2.23.2010

River Otter

 
Circling Circle

whirling
twirling
circling circle of
ice
dancing in the rivers tides
for now
the dance is in one place
yet mix of sun and rivers dance
invite the ice
to blend and find another form
later this day
we only find
that water flows
and ice no more
~
 

We stood on the bank watching this large circle swirl, round and round. 
On the far side we heard and saw a river otter. Both rare and wonderful sightings. 
We watched the otter and the otter watched us.
~

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73 comments:

  1. Magnificent! What an incredibly beautiful sighting! I wonder what the otter totem brings us...?

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  2. Phenomenal circle&poem-impression!

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  3. What a lovely watery composition...easy to read and am delighted to read :)

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  4. How cool is that..the circle! Beautiful shot hon and your header...OMG amazing!!
    I adore otters..how fun to see them in the wild! Beautiful pictures and words hon!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Your words flow with such passion...Love the pictures also.

    Smiles

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  6. What a sight this is! The stillness in the photo is beautiful. I can only imagine watching the circle circling around and around...and, the otter...awesome! I always love your posts of photography and words.

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  7. Nature brings us such wonderous sights...and you manage to capture so many of them.
    Lovely

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  8. WOW! a perfect spinning circle of ice, and the river otter, and you were there to capture the moment. I love your poem also.

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  9. Woah..outstanding..beautiful!!
    Fabulous post!
    Kiki~

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  10. As always your pictures and words just take my breath away.

    I remember one twilight evening walking with a friend down by our park, we followed an otter along the banks of the river. He did not know we were there. When he finally saw us--there was a splash and he was gone. That was a magical moment.

    Ice circles, spring melting twirl and swirl...

    Aaaaaaahhhhh....these words, these photos fill my eyes and my heart.

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  11. Love the circle of ice. Have never seen that before and i wonder how it was formed. so unique, -- you really caught something special!

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  12. You are so fortunate to have all these rare sightings! Truly blessed. So funny to think of the otter watching you watching him ;-)

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  13. The ice circle is a good example of how river rocks get round. So neat that you captured that.

    I have never seen an otter, I am impressed.

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  14. Wonderful to be in the audience. I am a big fan of round things - and this one was dancing.

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  15. Because you look, you see. And then we all get to enjoy the fabulous ice circle and the otter.
    Thank you.

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  16. What a beautiful poem to accompany such astounding photos. :) This great earth is truly a remarkable place. Theresa

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  17. Magical photography indeed. Makes one in search for words.

    Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  18. What a magical *and* playful day!

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  19. What a wonderful post. The circle is great.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  20. Fantastic. Amazing what you find out there when you really look. Aren't otters just so playful and wonderful?

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  21. And I love watching BOTH of you!



    Aloha, Friend


    Comfort Spiral

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  22. That circle of ice is awesome!

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  23. Wow...incredible photos and beautiful words. Thank you.

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  24. awesome fellers, eh Tammie !?
    Great shots of the water too....

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  25. Cold and beautiful! What gorgeous sights you were blessed with.

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  26. Cool sighting of the otter and beautiful photos!

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  27. Lovely post and greatphotos.
    Awesome!!

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  28. what gifts to find! were these birthday gifts from the Creator?
    xo abigail

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  29. What a playful guy he is! Love your header pic too! :) The Bach

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  30. Such a great eye for the artistic values of nature you have! Beautiful.

    Mine today is OCEAN SPRAY Do come visit me if you can find time. :o)

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  31. Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary

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  32. Great words and visuals.

    And congratulations on your POTW mention.

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  33. The circle of ice is amazing! How fabulous!

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  34. How cool to see the little otter in his natural habitat, doing his natural things. But he probably wondered what YOU were doing there. ;-)

    Beautiful photography. Congrats on POTW.

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  35. Absolutely spell binding. The poem is perfect. And to see a river otter! You are certainly blessed.

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  36. Here from Hilary's. Stunning!

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  37. Incredible dish in the sink. Sorry for the totally unpoetic comparison! It's so beautiful and the otter is such a bonus!

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  38. Glad you saw that otter.

    And that first photo is just spectacular! Very worthy POTW!

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  39. What a lovely spot. Lucky you to see an otter. The verse and photos are just perfect.

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  40. Great poem and pictures. Very cool that you were there to see that circle and prepared to photograph it, the otter as well. Sometimes things just work out.

    Congratulations on the potw.

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  41. Spectacular shot and a lovely poem to go with it.

    WW - Toil and Trouble

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  42. Awesome words and amazing scenes!

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  43. You have a great eye! How magnificent, ice formed in a circle.

    Very impressive!

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  44. amazing..

    that looks awesome!

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  45. Beautiful poetry and fantastic photo to accompany it..

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  46. You penned some beautiful verses of poetry, and your photos are a joy to see.

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  47. Love the icy photos, and the otter! Your poem is lovely to go along with the changes. Congrats as well on your POTW!

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  48. Oh my goodness, it really took me a moment to fully process that you hadn't simply written the words here, but taken the photographs also! Good heavens, what a beautiful shot...and beautiful words to go with it.

    Really, I thought for a moment that these were from some acclaimed film, no kidding. Heavens but my jaw almost hit the keyboard when I realized they were yours.

    Well done, and a well deserved mention for post of the week over at Hilary's.

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  49. Beautiful pictures and words ... congrats on your Post of the Week with Hilary!

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  50. Our journeys are made up of circles, never ending only changing and then changing again. Lovely pictures.

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  51. Marvelous poem to accompany your beautiful photos. I can watch otters for hours ... seriously! Thanks for sharing ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  52. These are gorgeous photos. The second one is also fascinating in how it causes the brain to work at figuring out its scale--some objects in the background look massive & incongruous next to the figure in the water.

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  53. I have never witnessed this phenomena which your poem indicates is fleeting. I think the otter knew you would write about it and so was content to have you as witness.

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  55. Tammie,
    This is a perfect circle of ice, it reminds me of a crop circle. I have never seen an ice form like this before...
    You were very lucky to see a river otter, they are very special creatures.
    Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend.:)
    Jo.x

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  56. Rivers can be such fascinating and inspiring places.

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  57. Lovely shots and wonderful; to see the otter.

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  58. Just amazing, Tammie! There's nothing more stunning than nature's gifts. xx

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  59. Wow Tammie! Thanks so much for commening on my blog! Your site is wonderful.

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  60. Wonderful stuff! Perhaps the otter is the sculptor.

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  61. I've been away too long. Love the "medicine wheel." Gorgeous.

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  62. How beautiful and how lucky to be there witnessing such change and the otter!! Love your poem and Love your last line. ;>)

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  63. OMG....your photos take my breath away!!

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  64. Natures record player! Fantastic!

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Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie