9.22.2011

Lake McDonald, Picture Perfect


Autumn's dance has just begun
days are warm
delicious

nights are crisp
clear

a wonderful time
to relax and mingle
with nature
and loved ones near
~



yesterday my dear friend Abigail had her birthday
we dined, roamed and enjoyed this lake,
her banks
and treasures galore that we found as we strolled along. 
a glorious way to celebrate life!

Happy Birthday Abigail!!

~


Wonderful Equinox to one and all!


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51 comments:

  1. Two stunning photos! I need to see some lakes as the fall color gets going here in Colorado.

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  2. When we see with new eyes and from new angles, we give birth not only to excitement, but to a type of awareness that is spirited beyond comparison.

    As each breath is drawn, may we each leap enthusiastically into the scenic world of our own personal making.

    Happy Birthday Always.

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  3. all I can say is they just take my breath away. not once but twice. hugs.

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  4. Incredible images. Beyond beautiful. And your words speak volumes.

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  5. How absolutely beautiful, the space is a gift. I am not fond of crowds and long for landscapes like this. Thank you for sharing and happy birthday to your friend.

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  6. A little party with a dear friend in a so gorgeus place...perfect day !I believe your country is beautiful !

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  7. What a gorgeous and perfectly serene place to celebrate!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! ...and I understand you had a great time...and you have the "sence" to enjoy great nature scenery!

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  9. TL - what a magnificent place to celebrate life and a birthday; what a glorious day; and thanks for capturing the clarity of the day and reflections. Go well enjoy life. B

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  10. Picture Perfect indeed, Tammie. Two glorious photos and I'm sure a wonderful day. Happy Birthday to Abigail,
    Janice. x

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  11. Lovely words Tammie! Your photos reveal another amazing part of your paradise . . . gorgeous! What a stunning environment to celebrate life. Happy Birthday to your friend. I am sure you will both return often to this marvel of nature. Happy Autumn Equinox!

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  12. A wonderful memory for you both on friends B.Day! Wonderful photos and poem!Water so still..soon this silence will be golden in color.

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  13. It’s always a pleasure
    to see such a Wonderful Pictures
    good creations

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful place, so beautifully captured. Happy birthday to your friend and wishing you a happy Autumn Equinox.

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  15. Yay Tammie...such gorgoeus photos and prose..and such an inspiring post..b-day wishes to your special friend..and Happy Autumn Equinox to you!Many magical blessings
    V~

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  16. Autumnal colors are sustenance for the spirit and the senses.

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  17. Just wonderful!
    I want my birthday there, too! :)

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  18. Oh my, simply gorgeous. You've inspired me that my next big hike must be to a lake this autumn.

    You captured the reflections just perfectly.

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  19. Happy Equinox to you too... Wishing it were cold and dry at night, its been warm and rainy. TOO rainy. Oh well, gotta be with what is.

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  20. Surely this scene is a perfect gift for Abigail! The rocks look like they're framing the lake. The mirrored reflection is so tranquil. You live in a magical place, Tammie. PS I'll be using the quote you sent me at Frank's Life Celebration on Oct 1 - I thank you again.

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  21. Fantastic depth to both of these images. And wonderful reflections.

    Happy Autumn to you.

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  22. wonderful pictures
    wonderful place!

    Tammie enjoy your weekend!
    elena

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  23. Tammie,

    The art of a peaceful this images!

    Greatings,

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  24. Super photos! Happy Birthday to your Abigail. I don't know if it will feel so much like fall today as I saw on the weather map the high pressure zone is reaching way up into Canada but it's here whether the air feels like it or not!

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  25. it WAS the most perfect day to celebrate life with one of the closest and dearest friends of my heart...thank you tammie for your warm, loving spirit that set a table of delights in this grand backdrop. and i'm thankful for the sweet posts of your friends
    with blessings~
    love all ways,
    abigail

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  26. As always your words and photography cause my spirit to gasp in wonder.

    I thought you'd like to know this morning my darling Sissy was rushed into emergency. Clytie is in the hospital with a heart blockage. They'll do an angiogram tomorrow to find out where the blockage is, then they'll put a stint in. Please pray for her complete recovery. She is such a beloved Friend and Sister. The world would be a sad place without her.

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  27. Such glorious images, Tammie! I can't get over how still the water looks...not a single ripple! It's almost like glass....

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  28. This is a beautiful greeting and a beautiful message of autumn. Lovely.

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  29. Otoño, paz...tranquilidad...
    Precioso Tammie...
    Gracias.

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  30. Spectacular photos, oh how I want to be right there! Deb

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  31. Wonderful pictures,brings back memories of my visit to your neighbor Alberta with mirror glass lakes and natural spruce.

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  32. Beautiful photos from the lake. Nice poem also. Have a wonderful week to you.

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  33. Very calm and beautiful photos!
    Wish you a nice week!
    Eva

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  34. Hi,

    What a great place to celebrate a birthday! Both of them are great photos, but the first one beccame my favourite :-)

    Best regards
    Rune Olsen

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  35. Your stunning photos always draw me in, give me goosebumps! What a wonderful way to spend one's birthday! That'd definitely be one of my favorite ways to do so. xo

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  36. very colorful and excellent reflections!

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  37. Wow, majestic doesn't even cover it! Beautiful!
    And happy birthday to Abigail!

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  38. How beautiful!!!

    Expert composition!


    (Hee hee, my word verification is: re heal it !)

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  39. stunning photos & sounds like
    a paradise girlfriend date! xo

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  40. What a nice way to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend! I suppose that living among such beauty makes you feel what serenity, generosity, forgiveness and happiness really are...!

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  41. How beautiful your photos are! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

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  42. Drat blogger, they failed to alert me to this wonderful post.
    Happy birthday passed and a wish for many more of like splendour for Abigail.
    This is my kind of country, to sit in the mountains by a clear, still lake and just drink in the glory of this earth, the tranquility of the surroundings and a forest at your back . . . life is good, even if I can only do it virtually, I thank you for the wonder of this moment.

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  43. Gorgeous!! =) What a landscape! Must be happy to celebrate the birthday there! A big bag filled up with happiness.. :) What more can one wish?!

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  44. And your words (I forgot to say) are so fine with those pictures! :)

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  45. Beautiful image. Love the color and the reflection. Very calming.

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  46. beautiful pictures...and as always...perfect thoughts to go along with them...thanks! :)

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  47. I have fond memories of sitting along Lake McDonald... such a peaceful spot. Lovely photos- makes me want to go back :)

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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