1.01.2011

2011



2011

when I feel into you
with soft eyes
an open heart
and
true spirit

found is the promise of new life
actions that bring harmony
to our world
and
inhabitants

rightful living
in balance
with the gift we have been given; life

I pledge to meet each day with a willing heart
to greet and treat each day
with honor and my best
to seek the highest ground 
and
cherish each breath

as we have faith in the rising and setting sun
I have faith in the heart
within all life
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please join me in greeting a new year
with your lovely heart
and your beautiful spirit:
Welcome 2011!


it is winter here
yesterday I woke to -20F 
still, as we enter a new year
flowers feel perfect to me

new life


for Bill and his mom
beauty
~


to enjoy my other New Years Post, visit:

Beauty Flows
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To enjoy other folks Macro images, visit:
Lisa Chaos, Macro Monday

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95 comments:

  1. The light in your heart must find its echo in the world you see around you... you never fail to inspire me. Wishing you light, love, great joy in the coming year!

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  2. You have such a special way of taking in the beauty of our Earth...thank you, Tammie. These are true beauties to grace us again in "not such a long" time.

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  3. absolutely wonderful ♥ thank you

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  4. Such beautiful captures!!! Happy New Year!!
    May you have a year filled with creativity and sparkling color....

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  5. You inspire the world around you with the great beauty that you share! I just love it.

    Thank you for these beautiful flower pictures, they bring a sense of peace to my heart on these monotone winter days.

    You do have a chilly day today, but I bet it is just beautiful around your home. I love those crisp winter days, breathing that freshness in the air!

    Happy New Year Tammie!

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  6. This is beautiful pictures. I love the first one.

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  7. Beautiful words and pictures to begin the new year. Have a wonderful 2011 Tammie.

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  8. Wonderful shots, beautiful words!
    Have a very happy 2011! ;-)

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  9. wonderful photos and text. Happy new year to you

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  10. Thanks for these precious gifts..
    Happy New Year...

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  11. A perfect start to the new year.
    Thanks, Tammie.

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  12. Sounds like a good pledge!
    Happy New Year and much inspiration to you this year.

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  13. All your photos are so beautiful. Happy New Year!

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  14. I’m joining you, Happy girl. Happy New Year!

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  15. Yellow bells ringing in the wind,
    It moves the spirit in making new friends.

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  16. lovely uplifting words and pics here... no better way to start the new year
    :

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  17. This is a beautiful reflection to greet the new year. Thank you for it, and thank you for your continued blogging friendship. Peace and joy to you in 2011.

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  18. Hi Tammie!! Gorgeous..brilliant and beautiful...poetry filling my soul!
    Thankyou!
    Victoria~

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  19. Such a beautiful and inspiring poem . . . perfect thoughts to begin the day with. Your photography lifts up my heart and inspires me to see, acknowledge and celebrate the beauty around me. Thank you.

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  20. What wonderful thoughts for a new year (or any time actually).

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  21. Happy New Year to you my friend! I hope this day finds you well and happy! Thinking of you!
    Is it as cold there as it is here..about 5 degree.....brrrrrrr!
    Hugs and love, Sarah

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  22. tammie, i'll join you in greeting the coming days with an open heart. thank you for these beautiful words and images... xoxo

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  23. A beautiful way to start the year!
    Thank you Tammie!
    Blessings and light for the new year!

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  24. Tammie, the first photo is as fragile as our world today. Nature gives us such wonders every second of every day and greed destroys 360 species per day.
    I just don't see the logic....

    A very Happy, healthy and adventurous New Year to you my friend!

    Thank you for you sweet little ditty . . . so apt.

    Hugs and Blessings . . . Arija

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  25. Dear Tammie, These photos are sublime . . . in poetic beauty. Your words reflect integrity with lightness and love of spirit. Wishing you many blessings for 2011! Beautiful post! Happy New Year!

