2.14.2010

Bounty of Gold


in unexpected places
golden gems surprise us
and give rise
to the beauty
that lies deep within us
often found in our stillness
a bounty of gold
~

I have yet to capture the beauty of snowflakes
in a way that honors them.
Still these little piles of preciousness
charm me!
~
In honor of Valentine's Day,
may the spirit of love dance in your life.

Visit: One Single Impression for others poetry for the prompt: gold

54 comments:

Natural Moments said...

Few people are able to see these gems and to bring them back for all to enjoy. Thanks for being the mother snowflake that honors and respects her winter home.

Barb said...

Your "piles of preciousness" with their crystal blue tinge are hidden treasures - only by observing closely and carefully do we strike gold. Happy Day to you Tammie!

anthonynorth said...

So much beauty often hidden from us. Great words.

veredit said...

These pictures were taken with the eyes of a poet and the great love of nature, they go straight to my heart. Simply wonderful, thank you for this pleasure.

Hugs

Isabella

Jasmine said...

They are among the best snow flake pictures that I have seen xJ

Sandra (if) said...

that is indeed a beauty that most of us do not have the pleasure of enjoying ...thanks for sharing..!

Kiki said...

Such an uplifting and inspiring post..you have totally captured the awe and beauty of nature's gems! Magnificent!
Kiki~

bikim said...

JUST LOVE THOSE PHOTOS!
HAPPY WEEK!
ROSA

Kelly said...

So true, so poignant. Beauty can be appreciated in the most smallest, simplest forms. Thank you for this!

Mumsy said...

They are beautifully shaped, almost too pretty to be real..You've captured them well..

Daniel said...

Stunning!

Butternut Squash said...

That looks completely unreal! How do you find so much beauty? Peace.

anywheredreams said...

i think you honor them very well! they are really pretty! <3

wish you all the best :-)

Hilary said...

You did a fine job of honouring them.

ρομπερτ said...

There are rarely sights, which do leave me speechless, these photographies are.
In my opinion, worth to be included into the book:
Snow Crystals, by W.A. Bentley & W.J. Humphreys.

A deep bow in respect of these photographies, together with the wish to have a nice start into the new week as well.

SandyCarlson said...

A very beautiful valentine. Gorgeous. I think you do honor them!

Rosidah Abidin said...

Beautiful shots and words! May the spirit of love dance in your life, too. Somehow I know it does :). Have a wonderful week, Tammie.

Rosa Phoenix said...

How rich we are, when we are open to the treasures that Life constantly reveals. Thank you for the Valentine blessing and I wish you the same!

shraddha said...

beautiful choice of words and thoughts..

happy valentines..

gel said...

Your photos are utterly magical! Even though, you are not satisfied, you're an inspiration to those of us, like me, who have not mastered this.Happy Valentine's Day, Tammie.

I shall enjoy seeing and reading other posts, but no time to comment on each. Thx for lifting my spirits!

Olga i Carles said...

La vida entera es un Santuarío.
Si nos aqcercamos con humildad, su tesoro abrirá sus puertas y entraremos con la máxima dfluidéz, para acercarnos a sus altares y gozar.

Ida said...

WOW!
Wonderful and STUNNING!!! :)

faerwillow said...

~aahh LOVE comes and shows itself in so many mysterious ways...beautiful photos...i hope your day was filled with much love yesterday and always...brightest blessings~

Stacey Dawn at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Sweet and simple sweetness...

totomai said...

very charming gems. loved the details....

murat11 said...

Lovely ghosts in the machine...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Tammie.

joanne May said...

Tammie,
These snowfakes are perfect in shape and form. I have never seen snowflakes like these before in such clear detail!:)
They are real gems. Just so beautiful and your words are too... It is true that gold does lie deep within us and it is very precious!
A stunning post as always.

Happy Valentines Day!
Love, Jo.x:)

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, I had always thought that one only stylised them that way. Gems indeed, I'm stunned.

Wenche said...

The snowflakes are so beautiful! It's strange to think about that it's not a snowflake that is similar to another. Have a nice week!

Clytie said...

So simple, so basic ... so beautiful.

Bella Sinclair said...

Dang, girl. I'd say you do a pretty smashing great job of honoring snowflakes! Whew!

Walk in the Woods said...

And these images charm me too!

Deepak Acharya said...

I liked the caption very much :)

Tumblewords: said...

Superb!

El Museo de la Luna said...

Hi, my dear friend Tammie Lee:

it would be an honour if you let us include your photographic art in our Moon Museum. We consider you a part of it. We're from Spain mostly, but there're painters and photographers from a lot of countries already. We defend peace, ecology and good values. With some sense of humour now, using that weird Queen of hearts, but anyway, it is still a place for peace and good feelings through art, so you're perfect for us.

We're incredibly astonished after looking at your wonders. We admire you a lot and we have include your BEAUTIFUL blog in our list of Artists. It's a great luck being here and enjoying nature through these wonderful pics.

CONGRATULATIONS. WE LOVE YOU.

Amity said...

Hello Tammie;

Wonderful, golden valentine post!!!

And the pics? WoW! Do they really thaw into star-shaped like that?

Thanks for your birthday greetings at Amias' AO...:)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow! Snow crystals! What a creation of nature and you have pfotographed them so well!

Quiet Paths said...

Love your gentle wisdom. Gorgeous thoughts and photos.

Beth Niquette said...

So elegant, so lovely--and not one of them alike....

It quite takes my breath away.

SOL said...

Love your snowflakes and the beauty of your words!

Loch Rob said...

I believe there is a golden gem within us all. If we look hard enough we can mine these nuggets and enrich our lives. Nice thought provoking words to go with your pictures.

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

You know, I have never been able to capture snowflakes the way I wished either. These are better than any I've seen. They are magical, aren't they?

Carol Anne Strange said...

Just magical, Tammie. Completely magical! Bright wishes. xx

Ruth said...

Beautiful photos!

handmadecharlotte said...

ohhhh how pretty!

Jim said...

Wonderful, Tammie. Question, does gold have its value because of its beauty or because it is rare?
..

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Jim,
Good question. I imagine there are as many answers to it as there are people. Gold as in sunlight is extremely valuable, we need it to live. As a poet I was using it in a lyrical way. Thank you for stopping by.

joshi daniel said...

so much like a designer dress!

Son of Incogneato said...

Love it.

Patti said...

beautiful thoughts Tammie- and so true! I find it's easy to find the gems of gold in others, but mot so much in myself. And I love your piles of preciousness~

Mads... said...

vry beautiful nd well versed thoughts..wonder, how much awed we are by their beauty..:)

zoya gautam said...

golden realities ..

lovely ..

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Well these look pretty wonderful to me, Tammie. I was looking at a book about snowflakes last week. It's here if you'd like to see it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Snowflake-Photographic-Gallery/dp/0760329974/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266605408&sr=1-2

As you know, we don't get ice forming the way you do and I have never seen anything like this in real life. In fact, until seeing yours I thought the book contained highly magnified photos of individual crystals. Now, from your photos, they look like crystal formations, as in your previous post...?

They're beautiful, anyway!
Janice.

Laura Hegfield said...

I think you captured the majesty and perfection of these flakes incredibly well! Wow!