11.07.2010

Pause ~


 pause
to rest in the quiet places
both within yourself
and in the world around
sense and follow your breath
perhaps consider
that your breath
is the same breath
that inhabits
each lovely flower
and then each seed
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90 comments:

  1. In my spirit, while reading these words and seeing these photos, I realized Pause equals Peace. Thank you.

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  2. I'm reading some books by Pema Chodron - your poem distills her message perfectly. Perhaps the gossamer seed heads are meditating, too. (Or, are themselves a meditation...)

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  3. Ohhh, more of this gorgeousness.
    Like early Xmas decorations or the sparklers.

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  4. Beautiful and peaceful. A perfect pause. Thank you.

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  5. I love the depth of field.

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  6. Your stunning images spark a peaceful feeling... moments paused in serenity.

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  7. How magical this image is!!!! It looks as though it's from another world - and like the dandelion is sweeping enchanted crystals. Amazing! Theresa

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  8. How beautifully unique - so soft and peaceful....

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  9. What a beautiful thought--and those pictures are just amazing.

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  10. Hi Tammie,
    These are really stunning ... and I love the idea of pausing. I try to do that more often and be present in all that is around us!
    Beautiful Post!
    Many best wishes,
    Barbara

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  11. Love Love Love! I really love how close you got!

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  12. Gorgeous images - so soft and soothing.

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  13. I love the pause n rest and stay in a quiet place to observe the world around us.. ;-)

    this is so true Tammie.. :-)

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  14. Molto magiche queste immagini :)
    Mi piacciano tanto !
    Buona serata.
    MYriam

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  15. Once again, stunning details and shallow DoF.

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  16. Hello
    This is so amazing beautiful. The photo is sensitive and almost poetic, it has a very calming effect.
    Greetings from Finland

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  17. That's my perfect start to the week. Thank you.

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  18. Thank you Tammie,
    today I really needed your lovely angel-feather photo and advice.

    Love . . . Arija

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  19. Perfect words for the images.

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  20. Absolutely beautiful! Well done, Tammie!

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  21. Absolutely stunning!!!!!!

    My macro photo is now posted, if you'd care to stop by and say 'hello'.

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  22. T-the focus on the really fine and small certainly invites me to pause and enjoy the ordinary extraordinary things in every day. Thanks. B

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  23. a dream of tranquility and peace for a wonderful moment ... thank you!

    have a good week Tammie :))

    isabella

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  24. Amazing... ethereal... magical...

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  25. How very lovely!!! They you for your kind words and visit! Cathy

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  26. Amazing images!!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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  27. tender and has the feel of an angel!

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  28. Hi Tammie! Love your poem and your macros! They make everything feel serene.

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  29. ~such a delicate moment...pause...be still yet aware of such magnificent beauty that is always around us...much l♥ve and light always be with you

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  30. So delicate and beautiful. Great job.

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  31. Each moment reminds us we are one.
    Being one with your beauty brought a smile of delight to my face.
    This is the season of gratitude at my house.
    I am grateful for you.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

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  32. So very beautiful – your words are simple and moving, your photo stunning.

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  33. beautiful, quieting, pictures and words - thank you

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  34. Truly excellent work Tammie. Gorgeous photos and memorable words!

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com
    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com

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  35. I really like your words and I love your photos.

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  36. So nice. Uplifting. Thank you.

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  37. So nice. Uplifting. Thank you.

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  38. So delicate and so lovely.

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  39. Great images Tammie, soft and lightful.

    la Zia Artemisia

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  40. Lovely photos, as always.
    Love the message, too... now to put it into practice... that is the hard part for me. sometimes i long for pause & rest, and yet it feels as if life propels me forward at even greater speed!

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  41. I am really loving these dandelion fluff pictures. They are so whimsical and calming. I saved one of the "lightles" as my desktop wallpaper. These ones look like little angelic street sweepers

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  42. WOW! I really love your photo of the beautiful flower.

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  43. I love the depth and consciousness of each verse. It is spiritual, deep, and moving.

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  44. wow, your macro photography is so amazing! such delicate exquisite images. I like how you go between the macro and landscape photos in your blog. love seeing thru your eyes and heart also Tammie! xoxo

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  45. yOU MADE ME REFLECT..THANKS!

    DO VISIT IF YOU WISH TO TAKE A PAUSE.

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  46. Just beautiful. So delicate and soft.

