8.10.2010

Tucked at your Ankles


wind is howling through the forest
reminiscent of a raging river
yet tucked at the ankles of trees
my experience is more the wispy caress
of a breeze


my spirit mingles with the land
like fingers of trickling water
seeping into the earth
hair flying with the wind
makes the sky my dancing friend


dark chocolate and huckleberries in my mouth
I close my eyes
there is nowhere else
I would rather be
~


57 comments:

  1. They are all lovely, but I especially like the image of the huckleberries - wonderful detail and colors.

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  2. I wish I had wings...I'd fly over and taste that huckleberry -I've yet do try one- and then just admire the beauty of your world.

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  3. Lovely photos, beautiful words, Tammy! :)

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  4. Lovely pics Honey....I trust all is good with you and yours...as is here...

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  5. Oh nostalgia, nostalgia , I haven't had a huckleberry it seems for almost forever. The things one misses when living on the wrong side of the earth.
    Your summer is full of wonder and beauty.

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  6. So beautiful - your images and words. And I can almost taste the huckleberry!

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  7. Wonderful shots and lovely words. The scenery in the first shot is awesome.

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  8. a gorgeousjourney..a beautiful nature-tale..thanks for taking me on it..yay..BEAUTIFUL photos!

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  9. tucked in the ankles of the trees--I love that!

    So glad your eyes can seek out this kind of beauty for us. I know that many people see right past it.

    I just found huckleberries in our woods this year for the first time.

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  10. That line caught me, too .. but I'm a forest girl and huckleberry hunter from way way back. Beautiful pictures -- glad you're enjoying chocolate & huckleberries!

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  11. All 3 are amazing captures, but the 2nd one is a class perspective as well...Thomas

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  12. Beautiful post - words and photos - love the birds in flight!!

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  13. Such beautiful images and poetry...

    I've never had the pleasure of eating huckleberries but I'm sure they are a delight to the mouth!

    I just love your blog!

    Blessings and Peace...

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  14. Good morning Tammie,
    Your words touch my heart and soul.
    Your photos are all beautiful but I love the new life in the scorched forest.
    I am harvesting huckleberries now to remind me of summer during the winter!
    Smiles and blessings

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  15. ~tammie...how i would l♥ve to go for a walk with you in your woods...it looks ever so majestic...these pictures and words fill my soul and create a stir...i want to run to the mountains...enjoy the heavenly breeze...beautiful...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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  16. I too wish I had wings, to fly over and wander through your enchanted woods!

    Sigh...

    This is just soul-feeding at its finest!

    Smiles

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  17. I've never had a huckleberry. I love the name though...it's fun to say!
    I love the trees. I love trees in general, and yours are beautiful

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  18. Oh my goodness...how stunning! That first photo took my breath away. Absolutely gorgeous. Theresa :)

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  19. Hi, very beautiful ... it is good to be back and read your blog again ... even though it has just been a while, it is like a good friend ... to get caught up and back to my routine. I hope you have had a good few weeks.
    Very best wishes,
    Barbara

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  20. These are all so beautiful. I am especially drawn to the second photo of trees and such a gorgeous forest floor. I love to walk through these scenes and photograph these scenes as well. I can't stop gazing at this one!

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  21. Beautiful, oh my especially the first one, I love it, just gorgeous. I love your words with it. you are such a talented photographer, no wonder you have your pictures on the covers. congratulations. take care.

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  22. I love the first one too, but thay are all very special images. I love the wood with flowers.
    bye Tammie!
    la Zia Artemisia

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  23. Lovely..let that feeling stay long..Love//Eva

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  24. Tammie, I think these images and words just set me free... I feel drawn to the trees, there's always something magical about them. No matter the shape, no matter the kind.

    I hope you're having lovely days! oxx

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  25. All of these photos are beautiful, and I like the words you've included with them. A wonderful post.

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  26. Another wonderful post Tammie, and do you know living in the UK, I've never actually seen a huckleberry - heard the name in books and songs (especially Moon River!) Just beautiful. Your words and photographs are always inspiring.x

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  27. Hi! Thanks for your comment! Yes -I just came up with the idea, making one brooch flower each month. I think I can manage Saphire blue for sept, but Opal for oct semms difficult..What colour is that? Hugs//Eva

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  28. Oh wow love your shots just very beautiful!

    SkyWatchFriday

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  29. Dear Tammie,
    Ah...so refreshing in this terrible prolonged heat we have had here in the Mid-west.
    My leaves are wilted....
    Thank you for this sip of coolness.
    Sherry

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  30. How beautiful and refreshing.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  31. When you have found Love, you have tasted the sweetness of Life which Always surrounds us. The air is perfumed with this essence of youth.

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  32. Gorgeous photo of the water flowing , wish I were there in the midst. It's been so hot here , it would be the perfect place for cooling off.
    I love your photos and poetry.

    ~ Peaceful Blessings ~

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  33. Beautiful poetry Tammie. Sorry its so long since I visited. The sunny days have monopolised my time. xx

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  34. Thank you for the 'Opal-description'! I'm already planning for that flower! have a great weekend! Hugs//Eva

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  35. oh my, oh my, tammie... how i do love woods like the one in the top pic... and the other two pics, well, they're just plain gorgeous. happy summer days to you... xo

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  36. beautiful photos, and your words really touch the spirit.. thanks for sharing yours.. xx

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  37. Hi my dear, fantastic images as always. You are really good with a camera, my God!!
    Bye,
    Lúcia

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  38. another series to enjoy,
    btw, love your banner.

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  39. As the chocolate and huckleberries melted in your mouth, your pictures melt softly, richly on my eyes tastebuds!

    Those wildflowers are so beautiful! And I can taste that huckleberry!

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  40. love to picture the sky and wind dancing friends with your hair! lovely poems and life's ribbons of love lacing through your gifted photos!
    you're awesome tammie!!
    xo abigail

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  42. Tammie, I especially adore your forest photo. I feel I could really walk into the picture and fall asleep amongst those wild flowers. Your poetry is also magical and lyrical.:-)
    Thank you for your lovely message and home blessings. Life is getting back to normal, now we are settled.
    Have a beautiful week.
    Jo.xx

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  43. captured the nature so beautifully ... top one is amazing ... love those words too - just perfect for those pics. :)

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  44. The birds seem buffeted by the wind but the trees stand firm in its embrace. I love the Huckleberry shot!

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  45. So beautiful! The riverview image is magical. ~ Angela

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  46. the dramatic clouds in the first image and the beautiful light in the second image all look so cool!

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  47. Amen, amen, amen! No place else I'd rather be either. So gorgeous!

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  48. my spirit mingles with the land
    like fingers of trickling water
    seeping into the earth
    hair flying with the wind
    makes the sky my dancing friend....

    Beautiful!! and I know the feeling!..hug, hug

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  49. Soothing and beautiful on a hot day. Good to be back!

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  50. I want to be there lying down among the flowers ... so magical. I think I might need to drive to the woods.

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  51. Oh, how I wish I were walking alongside you as you take that second shot! What a beautiful sight!

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  52. I am so in love with all three of these

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  53. Are all of these in Montana? It makes me want to visit!

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  54. What a lovely field full of flowers.

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  55. Your images and words are so lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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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