7.16.2009

Summer at Her Best


Softly deeply slowly
inhaling air
and presence
relaxing opening beckoning
loves spirit
to awaken and permeate
all eternity


This past week I took a journey. Drove to the National Folk Festival in Butte Montana, absolutely wonderful music! Then wandered up the Eastern side of the Rocky mountains. Weather varied from hot to warm as well as stormy with great drama in the form of clouds, rain and wind. The earth is vibrant green, flowers are bountiful and seemingly unending waterfalls abound. Summer at her best.

To see skies from folks around the world: Sky Watch Friday

65 comments:

  1. Beautiful big patches of sky on view from there, really lovely to sit and take it all in. Thanks for sharing with us all in Sky Watch Friday.

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  2. Just sublime! Mother nature is so beautiful. Thank you for capturing her beauty!

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  3. Such a very beautiful wandering. These are wonderful photos. I am glad you made the trip.

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  4. You certainly got some great pictures of the clouds. The second is dramatic, but I absolutely love the first photo. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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  5. Holistic viewpoints of life are based on truth. Every person can find peace, love and harmony within. Each image or experience you take in from outside is awakening untapped energy inside. Thanks for elevating soul.

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  6. What a great wandering indeed and your shots are terrific! And as I've said before, brings back lovely memories of Montana! Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Tammie,
    I absolutely love the open field with the gray skies. Montana is a beautiful scenic state.
    Happy Skywatch Friday.
    Smiles Barbara

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  8. What an amazing journey. So beautiful!

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  9. Your clouds so low I could touch it. Have a nice weekend Tammie.

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  10. I love the Rocky Mountains, nice colors....Happy Sky Watch and have a great weekend

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  11. Hope you had a good time at the festival, Tammie. The two pictures you posted are incredible, especially the first one. AMAZING!!!!! Thanks!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Beautiful images!
    I love the contrast.
    The second one looks like a painting on canvas.

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  13. ...beautiful photos, and I really like your description of your trip and what you saw.

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  14. I just want to walk into your pictures and live there. I love them.
    Holly Days

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  15. Beautiful pics - makes me feel warmer just looking at them. We're in winter here in Oz but looking forward to the coming changes so we, too, can have skies like you have captured here again soon.

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  16. The kind of view outdoors that makes one feel just at the right place at the right timing :)

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  17. Thank you for sharing this! Thanks also for your visit!

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  18. I'm breathing in that clean fresh air! That is such beautiful scenery. I love the composition of the first shot, with the water off into the distance round to the left. And as for the second shot, before taking part in SWF I would have hated dark skies like that, knowing the torrential rain that was about to follow. Now I appreciate the beauty in them! lovely, Tammie!
    Janice.

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  19. wowowowowowow!!!
    Seriously, every time you post a picture I think it can't get any more beautiful, and every time you prove me wrong. Those blues are amazing!

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  20. Hi Tammie,

    I wanted to thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog earlier.

    Your photos are amazingly beautiful! I feel happy when I look at them.

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  21. Looks like beautiful countryside. Love the top photo; I'm ready to dive into the water, or at least stick in my feet.

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  22. Wonderful moments from your trip.
    Beautiful. :)

    Happy weekend! :)

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  23. What a lovely dramatic sky in that second picture! Beautiful!

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  24. How nice to get a bit of your trip.I felt crisp air mountain air S I read this piece!

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  25. I have been in love with the Rockies ever since the first time I flew over them on my way to CA. So beautiful!

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  26. Tammie: Beautiful photo with the clouds low over the mountains.

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  27. Sounds like you had a great trip. That second pic captures my eye. The clouds look so threatening, the colors have such contrast. I really like that shot.

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  28. Sounds like you are having a most awesome summer! I love the photos:) This season is my favourite!

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  29. You are loving nature & our beautiful earth aren't you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful images & words again!
    Sharon
    p.s. I'm loving it too:)

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  30. That sounds and looks like summer at her best. Great shots and post.

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  31. WOW, the first one gets my full attention, well composed, beautifull colors!!!!

    Well done!!

    Have a nice SWF

    Greatings from NL

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  32. In the first shot, it looks like the clouds are resting in the mountains. Breathtaking!

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  33. Thank you for sharing these glorious photos, along with your beautiful writing. I too wish I could crawl right into your pictures, a book of poems in one hand, a camera in the other, and enjoy what you see and feel. Thank you.

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  34. Those images make me want to see Montana even more! So beautiful!

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  35. Sounds like a delightful trip, Tammie. Sure glad you took your camera.

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  36. What a beautiful mountain scene! I'd so love to visit the Rockies.

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  37. Both captures are absolutely stunning!

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  38. Glad to hear you made the Folk Fest! Some more of our blogger colleagues are planning to be here next year--we should have a bloggers' get-together at the Quarry Brew Pub?

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  39. Those colors in the first photo are outstanding!

    Happy Friday!

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  40. Goooorgeous photos! I love them both!

    Happy shooting!

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  41. Summer at her best. Your last shot is sensational.

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  42. Oh man this is truely summer at its best! Gorgeous images! Thank you for sharing enjoy your weekend!

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  43. These look like watercolors, Tammie - so beautiful! Just read about the film festival on Ecorover's blog.

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  44. Fantastic sceneries! I enjoy them very much!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  45. Wow! What magnificent pictures. I wish I could visit too :)

    Kim x

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  46. Two stunning shots ! Happy weekend :)

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  47. I'm the one in the middle of the water. Waving.

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  48. Tammie such beautiful photos and words. The second photo is so dramatic.
    Blessings and smiles

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  49. So lovely to listen to music and at the same time enjoy the nature!

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  50. Beatuiful photos of sky, mountain and storm clouds. It's all good for the spirit, isn't it?

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  51. What a beautiful place!

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  52. Summer was made for outdoor music.

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  53. Awesome images with vivid color tones.

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  54. I love the light in these shots! The first is so full of summer - and the second could be autumn! Beautiful!

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  55. That sky is magnificent! Montana sky? Looks like a great trip!!

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  56. This post caught my eye especially. Because I love music festivals! And as beautiful as your photos of nature are, I would have the audacity to wish to see some photos from the festival ; )

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  57. Wow! The top picture looks like a fairy land!

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  58. Hey Tammie! Been so long since I've been really checked in with everyone in bloglandia. It is always such a feast to come visit you -- in particular this post's image of the water and mountains and clouds -- WOW WOW WOW! I swear I could just jump right into the photo! BeYouTeaFull!!! :) Lots of miracles to you! k-

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  59. Thank you for stopping and commenting at Gypsea Tree so I had the opportunity to discover your work! It is stunning. I could look at the second photo on this post all day long. It may just be my new "happy place." Your Etsy shop is full of more wonders. What beautiful work!

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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