5.29.2010

Spring Forest & Happy Birthday!


land holds tales of grace and gold
tales we wish that we'd be told
yet when we listen
with our eyes
and toes
the silent mysteries rise and fold
their wings of past
and present
around our soul
and we now know that we are
part of the tales
the land does
hold
~

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Today I wish my beautiful son, Jesper
Happy Birthday!
May your new year overflow with days that feel wonderful to you!
Love,
mom
~

to enjoy more scenic photography, visit: Scenic Sunday

67 comments:

  1. I like the photos of the aspens dreaming of spring. And the poem is lovely. I want to learn the land's mystery and become part of its tale.

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  2. Tammie, what great beauty you capture! The first shot has a startling resemblance to India's textiles printed from nature . . . I was truly struck by the similarity. One of her works is featured on my blog, though not the most similar.

    What would our earthly journey be worth if we just counted dollar bills and went through life blind to the sheer beauty of this world?

    Many Happy Returns for your wonderful son's Birthday and a year full of as many joys as it can hold.

    Hugs . . .Arija

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  3. We must have zoomed in on each other the way we just exchanged comments!

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  4. grace & gold!





    Aloha from Waikiki, Friend

    Comfort Spiral

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  5. just one word;

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    Agneta

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  6. Tammie..give your son a hug from the netherlands.
    And thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

    your a fairy

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  7. Oh Tammie~ you are a glorious spokeswoman for the earth and sky and trees! ♪Happy Birthday to Jesper!♪

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  8. Happy birthday to Jesper! And, these trees of the forest are mysterious and so beautiful at the same time. They are truly spirits of the Earth!

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  9. happy birthday Jesper.. and Wonderful shots. Hugs XX

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  10. What an amazing spring forest you have captured for us to see.

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  11. WOW Tammie, beautiful pictures with very special flair! Very nice sunday for you and a happy birthday to Jasper!!

    Hugs
    isabella

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  12. Happy birthday to your son!
    These are amazing photos and words too.

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  13. Beautiful compositions on these photos.
    Happy birthday to your son!

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  14. The first photo looks like an enchanted forest.

    I too, would wish that reflection badge is my photo. It must be someone's and it was chosen to be a badge.

    My reverence with you for Memorial day. Your boys came to Auckland in WW@.

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  15. Dreamily walking into spring!

    Bon anniversaire Jesper! :-)

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  16. Happy birthday to Jesper, and many more wonderful years to come.

    Beautiful pictures!

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  17. Oh my goodness these photos are beautiful! I almost prefer trees without their leaves - your first photo looks like a textile hanging doesn't it. Wonderful!

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  18. Happy birthday Jesper!
    I hope you all have a nice day :D

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  19. Nice composition. Excellent captures!

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  20. Yay..how magical..and powerfully, beautiful..your words and the gorgeous trees! Happy B-day to your little one! yay..!
    Kiki~

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  21. Best wishes for Jesper...

    Nice pics, good composition..

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  22. What GORGEOUS trees - the photos have such a faerie-tale quality! Best wishes to Jesper for a very happy birthday! :) Theresa

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  23. Hi Tammie, Gorgeous pictures of the woods... The first one looks like a painting... Amazing!!!

    Happy Birthday, Jesper....Hope he has/had a tremendous day--with many more birthdays to come.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. I sense that the forest is full of eager expectation. Excellent composition.

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  25. The landscape of Montana really fascinates me!
    Beautiful and fairy tale like!
    Thank´s for your lovely comment on my blog!
    Kindest regards
    Becky

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  26. The landscape of Montana really fascinates me!
    Beautiful and fairy tale like!
    Thank´s for your lovely comment on my blog!
    Kindest regards
    Becky

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  27. Happy birthday to your son!
    Such beautiful words and amazing captures.

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  28. Truly, an enchanted forest, beautiful photos.

    Happy Birthday to your son! And best wishes for a glorious weekend to you!

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  29. Great shots, especially the top one!

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  30. Very beautiful shots and happy birthday to Jesper.

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  31. an enchanted woods

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  32. Wondrous words and Trees! "... part of the tales the land does hold." Happy Birthday Son and Mother!

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  33. The first photo is an abstract painting. The second is pure magic.

    Your poem is so beautiful ...

    Happy birthday to your son!

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  34. odd looking place, think it waits for greenary to begin.

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  35. The first photo initially reminded me of a Bev Doolittle painting. I love that bit of tempting gold showing in the background. I also like the tiny stream flowing through the second shot. A lovely birthday poem for Jesper, too. My very best wishes for a wonderful year ahead.

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  36. Tammie,
    Your work is lovely and I really enjoy visiting ... I love this post!
    Happy Birthday to Jesper,
    All the best,
    Barbara

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  37. these photos are dreamy and beautiful. I love the light. I feel I can touch those birches. the poem is wonderful.

    Happy birthday to your son.

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  38. Gorgeous scenery, beautiful words, and happy birthday to your son.

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  39. Happy Birthday to Jesper!

    Loved your poem!

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  40. this is so gorgeous with the brownish grass in the background and the monochromatic foreground! awesome!

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  41. Beautiful aspens-love the trunks! Happy Birthday to Jesper!

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  42. These are beautiful words accompanied by beautiful pictures.
    I hope Jesper had a very happy birthday.

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  43. Such intriguing colours. The shape of the trunks remind me of weaving and your words - how we are woven together with the land. You never cease to touch me, Tammie!
    Happiest birthday to your son!

    Oh yes, dock leaves do take the sting out of nettle stings. and it actually works! Most times you will find a dock plant growing near stinging nettles.

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  44. These trees reminded me of the trees in the wizard of oz for some reason. I love the little creek that runs through them!

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  45. Happy Birthday to your son. Lovely photos.

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  46. Striking images and words, Tammie. Wishing your son all the best on his birthday. xx

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  47. Wonderful rhythm in the first photo....! And the writing is lovely as well....
    blessings from the Eastern Woodlands!

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  48. Love that acequia cutting through the trees.

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  49. Just my kind of place, Tammie! I love this post.

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  50. My Best Wishes too !!Beautiful and lovely shots !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  51. Beautiful images, Pl. convey our birthday wishes to your son as well...Thomas

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  52. The landscape of Montana really fascinates me!
    Beautiful and fairy tale like!
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  53. So beautiful, twisty and dense!

    And happy birthday to your son! May all your wishes come true. :D

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  54. love the first shot...its like optical illusion...and the sceneries in the previous post are so beautiful.

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  55. I like the top picture best - the orange of the grass in the background - makes it very interesting and gives contrast t the grey of the trees.

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  56. a happy birthday to your son from me too! I have ran out of descriptives to gush over your photos so i am not even going to try!

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  58. Hi T,x
    At last, a free moment to leave you a comment!:)
    These trees look great, with their woven branches. They look so tangled and old. Your words are also very lovely and wise!
    Tammie, I did not know you were a mum!:)
    Happy Birthday to Jesper!
    All best wishes to you both.

    Jo.x:)

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  59. Congrats to you and your son!
    Thanks for taking me along your path in wonderful nature.
    D.

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  60. happy birthday to your son, best wishes :))

    xxooxx

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  61. The first image was simply mind-blowing :) Happy birthday to your son :)

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  62. Happy Birthday to Jesper. I hope he has a great year ahead. The words of this post and the more recent one, Tammie - this is why you are a wonderful nature photographer!

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  63. Happy Birthday, belatedly, to Jesper!

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  64. As mentioned a few times already...MAGIC! These image hold the promise of frolicking bunnies butterflies and blooms...the promise is tantalizing!

    Cheers!

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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