1.10.2012

Ancient Rhythms


walking through the woods
sinking through two inches of crusty snow
to the frozen earth below

with each breath
winter enlivening
step after step
pausing and letting the quiet stillness
slow and sync
rhythms heart breath blood 
a deeper cadence

she commenced her walk
with an ancient rhythm
natural calm alert

now part of the woods and shore
she walked among
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to enjoy watery images from around he world
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59 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots! I especially like the first one.

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  2. I am seriously stowing away in my package. These are breathtaking.

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  3. ...thankyoU tammie lee! ~ envigorating images ~ beautiful words ~ soul stirring...
    ...can yoU imagine ~ from a southern hemisphere perspective ~ here ~ temps in the high 30's (celsius) ~ a total meltdown ~ hmm, i might just sit here for a while ~ and gaze with cool wonder! ~ blessed be...

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  4. To be a part of this blue-tinged winter scene "rhythms heart breath blood" - is a special gift. Your photos allow me access.

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  5. Such gorgeous captures, Tammy, and they did make me feel just a bit homesick -- I raised my family in Montana and I miss it still! Hope your new year is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  6. Gorgeous scenery and beautiful photos. Well done!

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  7. Breathtaking images, wonderful sentiment.

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  8. The mountains and the rippling icy river is so beautiful. Peaceful images radiate joy. Blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  9. The sky and the water linked together to become beautiful photos.

    These pic can join for both watery and skywatch photo theme..

    Great one!

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  10. i love to see snow banks along creeks and rivers...beautiful words and images! breathtaking work, Tammie!

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  11. ~oh my dear friend...this makes me long for a winter walk down by a river...makes me yearn for the mountain side...your photos are beautiful and ever so fortunate are you that you can be where you are...much lvoe light and blessings~

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  12. Breathtaking, and cold. May she walk lightly on the frozen blanket and stay warm of heart.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, Tammie Lee. That first shot is amazing.

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  14. serene scenes. i love the poem, too.:p

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  15. Beautiful and refreshing ... we still have the air conditioner on down here. :)

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  16. Amazing winter colors!

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  17. You've woken me up in a most beautiful fashion!

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  18. Lovely Tammie, I love the snow, but some say we might not get any more this year. I wish Scotty would beam me over to Montana or a little further north.

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  19. Wow - what gorgeous, luminous blues in your shots!

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  20. Beautiful shots of a great landscape !

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  21. looks like paradise to me!

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  22. sigh.......enjoy the first day of the rest of your life....

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  23. TL- love the way you said that she became part of what she saw and walked in; that she was part of the whole of nature. Beautifully said. B

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  24. What a wonderful place to get in sync ... beautiful.

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  25. That 2nd shot is a real stunner. That's what I would call ice blue water. Beautiful!

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  26. Wow it looks like heaven! ... but maybe a little colder. :)

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  27. Your first picture here is really stunning!! And I like the other one also, with lovely words.. of a voice from ancient times.. :)

    You have an absolutely beautiful nature! :)

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  28. these are simply beautiful!

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  29. water doesn't freeze over, like the white capped mountains

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  30. Beautiful, Beautiful, leaves me speechless.

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  31. So beautiful trip, passing here..
    Have a beautiful year my friend..
    Artemisia

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  32. Beautiful winter photos.
    The poem fits the beutiful landscape.
    Have a nice weekend to you.

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  33. Maybe someday see this with my own eyes ... it would be very happy ...
    Now I revel in your art, thanks for such beauty, for this dream, I hope to realize someday ...
    A hug, my friend!

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  34. Is that fog in the top shot? I don't know which I like better. Does the water stay open all winter>

    The verse is perfect.

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  35. Wow, your pictures are amazing!
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Angela

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  36. hello Sandy,
    above the mountains are clouds and lower in the image is misty fog rising from the river.

    only when there are many days of deep cold like -15F does the river freeze. along the river is plenty of ice that changes with each moment. That river is very close to Canada and flows all year round.

    thanks for asking.

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  37. These and your words are mighty beautiful.

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  38. such a lovely poem plus the wonderful scenes! happy weekend in advance!

    Ruby

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  39. :) Thank you for the beautiful walk . . . your world is so beautiful . . . so breathtaking.

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  40. oh what a magnificent scene Tammie!!!!! wow!!!! thank you for sharing these with us!!!!

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  41. Gorgeous scenery in these shots, and what wonderful blue hues!

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  42. What a stunning winter scene and landscape!

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  43. Oh my, you have had snow! ;-)
    The top photo is awe inspiring with the blue/white and I wish I could walk amongst the trees and sink into the frozen earth.
    We are still waiting for a snow fall here.

    Enjoy making snow angels this weekend, Tammie!
    Hugs,
    Jo. xx

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  44. Beautiful BLUE, BLUE shades! ♥

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  45. Hello Tammie. I was snowed under with completing things in time for Christmas and didn't have time to visit. Now I've been looking back and catching up on your lovely photos since my last visit. Such stunning, majestic scenery and tranquil words. So - I hope you enjoyed very happy Solstice and Christmas holidays, and I wish you a happy, healthy, successful and prosperous 2012. With love,
    Janice. xx

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  46. Lovely shots and words.

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  47. Bliss..and so beautiful..poetry and all..divine and meditative!!
    Victoria

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  48. Pure bliss. This is majestic beyond words. We still have not had snow since the gigantic snowstorm late in October. A little would be nice - just not a lot. :)

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  49. Stunning blues Tammie! BRRR! Cold but beautiful. I love your words . . . which draw me further into your breathtaking world. Nearly becoming part of it too. Thank you! Carol

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  50. Beautiful landscape. Beautiful words. Thanks for showing.

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  51. Hi Tammie
    Very nice pictures! Love the winter landscape!
    Have a nice weekend..
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  52. Beautiful landscapes :)
    Håvard

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  53. snow! glorious snow. I was readng a blogger who quoted that without winter, spring won't be that nice. How true, when I was growing up in Borneo, I wished for snow.

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  54. Tammie, I must apologise for blogger. Since 31.Oct., blogger has neglected to alert me to your posts and I am understandably not best pleased since I truly love and appreciate your work and way of looking at the world. I checked right back to where I last left a comment and have now feasted my eyes on all the interim posts.

    Hugs . . . Arija

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  55. What a beautiful winter scene along the river! It looks like a wonderful spot to stand and let life flow over you.

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  56. Oh...Oh, Tammie...so perfectly lovely.

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  57. Your photos make me want to go walk there! We just got a little snow here yesterday, so I'd better get off the computer & into the mountains!
    :)

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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