11.24.2010

Apprentice for a Season

To all of you, by friends of blogland
I thank you for your caring friendship and wonderful visits!
When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of gratitude. 
I feel grateful for each of you. 
Thank you for being in my life. 


Tammie



opening slowly
with quiet listening
my heart greets winter


taking in the details of each day
and night
temperatures that drop
severly
a blanket of snow that cloaks all life


I will be your apprentice
feeling with my heart
listening with
ears and eyes
blending with my
skin and spirit


I invite you
into my dreams
lift my spirit to take flight
into the realm of winter wonderland


in this season
what will you instill in me
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please visit NF Macro to enjoy wonderful Macros from around the world!

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I was just visiting  a wonderful artist Beth's Blog: Beth's Artworx and found that she had honored my blog and art on her Fat Tuesday Post;
I feel so honored! 

Feel free to join in on her wonderful Tuesday posts and visit one another.

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73 comments:

  1. amazing photo of ice crystals. they look like ice leaves. wishing you a happy day.

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  2. Soooo amazing. THANK YOU for sharing nature as it is suppose to be, it inspires me more than you think!!

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  3. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here. But I'll send my good thoughts to you, I appreciate your blog, you give me so much inspirations! :)

    Have a nice Thanksgiving! :)

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  4. ....and I forgot absolutely to say- such beautiful photos, each and one so special!! :) Full of beauties..!

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  5. Tammie, my link let me down yet again and I have missed so many of your lovely posts.
    Your photos are so lovely I want to gobble them up. How do you capture all that magic??? I look at them and my heart perceptibly expands and peace enters mu soul.
    Thank you dear friend for the wonders you show us and the accompanying thoughts you express.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Tammie, they are beautiful, winter seems much more exciting here, thank you for your beautiful photos, words, and friendship. happy thanksgiving.

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  7. oh my heavens!!! these photos and words are so wonderful....I love this time of year!!!!

    Beautiful work Tammie

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  8. Do you call his ice flakes? They are so beautiful.

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well. I hope you have a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing these lovely images of winter. I am now in the mood for snow! Theresa

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  10. Yay Tammie..a super gorgeous post full of magic..wow..stunning photos!Beautiful prose..hugs!

    I wish you many blessings on your Holiday!Enjoy!
    Cheers..a glass of red from me!
    Kiki~

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  11. Your photos are beautiful, and your words are wonderful.
    I hope you are having a very happy Thanksgiving.

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  12. Hi Tammie,
    This is a beauiful post and beautiful thoughts and words. It is a special time!
    Very best wishes,
    barbara

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  13. A very gentle, winter scene. I'm imagining stamping the snow off my boots upon entering the cabin and sitting down for a cup of tea with you.... how nice!

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  14. Beautiful photos and sentiments. I hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  15. And I am grateful for you, beautiful blog friend. God bless, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Winter is truly a wonderland. The snow can have a magical effect on the surroundings.

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  17. I love snow and to photograph snow crystals, is a bit difficult here in Singapore that you understand. Luckily I have monkeys;!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Forgot to write that it was a wonderful photo!

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  19. What a beautiful landscape. It looks like here in Småland in Sweden.

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Tammie...these photos and your poem are so warm and tender, despite the snowy scenes. The inside of that beautiful little cabin provides shelter from the cold air outside. What a lovely composition! The ice crystals (macro) is something special...extraordinary!

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  21. Hi Tammie!
    Such a lovely photo of the frost on the branch!
    I also like to take such photos of the Winter! Today it snow a lot here in the south of Sweden!

    Thanks for your kind words about my ladybirds!
    /Pia

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  22. Beautifyl photo with the ice crystals!
    We have a visitor here from the US, but we don't celebrate Thanksgiving ...
    But we have a lot of snow too.

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  23. Oh, is it already time for winter?? Here the leaves haven't fallen yet! I don't love it, but the only thing that helps me feel better is its beauty! Your photos are lovely! The first is so cosy and the second one symbolizes the harmony in Nature!

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  24. Beautiful picture:)) I Love it.

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  25. These images which remind all of us to be thankful to Mother Earth for her Beauty and Sustenance are really breathtaking!

    I loved your poetry and the sentiment within...it is very heartfelt and moves me.

    A Very Happy Thanksgiving to You!
    I'm thankful I have connected with you!

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  26. Hi Tammie,
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved family.
    The pictures was so beautiful!
    and the poem was so inspiring..

    Many blessings to you!
    nensa

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  27. Love the beautiful photo.Anita

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  28. ~a blessed day to you and yours...may your spirit be filled with only goodness and joy...once more you have melted my worries and eased my thoughts with such surreal words and pictures you have shared this day...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

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  29. I wish I was in that cabin in the photo you featured, looks cozy!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  30. Oh wow. I found many beautiful pics here, you are so good. I Will come back again.
    Have a nice day.
    /Helena

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  31. I love how you post the beauty in your world - and then paint the beauty with your words.

    I have been dreading winter this year; your words brought me up short. On this day of Thanksgiving, I want to greet this winter with a smile, to see it's beauty, to learn from it's solitude.

    Thank you.

