9.01.2014

Late Summer Wander


your immense magnitude
radiates a
tangible presence - as does the suns rays of light

throughout time you have aged beautifully

the way the wind sings through your trees
and 
blows clouds around and above thee

all these ways and more
bring me to my inner mountain
wind tree and beauty



you are simply who you are
a glorious mountain


cloaked in forest, flower, berry and creatures of your realm


bearing gifts freely
 
 ~

do you know what this alpine succulent type plant below is?
 the flowers are about 1/4" across, lovely in it's silvery green
but i can not figure out what it is.
I found on the Grinnell Lake Trail :


The first person to let me know in the comments
can choose one of my greeting cards from my shop as a thank you gift

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40 comments:

  1. wonderful landscape , wonderful photographer and absolutely amazing the last flower it looks as carved from sandstone.....of petrified... NICE!

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    1. i love considering the last flower as though a carving. thank you for your lovely message.

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  2. Spectacular scenes from your wonderland.

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  3. Wow - pure magnificence!

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  4. So it was well worth it! :-) Thank you for taking those photos for us to enjoy!

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  5. You are doing more beautiful Montana than it is. Those skies ... those mountains ... everything is wonderful.
    Have a good one, Tammie !

    Tomás.

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  6. A lovely poem for that magnificent mountain, a praise of its beauty, a late summer song, full of admiration and excitement... And I, a devoted follower of this wonderful blog, am so happy to read and see everything you've shared with us, Tammie!
    I hope you'll spend lovely moments, trying "to catch" the transition of seasons!:))

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  7. I don't know the name of the flower, but your photos make me happy.

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    1. thank you Karen, so glad they make you happy!

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  8. Your pictures and poetry are perfectly put together! A sucessful combination in my opinion :-) Well done as always!
    Rune

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  9. Thanks for feeding souls



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  10. absolutely stunning pictures!

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  11. There are not enough superlatives to describe your photos, Tammie!

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    1. wahoo, why thank you. It is gorgeous in the park!

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  12. Bonjour chère amie,

    Le mois d'août est terminé, les vacances également... En ce qui me concerne, il est temps de reprendre mes habitudes... Je suis heureuse de vous retrouver et d'ouvrir à nouveau la porte de votre univers et d'y découvrir de nouveaux trésors. Très joli billet !

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. so lovely to have you back Martinealison

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  13. I always feel like breathing deeply when I see your lovely mountains and big skies and all that fresh air! I wish you could bottle it and send me some to breathe in! It would help me not to notice my city environment!
    I hope someone finds the name of the pink succulent flower! The last flower looks like a carving! Amazing!

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    1. ah, to bottle this air! I wish i could send you some. Maybe you will visit some day. Maybe i will even have a guest room by then, though i don't see that happening for two years or so. The air is one of the top reasons i moved here, breathing it made me come to life, especially in the Autumn and also winter. Refined it is. Must be in my genetics.

      The pink flower is a monkey flower, but the last one is the one i can not figure out, the green one. So lovely in its gently hairy coating.

      sweet late summer days to you!

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  14. Nature is a divine gift.
    Everything is beautiful.
    A dear friend's kiss.

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  15. Strangely enough I haven’t noticed this blog of yours till now. You are multi-talented, Tammie; your photographs, drawings, and poems touch my heart. Thank you for visiting my old post about wabi-sabi. Only the top photo is mine, others are via website. Enjoy your Spetember.

    Yoko

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    1. I loved your top photo of the grasses, lovely Yoko.

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  16. Lovely scenery and very beautiful !

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  17. Happy September to you, Tammie. 'A glorious mountain, cloaked in forest, flower, berry and creatures' - I love that. I also particularly love that second photo - there is such movement created by those curves.
    Must get back to my French now - I am learning about quantum mechanics IN FRENCH!!!!! :-0

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    1. all that movement is due to the movement of massive ice glaciers that barely exist here any more. I heard this trip that within 5-15 years they will have all melted.
      wishing you a grand time with your French and new learning!

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  18. Simply stunning Tammie. I bet the air is the sweetest.
    Talking of glaciers it really is sad that we're destroying them all. Perhaps we'll come to our senses just before we destroy the planet forever.

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  19. Hello Tammy!
    I was very happy to read you on my blog just now!
    I hope you summer went well, but from the look of your latest post, I guess so!
    You certainly have a wonderful way of talking about Nature and your pictures are magnificent.
    The closest plant I can think of is the alpine Edelweiss but would you have it in the USA??!!
    Hugs from France!

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    1. hello Noushka!
      I looked up Edelweiss, wow is it gorgeous! I don't think that it is the same plant, darn. Thanks for the suggestion.
      So lovely to have you stop by!

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  20. I can't answer your question Tammie but I can tell you that your images are spectacular and I really LOVE the first two.

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  21. I did a bit of digging, it is a Monkey flower (Mimulus lewisii). Always nice to know our friends by name.
    As I have so often said, that is my kind of country and your thoughts on the mountain are so very poetically expressed.

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  22. Tammie, I recognised it as Lamb's Ears and after sme more research, I an reasonable sure it could be Lamb's Ears (Stachys byzantina). I'm not a 100% sure, it could be a first cousin if it is not. Much as I would love one of your cards, I did not try to resolve your dilemma for that reason, I know well how frustrating it can be when you don't know someone's name. XOX Arija

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  23. more stunning scenery. You have such a vast array of natural wonder in your country. It amazes me every time I visit.

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  24. Tammie ,
    Such spectacular beauty in your mountain shots !
    I know not what the flower is ~
    but I certainly enjoyed the browse in your Etsy shop and will be visiting there again :)

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  25. Such a gorgeous wander about. And I thank you for sharing it with us.
    As for the flowering plant … don't know. Yet it fuzzy nature reminds me of the lamb's ear I have growing on my little patch of earth. Whatever she is, by any name, she's beautiful!

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  26. The beauty of these shots is overwhelming! I'm assuming that awesome mountain is at Glacier Park since you said Grinnell Lake? Makes me wish so much that i was there right now...

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  27. A delightful post. Thank you so much.

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  28. Your images are breath taking! Makes me miss the mountains.
    I have no idea what this plant is - sorry.

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  29. Hello, such a lovely scenery, beautiful mountains and I love your words! :)
    The last photo here.. hm.. I have never seen any like this before, how odd,
    they look as they are made of stone! :)

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  30. Your photography is stunning!

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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