4.22.2010

Happy Earth Day ~


looking to the sky
in the tree and way up high
wondering
where do owls reside
in the branches they do hide
and spy
upon all that lay
and stride
upon the earth
until they glide
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Wishing one and all a glorious relationship with our amazing planet!
Happy Earth Day!

93 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful photos and thoughts in the today. I wish that we show everything more respekt compared with the nature and meet the nature with all our love.

    Love hugs for you Tammie

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  2. Happy earth day to you too. Lovely shot, they aren't the easiest things to photograph.

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  3. I don't know, maybe it's because I love owls that I like this post so much, I love this poem.

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  4. ~how blessed you are...i too l♥♥♥ve owls...this is such a moment you have captured...blessing this earth day to you as well...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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  5. Beautifully captured.

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  6. Great photo of the owl perfect for earth day and sky watching.

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  7. A very Happy Earth day to you, Tammie! Marvelous captures and beautiful words! Perfect post for the day! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  8. The expressions in the first one seems to be telling you... No Photos Please :-)

    Great captures!

    Pixellicious Photos

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  9. Oh Tammie ~ what brilliant images your artist's eye captured. I imagine the owl was just waiting for you to find her. And your poem, a gift to your readers. You are a sister to the earth, indeed! xo

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  10. Great photos and wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing.
    Smiles and Happy Earth Day to you Tammie!

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  11. I have never seen an owl in person, this photo makes me smile today. Thanks for sharing this one and happy weekend!

    Another Sunset

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  12. These sent shivers down my spine! This owl is pure majesty in silent, watchful form.

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  13. Here I am, Tammie - only a day late...! A very Happy Earth Day to you. This owl was well spotted - so well camouflaged. Beautiful shots for SWF.
    Janice.

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  14. What beautiful words to celebrate this day... from the trees eyes!
    Awesome, just awesome!
    ;)
    Dulce

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  15. Happy Earth Day Tammie! This owl is a hoot!

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  16. Tammie this is amazing...I can't wait to show these photos to my girls...They LOVE owls! Your poem is lovely too. Happy Earth day dear one.

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  17. A delightful shot of an owl probably preparing for a good day's sleep!

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  18. happy earth day, i love your post and poem

    would you care to join me on a new challenge i have posted on my site

    come and join us.

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  19. Tammie: Beautiful capture of the owl in the blue sky, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Great capture of the owl. Perfect poetry for a perfect skywatch photo!

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  21. Beautiful captures Tammie... love your header photo :)

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  22. Wonderful captures, he's looking at you as if to say "what are you doing here, this is my tree".
    Thanks for stopping by to seem my birds.

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  23. Can't imagine how you got these photos...they are amazing! Lovely poem too.

    Happy Earth Day!
    Smiles

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  24. How awesome is that little owl peaking out at you! I love it. Great texture in the tree too. Awesome shots!

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  25. I love the way birds are. They are magic itself. Happy Earth Day.

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  26. Patience is a virtue...which you must have plenty of to have taken that owl photograph. Lovely words tagged to image.
    Joyce

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  27. I can see your words in the owl.

    Beautiful.

    Happy Earth Day to you.

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  28. Beautiful! Happy Earth Day!

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  29. Good prose and really great pics of the owl! Thanks Tammie!

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  30. I love this photo - the owl looks very wise and beneficent.

    Did you write the poem?

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  31. This is a beauty! My little grandson would love that owl...I'll have to show it to him soon! Fabulous capture and poem to match. Happy Earth Day to you too!

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  32. Fantastic shots of the owl. Happy Earth Day !

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  33. How do you take all those amazing photos! I love owls!<333

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  34. Happy Earth Day to you, what a way to be reminded of the beauty of the earth by visiting your blog. thank you.

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  35. a perfect reminder of the extraordinary life we shelter on this earth; a perfect picture to honor this day--thank you so much! Happy Earth Day!

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  36. Great shots of the owl and beautiful poem.

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  37. Happy Earth Day to you too!

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  38. How I love Owls. They are so .. wel royal in some sort of way.
    Love the grey tones in these pics.
    Well done my friend.
    Hugs Dagmar

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  39. Fantastic shots of the owl.

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  40. Wonderful. Just look at his expression, no wonder they say owls are wise.

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  41. Wonderful post and photo!:-)

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  42. What sweet owl Medicine ... thank you for sharing it with us all!

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  43. Tammie,

    in your vast travels, have you hear about owls? The Chinese and the Maoris are thousands of miles apart, but they believe the same thing. Not Nice.

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  44. Mega-beautiful! one of my fave creatures..you have captured this spirit brilliantly both in your photos and in words! Happy E-Day!!
    Cheers!
    Kiki~

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  45. Oh wonderful. They're so difficult to spot.

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  46. An amazing piece of work. You were lucky to capture these great shots of the owl. They tend to sense we are around and fly off.

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  47. Holy Owly! Häbbie örth-dei folks;-)

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  48. I love owls...we have one somewhere on the back of our property I hear him at night but haven't been able to capture ...those are great photos..and I enjoyed your poem..

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  49. Wonderful post and great representative for earth day.

    Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  50. Great photos and I like the owl very much! :)

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  51. WOW what an awesome photo. He is looking right at ya. Too bad the owl isn't into focus perfectly, it would have made it even better. I love it none the less.

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  52. Tammie, I knew you would post something breathtaking in honor of Earth Day. Am I disappointed? NO!

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  53. It is a wonderful photo and post for Earth Day. I love Owls!

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  54. What a gorgeous owl!!! How majestic they are. What a fittingly beautiful tribute to Earth Day (sorry to celebrate it with you a day late).
    :) Theresa

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  55. Stunning photos! Such a surprise to see the owl. And beautifully poetic post, Tammie. ~ Angela

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  56. Owls: harbingers of bad luck, ill health, or death.

    Hi Tammie,

    In the 3 cultures I have lived with, Owls are in Malays, Hantu Birds. Hantu meaning ghost.

    My own experience, I was going to keep this in my book, but I am sharing it with us.

    Mum was pregnant with number 6. Maternal Grandma had come to visit. An Owl came in the evening, we were very excited, and got Dad to catch it. Dad had spent a few years in England and did not believe in this, but grand ma made dad release it. and even went on and on why Dad had received all those Westerne Education and became stupid.

    Dad relesed the owl to pacify her.

    We were not even allowed to mention this WHY? Why?

    years later, I had a discussion with Dad, he said, my big bro had a small cleft lip, and there was plenty of supersistion. He didn't want History to repeat.

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  57. Sorry I didn't proof read the comment, and there were so many typo mistakes.

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  58. Thank you for your visit Tammie.

    Your photographs are simply wonderful!

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  59. I almost miss the owl, he seems to blend in well with the tree branches

    happy earth day to you!


    & thanks for your visit

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  60. I adore owls, Tammie. Such enchanting pictures and words, to celebrate our magical time on Gaia. Much love and bright wishes. xx

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  61. Well spotted and a great shot xo

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  62. I think that Nature gives you special access, Tammie - perhaps your love of the Earth is the reason. I have never seen an owl in the wild. Thank you for these wonderful glimpses of an owl's world.

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  63. Such piercing eyes...love it!

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  64. OOH! This was quite thrilling to see, like I stumbled upon something unexpected and exciting! WOW, the way he is staring at the camera.....!

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  65. Happy Belated Earth Day! It's been quite some time since I've visited but I've enjoyed catching up in my reader this morning. Thanks for making the whole post available in your feeds. What wonderful photos and poetry you've shared! I'm reminded it's been a long time since I've participated in OSI ... and hope to join the poetic process soon though I'm not sure when that will be.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  66. what majestic creatures! love the photos and poem - happy (belated) earth day! actually, shouldn't every day be earth day? cheers, JP/deb

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  67. Happy Belated Earth Day, Tammie!
    Oh Wow, such a lovely owl for Earth Day.:)
    How lucky to be able to take such great photos. The owl is looking right at you... What an intense stare he has!
    I love his fluffy ears. I can hear owls hooting every night outside my bedroom window. I bet you can too, where you live.
    I am really glad I did not miss this beautiful post.
    Love and hugs,
    Jo. x:)

    P.S. Thank you for your lovely messages on Facebook!

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  68. What an amazing creature to capture with your camera! How incredible to see him or her up close!

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  69. Great owl shot - I never do see them until they swoop down in front of the car! So huge!!!! Happy Earth Day to you!

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  70. Happy Earth Day to you too :)

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  71. a pure relationship with the earth...that we keep her safe and sound.
    The owl...ohmai...

    love
    yvette

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  72. There is something about owls that mesmerize. Maybe because they are quite elusive. Your poetry captures the essence your photo's depict. Stories of life and heart are both... Happy Earth Day! Every Day needs to be Earth Day as we need to care for her, cherish her, and heal her. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

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  73. Love the color palette...and how the owl seems to be looking through at yoo in the first shot...cool!!!

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  74. Happy earth day to you too.. xxx

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  75. Great shot! And, in the daytime, no less. Love the eye contact.

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  76. He looks like he's having a very happy Earth day! Now if we could all only be as wise as that old owl...
    Lovely to be back and 'seeing' you ;-)
    xx

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  77. Tammie if I ever saw an owl I think I would pass out from joy! you are so lucky! I have drawn so many of them in my ACEOs, yet have never seen one in person.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. If you are looking to buy colored pencils, the Prismacolor Premier's are the favorite ones among artists. You can't go wrong with these, they are gorgeous to work with. I've tried a couple of Polychromos which are lovely too, but I haven't used enough of those to really say.
    There are lots of good quality ones, just avoid the ones for students :-D
    xoxo
    betty

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  78. Simply beautiful,lovely and fantastic shots !! Happy Earth Day to you also !!Great Blog POst !!Also please visit my New Blog About Paranormal Studies of India.Click on the Link to view it Unseen Rajasthan Paranormal

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  79. owl sightings are the best! (well, one of the best!). Glad he let you get some photos - cool!

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  80. That was beautiful, and inspiring.

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  81. Tammie this is beautiful. The first picture with the owl is breathtaking. Is this the post you wanted for the FOTT? xxJ

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  82. What a beautiful find! I love Great Horned Owls and the cranky look they always have on their face. Amazingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing Tammie.

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  83. WOW!!! I've always wanted to see a wild owl during the day. What a beauty!

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  84. Your words ARE MOST SENSITIVE aND LOVELY AS ARE YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. ANN

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  85. I really do love the last photo with the owl. Thanks for visiting me

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  86. I'm just dumbfounded...what fierce gaze through delicate trees...

    AAaaaahhhhh...and your words are so perfect.

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  87. I already loved this post before the tree festival... but another excuse to look is just fine by me!

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  88. I am so, so jealous. What wonderful photos - and to see the owl so clearly. We have one that perches high up in a pine tree and all we can see is a silhouette. I am so, so jealous :-)

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  89. Wonderful photo and poem Tammie! You must have been so thrilled to see this Great Horned Owl!

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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