9.21.2010

Autumn Equinox


spirit of the wild surrounds me
held in a clouds embrace


howling wind
lifts and blows
revealing vast horizons
valleys mountains
forests turning golden
fog clouds rain hail
wind the paint brush
spirit of the wild
~


on the threshold of Autumn
weather changes every moment
colors dance as leaves take flight
it is a lively and wild time

wishing you a lovely Autumn
~

in my last post I offered 3 greeting cards from my Spirithelpers 
website to the person who could tell me what the tiny red 
fungi were. 

Cobi from Paddestoelengek guessed:
I think they are Scutellina scutellata.
I think that is what they are too, thanks to the help from my 
fungi teacher, Larry Evans, from Fungal Jungle.


Congratulations Cobi!
I thank everyone for joining in the fun and guessing!
~

56 comments:

  1. Oh wow.. that second photo is just stunning!

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  2. Love your equinox photos!! I wish we could get some cooler air here in the south!!

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  3. beautiful:) that first photo is so soothing. a gentle autumn equinox to you.. xx

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  4. Gorgeous photos, with the clouds, mist, and mountains. The second is my favorite.

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  5. Happy Equinox! And, I am completely taken with that second photo.... beautiful! Time to go light a fire in the wood stove... newly swept chimney as of today, just in time!

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  6. Your photos are just stunning. I've always wanted to live in Montana and I'm so happy to at least get to see it through your lens.
    Happy Equinox!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  7. Just awesome how you've captured the essence of the country side. These photos remind me of days when I would stand on a hillside and be amazed by the beauty of nature.

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  8. Amazing, and wonderful. Happy Equinox!
    --anno

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  9. Thank you for "Fed-Exing" me the Fall I miss like a dead lover...




    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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  10. These photos are absolutely breathtaking! Happy Autumn Equinox to you as well! Theresa

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  11. Love the second shot. Wishing you a lovely season!

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  12. Just discovered and love your blog. Beautiful...peaceful...thank you! Happy Autumn Equinox :)

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  13. Truly wonderful and inspiring me to get outside as soon as I can. take care.

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  14. Such beautiful phots!! Wowzers!!
    Congrats on your POTW
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. Wonderful capture of the fleeting spirit of the cusp of seasons. The second photo is my favorite, too.

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  16. thank you tammie as always for bringing us along with you to the big sky place you call home...for your poetic words as our map.

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  17. Wow Tricia :)
    che foto meraviliose !!!!
    Stu-pen-de !!!!
    Buona giornata.

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  18. What wonderful autumnal photos and poem to go with them.

    Glad you identifies your new fungi.

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  19. Tammie....what a gorgeous spell of enchantment this post has been..the beautifully inspiring imagery and words are magnificent! This is a new fave of mine now..WOW!!

    wow!!

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  20. Oh goodness your little peice of the world is amazingly beautiful. Fall is my most favorite time so I really enjoy these photo's. Congrats on POTW mention!

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  21. In those photos I felt as though I was up in an airplane looking down at the scenery. Wild and wonderful.
    Brenda

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  22. Tammie!!!!!!!
    your pictures are amazing!!!
    the first one shake my heart deeeeeeep.
    great kiss from far far away^^
    la Zia Artemisia

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  23. beautiful, beautiful images. I would rather be looking at your sky than the rain laden one we have here at the moment.

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  24. Tammie, You win a prize from me for having the very best photos and words to represent the Equinox. (Actually, I'm still sulking a little that I didn't win the fungus contest. Who is your fungus teacher? Next time I'm going to bribe him!)

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  25. I'll bet you enjoyed being up there. I love being in the woods when the wind is blowing, and I being in the mountains must so much nicer.

    I love that misty shot.

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  26. These are incredibly breathtaking, Tammie! I still wonder how you're able to take pictures like these... Sometimes I wish I could be in your shoes for just one day. It must feel so free to be out there in grands of nature!! (^_^) oxx

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  27. defintiely uplifted my spirits.. cold weather freaks me out.. this is a beautiful way to think of it

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  28. Utterly beautiful. Thank you.

