11.18.2011

Snowy Autumn Land


fell asleep to a warm night sky
cloaked in clouds at 28F
woke to four fresh inches of autumn snow
two snow falls to date
how many will it take
before golden grasses lie down
announcing winter is here

in the meantime
grasses appear to be rising through
a sand land along an ocean shore
i can almost smell the salty air
when a breeze of pine
awakens me to our snowy autumn land
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63 comments:

Hilary said...

Brrrr... but beautiful.

Arija said...

How I would love to walk in your snowy autumn landscape with those golden grasses like a three note symphony in the first shot.

Rick Forrestal said...

What's that white stuff on the ground?

Lasse said...

Yes it´s winter, but you have a beautiful land there!
Wish you a wonderful weekend !

Barbara/myth maker said...

Breathtaking views! Stay warm!

Charlotte said...

That first photograph took my breath away. It reminds of the etching I bought with wedding money from my gran. I put the image on
http://smoothstripedpebbles.blogspot.com/
so you can have a look and compare.

Remei said...

Tammie friend, you live in a lovely place ... here in Valencia barely distinguishable seasons ... today we have 15 G No ...
Your environment calls for calm and reflection.
Thank you for such beauty ... you're a great photographer.
Kisses!!

cieldequimper said...

The prettiest way to wake up I think!

sandy said...

How beautiful the snow is, with the grass and pointed trees! Each season has its own beauty, for sure.

Victoria said...

So beautiful..gorgeous sceneries...always inspiring..love the title too! Awesome!
Victoria

Sunny Carvalho said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog, Tammie Lee. I just fired all the pendants and they made it through!! (Lots of things blow up in the kiln!) I'll get to start painting next week.

Thanks for watching the videos of the girls, too. I will tell them!

xoxo

Arija said...

Tammie,

they are condensation trails left behind by two aeroplanes.

Have a wonderful day playing in the snow if it is still there.

Scott said...

You wouldn't think that dead weeds poking up through snow would be that interesting, but I have always enjoyed seeing and taking photos of it. Nice job.

Barb said...

Well, well...your landscape is looking more like mine! Enjoy the sparkle of your new snow, Tammie. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. My motto is "eat lots of dessert!"

montucky said...

The snow is getting pretty now! I love these shots!

forgetmenot said...

It can't be snowing yet!!! Winter is definitely here (at least in your territory). We were in the
60's today which is unseasonably warm for the middle of November (I'll take it though)! Lovely "snowy" photos. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Bernie Krausse said...

When the earth turns golden, a blanket of reflective warmth returns at the end of every cycle whose aroma is of the freshest amour.

Mama Zen said...

So beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

The first snows are magical. Your words and images capture the Why of that so well. Thank you.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Beautiful thoughts and photos...blessings and warm hugs to you as we all begin to embrace the delicate veil of winter. Blessings, Mary Helen

The Glebe Blog said...

Snow purifies !

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful photos of the first snow. I always feel the stilness when the snow is coming. All the other sound is gone. Love your poetry. Have a great weekend to you.
Warm regards from Hilda

jany said...

really nice photos awesome

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Postcards from Wildwood said...

When I look at these majestic landscapes of yours I always feel the crisp, cold, clear mountain air.
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
xx

earthenmagic said...

...hello tammie lee! ~ i sO love snOw shots! ~ living in the tropics ~ has many things! ~ but not snow!...):
...thankyoU for an awesome share!...
...i bequeath a sonnet for thee...

Barry said...

T-love the way the grass still tries to hold on. Beautiful contrast between the white snow and golden grass stalks - please keep us posted as the snow takes over. Go well. B

cyclopseven said...

mother nature is indeed gracious...winter is just another mask she wears. beautiful pictures.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

beautiful words and pictures! i love the way the dying grass is hanging in there...trying to stay tall...while the fluffy white stuff gathers around their tiny feet....

Judy said...

I love that first shot, much as I hate the thought that winter is coming!!

Rune Olsen said...

Nice shots of Autumn vs Winter and great poetry to go with them :-)
Rune

Rusted Wings said...

love the imagery of your poem and the lovely ics of snowy-sand grasses!!! love you tammie!!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful and peaceful. your words blanket us like the snow blankets the land.

Geckostone said...

Wow, beautiful words and awesome photos, you lucky girl surrounded by such magic!!! Deb

Ces said...

