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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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  3. So much beauty often hidden from us. Great words.

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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  8. JUST LOVE THOSE PHOTOS!
    HAPPY WEEK!
    ROSA

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

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

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

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

    wish you all the best :-)

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  13. You did a fine job of honouring them.

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  14. 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.

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. beautiful choice of words and thoughts..

    happy valentines..

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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.

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  21. WOW!
    Wonderful and STUNNING!!! :)

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  22. ~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~

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  23. very charming gems. loved the details....

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  24. Lovely ghosts in the machine...

    Happy Valentine's Day to you, Tammie.

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  25. 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:)

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

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  27. 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!

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  28. So simple, so basic ... so beautiful.

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

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  30. And these images charm me too!

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  31. I liked the caption very much :)

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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!

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

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  35. Love your gentle wisdom. Gorgeous thoughts and photos.

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

    It quite takes my breath away.

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  37. Love your snowflakes and the beauty of your words!

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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?

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

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

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  42. 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.

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  43. so much like a designer dress!

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  44. 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~

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

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  46. golden realities ..

    lovely ..

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  47. 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.

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

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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