7.03.2011

The Colors of Rocks Water and Air



our world
our planet
expresses a depth of beauty
that stirs my life
deeply and to the surface
inspires my breath to meet the respiration of life
with vitality
with presence
with appreciation

to inhale the air that rises from these bubbles
to know I breath air stirred by glacial melt
is a gift enormous

air is something we all share 

earth and stones the clay our bodies rise from
rocks our brothers and sisters
care something to be on the surface of our flesh
for to care for our family is essential

~




60 comments:

Gaelyn said...

It's magic! I could feel the energy.

Ces said...

What a beautiful poem!!! These are stunning, so beautiful. How you make something commonplace so special. I love the colors. I love rocks, naturally, I have a collection! Heheheh!

Remei said...

Oh ...
I have no words .... oh ....

Charlotte said...

The Greek story tellers knew this;

"Throw bones of your mother behind your shoulder."

Deucalion and Pyrrha knew that Gaia was their mother and with the stones they re-peopled the earth.

I think these are beautiful images, there is something magical about the way water reveals the colours within.

Auroran Lauriel said...

Wow! The last photograph surprised me--like a rush of life after a moment of meditation with your quiet words and gentle photographs preceding. Walking along this shore, do you feel a part of that breath? It seems like you do. That is how I imagine it. Not just observing the bubbles and water and the undulations of the tide, but breathing in deeply with the lapping of the flow of water as it gulps in air with the mouth of each wave.

Hilda R.B said...

I love the sound when the water is coming in and out. Like music. Lovely photos. Have a nice time to you.

rossichka said...

Dear Tammie, you are a person, who glorifies Nature! With your beautiful words and magic photos! You have the eye to catch moments; you have the heart to feel the beauty in every single plant, stone or living creature and you have the generosity to share them with us... Thank you!
I like colour stones; we've brought some from our seaside... (We have the wonderful Black Sea with its numerous beaches in Bulgaria).

Ann said...

such lovely colored stones. I hope people don't come to pick them in large amount.

Barry said...

TL - I'm with Remei - I have no meaningful words; except to say it takes a special eye and camera person to catch that split second of bubbles forming and existing. Thanks for capturing and sharing the colours of rocks, water and air. B

LadyArt said...

beautiful, outstanding photographic beauties... thank you so much for sharing... I am happy I found your blog....

gabriele

Arija said...

The wonder of feeling at one with all that is . . .

Anellim said...

Fantastic work !!!

joshi daniel said...

colorful and the bubbles look awesome!

Karen Travels said...

So pretty, and so inspiring!

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The Glebe Blog said...

Lovely pictures Tammie.

Your stones and Scotland's stones are so alike because 500 million years ago we were joined to you.

A collision between the American and European plates caused subduction.
Since the collision, further land movements put play to Scotland's close encounter with America. Slowly as the Atlantic ocean opened the American plate drifted away, leaving behind a large chunk of rock which today forms Scotland.

England Wales and Southern Island were part of the European plate,it was plate tectonics which brought them together.

I don't think it's true though, that the caveman seeing Scotland drift off uttered those lovely words 'Y'all come back now'.

cieldequimper said...

Oh Tammie, such beauty for the eyes and ears.

Happy Independence weekend to you.

clo said...

Hello dear Tammie..
It's always like a new breathtaking to have a walk in your wonderful world...
We can feel through your photos your strong love for our Nature..thanks to share all these gifts with us...The mama squirrel and her little baby ,it's fantastic,so cute, wow....♥♥
And all your work..
You can come and dance when you desire...it's an honor for me..:o)
I wish you a wonderful summer Tammie...
Kisses ..:o)

forestwalk/laura k said...

OH how i LOVE stones and rocks...and these tumbled stones are gorgeous! i just want to pick up a handful and feel their natural smoothness...
the water bubbles make it all seem so much more magical...if that's possible!!

GreenWhisper said...

beautiful, dear sista. a breath of fresh air from earths stories that you share.

xx

Rick Forrestal said...

I want to play in these rocks. Wow.

Lovely post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous Tammie..... What we saw for 3 weeks out west definitely expressed a depth of beauty that stirred our lives.. WOW....

NOW---we want to go to Montana.... Your state must be totally AWESOME.
Hugs,
Betsy

sandy said...

This is a beautiful post.
Have you ever tried to identify all those stones?

Ps- we get end of the jet stream air!

Janie said...

Lovely poem, and great photos that showw the beauty in the small things we don't usually look at closely. Stones, water, and the earth itself.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Talk about color my world!!! I WANT to go to this beach!!! I have such a huge stone collection. Your shots of these stones are fabulous!!