Oh send me some down here. We are wearing shorts and t-shirts today and I am perspiring after playing with the puppy outside. Keep warm, Tammie. Tsup!

Flo said...

Wow beautiful landscape, my prefer is one picture !!!!

Ninni said...

Oh no...I´m so glad that the snow hasn´t come to Sweden yet ;) But your photos are fantastic...as usual.
Have a nice weekend!
Ninni

Clytie said...

Brrr, I feel chilled to the bone!

Beatriz said...

Wonderful white snow and blue sky,

Greatings,

Kala said...

Beautiful contrast with the snow beneath the golden grasses.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Tammie, what a great way to wake up. At least I believe so.
But I do know you have a long white winter ahead of you. we still are in the mits of fall colors.
Talk soon and happy sunday.
Hugs Dagmar

Walk in the Woods said...

I love how Nature speaks to us, and the beauty she shares … and how you convey that to all of us.

Trish said...

Gorgeous...as always.xxx

Cobalt Violet said...

Good Lord you live in a spectacular place and your photography does it justice. Just beautiful Tammie!

Viola said...

So very beautiful Tammie! :) Here we don't have frost, only rain and rain.. But yesterday it was a pity I did not bring my camera with me.. I have never seen such a havy fog around me!

Valerianna said...

I love snow - and winter - but I'm glad our October 2 feet has melted as I JUST finished stacking the 4 cords of wood today!! I miss the tall grasses, they got quite squished in the storm. Happy snows to you.

joshi daniel said...

the winter beauties!

clo said...

Ohh...it's always to early to see winter and his so cold snow dress...
It's beautiful but for me a little sad and long..
But now not an other possible way...
just wait with the spring light in my head and in my heart..
kisses Tammie..:)

On Fragile Wings said...

beautiful pristine first snow.

still none here Tammie

ladyfi said...

What a magical snowy world! None here yet.

Beth Niquette said...

Your poetry combined with these photos fills my heart with contentment...

I love your words. You are like my Sissy--the combination of prose, narration and photography are totally engaging to both eye and heart.

Project Tara said...

I looked at the bottom image and the first thing I thought of was how beautiful it was to see a pure landscape -- no power lines or highway running through the background. We don't get that much here. Thank you, for sharing your corner of the world.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

karen said...

we had snow at the Grand Canyon...it was beautiful!!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! wish we had a nice snowfall this week...tomorrow night it is light up night in our town and we all gather and drink cocoa....and enjoy the special Christmas light show....if it started to snow that would be magic!!!!!

Gorgeous photos Tammie!!!!

Ces said...

Hello! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I have something for you on my blog :)

Naturegirl said...

Brrrr..snow changed your world overnight.
I'm not ready..trembling.

Purpletreebird said...

WoW! Such stunning pictures! We had snow this time last year but it's been quite mild here (so far!) Good job too, our heating has broken down and I need some warmth! ;o)
Jess xx

Q said...

The grasses look to be Blue-stem...
Tall- grass Prairie grasses, my favorite grasses. They say, "Home" to me. Yours are gorgeous with their snowy skirts.
I am looking forward to our first snow. My gardens are mulched and the suet cakes are out for the birds. It is the time of year I rest. It is the time of year I join the birds in their migration. I look up and see them flying south, down the flyway.
It is the time of year for Swans.
May the magic of the first snow fill your life with joy.
Sherry

joanne May said...

Hi Tammie, xx
Wow! You have had snow in autumn. That is amazing!
You must see a lot of odd climate changes where you are. The weather is all weird at the moment.
We have birds nesting in the garden and I have a small tree that still has flowers!
Love your photos and words. Wonderful fresh images for autumn.

Stay warm and drink plenty of English tea! ;-)

Kelly said...

...beautiful, Tammie! I'd love to have a little of that snow. We had a flurry, but that's it so far. As always...your landscapes are gorgeous, and your way with words: "how many will it take before golden grasses lie down announcing winter is here." Perfect!

Rosa Phoenix said...

Ah! Love these strands of gold against white snow! It has been awhile since my last visit here. As always, a profound meditation rewards me. So glad you share your vision Tammie :)

elena nuez said...

Maravillosa Tammie!!!

Victoria said...

Hi friend..wishing you a magical winter wkd..always beautiful to revisit your space!
V