6.08.2010

Flathead Lake, Montana


to witness the beauty of nature
we lean towards it
taking its presence to heart
witness more deeply
and clearly
and our beauty
becomes evident

pause
veils of illusion disappear
as if they never were
essence of true substance
emanates
permeates
stay with this and life's
vitality builds

external beauty
a reminder of internal vitality
~


Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in the western U.S. 
Approximately 27 miles long by 15 miles wide and maximum of 370 feet deep.


Visit: Watery Wednesday to enjoy wonderful 
watery
photography
~

78 comments:

  1. Beautiful Sue...I love what you do to keep the beauty of Mother Earth in the forefront of our minds...I only wish we humans would to a better job of caring for her...a thought just occurred to me that some day photographs like yours might be the only way we'll be able to se what was....hug, hug

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  2. Beautiful...Mother Nature at her finest!

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  3. Gorgeous sceneries..epic nature..beautiful words..stellar post!
    Kiki~

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  4. Whoa! I had no idea there was so much fresh water in Montana -- beautiful pictures!

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  5. Oh the breathing space!!! Ahhhhh. Gorgeous photos Tammie...makes me grateful for a the few sacred waters left on this earth!

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  6. They are no pictures, they are visions!
    a great kiss from Italy, la Zia Artemisia

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  7. Breath-taking, Tammie. You certainly know how to move the heart & soul. Bright wishes. xx

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  8. So pristine and beautiful...you can sense the peacefulness and serenity of this place. Thank you, as always, for sharing. Theresa

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  9. Beautiful lake, beautiful state!

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  10. Beautiful, I left an award for you on my blog!

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  11. Hi Tammie,
    Your work is amazing and I can feel the vastness of the lake. I love the watery Wednesays.
    Take care,
    Barbara

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  12. Absolutely breathtaking. would love to be there viewing it in person. take care.

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  13. Splendid poem, dear poet ... and oh that sky and lake.

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  14. feel like getting lost in a place like this! so beautiful!

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  15. The depth in that first photo is amazing - it does seem to lend its vitality. The sky and snow covered peaks are an interesting contrast to the choppy lake. I thought of you this weekend, Tammie - I found two budding Calypso Orchids. When they open, I'll take your advise and bend toward their scent.

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  16. Much bigger than the the largest of our English Lake District lakes which I love. Dare I say that Flathead is even more beautiful?

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  17. Wonderful, just wonderful--- I get lost i the image and almost sink in those waters and clouds!
    :)
    thanks for sharing

    Dulce

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  18. Ah. Mirrors and reminders. Lovely. And true.

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  19. Breathtakingly beautiful!

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  20. Thank you for this reminder to not just see the beauty, but to feel it - to allow this peace and tranquility to invade our lives.

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  21. I am transported every time I visit your blog!

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  22. Wow, that is one big lake! Is that snow in the background??

    Is the water that green all the time, Tammie?

    What an amazing place to live.

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  23. Yes, this is a wonderful place to be!

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  24. A beautiful poem and beautiful photos. That lake seems to have a mind of its own.

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  25. That's my kind of place, with the beautiful water and the incredible snowy mountain backdrop. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Tammie dear, I've been wandering among your trees and along the water shore. I must say that I found true peace within. Nature is always the perfect healer for the mind, isn't it? :)

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  27. Tammie, thank you for sharing these beautiful sights and poems. I love seeing your photos of spring and summer in Montana. What a glorious place!

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  28. wow! your shots are stunning! thanks for visiting tammie lee. hugs from spain!

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  29. So lovely..so beautiful..love the combination of sky, mountains and water in these beauties! Thanks for your visit..Love//Eva

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  30. Your photography makes it look truly flat and very vast. Great pictures.

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  31. In deed this is so beautiful. It people would take time to appreciate nature, life will not be so stressful.

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  32. Great pictures, and your poem is inspiring and a great reminder..

