5.26.2011

In the Afternoon Sun


in the afternoon sun
after a gentle rain
near a bubbling brook
where the deer do reign
breathe air pristine
lifting flowers scents
offering fragrance of
fairyslippers breath
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Fairyslipper
a wild and tiny orchid
lives under the canopy of forest
a rare and delightful beauty
but do not step too close
for though it has a heavenly scent
you may damage its fragile roots
and then it will not grow back next year

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Enjoy flowers from around the world:
Today's Flowers

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79 comments:

  1. What miracles -- the flower AND the sunshine -- just beautiful!

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  2. Oh, says she squealing with delight. These photos are exquisite!

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  3. Your words are beautiful Tammie and perfectly convey the mood of these pics. I love "slippers" in nature, thank you for sharing! Lovely.

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  4. So splending words, and so fantastic photos! The second one impressed me most of all. Thank you! :)

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  5. Beautiful!!! And what a lovely name, fairyslipper... I think we have it in Sweden too and the name ends with "shoe", sko, but the first part isn't nice at all... Guckusko, methinks?

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  6. m a r a v i l l o s o!!!

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  7. Truly, truly beautiful photos of the orchid. Thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend to you.

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  8. Gorgeous Tammie..they are a fave of mine..so delicate but so magical and powerful..your photos are pure enchantment..beautiful!
    Victoria

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  9. tammie, i was just thinking that all of the flowers in the world would love for you to take their pic! they'd be so happy with your soulful lens on them!! i was thinking about a very similar flower called a lady slipper that i photographed in virginia. i could just imagine its delight at meeting you. : )

    xoxo

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  10. All beautiful and amazing!
    Ana from Brazil

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  11. Beautiful delicate flowers and beautiful colors, I love the freshness of the water droplets.

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  12. These are so fancy compared to our simple lady's slippers. They make ours look like lady's work shoes!

    Great photography!

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  13. Beautiful photos! I've never seen a fairy slipper before. Of course, I love the name. :) Have a happy weekend! Theresa

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  14. What an amazing flower - a jewel amidst the forest!
    Your poem is wonderful - so sensitive and tender!

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  15. I see the raindrops caught both of us with a camera in our hands. Beautiful!

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  16. Like you, amazing. Thank you, friend. If I see one of these, I will be very careful.

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  17. I search every season for 3 years for these on the California coast. When I finally found them.... Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Such magic. Wonderful pictures...you bring it back for me.

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  18. I was waiting for you to spot them, Tammie! Those droplets make them look even more fragile. I wonder if I'll see "mine" this year. We still have so much snow in the high country - maybe they'll wait to bloom 'til I return. I still haven't noticed their sweet fragrance - maybe this year.

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  19. wow, Tammie! It really does look like a fairy's slipper. I can see a fairy wearing it in my mind. Beautiful photos...you always capture that serene, still feel of a forest floor.

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  20. WOW !!!! these are amazing ....I can smell the freshness...and I feel like I was right there with you!!! beautiful!!!

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  21. Beautiful series of images.

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  22. A lovely little orchid In the Sierra we have an even smaller one, the rein orchid, tiny flowers grouped together on a stalk. I always look forward to their blooming.

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  23. What a magical series of images Tammie!

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  24. So lovely - makes me happy sigh.

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  25. Very lovely, that would be sad if they did not come up next year. have a great weekend.

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  26. such a superb little wild orchid, and so beautifully photographed. The droplets and the orchid both so fresh and new...
    xt

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  27. Wonderful photographs Tammie,and sound advice.Little beauties like this need all the help they can get.A five year worldwide ban on felling natural forests would help.

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  28. Perfectly beautiful with the rain drops glistening on those lovely blooms. The poem is so nice too. May your weekend be filled with good things. Mickie :)

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  29. the second picture inspires me to stitch...beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  30. EXCEPCIONAL!
    PERDONE MI AUSENCIA ESTABA ENFERMA...

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  31. Simple and magnificent all at once. You capture the humility and grandeur of Nature so sweetly.

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  32. The laughing Joker of the deep forest, who offers a smile with no end.

    We are getting a second wave of fairyslippers. Its staying cool and cloudy on the edge of the north cascades.

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  33. Beautiful and delicate Tammie !!

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  34. These are utterly delightful. You know, the first image looks like a face looking down. Oh Tammie, I love your photography. You are so terrific and the work you do is magic. Have a great weekend. Tsup!

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  35. How very beautiful and fragile these flowers are! Wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing...

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  36. Tammie, beautiful flowers and photos. MY favorite is the fairy slipper.

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  37. Drop dead gorgeous!!!

