“All that is important is this one moment. Make the moment vital and worth living. Don’t let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
“Let us love winter
for it is the
Spring of genius”
“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place”
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“My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires.”
-Hazrat Inayat Khan
Living in the woods, our little town proves itself a nearby haven of good food, community, gatherings, parades, celebrations, galleries, farmer’s markets, the Depot, and even night life! It is a sweet, rustic, western, town that provides a warm, lively, hub of activity for locals and visitors alike. For me, the simple life is tremendously enhanced by this small town, so full of unique personality.
A few black and white photographs of Whitefish at night are in the gallery below (slideshow will load below).
“In the great cities we see so little of the world, we drift into our minority. In the little towns and villages there are no minorities; people are not numerous enough. You must see the world there, perforce. Every man is himself a class; every hour carries its new challenge. When you pass the inn at the end of the village you leave your favourite whimsy behind you; for you will meet no one who can share it. We listen to eloquent speaking, read books and write them, settle all the affairs of the universe…..
― W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore
Trains, train depots, and train travel speak to me of slowing down, of the journey being the destination, of savoring long conversations and of the gentle unfolding of time. Adventure, travel, new experiences – all good things! There is time on a train trip to absorb the beauty as it passes by.
My cross country train trip was a quiet and reflective journey and I’m looking forward to more train travel. In the meantime I love going to our Whitefish Train Depot to feel the energy of adventure and anticipation, and to get some photos…
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway
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First slideshow contains images by day,
The second slideshow are by night
“Where you’re sure to live twice as long, and see twice as many things, and be two times as happy at the end. Where snow is more wonderful than rain, than anything.”
Rick Bass, Writing About Montana
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Whitefish by Day:
Whitefish By Night (Black & White):
Living the sweet life is enhanced by the laughter and exuberance of absorption in a small town. This week our little town of Whitefish celebrated Winter Carnival. Locals and visitors of all ages took in the Penguin Plunge and Parade. The theme of “Vegas” (with sub-
theme, “What Happens in Whitefish Follows You Home” (!) met with creative and hilarious costumes and everyone was out for a good time! Simple pleasure make sweet memories.
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