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  26. Glad you are safely home, Tammie. I plan to cherish and honor, too, in 2011. Thank you for saying what I feel. I think the flowers are perfect, too. I made my little granddaughter a wildflower book for Christmas - it's what she asked me for.

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  27. Happy New Year, Tammie! What a soft and gentle way to usher in the new year. There is nothing more sweet and beautiful than flowers. I hope the coming year brings you an abundance of magic and happiness! Theresa

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  28. These are such perfect beginnings, Tammie! So delicate yet so full of promises... I love seeing things through your eyes and words. Thank you, again and again, for your wonderful friendship, my sweet friend. oxx

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  29. Gorgeous photos! Happy New year Tammie! xo

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  30. please keep giving me your love this year too!
    I'm so happy with you!

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  31. Such a beautiful prayer and photos! I wish you a year full of magic and joy.

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  32. Happy New Year to you.

    2010 has been a great year to me and I pray 2011 will be better for you and me,.

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  33. this is a gorgeous look into the new year, filled with love and hope!

    thank you for all Tammie ♥

    isabella

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  34. Beautiful.
    Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

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  35. The photography and words are equally beautiful. Splendid post. Happy New Year!

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  36. Oh my God, so beautiful images and such a beautiful poem...
    You are very talented.
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Lùcia

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  37. I fell in love with the little yellow one :)

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  38. Hello!
    Happy New Year!
    I liked these photos very much...
    caucasusgeography.blogspot.com

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  39. If You want we can follow each our blogs...

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  40. Good luck is start the year finding treasures.... like this post!
    thanks, Happy New Year and a biiiiig hug!
    Elena

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  41. Happy New Year! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I love these beautiful words.

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  42. So beautiful Tammie- you have captured the essence of beginnings in both words and images. Happy New Year to YOU!

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  43. Tammie, I am uplifted by your enthusiasm and awe for life. Your photos and words create the best kind of synergy.

    p.s. thanks for visiting me!

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  44. Tammie, these images and words are beautiful. Flowers are always in season, as is beautiful prose. So nice to see you today and to read your kind comment. Happy new year to you too! ~ Angela

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  45. There is a magic in the perspective of these flowers! Stunning!

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  46. Beautiful light and bokeh in all of these images.

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  47. Wish you a fabulous new year!

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  48. very pretty
    especially the last one!
    happy new year!

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  49. Gorgeous blooms and beautiful words, what a great combination.
    Happy New Year!

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  50. These are a great set of images Tammie. Everything does seem to promise a new and more beautiful life.
    Happy New Year!

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  51. T-what a great way to start a new year - to pledge to meet each day with a willing heart - such a positive way to start each day - give it the best shot. Go well and may we continue to see your brilliant images in 2011. B

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  52. Thank You very much for visit...

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  53. This is such a lovely look ahead to spring. :)

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  54. I like the softness of the first shot.

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  55. I love how soft and delicate these pictures are.

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  56. Hiya Tammie,
    Nice to see some of the flowers that await us...
    Are two of these from the anemone family? (Ranunculus?)

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  57. So beautiful Tammie...happy new year...may it bloom with the radiant light you have captured in your photos for each of us:)

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  58. Happy new year my friend
    lightful picture, soft delight!!
    a hug from far far away
    la Zia Artemisia

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  59. Happy New Year, Tammie. Gorgeous picture and wonderful poem... We too are in the 'dead' of winter ---and I love seeing the flowers in this post. Makes me yearn for spring/summer --and all of the gorgeous flowers in our yard.... I'm sure it will be here soon!!!

    Best of everything in 2011.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  60. Hmmmmmmmmmm incredible


    xt

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  61. All the best in the new year. I look forward to what kind of pictures we will get to see from you this year!

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  62. Lovely post both pictures and text !!!
    Thank´s for your comment on mu frosty winter :)

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  63. The words, the images - wow! I love love love that second photo - the way you can see the little hairs. :)

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  64. Wonderful poetry and images! The text actually resonates with my self-portraits that you just commented on, I think! :-o

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  65. A beautiful post, Tammie, images and words to embrace.

