7.31.2010

Don't Blink


living in the northwest corner
of Montana
in the depth of summer
one dare not blink
for if one does
they could open their eyes and find they are in
autumn
seasons inspire presence
respect
appreciation
care

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1) Prairie Smoke, found in Montana
2) Campanulaceae, found in Italy

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53 comments:

  1. Oh, Tammie...both these flowers are just gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing them. Theresa

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  2. You're right ... summer is too short in these northern climates. Makes me grateful for every flower, every berry, every last firefly. (Can't say that I'm much grateful for mosquitos, though; would rather have the summer without them.)

    Sure love your discoveries; hope you're saving them in a special place where you can go in the deepest darkest winter to savor the warmth and color of summer.

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  3. Hello Theresa,
    thanks for your lovely visit.

    Hello Anno,

    I could to without the mosquitoes too!
    I wish we had fireflies, I saw some in Italy! Yes, I will have to look at wildflowers in the winter. I might have to frame a huge photo of blue sky too!

    xo

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  4. Hi Tammie ~~ These are good lines and good pictures.
    In Nebraska we called both of these thistles, each had a thistle name.
    In Texas now, we call them wildflowers when in bloom and thistles the rest of the year.

    I came to get the title of your blog (I knew it but ...) as I am finishing up my OSI with your fun prompt. Thank you, I like it.
    I wish I had a cocoon picture. I know you do. :)
    ..

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  5. Hi Jim,

    So interesting that you call these thistles, I don't think they are in the thistle family at all, they are hairy though.

    My OSI post will be on my other blog:
    http://beautyflows.blogspot.com/
    come visit me there. I look forward to reading your poem for 'cocoon'.

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  6. How gorgeous is this! That pink is amazing. I can't wait for Autumn actually, it's been sweltering hot, here in BC.

    Hugs, G

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  7. Well Tammie, it's amazing how each part of nature (even the smallest of flowers like these) could hold such beautiful colors.

    You must have very sharp eyes to have seen them among all the other beauties. (hugs)

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  8. We are getting signs of Autumn already here too..... love that first one - unique!

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  9. You take absolutely gorgeous pictures!

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  10. Beautiful...I've never seen a Prairie Smoke ... only pictures. This is one is one of the best I've seen. And even here in the Northeast the season has started to change. It smells different.

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  11. I've been "working with" peaches these past couple days and I smiled as I regarded that Prairie Smoke, which resonated - for me - Peach! Beautiful.

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  12. Ohthese beautiful flowers cheered me so much on a sad morning, thank you Tammie.

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  13. Two beauties, both new to me. Perfect backgrounds!

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  14. Oh no, let's not blink. Though I love autumn, let's enjoy summer and its beauties!

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  15. teh first one is very very ebautiful..congrats
    graceolsson.com/blog

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  16. Beautiful pictures and I guess you appreciate the flowers all that much more because, indeed, your flowering seasons are all too brief.

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  17. Hi Tammie,
    Oh my gosh, that first shot took my breath away - so lovely!
    Lovely background bokeh in the second shot.

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  18. Hi Tammie,
    Nice captures, I have very fond memories of Montana.
    Have a nice day!

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  19. Beautiful wildflowers. I loved Montana and enjoyed all the wildflowers.

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  20. I like the first flower most, have a nice day! :)

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  21. These photos are absolutely stunning Tammie Lee. Thanks for sharing them.

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  22. Pretty and amazing!

    Happy new week ahead Tammie.

    Regina

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  23. Prairie Smoke is absolutely stunning--what fabulous shots!

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  24. These are both so beautiful. Great shots!

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  25. sigh, tammie... i say the same thing over and over. just fabulous... and so beautiful... xo

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  26. So real I get tickled!

    Only in thine eyes can these blooms sing!

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  27. just amazing with all this details!

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  28. Beautiful pictures as always x

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  29. Outstanding macro pictures!

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  30. I would not want to blink and miss this magic!

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  31. Beautiful shots. The flowers are colorful and lovely.

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  32. Gorgeous shot ... lively colors :)

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  33. Gorgeous details, color and depth of field in that first image. Love it!

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  34. Hello, your art is great and blog is one of my favourites. I was nominated for Kreative Blogger and had to nominate some of my favourite blogs for Kreative Blogger too (more details are on my blog). I nominated you. Hope you don’t mind it :) I’m glad to find such inspiring creators as you :)
    Sija Felt

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  35. wow what super photos and the detail is just stunning Tammie,

    Gill in Canada

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  36. So pretty, Tammie. So pretty. :)

    Kristy

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  37. I love seeing everyones wildflowers - so pretty Tammie and good compostions as always.

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  38. GORgeous. Just breathtaking.
    Thanks. I needed that.

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  39. You are so right about he seasons, Tammie. My summer is waning, too. I must look up that Prairie Smoke - it reminds me a little of Pine Drop though it seems fuzzier. I have Campanella in my garden!

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  40. Gorgeous. I'm glad I didn't blink.

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  41. It is always refreshing to stop by your blog... What can i say...

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  42. Amazing photos again! And I can relate to the things you write. I live in the north of Sweden. The summer is very short over here. The evenings are allready getting darker and colder

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  43. I'm so glad you didn't blink ... and miss out on this beauty.

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  44. Wow Tammie...so beautiful! Every post you create is the essence of harmony..brilliant!
    Kiki~

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  45. beautiful flowers and photos...i thing wildflowers are my favoutite must be the wildness in them ;)

    Dancing Matilda

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  46. I like the praire smoke. The little things look like slender fingers. It is so pretty.

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  47. breathtaking little flowers.. captured so beautifully.. it's now ok to blink.. their image remains.. wow.. so intensely beautiful! :)x

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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