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  47. Wonderful photos and perfect text!!
    Wish you a blessed evening:-)

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  48. Breathtaking beauty. Thank you, Tammie.

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  49. Words and picture describe AWARENESS.

    Thanks Tammie.

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  50. Your poem invites me to breathe more deeply, to enjoy. Thank you for this.

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  51. Thank you so much Tammie for giving me an oppurtunity to see this beautiful work. You have successfully captured the ethereal beauty.. wow

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  52. These photos are magical...

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  53. Gorgeous photos, and look so soft!

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  54. Perfect capture of the seeds!

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  55. beautiful, what an amazing photograph.

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  56. How very fragile. Amazing !

    Please have a good Thursday.

    daily athens

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  57. My, oh, my! These are yet again magical, Tammie! What more can I say? Except that I always come away from your world, more in love with nature and all its little grandness...

    Hugs! oxox

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  58. Oh Tammie, magical. Your pictures and words get better and better. Those seeds have fairy dust...

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  59. Waow, gorgeous pictures! i loved it.. what you write is beautiful too..
    you have wonderful pictures here! congratulations..
    Saludos..

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  60. Such a gentle and delicate post. Like reading a feather.

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  61. love how you connect a few lines to your images. They really make me pause and get back to the present moment...

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  62. can't get enough of your creations..............

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  63. I think everyone need a 'pause'!!
    beautiful and very inspiring post, Tammie!
    The pictures and the poem above were such as a beautiful collaboration...

    have a great Monday!
    hugs,
    nensa

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  64. i'm pausing.......and breathing in these beautiful images and words..

    thankyou, dear spirithelper...xx

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  65. Oh, Tammie--this is so beautiful. May I spotlight you and your photo blog for FAT Tuesday next week?

    I Love your photography--it touches something deep in my heart. Your accompanying poetry and thoughts are so thoughtful and insightful.

    Let me know, Sweet Friend. ((hugs))

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  66. Oh, I would like to "rest in the quiet places", to feel the breath of nature and to follow it... This is the most tender photo I've seen for a long, long time!

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  67. So tender and lovely macro pics! :)

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  68. Visiting your blog is like a vacation for me - if only for a moment. I breathe deep, take it all in and feel myself fully present with the beauty of life.

    Thank you for that. So much. So very, very much!

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  69. Exquisite photos and marvellous words!

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  70. Simply beautiful!
    Your photo's are always incredible Tammie... I love these fluffy dandelion images.
    Your other post with the droplets on the seeds look so delicate and fragile.
    You really have captured the essence and magic of nature in your photography.
    Beautiful words as well!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Jo. x:-)

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  71. Dear Tammie, than you so much for this post, today of all days, i really needed the reminder and the images are just perfect!! x have a wonderful weekend x

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  72. Aloha from Waikiki

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  73. Good grief! These images are driving me insane!!! I really cannot take all of these beauty and wonder, it's making me panic because they are so beautiful and I am so afraid they will be gone... OOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!!! Be Still my heart!

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  74. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Tammie...bkm

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  75. ...so, so beautiful. I love these words in your poem:
    "consider
    that your breath
    is the same breath
    that inhabits
    each lovely flower
    and then each seed"

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  76. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family & GOD BLESS!

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  77. Hello dear one! I have spotlighted your blog and artwork for FAT (Featured Art Tuesday) Artist Spotlight at http://bethlniquetteart.blogspot.com

    I hope everyone is as touched by your photography and poetry as I am.

    ((hugs)) You are an inspiration to me, dear Tammie Lee. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  78. You show us the simple but sublime beauty in each seed and its feathery wand. I am always enriched when I pause and visit your world Tammie. Stunning photos and your words are beautiful. I love to imagine our breath being the same as that of the flower and seeds. Very Lovely!

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  79. Oh, I must add that after scrolling back down to your earlier photos of the dandelion, I love seeing the mist, that was all about the seed feathers, is now a jeweled carpet or stream beneath them and they are once again free to fly. Exquisite! In their lightness of being and how they are touched by pure light. Your lovely spirit Tammie is revealed through your art in photos and words.

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  80. Your dandelion series (this post and last one) is gorgeous!

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  81. · Just beautiful

    · greetings

    CR & LMA
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  82. SENSIBILITATE ,FOTOGRAFII SUPERBE,
    SALUTARI DIN ROMANIA!!!

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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