Monday, October 01, 2007

Can't help it...

...so I'm posting yet another view of Lake McDonald. We stopped pretty regularly to take photos and just stare...



The main thing is this: I'd really, really like to be there right now, even if the chill is settling in after sunset.

As often happens, I don't exactly pick up with normal life feeling invigorated when I return from the road. I have been, and still am, struggling with a story that must be completed quickly. I feel somewhat itchy, nervous, and my attention span is shorter than usual.

Something I can't explain well: a big part of what frustrates me when confronted with what seems a perfect place is that I have to move on within moments of beginning to feel the serenity such places inspire. Almost but not quite can grate on you after a while.

If I believed in miracles, which I most definitely do not, it would be even worse, as I'd think I was right on the edge of experiencing one.

Oh, well. I'm not there, and work awaits.

12 comments:

becomingkate said...

It's beautiful! Perhaps you can retire there one day.

joan said...

These pictures are so beautiful. It took me a while to get used to this lowcountry. I grew up in hills and loved them.

betty said...

It looks so beautiful. I know what you mean. My daughter lives in Greenwich, Ct. and she said it's so beautiful there. She's trying to get me to come and visit and would really like for us to move there. I would love to go but can't figure out how to get there!

Like Kate said, maybe you can retire there someday. It looks so peaceful. :)

MrScribbler said...

Betty -- I know Greenwich fairly well, and your daughter is right. For myself, I prefer the wilder views of Montana, and at least for now it's not as expensive as Connecticut.

sugarcane said...

It really is beautiful there, and so serene. I want a damned vacation!

Justfly said...

I am just catching up with all your entries. Wow, what a beautiful place. It is now on my list of places to visit. Your photographs are breath-taking. Thanks for sharing them.

lowandslow said...

Why is it we always long for what we DON'T have? I love that country, those high peaks, cool mornings, and clear waters. So where do I live? On flat terrain, with heat and humidity, and muddy water. Maybe my next life, huh?

Nice post, Scribbs. :)

Sally said...

Beautiful pic, so serene. Wish I was there...

Anonymous said...

Somewhere I have a bunch of pix taken on 33mm slides of Glacier NP way back around the time of the Seattle worlds fair, around 1960 or so. We all went horseback riding and got some really lovely shots of the area.

For years I thought it was the most beauiful place on earth. I would still rank it in top 5 or 10.

Fin

MrScribbler said...

Fin -- as of now, it is solidly in the top 5. Wouldn't take much to zoom it up to #1.

Anonymous said...

To be fair, take the drive from Banff to Jasper before ranking it number one, unless you already have.

Norway, Nepal and New Zealand also serious contenders.

Fin

lubie said...

Think of it as fodder for fantasy~