5.25.2016

It's been Raining, Everything is Wet


I have been learning about my trees
spruce, fir, pine and larch


making tea from their freshly born tips


the mountains are cloaked in
spring snow


everything is wet


we had 2 1/2 days on non-stop rain


these little American Dippers
are water wizards


i watched them dive into a raging river
nearly made my heart stop
then it reappeared


above is the raging river


along a quiet lakes shore
(below)
i found lovely anemones


spring
a vibrant
and
 beautiful season


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25 comments:

  1. Dear Tammie,
    beautiful photos! And please tell me, what's the taste of this tree tea? Refreshing like peppermint, I wonder?
    x Ariane

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    1. dear Ariane,

      i am using the fresh light green tips, maybe 5 of them to a cup of hot water. the taste is quite subtle, the after taste is lovely in a special and unique way. they are all super high in vitamin C and other good things. the needles, I read, can be used all year round, but it is the spring ones that are special as they are temporarily soft and tender. Yes, refreshing and light. Not like peppermint.

      Thank you for your lovely visit and for asking.

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  2. It is noted that the plants are very tender,it´s nice to see them.

    Tomás.

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  3. looks peaceful there, & the little bits of leftover rain makes it seem even calmer.

    have a lovely day

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  4. so much life in your photographs...the air must smell amazing among all those wet trees. the tea sounds lovely.

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  5. Beautiful photos!!Very refreshing. I like to see the beauty in the wet you captured. The bird sitting on the water is pretty.
    Have a good day.

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  6. Everything so fresh washed from the rain and bringing out the delicate spring colours. Those tiny pink flowers are so charming. The evergreen spring buds sound like they make a delicious hot drink. I have eaten homemade 'honey'made from 'bourgeons de sapin' (fresh green fir-tree buds). Most delicious!

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  7. QUE PRECIOSAS FOTOS!!
    Y ESOS LUGARES TAN HERMOSOS!!!
    COMO SIEMPRE ME ENCANTAN..
    SALUDITOS

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  8. Beautiful captures. I love rain!

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  9. Everything is wet.....and stunningly beautiful....
    Fabulous shots Tammie!
    Thank you for sharing the beauty.

    Enjoy your day,
    Ruby

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  10. Spring rains bring all the colors. Beautiful shots.

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  11. Ahhhh... the beauty in Spring showers can't be beat ♥ You have captured it well ♥

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  12. Your mountain shots are particularly stunning!

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  13. Beautiful photos! You have gotten much more rain than we have although we've had a lot! It's so good for the forests!

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  14. Wonderful great shots!👍
    Happy day
    Crissi

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  15. You captured these raindrops so beautifully! I hate being cooped up in the rain but oh, the blessings it brings!

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  16. I love your dewy world of raindrops.

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  17. Beautiful rainy day captures - so crisp and clear. You are graced with stunning scenery!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  19. You are always so positive. We have had a week of rain and fog and I just get frustrated as there are no butterflies about! Your pictures are truly beautiful.

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  20. It's pouring here in BC as I type this.

    Your photos look so lush and vibrant Tammie. I love how the rain nurtures and intensifies plants and their colors. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. All I can say is BEAUTIFUL!

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  22. Your macro photos awe me! The water droplets on kinnikinnick blooms are incredible!

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  23. Such beautiful photos again - as usual! You are such a wonderful photographer, I really love to come here. The American Dipper is cute, and the anemones are so pretty. Nature truly is the most wonderful artist and never disappoints.

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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