6.24.2010

Roses and Strawberries


wandering through the woods
a grouse lures me away
from its precious eggs which lay
upon the forest floor


wild roses bloom
sat to admire delicate fragrant petals
which I had to eat
tasting the sweetness
ethereal pleasure


when one eats from the wild
one becomes part of the wild


scent of rain
arrives on a warm summer breeze
wandering home as the storm flies in
hoping for another rose to see
so I can take it home with me
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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful Tammie..Enchanting prose!
    Kiki~

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  2. The strawberries are ripe here now, too. I have had killdeer lead me away from the babies out in the field, and just the other day, a turkey mom did it.

    I just love the soft green this time of the year, don't you?

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  3. Enchanting...that's what this post is...you've taken me along for a walk and I loved the aroma of your words and the feel of your photos...

    I can't resist it anymore--I'm going outside.

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  4. Lush life you're living there, MizLee.

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  5. That image of the wild strawberry is so tender and beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful images of summer. We picked lots of strawberries yesterday!

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  7. hello Kiki,
    Thank you for enjoying my prose.

    Garden Path, Yes yes, I love the greens!

    Beth, How lovely that you have been inspired to slip outside and enjoy.

    Paschal, Indeed, indeed. Lovely to see you here.

    Kala,
    I thought so too, thank you.

    Kelly, yum to those strawberries!

    xo

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  8. Another beautiful post! Right now wild strawberries are trying to take over my veggie plot and I hate having to pull them out - but they just keep coming! Good job they are delicious!

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  9. tammie, I feel like I'm right there with you and the feast on the forest floor...thank you for this guided tour of natures bounty.

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  10. I can almost taste the strawberry and smell the rose, Tammie - I hope you did find another bud for your potpourri.

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  11. The prose, as always, was lovely. Two of my favorites - strawberries and roses. And that grouse is so beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...Theresa :)

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  12. Hi Tammie,
    Your photography work is truly beautiful ... you have wonderful eye. Those strawberries are more than real.
    Lots of best wishes,
    Barbara

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  13. your strawberry is exquisite!! and i love your poems!! just got back from my trip - posting your blogs on my site tonite and posting your drawing to you tomorrow!! peace

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  14. it's stunning .. the pics n ur poem !! Love nature n so ur pics. :)

    p.s. came to ur blog from Kala's ...

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  15. Wow such delightful captures and wonderful words.
    Thank you for sharing Tammie.

    xo

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  16. What I wouldn't give to have a wild rose potpourri (not that I would pluck them but I'd wait until they fell), to taste that little red gem and... that grouse. Ooops, sorry! Beautiful photos all of them. Have a wonderful weekend Tammie.

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  17. Lovely shots, that strawberry looks inviting....

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  18. Just one word;

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    I love your blog & also your nice comments o my Wabi & Sabi blog!! Thank you!!

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

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  19. How intensely beautiful you are, Tammie.

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  20. Wayne and I finally found a frame for the photo that you sent us. We've decided that we want a picture of every season in the same frame. Your photos really are spirit helpers. We are going to put them in his office to help the patients reconnect with nature. That disconnect, is psychologically devastating. My words, not his. But, I believe it to be true with my whole heart.

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  21. Hi Tammie,

    This is an enchanting forest, with beauty around every corner. Wild roses and strawberries, sounds perfect to me. I will be living near a forest soon but I don't think it is as magical as your place.
    Mind you... A crop circle has recently appeared near by!:)

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Jo.xx

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  22. I have to agree - the word of the day is 'enchanting'. I can almost taste those wild strawberries ... Sigh.

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  23. Bright wishes, Tammie. Lovely to see your magical post, full of earthly delights. Beautiful! xx

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  24. the grouse camouflages itself very well.

    The rose bud is beautiful.

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  25. The brightness of the strawberry expresses a color of the Nature really.

    Thank you.
    ruma

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  26. Tammie sweet, my mind is playing as I see these images... They create such an enchanting world of fantasia in my head, with nymphs and elves that tend to nature, and plenty of animals prancing about in joy! Of course, you beautiful words made it easier to imagine that too. (hugs to you)

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  27. I simply love them. :) And I always appreciate your special comments on my blog.

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  28. Good day. You have a nice blog. Your photo is really like. I'm just an amateur photographer. Have a nice day Radka.

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  29. loved tasting rose petals with you yesterday!!

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  30. Best strawberry photograph I have ever seen.
    Joyce

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  31. nice details in the rose pics!

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  32. Bet mother grouse likes those strawberries, too. Nice line, "when one eats from the wild
    one becomes part of the wild" -- I'll use that as a table toast for our elk steaks tonight.

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  33. your macros are exquisite.

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  34. What a fun trip you must have had.
    Love the rose did you take it by hand or use a tripod?
    Hugs D.

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  35. so beautiful Tammie!
    colors in these pictures, spaces il fields of glod of the post before.
    Hope you feel peaceful for this night of clouds, here near the river.
    Many blesses for you!
    la Zia Artemisia

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  36. Hi Tammie, How's it going? I love your wild-gathered pot-pourri - and that wild strawberry looks so succulent it's making my mouth water!
    Janice.

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  37. Gorgeous photos and beautiful verses!

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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