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  33. If those are snow clad peaks, the water must be very chilly. Beter to lok at than to swim in!

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  34. Gorgeous! Love the snow clad mountains in the background.

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  35. Just wonderful post! Great shots:-)

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  36. You are amazing

    Can I see some of the scenes and images to my site

    And the rights reserved on behalf of your site

    I am from Kuwait

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  37. Spectacular shots, very lovely.

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  38. I love how the mountains look like waes, making it hard to tell where the water, land and sky begin and end

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  39. Another perspective is veils of illusion dissipate as you grow content and even-tempered, come what may. Images are breath-taking here and invite each being to step through the looking glass as Alice does in order to bring reality into focus. Blessings to all.

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  40. such a heart-filled poem...well prayer really...and your images as always are perfect!

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  41. Tammie, I could scream out loud of your beautiful photos.

    The first one is so captivating!

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  42. And I tend to lean towards your photographs. How utterly, utterly beautiful. And how refreshing to see images of CLEAN water for once.

    xoxo

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  43. Beautiful Words and beautiful shot !!Simply amazing and fantastic !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  44. What a delicious world you live in.
    - B

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  45. beautiful movement in your word's internal vitality, hope you are well Tammy

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  46. Just beautiful! Thank you Tammie!

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  47. Beautiful and impressing!
    Kindest regards
    Becky

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  48. Magnificent sky pics. If you have a minute - come see my flickr project (there is a link on my blog). I'm posting one picture of the sky every day.

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  49. So very, very beautiful.

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  50. Hello Tammie, I'm just catching up with blogs after that week away! As always, your photos are simply awesome. The first photo looks just like the sea to me! So incredibly beautiful.

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  51. LOVE this! it's taking my breath away Tammie.

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  52. Beautiful meditation on inner/outer, MizLee.

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  53. I've been sitting here looking at your freshwater lake and pondering over your words, Tammie, and I feel REFRESHED!

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  54. Beautiful sky, land and waterscape Tammie! Your words ... moving and truthful ... are pure and poetical. I love "we lean towards it" ... lovely! ;>)

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  55. Spectacular! Thank you for this - it's exactly what I needed today.

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  56. ciao,
    I'd like to open a window on my blog, dedicated to your artworks. visiting it you can read how you can post as an author. thanks.

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  57. can't complain about this spot, what an excellent big sky! Great shots !

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  58. This reminds me of childhood days spent cloud watching :-) Beautiful, Tammie!

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  59. Gorgeous seascape shots, its awesome.

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  60. Oh, Tammie -- I know why you have chosen the career you have!

    (My verification word is puddless -- which is almost puddles, which I love!

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  61. Such beautiful, cooling blues. Such vastness to disappear into. We all need that sometimes, don't we? To disappear.

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  62. So beautiful!! "We lean towards it"... so true, we really do. I do anyway. This is so inspirational. I love it!

    :)

    ~Tabitha

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  63. beautiful though it looks little cloudy:)

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  64. your post is simply elegant...
    it opens my eyes.

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  65. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/06/jingles-june-follower-award-week-2.html

    It has been a long time without visiting..
    Happy Saturday!

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  66. Thanks for your kind comments on my Wabi & Sabi blog, you made me so happy!

    Your post & your blog is incredible indeed & soooo inspiring, I love to visit you!

    Today it's a Royal Wedding in Sweden, a historic day!! Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria marries her heart Daniel, a nice man of the people.

    A footprint from Agneta & Sweden

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  67. A beautiful place, great pics.

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  68. Beautiful shots... really great

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  69. looks so powerful and has the effect of a volcano!

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  71. Hi again! These lake clouds are wonderful--did you notice the cherub face in the second photo?

    Ah, these fill my eyes!

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  72. Hope there'll be a good cherry crop this year.

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  73. The first photo in this post is so soothing! I am just in awe of the colors!

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  74. Oh God, these are just beautiful!

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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