10.30.2009

Perfect Preparation


Happy Halloween~


autumn leans toward winter
slowly pulling summer from my bones
morning eyes open
to a blanket of snow
clouds mingle with fog
mingles with fireplace smoke
summers celebration
of life
makes way for a quieter cloak
a perfect preparation
~

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Last year, this time.

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55 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem.

    "Slowly pulling summer from my bones" me like

    But when the cloak and the fog lifts, something will be seen that has been missed before. New eyes bring new thoughts and feelings to the forefront.

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  2. Oh Tammie this is so perfectly said and done. The colours are awesome (see I'm even talking American now! ;-)), it's breathtaking, I can smell the coolness in the air. As well as Skywatch, you could link this to James' reflections...

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  3. The first perfect is amazing. It would have been an excellent photo even without the bird, the foggy trees are beautiful! Capturing the eagle is just stroke of luck that everyone photographer dreams of!


    My contribution is the incredible sky of Quebec City, hope you like it too

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  4. I love your poem as well...lovely verses to go with those amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So it is. Very beautiful. And relaxing.

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  6. mister moments,
    being as it is the eve of your birthday, me thinks you are prophetic tonight.

    Ciel,
    yes, at this point I believe you are a wee bit American.

    Quilt,
    nice to have you visit. Thank you for enjoying my cloudy, foggy day.

    Write Girl, Thank you for taking the post in!

    JBar,
    many thanks

    Sandy,
    lovely to have you here.

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  7. a beautiful spot, and lovely autumn shot. there's just something which makes fall so photogenic.

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  8. Breath taking scenery! I love reflection type shots! Beautiful!

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  9. great nature photography :)

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  10. Beautiful pictures and words...have been reading quite a few, Tammie :)

    Nice,

    wishes,
    devika

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  11. lovely shots Tammy!!!

    loved them!and great words too..

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  12. Really wonderful Tammie, love the poem and the photos. Bald eagle? Fantastic!

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  13. Thank you all for taking this post in. Yes Lisa, a bald eagle on my way home today.
    Happy Halloween~

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  14. lovely dear:)..loved the view u have captured and the poem:)...

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  15. Both wonderful landscapes, I like the poem.
    Happy weekend!

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  16. Wow. Another awesome captures. Love the reflections.

    Enjoy the weekend.
    (I followed)
    Regina

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  17. I am having to teach kids to write poems, and I am to teach nthem rhymes, conquians, and Haikus. I thought how sad, where is the freedom to be creative?

    I wish I could show my kids some of your poems.

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  18. How beautiful! Both words and poem.

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  19. You live in a blessed place... I too see birds of prey (no eagles here) often. And here too, summer is slowly being pulled from my bones. And that means pumpkin soup and toasted marshmallows and woolly slippers.... And breathtaking crispness... Lovely post as usual

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  20. The picture is very special and I like the poeme. I don't like autumn very much.

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  21. Wish I was there to smell and smoke and see the quieter cloak of snow. Happy Halloween, and do you get many callers at your cabin in the woods?

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  22. Wonderful photos and wonderful words!
    I have just seen how many spectacular photos I have missed to see earlier. You are amazing photographer.

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  23. SIGH!! such beauty in this poem and pictures.. serene,, GREAT WORDS, spiritual.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN ..:}

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  24. lovely images and words! :0)

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  25. Tammie: Beautifully posted and written as we come into the Fall season and head to Winter.

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  26. A bald eagle! What a capture...lucky you. Beautiful reflection shot...and beautiful words....

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  27. A perfect preparation indeed.

    I just wish I was as prepared for winter as mother nature seems to be.

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  28. Your pictures bring back warm memories of the years we lived in Montana.

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  29. Love the mingling and the lovely slowly pulling summer from my bones.

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  30. A beautiful sentiment backed up by beautiful imagery... I'm astounded that you do this every single time I stop by. :) A Happy Halloween to you too! After tonight it's all hot chocolate and quilts until March.

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  31. A beautiful ode to autumn. The lonely bird high up, free, makes a big impact. The glass clear lake serves as mirror to the trees turning in.

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  32. I have a very soft feeling in both your text and your photos - I like that.

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  33. Yes, Tammie, I ,too, have a "quieter cloak" now. Your fall colors are still wonderful, though. The bird in flight - perfection.

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  34. Beautiful poem. Your photos are so peaceful.

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  35. Aaaahhhh. Every time I come here, I leave the city and the bustle of family life far behind. I am transported by the beauty that you capture so well. I can breathe.

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  36. Great catch in that eagle! And I love how the water cooperates for reflections so nicely this time of year. :)

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  37. well hey! Montana eh? I was *this* close to going there for my environmental science degree....

    can't wait to see your world!

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  38. That is such a beautiful poem and pictures.

    Happy Halloween,
    xxx

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  39. Oh you are lucky. An eagle and a wolf :)

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  40. Very lovely capture of the stillness before winter sets in.

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  41. There is much beauty to be found here and I'm glad tha I did. The poem and the pictures are beautiful and go together very well.

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  42. I like it Tammie. It's a meditation.

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  43. This is a beautiful post. The poetry is perfect. The reflections are beautiful and what a fantastic capture of the eagle. Kathy

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  44. I like "a perfect preparation." Very much. Lovely, Tammie Lee,so lovely.

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  45. Lovely words and photos, perfectly setting the scene for fall.

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  46. I can't get over the eagle shot - what a wonderful catch!
    The reflection is remarkable. I feel like I could flip the image - well done.

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  47. Oh how majestic in flight! Outstanding! Love the reflection shot, as well!

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  48. I love autumn so much but it is too short here. Winter is fast approaching, I can feel it.

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  49. This is beautiful! "Last year, this time." Love it!

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  50. "summers celebration of life
    makes way for a quieter cloak"
    Such a poetic way to describe the transition of the seasons. I now look forward to the quieter cloak. Stunning photo's to go with the poem. I've never seen a wild bald headed eagle... but I will someday.. They are actually coming back into western NY. We have to keep learning to be kinder gentler keepers of the world. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

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  51. Perfect words to evoke the feeling of the seasons changing. It is beautiful to watch the earth shift into winter. We all fluff a little in preperation for the cooler weather.

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  52. Simply beautiful
    The photo and choice of words are just perfect for celbrating the change of seasons. Thanks for adding to the Sky Watch Friday party.

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  53. Ah, it is not only your wonderful photography which touches my soul this morning--it is your words.

    {hugs} Thank you.

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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