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  32. Woow what incredible beautiful pictures you have here on your blog .. I checked around and there were so many beautiful pictures here:)

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  33. Incredible photos Tammie! Thankyou for such beauty! xx

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  34. Incredible photos Tammie! Thankyou for such beauty! xx

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  35. Wow, this is really beautiful. Love your photos.

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  36. Molto belle queste immagini... la casetta rievoca antiche leggende !
    Felice giorno del ringraziamento.
    Buona giornata :)
    Myriam

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  37. What a beautiful way to express the ongoing dialogue between artist and appreciator. Beautiful photo, too. HOpe you are enjoying all the blessings of this Thanksgiving season.

    xoxo

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  38. Wonderful frosty shots.

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  39. Wonderful macro. I don't know the right word but the "snow" looks so sharp, like razors or something. Beautiful beautiful work:)

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  40. Thank YOU Tammie for being such a great blogging pal and sharing your lovely images with us.

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  41. Wonderful photos! Thank you for you amazing photos

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  42. T-I am always just blown away by your exquisite macro shots. It is one thing to observe nature; another to see the detiol; but altogether another to capture the beauty - thanks. And by the way it looks cold. B

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  43. The ice crystals create such beautiful lacey patterns! Stunning photos and beautiful words in your post!

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  44. I see tiny frosty butterflies Tammie! How lovely! The photo of the cabin held by winter's stunning grip is poetry. Your words as always touch the soul. I hope you are enjoying family and that your Thanksgiving is filled with warmth and love. I am thankful for having you in my life too. Carol

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  45. Beautiful winter scenes. Happy Thanksgiving, Tammie.

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  46. smiles. wonderful...hope you have a great thanksgiving...

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  47. I hope you passed a wonderful Thanksgiving, Tammie, and that you will have every reason to continue to feel gratitude beyond.

    I'm so looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful ice crystal images over the coming months.

    Keep warm! Janice. x

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  48. I hope you had a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.

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  49. It is a wonderland, Tammie. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  50. Gosh Tammie, thanks for your wonderful words it's dito...
    Boy your home looks cozy in all of that snow.

    And your second one....blew my hubby out of his chair...and me.
    Hugs D.

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  51. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

    Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

    I just love love love your blog & this post.... and your blues & free spirit!

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

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  52. Hello Dear Tammie, My thankfulness this Holiday season extends to you there in Montana. Your photos always tell a special story about Nature. These definitely "lift my spirit to take flight into the realm of winter wonderland." As you know, I have a special fondness for your ice crystals. They are miniature worlds unto themselves.

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  53. Dear Tammie
    Thank you for all the beauty and wisdom you share with us. I am truly thankful for you and your gift.

    Blessings

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  54. The scenery is a snowy work of art.
    It seems to be dreamland. . .

    Thank you.
    ruma

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  55. The photos are over the top. What a miraculous Thanksgiving treat.

    Speaking of Thanksgiving, thank you for sharing your beautiful images with all of us.

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  56. Well, al I wanted to said is already written!
    Amazing images!
    My compliments!
    Regards from Romania!

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  57. Ice season again - your photos are always stunning. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  58. nice way to thank and the images are a treat for the eyes. have a nice day :D

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  59. What marvellous magical shots! A lovely winter wonderland.

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  60. Thank you for sharing
    This Wonderful work with us
    Good creations

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  61. Dearest Tammie~
    You are a wonder and a wonderful woman whose spirit always fills me with inspiration! Thanks to YOU, Dear One!

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  62. Ah Tammie what a wonderful post. I missed it as I was away in Germany. We don't do Thanksgiving but I hope you had a very happy and serene time.

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  63. Absolutely stunning! Wow. Beautiful work Tammie. I love winter, this was great to see.

    http://veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/some-treasures-from-etsy-great-gift-ideas-too/

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  64. The season of quietness, peaceful and subtle moment, great time to listen to own heart beats and inner thoughts :)

    Beautiful shot of photos and what's more, beautiful poem!!

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  65. Beautiful words and photos! And thank you too!!!
    Blessings and light to you.

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  66. jesus!!You almost made my eyes flow with that note and that photo!!

    and i think you mean every word of it!!Thank god we have people like you in the world..May you always continue the good work and be happy!!:))

    Greetings from Norway

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  67. I am truely Thankful for knowing you! What a beautiful soul you are, and you create so much beauty in the world around you.

    I just love the picture of your little cabin, oh it looks so cozy! It makes me want to move back to snowy landscapes!

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  68. That top picture is like Thomas Kinkade came to life....

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  69. WOW, they look like a thousand ice butterflies!

    Always enjoy your photographs, and your beautiful poetry pieces are such wonderful companions.

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  70. Like a postcard!

    You make winter seem bearable and beautiful

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  71. such beautiful photos
    great blog...

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  72. Sissy Clytie is right--you paint your world not only in photographs and artwork, but in words.

    You are amazing, my dear Friend! I am just now getting caught up from the Holiday rush--and was caught spellbound by these incredible images. I even called my Beloved in to view them. We both agree you are an amazing artist.

    ((hugs)) Happy Solstice, dear one, Merry Christmas, and may God's blessings follow you throughout the New Year.

    You are precious, you know.

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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