4.28.2010

Festival of the Trees


a gorgeous tree
the sun shines on
and it bestows its gifts to me

feeling fragile
insight rose
a walk would serve me well

fresh air
blue sky
daydreams made of puffy white clouds
golden bright sunlight paints a tree
a glorious delight

I hold true to be with you
the presence of your stance
roots stable deep in earth
trunk calm and sturdy
arms open to our sky
as well as those who fly on by
home to bird in nest
insects feed and take a rest
lichen moss and mushrooms thrive
upon your skin

sap of living waters flow through your veins
years and years of existence
the witness I feel in you
your presence meets mine
fragile stance I once knew
gone
replaced with vitality
due to our melding
I bow to you
mighty conduit of life energy
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This month Jasmine of Nature's Whispers is host of Festival of the Trees!
Visit her blog on May 1st to find out everyone who is joining in and sharing posts that honor trees!

With this post being near May Day, Beltane and a big fat new moon, 
I consider the buds on this tree to be a vision of new life, fertility, spring and promises of Summer. 
Wishing one and all a beautiful May Day and Beltane.

Also:

Visit Macro Lovers to see more wonderful macro images!
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87 comments:

  1. I like the way you have photograph upwards, I have not noticed that willow trees turn yellow.

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  2. Hi Ann,
    It is yellow due to all the new buds as I show in the macro photos. Soon though it will have leaves and loose this golden color.

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  3. I was gazing up at the sky thoday that beautiful blue sky, through the trees..like you... upwards...

    All I could think to myself was,"if I could only stay in this moment forever."
    Beautiful images, beautiful words, from a beautiful soul!

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  4. Amazing photos, you are so great at what you do. love it and the words you chose today. take care

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  5. Strawberry,
    It is so lovely to hear that we shared a similar experience! Thank you for letting me know.

    Cinner,
    Thank you for enjoying this post and for all your visits!

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  6. All are wonderful photos!
    The green buds are a pefect macro shot.
    Beautiful words too.

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  7. As a child my favorite tree was a willow we had in the yard down by the lake. It was magnificent and I would hide under the branches and pretend it was my home. I would even fall asleep there. What memories... Love your photo's and your writing. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

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  8. hello Birgitta,
    Thank you for stopping by and enjoying those bud photos!

    Sharon,
    Thank you for sharing your memories, they sounds lovely as can be.

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  9. Gorgeous photos;-)
    Have a nice day;-)

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  10. Wounderful phothos!
    Have a great day!

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  11. Hi from New Zealand, Thanks for stopping by my blog, lovely photos, cheers Marie

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  12. Ah! Spring at last, all the trees have suddenly burst their buds here too.

    Really nice macro's.

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  13. Awesome pictures with lovely beautiful colors.

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  14. Wonderful images! I can´t wait until the trees will get leaves

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  15. Great images, so beautiful taken. :)

    have a nice day

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  16. Love the first and third photos, they are fantastic!

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  17. Great pictures :)beautiful colors :)

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  18. Wonderful photos! Thanks for yuo visit my blogg. Anita

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  19. Really nice photos Tammie, thanks for sharing them.:)

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  20. I really like your photos, beautiful macros.
    Thank´s for visiting my blog.
    Have a nice day. :)

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  21. Ive missed your pictures! Somehow your blog roll fell off my list :(

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  22. Hi!
    Wonderful pictures and a nice written post!
    Warm greetings,
    Xini Björnmamman

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  23. Exquisite! You may inspire me to splash out on a *real* camera ... I still have my 1st 35mm that I used as a teen - an completely manual Argus hand-me-down from my dad. I learned a lot starting with that camera and spent many hours in the dark room as a youngin'. :) But, I ramble ...

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  24. Hi Tammie,
    You have inspired me to get out and take a walk with my boys today! I was out mowing until late last night, but now it's time for some tree hugging I think...

    Smiles and thanks for such a lovely post!

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  25. Oh Tammie...beautiful shots..you know I love your macros! Spring is popping here too!! So hope you didn't get more snow..they were saying we might get some this week! Am soooo ready for spring!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  26. Beautiful! I love this poem - I love trees. They are everything you have written, and more.

    PS Thank you for being part of Guest Heart Thursday on Random Hearts! Be sure to check it out!

    www.clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com'

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  27. The texture made out of the threes against the blue sky is really special!

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  28. Ancient tradtions and lore... I just love your poem and yes, of course spring is a synonym for new life!

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  29. I especially love the close shots of the buds, but all are beautiful. The poem at the top is inspired!

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  30. Wonderful pictures on your blog...i love them..thank you for visiting mine...Regards from Sweden,Torprosen

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  31. the way you work with light is very clear and inspiring Tammie !
    your work of photography on this blog is magnific !
    wonderful poem as well . must to be easier to work with words when you are aready able to express love for life and light so well by images .

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kindly words. I´m so glad.
    You have wonderful pictures on your blog. I´m sure I will be back soon :)

    Have a nice evening!

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  33. Wondeful photos !
    Thanks for you visit my blogg.
    "Är jättedålig på engelska"

    Have a nice evening.

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  34. Well, you've done it again...inspired me. For the longest time I would tell people that I believed trees were the highest form of life on the planet...and after reading/viewing your post I still believe that...they give so much and ask so little in return...thank you...hug, hug

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  35. fantastic!!! willows always seem like the nymphs of spring -- so fresh & lithe! love this picture you caught of them against the bright blue sky. ... Beautiful poem as well; reminds me of the way I heard trees described by an art teacher I once knew. Coincidence? I doubt it.

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  36. Hey THESE pics are great BUT your poem is brilliant and so suitable.
    Great post here!

