1.27.2014

Winter Treasure Hunt


treasures of and in trees


i love 
to find nests in winter trees


when leaves have fallen from their branches 


nests are revealed for us to enjoy

a winter treasure to find

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45 comments:

  1. ...sweet! I hunt for nests in winter too. Just seeing a tiny nest in the bare branches makes me smile. :-)

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  2. of course you are a nest hunter Kelly! It is fun for sure!
    so lovely of you to stop by!

    lovely evening to you~

    Tammie

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  4. my dada told me the huntrers used to mark the trees for squirrel hunting...:_(

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  5. just MAGNIFICENT and I love the snow in the nest. I have saved a few nests around home here with unhatched eggs...they are so intriguing. thank you for this beautiful post!

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  6. the entire tree shot of pink and blue rules!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  7. Wonderful treasures.
    Love these pics.

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  8. Trees without their leaves show us their beautiful structure. I love the high-perched nest in that third image and how that nest in the next is nestled within the branches. You have found some real treasures here.
    That first photo is so full of gentleness and silence in the way the tree leans against the pale blue of the sky.

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  9. 6 o.clock in the morning, coffee in hand, enjoying your beautiful photos - now that's a good start into the day! :-)
    Thank you!

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  10. Treasures indeed. I am always on a hunt for secret nests that went undiscovered in the summer too! It always amazes me how birds can make such complex structures out of so many different materials! My favourite find is a nest that had horse hair from our horse's tail, wool from our sheep, pink insulation from our horse waterer, shreds of packaging that housed our new shingles, and miscellaneous plants entwined in the branches and mud. What a find! Thanks for sharing your treasures!

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  11. the second one has something very intriguing: it looks like the bird was not willing to leave his nest and is completely covered with snow ! With little bit of fantasy you can see his shape!

    This year we have really very very warm winter.... truly exceptional....

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  12. so wonderful to get all of your comments! thank you for your visits, messages and thoughts!

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  13. Such stunning treasures!

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  14. Thank you for your sweet little daffodil poem! :-)

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  15. Such wonderful wild life for you to enjoy Tammie, I can breathe in all the fresh air and beauty!

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  16. I only can say this is very beautiful.You are lucky.i wish you a great inspirational week.Continue the good work:)

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  17. I love finding nests, at any time of year. What a hopeful sign they are.

    Lovely photos as always Tammie!

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  18. sweet founds and I love your dreamy winter land!!

    xo, isabella

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  19. Love this. I was just admiring the winter nests in my own "backyard." :)

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  20. It is fun to imagine the liveliness that was filling those nests just a few months ago. As always, Tammie, you capture details often missed by most. ;>)

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  21. Natures wonderful winter white coat Tammie. Fabulous pictures.

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  22. What a lovely part of the world and it looks beautiful in the snow. It is amazing how the nests are so obvious once the leaves fall from the trees, but they would be completely hidden in the summer.
    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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  23. You don't have to carrie a rifle to hunt, that's for sure!! Every nests and trees are treasures...enjoyed your post in words and images :-)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Rune

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  24. Your winter photos are beautiful!

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  25. Your first photo is definitely a treasure. It's absolutely beautiful.

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  26. Great to hear from you, Tammie. It has been a long, long time for sure!!! Hope you are doing well. We certainly are--except for the horribly cold winter we are having this year here in TN.

    Love your snow photos.. They are beautiful. The colors --especially in that first shot are tremendous! WOW!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  27. Natures beauty, that is for sure.
    What a lovely post!
    Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. I appreciate it so much.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  28. Tammie Lee, these photos are so colorful and the contrasts so dramatic! LOVE THEM! And yes, I too enjoy seeing the bare bones of the trees in winter to see the treasures...the little (or rather, LARGE) squirrel nests and more. Thank you for visiting, and thank you for this photographic poetry today. Anita

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  29. Hi Tammie. It was so nice to hear from you (it made my day)!

    I had forgotten that you were from Montana. My new best friend, Ariel, hails from Billings, Montana--a Magic City indeed and an ideal place to raise magical papillons!

    Your pictures are, as always, superlative. And speaking of frosty nests, little Ariel is fascinated by the freezer compartment of my fridge. I think she wants to make herself an icy nest there. It must remind her of home!

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  30. Hello, Tammie Lee.

    Good feeling works.
    Thank you for your support all the time.

    A nice February.
    Greeting
    From Japan, ruma ❃


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  31. Such beautiful light Tammie! There is something to be said about trees in the winter! I love how we can truly see their structure!

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  32. Wonderful winter photos Tammie!
    The nest was so fun whit the snow in.
    Wish you a great week.
    From Hilda

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  33. Amazing scenes!

    Happy Weekend.

    Regina

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  34. I am always sitting on eggs and watch them hatch. I also lay eggs in other people's nests,but my offspring finds new kinds of foods for its brothers and sisters.

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  35. So nice to see your images, and lovely crystaline snow and bird-nests too!

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  36. These nests are a beautiful reminder that life endures!

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  37. Hello Tammie, Beautiful photos of the trees, nests and landscape. It looks from that sky like there was more snow on the way, too. Wishing you a happy February.
    x

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  38. Simple treasures that brings the explorer such joy!

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  39. the intricacies of a birds nest are so fascinating aren't they....
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  40. the intricacies of a birds nest are so fascinating aren't they....
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  41. Such lovely images of such a beautiful countryside. I too love spotting empty bird nests in Winter trees...now that is for sure a smile maker. xoxo Happy midweek..stay warm and cozy!

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  42. Beautiful photos and thoughts! I found a hummingbird nest in an aspen tree last winter but it blew down. I was sad.

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  43. Wow!!! So many beautiful photos Tammie!!!!
    Happy February to you!! :)

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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