6.24.2014

Happy Summer to You!


journeyed to the NW corner of 
Glacier National Park 
for Solstice


 took to heart wildflowers as they opened to the longest day of the year


walked in a forest where flowers mingled with sun
 

and shade
 

the tiny creatures busy as can be
 

vistas
that inspire pause and  we have water!


 large swallowtails dinning on nectar


greens and blues
summer hues
are abundant
 

wild strawberries  bring us to our knees
to dine


 Summer has arrived
and
I wish you a lovely summer!
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24 comments:

  1. Hi Kindred...Blissful and beautiful..poetic images and a wonderful meditative journey for Summer Solstice...thanks for sharing !Love the swallowtail..I am seeing yellow ones here!

    Shine on..such a gorgeous post..a magical experience through your eyes!

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  2. Such beauty in those wild flowers and the wild strawberries such a delight for the eyes and palate!
    A swallowtail butterfly sips nectar from lavender flowers - such a gorgeous month to enjoy!

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  3. Hi Tammie, you give us the happy summer in two ways, by words written and by pictures, the second way is wonderful !
    Have a happy summer you also.

    Tomás.

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  4. Warm greetings and a Happy summer to you too!

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  5. Beauty is indeed in the beholder, while simultaneously being able to let go of what one is perceiving. This allows the zest of life to flow into our hearts.

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  6. hello kindred Victoria, so lovely of you to visit and leave your beauty behind.

    Sandra,
    I love seeing through your eyes and heart, thank you.

    Tomás,
    thank you for your visits and messages!

    Lasse,
    warm greetings to you, as well!

    Bern,
    yes, the surprises, finds, beauty, rarefied air are all sweet gifts
    the zest for life that arises with admiration and blending with nature is a supreme gift.

    how wonderful to greet a new season.

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  7. Wow! What vista is right ~ beautiful ~ and love the macro shots of the butterfly and strawberry ~ thanks,
    ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Like the blue flowers, at Facebook, I have been doing a collection of blue and purple flowers.

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  9. Really beautiful shoots Tammie:):)

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  10. It seems you had a wonderful and fruitful solstice day! Oh the strawberries...

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  11. Sun shade vista creatures~



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  12. Lovely wildflowers and that's a wonderful photo of the wild strawberry!

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  13. ZOWIE, wish I could have been with you. Was in Glacier one time but wasn't there long enough. Didn't get to see near what I wanted to. Beautiful, thanks for sharing your images.

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  14. Hi Tammie,
    Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos! This is nature at it's best!
    fondly,
    Penny

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  15. Oh, Summer came in all her glory! I opened my eyes widely to hold that beauty - in colours, shapes, space... I'm waiting for your new summer photos! I wish you many special,breathtaking, happy moments, Tammie!:)

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  16. just gorgeous area! wow!

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  17. Very beautiful. Glacier is high on my list of places to visit.

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  18. How beautiful and lovely these images and the words that go with them are! I love them!

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  19. Happy summer to you, Tammie. Still not much in bloom here, so I'm gazing longingly at your wildflowers. I did see the Calypso this spring though!

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  20. Bonjour chère amie,

    Simplement magnifique...
    J'aime ce beau patchwork de photos estivales.

    ♡ Gros bisous ♡

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  21. Beautiful photos, I enjoyed them all, but most I loved the lilac, I miss its beauty and its sweet scent, remember it from childhood. We do not have it here in Israel, except some in the northern villages, near the border to Lebanon, where the climate is a bit cooler.
    :-)

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  22. ..........and a happy summer to you too Tammie.
    I love that first landscape picture. It shows the true magnificence of the Rocky Mountain range.
    The river picture too, (I guess it's the Flathead,) is magnificent.
    Beautiful imagery.

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  23. Thank you so much for these glimpses of Glacier NP, one of my most favorite places in the universe. beautiful!

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  24. Such a beautiful world you live in. And how beautifully you share that gift with us.

    I'm grateful.

    And warm, loving summer blessings 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