9.01.2009

Whispers of Autumn


a quiet spreads and fills the sky
with a warmth that
whispers of autumn
it is more than the green
of aspens a shade more limey
than yesterdays deep green
there is a quality that fills the air


dragon flies
are just a few
hummingbirds flew away where to
weeks ago
there were ten times more frogs
maybe they burrowed
into the mud
or have the muskrats eaten them


ground squirrels seem to have gone underground
whispers of seasonal changes
in the coolness of the night air
in the music of leaves
in the colors of the setting sun
whispers of autumns nearing
arrival
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54 comments:

  1. These are fantastic images Tammie. I love the colors in them.

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  2. Wow. Love the poem. amazing waters!

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  3. I have never lived where the season's change like that. It must be so fascinating to watch the animals because they are so intune to their surroundings. Beautiful photos!

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  4. Tammie: Beautifully written and I love your Muskrat photo.

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  5. The delicate energy of your words invites readers to enter the serenity of images you provide. Entering the water is a symbolic gesture that represents a willingness to explore the depth of emotions and consciousness. Certain emotions keep you perpetuating a life of illusion until such time as you choose to awaken.

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  6. Hi Tammie. The last shot just about knocked me out of my chair.

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  7. Hi Joan,
    Thanks for enjoying the colors, I love them too!

    Hi Regina,
    Thanks for taking the poem in, the waters.... umm

    Sharon,
    I never lived in seasons until I moved here, well the seasons we oh so subtle. Seasons rule- life! Yes the animals and the plants hint at what is coming.

    Tom: Fun that you noticed the muskrat. I have at least two, very shy, but sometimes they chew so loud that I can sneak up. Mostly they dive when I am still approaching and far away.

    Liara,
    Thank you for always looking deeper than the surface of my words and images.

    Prospero:
    That is such a great response! You made me laugh out loud!

    Many thanks for all your visits and comments!

    Tammie

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  8. fantastic poem and pictures..

    so very beautiful and at peace

    shraddha

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  9. Those three shots of the water are just breath taking! Very simple, but so, so beautiful.

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  10. ooo - I love that picture (All of them!) nice work ! =)

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  11. The first shot is adorable!!
    And I love your poem :)

    Anna

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  12. You are so poetic with your words and photos. I am lingering is this wonderful fall feeling right now!

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  13. Those reflection shots are brilliant, excellent work.

    Cheers
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  14. I just love these pictures of the reflections in the water. And your description of autumn's arrival is beautiful.

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  15. great shots, especially the last photo. gorgeous colors! love the poem, too.

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  16. These pictures take me on a journey. I always find autumn such an exciting season, new beginnings, a smell, taste and feel to the air that is so fresh. A time to breathe. Your land seems so hospitable. All we get is grey and rain.. And when the sun shines the people of my land are so unused to it they complain. But the September sun is the best for me. I wont complain.

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  17. Oh my goodness, I could contemplate on the last image for hours.

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  18. Your photographs are works of art and your poem a lovely accompaniment. Simply beautiful post.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  19. As always you help to put me in touch with my own backyard....The leaves are turning as much from the burning heat of the sun as from the time of year and the shadows longer...yes, fall is on the way, I hope she brings some rain....
    hug, hug

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  20. Very pretty! I love all the reflections on the water and what a cute little creature!

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  21. These are absolutely wonderful. Thanks for these thoughts and sights.

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  22. Water showing some of it's faces, lovely colours and the text to follow!

    Christina, Sweden

    http://christinas365foton2009.blogspot.com/search/label/Watery%20Wednesday

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  23. Tammie, these pictures and the accompanying poem feel like memories of a dream, fleeting glimpses of an elusive reality we struggle to grasp; extraordinary and wonderful.

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  24. I love the tranquility of your seasonal change. Autumn does bring the spirit of poetry than most seasons. Peace and colour abounds and the coolness respite from the niggling heat of summer. I enjoy your poetry Tammie. It's a pity my spirit of writing is far away. I think it is having its own holiday.