George said...

I really like the air bubbles you have captured in the first photo, but the small rocks are beautiful in all the photos. Your words are very thoughtful and moving.

Geraldine said...

Your poem is beautiful and the stones, transformed into little gems, what colors!

I have a happiness contest at my blog, hope you and your readers will stop by soon:

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Have a greeat Sunday Tammie, G

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Such a gorgeous place! The rocks are beautiful!

ladyfi said...

What lovely rocks - just like a rainbow of stones.

Donna~Q~ said...

Such a gorgeous post! Lovely textures and colors and bubbles, all of which become even more amazing and meaningful with the words that accompany the photos!

Steve Schwartzman said...

In the first photograph, I appreciate your juxtaposition of the rounded forms of the bubbles with those of the stones.

Carolyn Ford said...

simply magic! beautiful words...beautiful images! just simply beautiful!

texwisgirl said...

incredibly beautiful stones. we would have to buy those here at a landscaping place. and i would play for hours in a bucket of them, choosing my favorites and marveling at their colors and shapes...

Joelaindien said...

nice poem and nice shots !

Janine said...

Your photos are wonderfull, this is kife and you caught it in your pictures

Carol said...

Dear Tammie, How stunning! I cannot believe the beauty in your words and photos. The rocks so diverse in shapes and colors and the constant flow of the water over them keeping their hues saturated . . . yes "our world . . . our planet." If only everyone held it close in such reverence and "appreciation."

Bernie Krausse said...

Water Unearths Terra's Passion for Change.

Very very beautiful photos Tammie

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is oh so beautiful. I felt like I was there. Just so serene.

becky said...

i just want to sit barefoot by the water & pick those stones up & feel their glacial polished smoothness. they are gorgeous!

Kelly said...

I love this, Tammie. My fav... "to inhale the air that rises from these bubbles
to know I breath air stirred by glacial melt
is a gift enormous"

montucky said...

You captured both beauty and purity there, Tammie! May it stay ever so!

Barb said...

I've never seen such lovely rocks anywhere else, Tammie! Such a collection of colors and shapes.Your poem about oneness is thought-provoking.

Kala said...

The stones are all so very colorful. Nature is amazing!

Walk in the Woods said...

*Magic*, indeed.

AkasaWolfSong said...

This is music to my soul Dear Tammie!

Blessings and Happy Independance Day!

xoxo

Wind said...

Wonderful!
My best regards from Romania and Happy 4th of July!

Hilary said...

Just lovely. Your stones are always the most beautiful sights.

Auroran Lauriel said...

Hello again . I have nominated you for The Versatile Blog Award.

You can see two examples of what this means here:
http://besideaquietbrook.blogspot.com/2011/07/thank-you-sculptured-life-for-giving-me.html

and here:
http://asculpturedlife.blogspot.com/2011/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

If you do not participate in awards and tagging, I understand. Just know that I appreciate what you share on your blog--Both your gorgeous photography and your beautiful words.

-Alaurie

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Tammie!!! if we took our son Cole there ....he would need a trailer for his rock collection!!! he loves rocks and special ones....whenever we go to the beach or anywhere he is always looking and picking up rocks!!!!

Wonderful photos!!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Your words and images always take me to a beautiful place. Thank you.

ruthie said...

Tammie, what beautiful words. Our world is so precious & i am grateful for all its beauty & bounty every day x

Rusted Wings said...

ahhh what lovely stone poems and such eye candy these glacier rocks are!! wonderful this world we share!
love & blessings on your journey~
xo abigail

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful Tammie! I do love your many-coloured pebbles!

karen said...

I have a powerful urge to run my fingers over these!!

Anil P said...

The water takes the colour of stones and creates a landscape of its own.

Water and rocks must rank among the oldest and most complete of relationships between the elements.

T said...

I like that so much tamee lee. The rocks are our brothers and sisters, I will take that one with me this week as I wander through this busy weekend. the clarity in your photographs is amazing.

thanks

xt

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Tammie, I can hardly believe this beach of gems really exists. Where in Montana IS it? So beautiful, so very beautiful.

Deryn Mentock said...

I'd love to set some of these pebbles into a ring or a necklace. Wouldn't they be divine?!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors of the rocks especially!

Thanks for your generosity in visiting my new blogs!

kristen said...

I LOVE your photographs. Just absolutely beautiful. These rocks are just so lovely. It really makes me want to be there in person and touch them...thanks so much for sharing!!

Dorote said...

Unbelievable... I have never seen such colorful stones! What a beauty! I am so glad I have found your blog! (or should I say you have found mine and let me find yours :) )

The beauty you share is so inspiring!