2.03.2012

Enraptured




imagine that life exists
simply and always exists
before and after we meet each spectacular moment
life is

yesterday a breath of air and moisture existed
at night they mingled with freezing temperatures
grew into a delight for our eyes
winter crystals

sun comes to shine
and they melt
but that life
lived before and now after they were born into crystals

imagine that life always is
~


this is where I met these crystalline beauties:


to my eyes
this mornings forest was cloaked in fuzzy frost 
yet up close
I was enraptured with what I found

~
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64 comments:

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Absolutely beautiful. We rarely (once every 10 years) get snow or ice, and then it melts very quickly. I guess that's why it fascinates me. These are beautiful captures.

Gaelyn said...

I can see why the "enraptured" with the changes that life brings to water. Also hope you were dressed warm. ;)

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful pictures as always accompanied by great words. I love your crystal images. Beautiful light in them.
Have a lovely time!
Hug from Hilda

Tina´s PicStory said...

great macro shots! :)

Barb said...

The frost reminds me of a delicate chain - part of the chain of Life.

Rune Olsen said...

Images and poetry to enjoy! Lovely work :-)

Rune

acornmoon said...

How do you do that! Your work is amazing.

sandy said...

I have never seen anything like it!
Don't you just love that macro?

Judy Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous photos!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

So enchanting!!! It is so amazing to see these crystals up close. Thank you for the magical start to the weekend!

lissa said...

beautiful capture.

The GIPSY in the PARLOUR said...

I am enamoured with your blog, you are a gem ;-)

earthenmagic said...

...tiniest awesomeness! ~ layers ~ frosty gossamer icing ~ yesterday's future ~ tomorrow's past ~ pin point increments ~ purity ~ fractalated aqua feathers ~ crunchy air ~ cartwheel faeries! ~ thankyoU sO much for sharing the magic! ~ blessed be!...
...xXx...

Barbara/myth maker said...

I am enraptured as well. What beauty you created with your lens. And beautiful words to match.

montucky said...

Those are just beautiful, Tammie!

BlueShell said...

Thank you for visiting.
I love he words and the photos are fabulous...
Congrats. BShell

cieldequimper said...

La magie de l'hiver (the magic of winter...)Temperatures have dropped to the low 20s here at night. AT LAST! :-)

Cinner said...

Tammie, how beautiful they truly are. sort of reminds me of the horror frost that we get on the trees sometimes. have a great weekend. powerful words too. hugs.

Project Tara said...

I, too, find myself enraptured this morning as I view this beautiful post. After a restless and painful night, this is just what I needed. Thank you for sharing your unique vision with the rest of us.

Ces said...

Oh my goodness! These are magical!!! Sigh. I want to go out there and take photos but it has been raining and the ground is flooded! Have a great weekend, Tammie. Tsup!

becky said...

Tammie,
the exquisite detail you get in your photographs never ceases to amaze me! Gorgeous! Hope you are doing well. :)

Trish said...

beautiful...I am enraptured by you.

Meg said...

Your photos are perfect!!!

I salute from Poland:)

George said...

Your macros of the crystals are simply fantastic. I've rarely seen such beauty so wonderfully captured.

Rusted Wings said...

oh my....i have never seen the like...dimensions of crystal layers that fan out and take you deeper within! what wonders beyond comprehension! and your poem so true and with the same resonant beauty of the eternal gift! love never ending...
xoxo abigail

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous details in these captures of the frost. Great work Tammie!

kenkiz said...

de biens jolis bijous !

Lasse said...

Lovely post Tammie Lee. These frozen pictures of the crystals are just poetry!

Jim Deans said...

I see a tray of flawless jewels.
Consummate photography Tammie

ladyfi said...

They are just stunning!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Wow! Tammie! These are simply beautiful - and astonishing!

SandyCarlson said...

The tonic for this morning! Thank you, my friend.

Exquisite art!

brandi said...

~gorgeous my friend...you capture their essence so beautifully and allow us to see how truly delicate each really is with your images and words...much love light and blessings~

Barry said...

TL - breathtaking and it all happens without us even taking any role-playing any role - but thank you for being there to observe it, reflect on it and capture it. B

Regina said...

Beautifull winter!

Regards.

joshidaniel.com said...

once again so beautiful!

Lilybets said...

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laurak@forestwalkart said...

as always...beautiful magical crystals!! and your words are a perfect match!

i love to see what you see....

Leovi said...

Superb macro, love the light, color and texture, beautiful.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful!
Amazing structure!
Many greetings from Switzerland
Yvonne & Raphael

Carol said...

Beautiful thoughts and images Tammie! What intricate creations water and cold can make. You capture those tiny frost blooms so perfectly. Hugs from the east. Carol

Cobalt Violet said...

I actually said "wow" when your photos popped up!
So magical and seemingly miraculous. Thank you for sharing. Somehow beauty like this just puts things in perspective.

Have a beautiful week!

karen said...

I am still having trouble believing these are crystals....mind blowing.

ruma said...

Hello, Tammie Lee.

  Attractive works.
  You are the excellent artist.

  I thank for your usual and hearty support.
  And i pray for you and yours peace.

arigatou gozaimashita !!
ありがとう ございました。

ruma

Viola said...

A touch of something as deep.. and so full of wisdom.. your words..

And your pictures set me out.. I'm overwhelmed.. the beauty of your pictures sprouting out..! =)

Thanks so much Tammie! :)

Remei said...

Tammie, friend, I apologize for my absence ... my daughter was with pneumonia in the hospital ... now it's at home ... and I'm quiet ...
Thanks for these pictures, they bring me peace of mind and fill me with ...
The beauty is born within your being, your soul.
A big hug.

Suecae Sounds said...

Life creating art.

Mr. Cheddar said...

Breathtaking Ms. Tammie!

Me and my Meowmie are blogging together today, that's why I'm signed on. Hope ya don't mind.

Hugs and a Headbonk from Geraldine and Mr. Cheddar.

SKIZO said...

Great.Picture

Håvard Flaatten said...

Wonderfull Tammie

Rosa Phoenix said...

Jewels of Winter! So fascinating, when you take a closer look. Thank you Tammie.

Yarrow said...

Goodness me Tammie, what truly stunning photos. How delicate is a flake of ice and how marvelous that you captured it's beauty :D

Silke said...

OMG, I can't believe you took these pictures - they are amazing!! So happy about your visit to my blog today!!! Hugs, Silke

Lesley Edmonds said...

Your photography is truly wonderful!

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Mirthe Duindam said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful ice-crystals!!
Very well done!
Warm greetings, Mirthe

tattina said...

The capture is amazing!

Laura said...

Amazing Tammie, wow!

rossichka said...

And I was enraptured on my turn, thanks to you, Tammie! I could never see this beauty only with my eyes...Yes, life doesn't stop - just imagine if you could catch another amazing moments of it, hidden from you up till now...

Ruthie said...

Thank you dear Tammie for that wonderful slice of magic x x

T said...

Wow wonderful crystals, fantastic photographs.

xt

elena nuez said...

I'm also overjoyed with these winter crystals, are true gems!

thanks Tammie and have a nice Sunday,
Elena

Terence said...

Hi Tammie, I love this picture. I experienced these crystals while skiing one day. our thoughts were shared.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The details evident in nature are stunning aren't they.