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  66. Hi Tammie,

    It's been a great start of the year knowing you and your inspiring blog :D I hope the energy will by your side supporting your faith and balance in your life!

    Hence, just to let you know that I would like to give you the "Stylish Blogger Award" for your awesomely stylish blog! :)

    How this award works is that it's passed on from blogger to blogger, so I received the award from someone and I pass on the award to others. Part of this award is to write 7 things about yourself (on your blog post) and pass this award to 15 other recently discovered blogs you think deserves this award too.

    You can see my post and the link for the award here! http://chanyeevon.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-week-in-2011.html

    Thank you and have a great day!
    Yee Von

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  67. THank you for sharing you light and shine it out to meet us.
    Have a blessed 2011 filled with flowers to greet your days.
    Hugs Dagmar

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  68. it's hard to believe these sweet little flowers are sleeping through the winter right now. your pretty pictures have put me in the mood for spring! happy new year,
    erin

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  69. Such wonderful words to accompany the delicate beauty of your pictures.

    Happy and prosperous New Year to you Tammie :D

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  70. WONDERFUL!!! :)

    Happy New Year!

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  71. Hi Tammie,
    Thanks for leaving a comment- I lost you there for a while.

    You work speaks volumes...just beautiful! So fun to see that your work is captured in these neck of the woods.

    Have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

    Camilla

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  72. Thanks for your visit ... so nice to see some flowers at this time of year. We have had some -20 weather here, too.

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  73. Hi Tammie,i love your photographs. And enjoyed reading your blog, you write beautifully~<3

    Hope you have a wonderful new year. may your 2011 filled with joy and happiness~:)

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  74. Buona serata e buon anno 2011 :)
    Myriam

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  75. Your words Tammie are perfect to greet the new year, and the pictures are frosting on these words. Have a most enjoyable 2011 with many discoveries and laughs.

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  76. Pop over from Clytie's Random Hearts.
    Stunning photos. And wonderful words.
    ~Happy New Year~~

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  77. Well, the New Year 2011 started with a Sun eclipse and with a cold winter - here in Romania!
    I wish you a happy, halthy 2011!
    Regards!

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  78. Beautiful blog, with beautiful words and pictures.
    Happy new year.

    Greetings from Norway.

    Berit.

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  79. Beautiful touching words and exquisite pictures, thanks Tammie :) xx

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  80. This is truly beautiful. A reflection of the person and all the talent you have. Hugs, G

    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com

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  81. Thank you so much Tammy for the Birthday wishes!
    I love this whole post.
    Happy New Year! I hope 2011 brings you much love and success!
    xo
    Andrea

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  82. Very nice work on your blog Tammie!

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  83. Pour une découverte de ton blog, je dois dire que je tombe vraiment très bien avec un tel texte, ouvert sur le monde, sensible et humain. Tout ce que j'aime. En plus tes photos sont d'une beauté qui me touche. Je me ferai un plaisir de suivre ton travail.
    Meilleurs vœux de réussite pour 2011 et bonne année à toi,
    Bien amicalement,

    Roger

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  84. Beautiful photos and words. Truly inspiring :)

    Alexi

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  85. great shots.meaningful write-up.happy new year!!!

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  86. I am late, I was away. I wish you nothing but beauty and happiness in 2011.

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  87. A very Happy New Year to you too, Tammie. I hope you had a good Christmas with your Mom. Gorgeous macro images.

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  88. Oh my gosh. What a beautiful New Year's wish....the poem...the flowers...both inspiring...

    I wish you beauty, love, peace...and adventure...

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  89. Thanks for sharing, its pretty cool. This year I'm looking forward to take a break and enjoy nature as I go for vacation, well maybe after I find some Tx Land For Sale. Anyway I really like your blog and i really appreciate the excellent quality content you are posting here.

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  90. A very Happy and prosperous New Year to you !!!!

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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