8.26.2011

Tangible Warning



they appeared
majestic in beauty and muscle
above our heads on summer cliffs
blue sky
green  flora
framed them superbly


their gaze landed on us with concern
in turn this should have concerned us
yet we watched with joy to see them

two elders came down the cliffs toward us
sent the younger ones far around


as they neared 
a force quite tangible
beamed from their eyes and forehead
warning us to back off
we did
they held us off
until their tribe was far away
lowering their heads to eat
~





52 comments:

  1. oh my, that was clearly spoken! Amazing pictures, Tammie. I am worried, though: is that snow in that last picture? Say it's not so!

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  2. yes dear Anno,
    that is snow from last winter. we were high up in the mountains; Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. The north facing slopes still have snow. But know we had short sleeves on that hot summers day.

    xo

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  3. Tammie, How fortunate were you!! What great photos and what a fun experience. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

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  4. . . . wow . . . what an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing this memory with us the way you did--I felt like I was reliving the moment with you. They are so noble looking and fierce. Perfect subjects for sculpture. What a beautiful life. :)

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  5. Hello Tammie..
    You're a wonderful acrobat..and a wonderful photographer...wow ,you always share with great emotions the great beauty around us,the deep beauty of mother Nature..Thanks for that...it's precious...
    Kisses ...:o)

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  6. Hello Tammie
    Wonderful series. I think you must have respect for these animals. Nice text goes with as allways !

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  7. Beautiful photos! Wow, they was so big animals. I think I have run away fast.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  8. These are amazing photos of the sheep, and I enjoyed your story as well. I'm glad you heeded the warning of the two elders.

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  9. Funny animals,you are very able to catch the right scene getting some beautiful photos !

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  10. Wow, they are wonderful. I can feel their power through your photos!

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  11. Such magnificent creatures! Your words and photos are gorgeous, as always, and make me want to seek some wilderness again as soon as I can. Thank you!
    xo

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  12. Hi Tammie..Magnifiecnt post...mega-awesome photos..!!SO BEAUTIFUL! Super wow!
    Victoria

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  13. Hi,

    Your use of poetry towards your photos makes them even more interesting to watch!
    PS Your header is stunning :-)

    Have a great weekend!

    Best regards Rune Olsen

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  14. The sheep at Grand Canyon are very tolerant. Good to be paying attention to their message.

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  15. As wild sheep, there is only one's nature to attend to, beyond that which flocks out of fear. There is then no staff to rule one's next moment.

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  16. Great shots - that's awesome to get that close to them in the wild. By the way, my verification word is "mount" which somehow seems appropriate!

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  17. Oh my goodness - this is amazing!!! What beautiful and majestic animals. This is pure beauty. Thank you for sharing these photos. :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  18. Well, how cool is that! Beautiful post.

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  19. Wow, I could really see the power in the gaze of the one who looked straight at you. I love these photos. What a treat!

    My only "tangible warning" has been from a bear. It wasn't such a quiet stare because the mother bear was sprinting around and whacking the ground with her paw while staring at me...

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  20. ...coming to your blog is always a breath of fresh air. I slow down...and drink it all in. I've been too busy this summer and have not been able to visit enough. I have a bit of catching up to do...

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  21. Love what I see around here my friend. Do keep it sending into my livingroom and I'll be more then fine.
    Hope you had a great summer. Enjoy every single last drop of it couse fall is flying in soon.
    Soft hugs Dagmar

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  22. T- as others have said - pretty amazing to see such a wild and healthy group - I can imagine how it could have been a little intimidating. B

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  23. powerfully beautiful...such a great moment and wonder-ment for you and your son! love that you experienced that together!! xoxox

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  24. Wow, thanks for sharing these amazing photos and your beautiful words. Lovely and thought provoking too.

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  25. They are truly magnificent creatures, completely at home in their environment ... where WE are the intruders! What a wonderful opportunity you had to see them!

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  26. What amazing shots of totally awesome and beautiful creatures. What a fabulous place you live in.....

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  27. A fantastic series of photos with beautiful colors and delicious approaches. wonderful.

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  28. beautiful...gorgeous pictures...aaaaah, the snow...just what i needed...a little COOOOL!!

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  29. What great photos! So playful.

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  30. cool blue and horn is looking so big!

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  31. you have so many beautiful adventures in your wilderness. I guess you are at one with the world...

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  32. Tammie, beautiful and so close. I saw them a couple of times but quite far away waling on a ledge, I have also seen them when they have come down from the mountains in Jasper and Banff. It would be amazing where you were. always a real joy to see your wonderful works. have a great week.

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  33. Fantastic post Tammie - these are such beautiful wild animals.

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  34. Magnificent animals, unique photos... Thank you for the delight and opportunity to get closer to the wild life high up in the mountains! Is there anything you still haven't seen? I suppose you are always ready to be surprised, Tammie!:)

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  35. How fortunate Tammie! Wonderful pictures of thos beautiful animals! I cannot believe how they manage to not fall down those cliffs!

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  36. They are beautiful creatures, aren't they!

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  37. Lovely photos Tammie and an interesting experience! I'm glad you were in tune with the intentions of the elders! Hope you and your son had a lovely few days together.
    Janice. x

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  38. Bendita naturaleza...

    Blessed nature ....

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  39. Lovely words and amazing photos of big horn sheep. I love that rugged country!

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  40. if only I could stay that steady on my feet

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  41. How glorious and wild they are in their freedom!

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  42. I've seen goats up-close many summers, but not this one. You were up so high, the snowfields are still not melted. Soon new snow will fall on what remans!

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  43. Hello, Tammie Lee

    Awe inspiring your works...
    It lets me feel warmth with the humanity.
    Your hometown is magnificent.

    Thank you for your usual visit and heart.

    Have a good weekend.
    From Saga, Japan.
    ruma ✰

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  44. They surely meant business! Easy to read. Beautiful creatures. Lovely post Tammie.

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  45. Super! Love your pics!
    Timaree (aka freebird)

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  46. Tammie, these are fantastic. The second one is phenomenal!! I also love the rocks in the below post.

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  47. WOW! I've always wanted to see these guys in person ( not just in pictographs!)in the wild! Cool!!!! Deb

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  48. I just LOVE the one that makes it look like the one goat is perfectly leaping over the other....took me a second to realize it wasn't!

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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