3.26.2009

Transformation of a Meadow

Snowy meadow will soon be a short lived lake:


This meadow has two names:
Snowshoe meadow,
because this is where Annie and I like to snowshoe
while we gab and pause to feel the silence.
And:
Bear Meadow,
this is where I saw a big
black bear last spring!

With springs warmer days
the meadow is very lively,
snow melts daily
then turns to ice at night.


Click to see the meadow with the bear in it~
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36 comments:

  1. That is one beautiful picture. Such a serene setting and it sounds like you get to go and enjoy it often. I love those big billowy white clouds contrasting with the darker storm clouds. Really sets a wonderful mood. Thanks for sharing your special spot with us.

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  2. This scene is beyond beautiful. What a lovely place to spend time. And that huge cloud - awesome capture! But bears! Yikes!

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  3. What a magical place to visit. Aren't the black bears so beautiful? I always enjoy it when we get the chance to glimps one. They are usually pretty shy though.

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  4. You are lucky to live amidst such beauty. I'm sure you love the Earth - check out my blog for an important event!

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  5. I like the name Bear Meadow. It gets me imagining a big big bear running around a beautiful meadow and stopping to smell flowers while birds sit on his back and chirp away happily. Maybe Bear smells one too many flowers and gives a huge sneeze, which sends petals flying everywhere. And now Bear looks a bit embarrassed as flowers rain down on him.

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  6. Unless you had told me it was a meadow, I would seriously thought it was an ocean photo!

    Have a good weekend!

    Boo

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  7. It's like its becoming one giant slurpy. To drink it up, to feel it going down, the whole body reacting and responding to its essence.

    I love naming landmarks and places by events that are meaningful for us. It makes everything we experience seem more personalized with an emotional twist.

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  8. That is a wonderful meadow. I like its names and the associations with them, too.

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  9. Getting out to places like that does so much to renew our inner peace. I feel better this morning after just walking there in my immagination!

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  10. Breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  11. This is one perfect photo of the sky.

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  12. This is such a wonderful photo with beautiful composition and colour. It reminds me why I miss the interior with its beautiful blue skies and spring skiing/snowshoeing. Tammie thank you for sharing this. Have a great weekend.
    Smiles

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  13. I like your descriptive meadow names. I might call it "Meadow-so-beautiful-I-want-to-spend-every-possible-second-here-any-time-of-year." Absolutely wonderful photo!

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  14. I've never encountered a bear in the wild -- even at a distance. But I wouldn't mind sharing this space with one. If he wasn't too hungry that is.

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  15. Big sky opening up. I so enjoyed your stories about this place. Special indeed.

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  16. Beautiful Tammie,
    I do love your photos!!! Love the bear too!!! Stay warm - Spring is almost here!!! Sarah

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  17. Tammie Lee: It now has a third name "Beautiful Sky Meadow". The place you captured a really neat sky for SWF.

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  18. Stunning photo! Looks like a scene right out of Maine.

    My Skywatch:
    Full Moon Sunset

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  19. the icy look is amazing. thanks for your comments on my lovely little granddaughter.

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  20. Awesome cumulus tower in the back there! Aren't they great?!

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  21. I know what you mean about short-lived lakes. Some of ours are beginning to dry up a little!

    Winter really is beautiful but I'm ready for spring. ;-)

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  22. Oh dear. Encounter with a bear. Must have been scary. An enchanting place though. So like Finland too. I've snow shoed once. It was great fun.

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  23. There is so many layers in your scene that it´s almost like many photos in one. Just the snow and the shadows would have been enough for me. It´s fitting that there is various happenings there. Have a good time there!

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  24. Another beauty, Ms Tammie. My my, them skies y'all got up there. Down her Texas-way, we have, of course, the Big Sky, but y'all have the Bigger Sky and the Gorgeouser to boot. Peace, hermana...

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  25. Just beautiful with the trees and great clouds in the sky.

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  26. You take such gorgeous photos, and, as you know, I love Montana - so it's a real treat for me to visit your page!
    What happened when you saw the bear? How close did it get? It didn't hurt anyone, did it?
    Sorry, it just fascinates me to hear about life in such a beautiful place! I love it anywhere out west!

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  27. Bryan is cracking me up w/ that short story!!!

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  28. Your meadow is beautiful - and how marvellous to have seen the bear. Perhaps he'll be back again this spring.

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  29. wow! What a difference! Very pretty, both in the winter and summer.

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  30. I would love to see that with the moon rising! Thank you again.

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  31. I am sure there must also be some transformation inside you this time of year. Beautiful photos and thoughts.

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  32. Looks like a great meadow any time of year!

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  33. What a beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  34. Beautiful shot !
    I love the Sky...tank you so much for your post in the my blog.-
    Happy monday ! :-)

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  35. This photo is exquisite--as they all are. Thanks for capturing and sharing the beauty and majesty of God's creation in Montana with us!

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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