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  29. The poem is lovely, and I really like the pictures that you used to illustrate it.
    What a wonderful introduction to autumn!

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  30. wow Tammie! these photos of our journey into the clouded realms of the Werner Peak fire-tower are incredible! Those are definitely on my 'want list' for the birthday coupon you gave me that grand day sweetie!!
    love you & thank you for all your love and beauty you share in so many ways!!
    xo abigail

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  31. Such wonderfully dramatic pictures!

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  32. really incredible fotos Tammie! I just love the mountains and Autumn, my favorite season. I think it's kind of funny I live by the salt water, when the mountains are always calling to me. Love the poem that you wrote to go along with these wonderful images too! What a talent you have.

    Smiles

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  33. wow, beautiful pictorial representation of our changing season.

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  34. What a beautiful place to be immersed in nature! I love the softness of clouds that drift in and out like that. It really makes you feel like you are in a mystical place!

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  35. Wonderful, dramatic magic in these skies! And the scenery is enchanting!

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  36. What an amazing photo, it has inspired me to paint mountain scenes again!! Would it be okay with you if I use your photo to guide me on my next painting?

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  37. Hi Tammie,
    What amazing photograghs ... I just posted a photo of our harvest moon ... not near what you have done but on the same theme. I so do love autumn ... if it could be Sept/Oct all year round ... I would be a happy lady. Born in September, I guess that is normal.
    I am glad you enjoyed the photos of Newfoundland, it is a wonderful, rugged place ~ 1/2 million people only, on the 8th largest island in the world.

    Very best autumn wishes,
    Barbara

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  38. Sheer magnificence in that spirit of the wild.

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  39. Hi Tammie, it has been a long time and I realize as I read this post that that is a mistake on my part. I love your words and photos and this post is particularly moving as we move through the chaos and beauty that is autumn. Your capture the turning of the seasons with such grace and simplicity and power.
    Blessings and smiles

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  40. Tammy first photo is amazing!!!

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  41. Dear Tammie,
    Happy Autumn and Harvest Moon.
    All of your photographs are fantastic...a wild Autumn sounds fun. I love the energy of the wind!
    It has turned cooler in my gardens. I needed Autumn and the cooler temperatures. Your fungi post was fun too!
    I do love fungi in the morning light too.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

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  42. At the same time it was our summer one Tammie but for this time of year, the evenings are still a bit cool and I expect them to stay that way until we have rains which are very late this year. Things are dry and dusty so I hope we get some soon.

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  43. I am a wind lover. Tammie your clouds photographs are just...."stunning", "breathtaking", "euphoric". None of those descriptions really do justice. Your lens captures the beautiful soul of our planet so well.

    I had so much fun participating in the Autumn Equinox Exchange with you and the other ladies. :)

    Brightest blessings!

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  44. You capture nature so beautifully. You are sharing this heaven on earth with us. Thank you!

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  45. Hi Tammie, what a beauties these pictures are. They bring me joy being in the clouds...Love them.
    Hope you have a wonderful colorful fall my friend.
    Hus D.

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  46. Like Hilary, I too adored the second photo.

    Congrats on your POTW mention.

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  47. I love the second one...it's so Lord of the Rings-ish! Beautiful

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  48. When I fell ill--I knew I might die. I prayed to live a little longer. A soft cloud of peace enfolded my body--I could feel it draping against my skin. I turned my face into the embrace of peace and slept until I was rushed into surgery.

    That first photo touches something deep inside my heart. Embraced by clouds...

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  49. such a beautiful place. Longing to go to such palce.

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  50. They are all gorgeous, along with the words, but my eyes keep going back to the third photo. It's mesmerizing!

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  51. *gasp*
    Oh wow! That mountain in the mist! It makes me want to do a similar landscape for Zoe and Dante! Simply spectacular shot!!!
    (Considered me covered in shivers)
    Cheers!

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  52. Tammie, I do not think I can stand this much striking beauty! Your world is so vast and large. . . utterly spellbinding and astonishingly beautiful. These are all remarkable photographs! You live in such wild openness. Expansiveness extraordinaire. :>0

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  53. The sky opening up is insane! I love that picture!

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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