1.18.2015

Spirit of Winter



 it was a dark and cloudy day

wind stirred the lake to dance


snow piled high upon the banks



reflected upon calmer waters
the sky


a place to still one's heart


one's breath


to stroll amongst the details 


and wrap winter's spirit around one's self


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36 comments:

  1. You write such beautiful lines . . . and have such peaceful experiences . . .
    because you live "up there." Your images shine through.
    Wonderful ! ! !

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  2. Wow.. your winter does indeed have fine spirit. Lovely photos and words, TL.

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  3. The mountains are achingly beautiful!

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  4. such beautiful writing and images to go with it. I really want to come visit you.....please. :>)

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  5. I certainly feel winter's spirit wrapping round me through these images! What amazing icicles and beautiful snow shots.

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  6. There is memory in snow. R Holdstock

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  7. Fantastic shots!
    Nice day
    Crissi

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  8. There are photos that go up the morale, encourage you to continue living.They are marvellous,Tammie.

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  9. I do love that lake, and those are wonderful winter shots.

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  10. Sublime Tammie. You have what I call a proper winter. We're experiencing a little wintry snap at the moment too. Nowhere near your amount of snow of course.

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    1. we are having a record high year
      of course there are other record high years
      but between snow falls and 3 deep cold spells it sure does feel like a proper winter
      so happy my wood stash is together!

      thanks for stopping by Jim

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  11. More beautiful shots that really capture the feel of winter along with it's beauty ♥ We have had little snow so far this year but I think it will get here soon :) Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world.

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  12. Wonderful photography. It's amazing how many people fail to appreciate winter.

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    1. it might be in peoples genetics when they do not love winter
      being from S. Calif. for so long i have many people back there that can not imagine living here in Montana
      they are made for subtle seasons
      i am so glad i gave myself this experience, i do love the deep seasons
      or as Jim above said, proper winter ;-)

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  13. "To wrap the winter's spirit around oneself"... a fine ending of a wonderful poem about winter, snow, ice, sky, water...
    These are some of the most breathtaking photos in this blog, Tammie! For me. Thank you!
    Every day reveals new beauties for you, hope they make your spirit stronger and let your heart sing!xx

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    1. thank you Rossichka,
      so many of our winter days are gray
      most certainly the spirit of hibernations
      so even when the bears are sleeping it is still the land of bear
      for winters days gentle our spirits as well as it wraps it's spirit around us

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  14. I enjoyed your wonderful photos very much! Thank you Tammie! :-)

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  15. beautiful grays, browns and blues of winter!

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  16. Beautiful photos and scenes, Tammie!

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  17. Wow - the scenery and the photos are just stunning!

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  18. we have snow too. Why doesn't it look as fabulous as yours???

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  19. HI Tammie...dazzling and magical..winter's essence is shining brightly..
    Love all your majestic photos and especially love the immpressionist-style with the sky-watery reflection.. very dreamy.
    HUgs nature-kindred..

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  20. Oh well taken Tammie, beautiful images of snow, mountains and lakes.

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  21. Like the lack of bright colours on a grey day at winter, that's the mood of winter, the long wait for warmer, longer and more colourful days.
    Nice pictures and a lovely poem to go with them as always :-)
    Rune

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  22. your pictures give me always the spirit to live on

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  23. I hope your wood stove is blazing Tammie. It looks mighty chilly there! We got 7" of powder yesterday and are under a winter storm warning tonight. Your photos and words are the poetry of winter.

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    1. Oh, 7" of powder how nice is that!
      The snow in our woods is crunchy crusty from warm days, not fun for skiing or walking.
      wishing you a kind storm.

      yes my wood stove is going, got pretty cold last night but 33F at the moment and sunny. So pretty out!

      So good to have you stop by!

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  24. Breathtaking views Tammie !

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  25. Hello Tammie,
    I have just gone through your latest posts, what an array breathtaking winter photos!
    We haven't seen snow in the last 2 years..... these pics are really splendid!
    Thanks for your regular visits, I spend much time trying to photograph buzzards and kites :)
    Keep well, hugs from France!

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  26. These are gorgeous winter shots.

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  27. You made me feel like that I was there in person, feeling the cold wind, listening to only the sound of my breath and crunching sound under my feet as I trod on the snow, admiring the sheer beauty of whites, silvers, blues, and browns. Our winter is unusually cold, but still the highest temperature hovers around 5 degrees C (41 F). Stay warm, Tammie.

    Yoko

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  28. tu dois apprécier l'hiver, pour réussir de si belles photos du froid!

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    1. i don't mind the cold Elfi, but yes the beauty helps!

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  29. You have really conveyed Winter's Spirit in these photos Tammie. Lovely!

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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