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  38. They are exquisite and pretty!

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  39. Your words and images are absolutely stunning!!

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  40. Love the third shot - beautiful with wonderful bokeh!
    As always your poetry is lovely.

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  41. Delightful, both the poem and the photos. I remember learning that one is not supposed to pick these (at least not in New Hampshire).

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  42. You've captured their delicate beauty perfectly!

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  43. Wonderful orchids. I am longing for them to bloom here in about 2 weeks.

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  44. Love each and every composition. Just beautiful.

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  45. T- another triumph of the partnership of nature and you and your lens. Such delicate beauty - orchids are amazing in that they can take so long to bloom and yet offer such beautiful unfolding shapes and colours. B

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  46. Absolutely breathtaking, lovely words and also good advice about not stepping too close.

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  47. someone stole the sun from my heart...

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  48. How incredidibly elegant...the flower, the photographs and the poetry...beauty-full♥♥♥

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  49. Oh! Stunning little gem. How lucky to see this Tammie! Thank you for sharing your exquisite portraits. Your words bring the experience closer. I imagine you by a bubbling brook with deer stepping nearby. A fairy slipper suits this flower and all of your enchanting posts! Lovely! Important alert too! Clicking on your photos reveal even more their amazing beauty.

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  50. The fairy slippers are one of my very favorite flowers, and you showed their beauty so perfectly. With delicate droplets on them, their gentle beauty shines through.

    I think that our Fairy Slippers usually blossom in late June... so I'm guessing that those photos are from last year's bloom?

    I found a spot last year where about 80 Fairy Slippers all bloomed in a patch. I visited it every day that they were blooming. What a treat!

    Thank you for reminding me of what's to come!

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  51. Hello.
    Sharing a moment of peace.
    It is a joy for all.

    Thank you for the warmth of your heart.
    Have a good weekend...

    Greetings.
    From Saga, Japan.
    ruma

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  52. Stunning images and a glorious blog site!! Gotta be a Follower--

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  53. LOVE
    your photos!
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    happy weekend,
    Rosa

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  54. I've missed seeing your breathtaking photos. Lavender is one of my favorite colors.

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  55. AnonymousJune 04, 2011

    oops, that was "Gel" in above post. If you visit my new site, u will actually see a real life photo of me *gasp* :).

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  56. Such lovely orchids! So warm, so gentle.. Yes, we have to take care of these beauties, we really want them back again!! :) You are clever in writing poems!

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  57. Nuevo blog
    http://duermevelamei.blogspot.com/
    Remei

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  58. Such a beautiful blog! Thank you for opening others to the natural world through your wonderful and sensitive words and photos.:)

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  59. Oh, Tammie! You have ladyslippers where you live! We traveled to an area once where the forest floor was carpeted with them. They do not grow here--and if one does find them, it is a rare treat. We only found one once in the forests of my childhood.

    These photos are just exquisite. How perfectly lovely, my dear Friend.

    Your words are so beautiful, too--you never cease to touch my heart with both lovely picture and beautiful words.

    I would like to feature Spirithelpers on this week's FATuesday, if I may! ((hugs))

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  60. small miracles photographed with great sensitivity!

    warm hugs to you Tammie and many thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog ♥

    isabella

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  61. Hello Tammie..
    Please ,excuse my so long silence....:o)

    I love this delicate and fragile beauty ... these pictures are pure and beautiful , your eyes can capture the soul of flowers, and it's a real pleasure for your readers ...
    many thanks for this precious gifts..
    see you :o)

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  62. I needed this today...the reminder of all that is renewed time and again in this world...thank you...xo

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  63. I think Fairyslipper is the best name ever for a flower!
    It is so elegant and fragile looking. I can just imagine a little fairy wearing a pair of flowers on her feet. Perfect photography as always Tammie and such gentle words.

    Have a magical week,
    Jo. xx

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  64. ah... another one for the dancing queen. You know, these are some of my favorites...

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  65. Hello, my sweet Friend! I've featured you and your wonderful photography in this week's FATuesday Artist Spotlight.

    I feel so privileged to call you Friend.

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  66. I cannot help but return to view these tender beauties again...so lovely!

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  67. Beautiful photographs and words!

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  68. what glorious, humble, flagrant beauty!
    and what enchanting words that take one on a flower hunt extraordinaire! love love

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  69. Oh how I love the Calypso orchids. They are so tender looking, and yet so strong! They dance across the forest floor with such elegance.

    I have a hard time getting a good photos of these beauties. Yours are beautiful!

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  70. wow! such beautiful photos and words! such magic!

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  71. The flower looks almost like a bird curled up to sleep!

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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