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  25. Tammie, these are such a wonderful series of photos and your prose mirror images of them. Fall is definitely in the air. Have a great day. Blessings and smiles

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  26. Your reflection photos have such wonderful colors of the seasons... and I enjoyed your lovely poem too.

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  27. These watery images do speak of change. Your poem aptly tells of a season's turning.

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  28. Fall is definitely in the air, Tammie. We have lots of signs here also, including the fact that there aren't nearly as many squirrels around now. (I'm happy about that though! ha)

    Your pictures are TERRIFIC. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  29. What is this I see?
    A giant rat?
    I read your post,
    You say it is a Muskrat.
    What is a Muskrat may I ask?
    Musk or no Musk,
    I don't like, it is still a rat.

    Seriously, where do you find them?

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  30. absolute fantastic. I am still waiting to feel the autumn here :)

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  31. I do not always get to make all your posts, or comment on them all but I have read many and each one, like the
    whispers of autumn, feels like a wonderful breath of sweet fall air..

    muskrat love

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  32. Those colors getting reflected in the waters are beautiful in all the images

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  33. Hi everyone,

    Fun to see how so many people love fall. I do too. The days can be so sparkly and warm. Sunsets and rises can be quite colorful. The colors and changes are alive. Fun!

    I have enjoyed sharing my poetry on this blog and for a number of reasons. I love reading your comments in response. It is a wonderful glimpse into how varied interpretations can be. I love this!

    Ann, your muskrat response made me chuckle. The muskrat is a bit like a small beaver, but it is not cutting down any trees. It lives in water, in this case I have two ponds. I love watching them, though they are very shy and dive under with any hint of my presence. I love having them here, as they are fun to watch. I am told they may stay all winter (underground) since they are here so late in the season.

    As always, I thank you all for visiting!
    With warmth,
    Tammie

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  34. Interesting and very nice photos!!

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  35. ...I like your whispers of autumn. I am slowly feeling the shift, noticing it more than feeling it. The temps are very warm, but the birds are telling me it's time for a sweater!

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  36. Hi Tammie, I love how you capture your photos, they look like paintings.
    Sorry for this late reply, just did not feel right with the brush fires going on here in the area. Thanks for stopping by.

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  37. Beautiful images and prose!
    My hummers are still with me and my squirrels stay all winter!
    I wondered what that was floating in the water..muscrat..humming..the song
    "Muscrat"

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  38. Stunning photo's of water and I also notice; reflections of a summer gone and Autumn's flavor coming. I love your poetic descriptions. You are an amazing poetess and photographer. Love and Light, Nina P.

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  39. Beautiful! Autumn is fast approaching here :)

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  40. Oh wow Tammie!!! Great shots - is that a beaver!! How did you get that shot!!! Wonderful hon, Sarah

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  41. Beautiful, i loooove autumn!

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  42. what lovely calming and tranquil images!

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  43. Wow!
    I'm so late getting around this week but so glad I didn't miss this. Lovely watery images and your poem is beginning to fit here too.
    Lovely post!

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  44. Autumn seems to shimmer across the water shots. Wasn't it just days ago that spring and summer were rolling their beefy shoulders? We've even started dipping (and staying) below our record stretch of triple digit temps, along with hints of rain when least expected...

    Happy Fall to you, hermana...

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  45. Wow I love your water rainbows!!!

    While I am sad that winter is coming, I am excited for autumn. It is my favourite season

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  46. I adore those water pictures! Fabulous.

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  47. is that a muskrat/ ground squirrel it doesn't mind the water at all.
    I like the reflections in the water, very nice.

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  48. What a beautiful post Tammie and the pictures are brilliant.

    Thank you for the book suggestion.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  49. autumn is whispering here, too, T... thank you for always keeping my eyes feasted and my heart nourished by visiting you here :)

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  50. Ah, such whispers of autumn! I love the colours of the first and last, especially. And you have just shown me my first glimpse of a muskrat!

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  51. Awesome pics! You wowed me away...thank you so much for sharing your gift to the world!

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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