ZanaWoodArtZ in Montana (August 2021 - July 2022)
This blog will be filled with photos of my trips, my art made in Montana & lyrics.
- handmade in Montana!
Glacier National Park
We spend a weekend in Glacier. This is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever been. On our Saturday hike we had our first close grizzly encounters. In total we saw eight bears that day, four on our hike. On Sunday we got to hang out with mountain goats. Mountain goats are most amazing creatures!
My husband and I are some of the lucky ones who did a cross-country trip through the US before we settled into our new home in Missoula. The diversity and beauty of this continent was often just breathtaking. And for me it was a constant reminder that we humans are just a small part in the complexity of nature. It is on us to preserve this beauty for future generations and to live as sustainable as possible.
I wrote this poem when we reached the west coast in Washington.
From the peaceful waters of the Chesapeake
we follow the path from East to West
to live a true heartbeat
of this land’s eternity.
We pass through softly rolling hills
and endless farm- and grassland
with their simple complexity
to reach the desert’s bizarre formations.
We breathe the air of
pine forests and lush meadows,
filled with mushrooms and wildflowers,
sparkling in all colors.
We touch the sky
on a rough, tundra-like mountain
high above the turquoise-white glacier
embedded in the moraine’s gray scree.
We cross crystal-clear streams
to feel completely humbled
below one thousand years old trees
in an overgrown, moss-covered rain forest.
We sense the pearling-fresh humidity
of misty fog on our skin,
vanished by the sun’s warm touch
at a mystic mountain lake.
we end our journey on a beach
with white-weathered wood
and the wild roaring sea.
In the state, where the mountains are calling.