3.15.2009

The Long Farewell


Two days ago
the sun in all it's glory
spread warm rays upon
our winter land
penetrating a deep blanket
of snow
the long farewell to winter
has begun
a dance between
two seasons is in full swing
one day sunshine smoothes the snow clad meadows
into a sensuous flow


the next day snow in the form of rain
dances on our shoulders
winter is melting
daily


a new spirit is in the air
spirit of new life
dramatic change
grace and beauty
yet
for now
the depth
of winter's end still surrounds
still daily


the great romance
the dance
between winter and spring
as they tango back and forth
who shall reign
back and forth
until one day
winter
shall
bow out
melt away
then
spring shall
reign



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47 comments:

  1. Beautiful! So lyrical and liquid. I enjoyed this celebration of change!

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  2. I am suddenly saddened that I also say farewell to your lovely photos of show and ice for another year. :)

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  3. This was beautiful, as were the photos! Thank goodness that, in the dance between winter and spring, spring ultimately leads.

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  4. What lovely writing and your photos illustrate your words so well. Or is it that your words compliment your photos? Either way, you said it beautifully!

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  5. Your photos here caress the dance!
    And your words blend with grace the sweet release.

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  6. It's nice to experience your words again Tammie.

    A circle dance between the seasons, each creating a new move never seen or felt before...Yet always bowing to their partners.

    Which season are you, or did you give birth to them all?

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  7. Your words capture the feeling of the transition very well. It is amazing to see the slow transition from one season to another. At first you can barely tell the snow is melting, and then day by day it recedes faster and faster.

    Winter is trying to hold on here, we keep thinking we are moving into spring, and then it snows, or spits snow/rain. Today is another one of those days, its spitting slushy snow out there right now. I think winter is a bit sad to move on this year, at least thats the feeling I get from it.

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  8. Thank you once again for the beautiful text. You managed to put a smile on my face although my own little world has crumbled to pieces in the past 4 days.

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  9. Poetic and beautiful!
    Wonderful post! :)))
    You are an true artist!

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  10. Ummmmm...lovely. The tango between winter and spring... I love the photo of the ice putting it's arm around the rock...as if saying: "farewell my friend until next year."

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  11. I wish that I could be a little sadder at the departure of winter, but like those annoying relatives that stay way too long, winter has officially worn out it's welcome here. I am ready for spring. Bring it on!

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  12. Tammie, the beauty of your photographs, combined with your uplifting words never fail to move me. Once again, these are stunning.
    Janice.

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  13. What a dramatic, yet simply elegant dance!

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  14. Beautiful pictures to go with your beautiful words. You did a great job of capturing the interplay of winter and spring.

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  15. Dear Tammie, you have a very talented gift in words and photography. They always give me a pleasant feeling in my soul when I come and visit here. May spring start reign your days. We have no winter here :). Best wishes.

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  16. Terrific post. Love both the pics and the poetry!

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  17. What a poetic you are and the photos are quite unique. Well done. Thanks for the visit by the way.

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  18. Don't worry - winter has not diappeared for good, it's just gone on vacation to New Zealand (it's heading our way!)

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  19. Hello Tammie, thanks for visiting my blog for Scenic Sunday. Please do come back and read som other posts.
    That is beautiful poetry that you write. What a imagination you have to speak of the two seasons as a dance. The images in the photos of winters' melting makes we wish I could be there. You are great to share the beauty of your state.

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  20. You always find the most incredible natural beauty to photograph. And you do it so well. Lovely words to go along with your photos. Enjoy the first signs of spring!

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  21. such beautiful words to accompany beautiful imagery! both are strongly represented.

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  22. Hello Tammie. I feel so bad about not seeing your comment on the serval. Please accept my regrets for not seeing it earlier. I love the stuff you have on here. I am not one for poetry but I the pictures are stunning.

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  23. Beautiful and pleasing series to bid farewell to winter.

    I m sure you are going to post another series in the same lines to welcome spring.

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  24. I can feel the cool fresh water just looking at these photos! They are all so beautiful:)

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  25. Really enjoyed the interplay of words and pictures, a lovely ride. This side of the world I can't wait to say farewell to the summer heat. We only have two seasons - wet and dry and the wet is extremely sticky.

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  26. Beautiful poetry and pictures. I can hear the music.

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  27. Beautiful poetry! And the photos are wonderful too.

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  28. So beautiful! I love snow!!//Eva

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  29. Your photos are superb! They are perfect for cards and wall hangings. And your words are gloriously alive for the 'farewell' that's coming as we watch.

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  30. I'm amazed by this imagery. It brings winter's beauty to the surface. But, I'm ready for spring....

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  31. Oh poetic way to tell about the retreating winter. I enjoyed it so much. Looking at the pictures (very much my motives too) it seems your progress is a bit further than ours but you still have that pretty snow to capture blue shadows on and a nice set of ice teeth too.

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  32. Beautiful photos of the quick changing weather that is so wonderfully unexpected this time of year.

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  33. Beautiful photos .. and I too bid a farewell to Winter, for it was a long one this year.

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  34. Great shots of the ice. Your post really made me feel the melting show and ice as Spring rears its head.

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  35. I loved every line..with every photo- so breathtaking.

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  36. its swirling. a dance, full of rhythm, thats your poem

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  37. Tammie: The most beautiful spring I ever experienced was the one in Moscow, Idaho, but that dance you mention did not start this early: the breakthrough, when it came, was awesome. Love the sensuous flow of the second photograph. Love "dances on our shoulders," too.

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  38. Your words and pictures captured the spirit of the change of seasons very beautifully.

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  39. Hi Tammie. It's amazing how you can capture something so cold and seemingly uninviting as exactly the opposite...very inviting!

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  40. Tammy..I do love your photos!

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  41. i loved the abstractness and the soft and smooth feeling of the second image!

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  42. Your poem is so beautiful and lyrical. The way you used your photos and poem was magic. I can feel winter melting away.Well done my friend.


    love-bd

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  43. The icy hand is letting go of that rock reluctantly. And the ice drips on the top photo are like the udders of very cold cow.

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  44. Incredible! Your photos are awesome and your verse goes so perfectly with them.

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  45. I'm way behind but I had to come see what my Montana friend did. We T's were on the same wave. lol Beautiful!

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  46. Dear Tammie Lee--
    First time visiting--lovely site you have here!

    And this post was, as others have said, lyrical and mystical almost.

    Loved the photos and the the rhythm of your words.

    Many thanks--and I feel the earth moving under my feet as well!

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  47. Beautifully photographed, beautifully written.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie