4.17.2010

Spring Snow and First Flowers


one day this week
winter appeared to
revisit
three inches of snow fell from the sky
snow is merely
one of the masks Spring likes to wear
today she wears sunshine
a warm breeze
song of birds
moist stillness
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Yesterday I made my annual drive south
seeking my first wildflower this year.

Not only did I find the lovely Yellow Bells,
but to my surprise
also merry Shooting Stars:


 ~

Visit OSI for poetry with the prompt: mask
To visit flower images around the world, visit: Today's Flowers

63 comments:

  1. Hi Tammie...just gorgeous.. a wonderful journey from snow to sun to stars!! Magical..very dreamy post! yay!
    Kiki~

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  2. There's something to wish on....

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  3. Snow or flowers - all a part of spring in your (and my) world, Tammie. I love the mask of snow in your photo, but I'm more than ready to try to find the Calypso Orchids again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Your Yellow Bells and Shooting Stars are giving me some hope.

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  4. Just stumbled upon your blog, oh wow oh wow oh wow the pictures are gorgeous!

    I don't usually asky this but, can I "borrow" the cabin picture to post on my blog - with full credit to you, of course! It's just that it seems to be everything I dream of!!

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  5. So beautiful. I like thinking that snow is one of the masks worn by spring. Wow.

    I love the wildflowers of Spring - you've captured these beautifully. I've never heard of either one of these beauties, but maybe someday I will see them in person.

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  6. Wow! The snow photo took my breath away, even though I'm ready to be done with snow here in Colorado.

    But, you found shooting stars already! You must have driven far south, like to Arizona :)

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  7. Oh, such ethereal images of snowfall and spring. The shooting stars area so unusual and beautiful! ~ Angela

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  8. Stunning range of views you've got there; beautiful to see your western wild flowers -- hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

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  9. I agree with you and Sissy Clytie--snow is one of the faces of Spring. I remember when the snow fell into the faces of the daffodils one year.

    Your photos are so lively. Sometimes I try to put my feelings about your photos into words, but I am unable--except, dear Tammie, they fill my eyes.

    I can almost smell their fragrance from here...and your words bring all to life.

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  10. Spring takes her steps back from time to time. A tumultuous season. Thanks for your words and images.

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  11. Lovely - I was hoping for some spring snow here...just a lite dusting..but no... not to be "this" year. Maybe next!

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  12. Tammie,
    Brilliant as always! Thanks for this...I needed a lift.

    Smiles

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  13. Oh, lovely. :) This write made me smile.

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  14. what a nice image...snow is the mask of spring.

    You are so making me smile with your love for the things around us.

    love
    yvette

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  15. Those shooting stars are just amazing, and the first picture of the snow, I could stare at that all day. just a vision of beauty. take care.

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  16. I love the masks idea, it is so true. Isn't it nice to have two seasons in one week?
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  17. Now i know where u take these beautiful photos :) the first one it's so inspiring. pure art and reminds me the cold winter that we have to pass ^^ seems a scene from a movie

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  18. Unsettled Spring...she is quite changable. You've captured that (as usual) with your eye and mind.
    *Love* the Shooting Stars.

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  19. It's the same here :) Last week I was out trying to get some sun on my skin but this week the snow has fallen again :) I really hope the sun will come out soon again;-)

    The flowers are so beautiful!

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  20. ~dear little lady...is this your home??? such a magical moment...and l♥ve the crisp white of snow against the dark blue morning...gorgeous always are your photos...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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  21. Hello there! What beautiful flowers. I must say that as much as I love snow, I don't wish to see it again until next winter. But I do really love the blueness and crispness of freshly fallen snow! So beautiful. :) Theresa

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  22. Yes, winter keeps trying to impose on spring. Beautiful photos too.

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  23. These are beautiful brightly-colored wildflowers which I haven't seen before. They must not grow wild here in the foothills of northern California. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Gorgeous flowers, Tammie!

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  25. Wow, what stunning pictures :)

    I found the song you liked on the mixpod tunes site. It's by Stephanie Dosen and will be released on a CD sometime this year. Her blogsite is owl in the dark (I think). There's a link on the Studio blog to her and she's adorable :)

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  26. I love the imagery of spring's masks. It's such a unique take to the prompt. Your photos are so warm and inviting. I enjoyed my visit here.

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  27. Hi Tammie, I like your Spring mask poem but not the mask.
    Our Spring mask has green grass and trees. And all of us are playing golf. We did that in the winter also but now we are wearing shorts and short sleeved shirts.
    ..

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  28. thanks a lot for sharing these beautiful images

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  29. That image of the yellow bells is just gorgeous!

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  30. OH!! it was beautiful...full of life..

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  31. Tammi they are pictures full of hope for light that's coming. Every year the same kind of magic, the flowers appears.
    here we are in quite spring time (cold than ever) and all first flowers are gorgeous.
    Have a beautiful trip in Italy in summer. where is your sister?

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  32. Great photos of beautiful flowers! :)

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  33. In search of your first spring flower...a worthwhile journey, with many seasonal blessings to enjoy along the way!

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  34. ....Yellow budding beauty or snow...each image more beautiful, than the one before...what I would give to live there in peace!

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  35. I adore snow and it's such a gorgeous image. Do you live there? jealous, jealous. I will swap you for some volcanic ash!

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  36. Thanks for this wonderful post and
    the magnificent photographic series!!!
    :-)

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  37. the first image is postcard quality image! it makes me keep on looking at it!

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  38. Wow, what a beautiful illustration of the tango between winter and spring. Your cabin really is so wonderful, what a beautiful place to live! I am so glad you got to make a trip south to enjoy a bit of springs beauty as it makes its way toward you!

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  39. That first shot is stunningly beautiful!

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  40. So unique shots
    Love it all.....
    special the spring flowers :-)
    Happy Spring !!

    (@^.^@)

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  41. beeeautiful! that first photo is fantastic..and that last flower...precious!

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  42. Oh wow, your photos are fantastic!!!! Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  43. What an incredible contrast of season. Thank you for capturing and sharing.

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  44. Love the first photo...its so calm and peaceful...its perfect like paradise. Enjoy your blog very much. Cheers!!!

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  45. Oh Tammie, dreamlike images, it is definitely the last snow this spring - let's hope!

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  46. Beautiful -Thank You! Have a great week!Love//Eva

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  47. Oh such beautiful shots and lovely words. **sigh** Deb

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  48. Tammie, great photo of the snow! lucky you --- i love the flower photos too, and the words along with all of your photos are just lovely. Thanks for your visit!!
    heather

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  49. Love the shooting stars, can't believe you had snow!

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  50. Yes, MOther Nature wears a mask indeed and She is lauhin with glee behind it when She does something like this! Loved your poem and pictures!

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  51. Tammie, love--
    I so needed to see these flowers today and know that resurrection happens, even with the snow on our heads...

    Love to you--

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  52. So very lovey my friend. I wish you only sunshine and flowers aplenty.


    Melanie

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  53. flowers in bloom is a sight to behold, i feel i could smell them from your picture

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  54. Beautiful, beautiful macro shots, Tammie, and I love the concept of spring's masks. What a difference a few days make in your snow and sun shots! I know you find beauty in all the seasons, but I hope your weather stays warm now!

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  55. Tammie: Wonderful capture of the Spring snow.

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  56. What a contrast in scenes! That snowy image is awesome and it really looks cold! The wildflowers are such a ray of sunshine and I hope you enjoy finding even more over the days to come! I love the bokeh you create! Lovely...

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  57. Perfect shots. I love that spring snow, we may get some in the next couple of days. And the flowers make for a perfect contrast!

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  58. Here it's been snowing and now the sun is out. Your poem speaks to me, Tammie.

    And that cabin photo is stunning, the blueness of it, the intricacy, right down to the reflections in the water.

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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