    Dulce

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  37. I enjoyed both your pictures and your words.
    Have a lovely weekend

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  38. Absolute wonderful photos! I also liked the sensitive thoughts you shared.
    Thanks for your comment in my blogg.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  39. ...you always let the fairies and moonbeams inside me out. I love your poetry and your connection with the earth and all things natural. Beautiful trees..... Happy spring stuff to you too!

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  40. Amazing photos and beautiful words!

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  41. Photos...poem...tammie, arriving at your blog is a gift every time I stop by!

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  42. Wonderful pictures! Especially the first one!

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  43. Rarely disappointed when looking upward! These are beautiful, Tammie...such incredible detail in the macros, too. Words and photos...such a delight!

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  44. Such beautiful photos - I agree that the buds bring promise of life renewed! I will definitely be checking out the Festival of Trees...sounds beautiful! Theresa

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  45. Oh yea lets celibrate with the threes and enjoy natures gift in every possible way.
    Wonderful shots as always Tammie.

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  46. They are all lovely shots. I especially like the leaf buds.

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  47. as always... gorgeous! I've just found some willows nearby... it feels like coming home when I sit there.

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  48. The close-ups of buds and then the views of the towering tree touch me. I love seeing our aspen and willow buds and then catkins - and taking their photos. These trees become the first safe harbors for our arriving birds and insects. Any day now they should be appearing all over our forests.

    Beautiful poem.

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  49. Dear -thanks for these beauties! I'm glade about your comment to my GiveAway..never knew there was a lovely colour called periwinkel -i really love that colour too!! Have a great weekend! Love//Eva

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  50. Beautiful, sensual & poetic, I love your blog!

    Thank you for nice comment on my blog!

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

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  51. Tammie Lee, thank you for your visit and sweet comments on my blog. Your images are inspiring. Montana is so beautiful, I had the pleasure to visit often when we lived in Spokane, WA. I hope to go back one day, but for now I have your beautiful images. Thanks.

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  52. lovely shots and words - that blue sky is gorgeous!

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  53. Another beautiful post with lovely words and great shots !!Simply fantastic !!!

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  54. Wow how gorgeous.

    Happy weekend. Regards.

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  55. Wonderfull photos!
    Beatiful colors

    Happy Weekend // Nettan

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  56. Oh, Tammie! I gasped as these trees came to view. Your photography is so inspiring. ((hugs)) I feel sometimes that you and I are sisters of the heart.

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  57. Beautiful pictures .... love the macros thanks for visiting my photoblog!

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  58. what a delightful poem...the sap of living waters...daydream puffy clouds...love that imagery. i got a few good friends that are trees. smiles.

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  59. Once again, you ability to see the particular as well as the big picture is a wonderful gift, Tammie. Happy May Day!

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  60. Tammie, thank you for your wonderful poetry. I have been back to read this a few times now. I love it. Happy Beltane xxJ

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  61. Hi Tammie, Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us.
    Wish a nice weekend.
    Lúcia
    www.fazemosdeconta.com
    www.luciamrusso.com

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  62. A wonderful meme. A great idea. Your post was wonderful.

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  63. Trees are my sanctuary, I adore your poem.x

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  64. Tammie such a beautiful tribute to our beloved trees!sigh
    I'm off to hug a tree after reading your poem!I know that it will greet me with open arms!

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  65. Glad the trees sunk into your roots.

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  66. Tammie -- this is just so perfect. The words, the images, the obvious connection between your spirit and the things it beholds. I can't wait to read it to my children today as we talk about our Creator at "home church" while their daddy is away. Thank you for this.

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  67. It's a beautiful texture you're showing in the first photo. I'm sorry I can't actually touch it.

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  68. Tammie - the trees and poem are marvellous but I am mesmerised by the sky behind. the blue always captivates me.

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  69. I got a tiny electrical charge when I read your words, "I bow to you mighty conduit of life energy". Thank you! So beautiful!

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  70. your photos have a wonderful, calming effect on me, tammie. looking at them makes me happy :-)

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  71. A wonderful celebration of trees, Tammie. Bright Beltane wishes as we dance into May. xx

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  72. Tammie thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Your photography is surreal and it pulled my eye the minute the page opened.

    I will be back to learn from you.

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  73. with the change of season i see even more beautiful images from your side!

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  74. Hi Tammie,
    Such wonderful images and words. I take it that Spring has finally arrived in Montana?:)
    We have had odd weather here lately too. Today was sunny, heavy rain and very cold. Just like Winter all over again!:(
    Your stunning photos always brighten my day, especially seeing the Spring buds and beautiful trees.
    I enjoyed seeing your owl in the tree on Jasmine's blog...

    May Spring magic surround you this week, sweetie.;)
    Jo.xx

    P.S. Thank you for your lovely messages. I will speak to you again very soon.x

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  75. Magical photos and wonderful blog i like it so much :)

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  76. Hey girl, guess who's blogging? I've been reading your poems and looking at your pics. You have really blossomed. :)

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  77. Jumped over grim Jasmine's place. There is a resonance here. -j

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  78. Happy May!
    Festival of the Trees is a perfect way to honor the beautiful month of May!
    Love your macros.
    Sherry

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  79. Tammie, thank you for visiting my blog! Your blog is fantastic what wonderful photos!

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  80. Hi Tammie
    Yesterday, when we were in the woods, I was gazing up and admiring all the new, tender leaves on the beech trees with the blue sky alive with fluffy white clouds. Such beauty in your pictures. You always manage to capture that beauty which is so soul-enriching.
    Best wishes to you.

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  81. ~happy belated beltane blessings to you..l♥ve the vibrant blue sky peaking through the trees...gorgeous...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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  82. the willow is one of my favourite trees
    This one is beautiful!

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  83. It is so lovely to hear that we shared a similar experience!
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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