining warmth of fall. Needless to say I took my time, slowed down and spent the moments necessary to enjoy this natural wonder.

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