12.21.2016

Winter Solstice


on the threshold of winter 
(even though it has seemed like winter for a few weeks)
when the light does come out
it is incredibly magical


I have seen this male a few times
one of his antlers is half missing, broken
I wonder what his story is

soon they will be dropping their antlers 
and begin to grow a new set


forest paths
beckon snow clad


most days are cloudy


when the sun comes out
it is time to celebrate
step out into the day
let the light pour into our eyes
and
kiss our skin


the shores of lakes
grow treasures of ice

as it has been a super cold month!


here we are on the threshold
between Autumn and Winter

the shortest day
and
longest night of the year
~


from my wee cabin
to yours
I wish you a lovely Solstice!
~
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25 comments:

  1. PERO CUANTO FRIO HACE???
    ME ENCANTAN LAS FOTOS PERO ME IMAGINO ...
    SALUDITOS

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  2. Wonderful captures. I love them.
    Happy Solstice.

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  3. Dear Tammie Lee,
    These photos are simply breathtaking.. The ice looks like beautiful bottles dancing on the water.
    Happy Solstice!
    blessings,
    Penny

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  4. Gorgeous shots! I imagine the deer got himself into a scrap. Well, as you say, they lose the antlers over the winter anyway.

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  5. The light. The deer. The snow. Where you are is simply magnificent -- it takes my breath away.

    Gentle Solstice to you.

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  6. Happy Solstice to you Tammie! Your world and photography is as stunning as ever. Thank you. All Best Wishes for the holidays there in your "wee cabin" and giant landscape. You can prune your apples anytime really but best to do in dormant months like now until spring.

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  7. Bonjour chère amie,

    Le spectacle est merveilleux !! Merci pour ce délicieux moment.

    Gros bisous

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  8. What simply gorgeous images of your snowy wonderland! The lighting in that first shot is spectacular and the ice patterns are amazing. I'm glad your deer friend will soon be getting new antlers! I love your cabin surrounded by majestic trees! Happy Christmas to you! You have all the snow that we would like to see at Christmastime!

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  9. Wow - such spectacular winter beauty! Wishing you joy and light over the holiday season.

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  10. As always, wonderful views!

    Tomás.

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  11. Such beauty you have shared again today ♥ Love the ice sculptures ♥♥♥♥

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  12. Breathtaking images from your magical winter wonderland, Tammie. The icicle sculptures, a buck, a lovely little cabin…, all is wonderful. The blue skies after the grey days must be refreshingly beautiful, but even the grey skies look beautiful with pearly glow to me. Stay warm.

    Yoko

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  13. I love that ice photo, what great shapes.

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  14. It's good to see that you have so much beauty around you too! Happy Solstice!

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  15. Wow, what a gorgeous post! so much beauty and magic!! Truly wonderful always visiting your magical realm! Love that sweet soulful deer! Happy Winter Solstice!
    Wishing you a most beautiful season..I always feel refreshed when i see your gorgeous photography!

    PS: thanks for visiting me, yes I just deleted my post, some kind of glitch today, so I thought it'd be best to delete it! The glitch is fixed now.

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  16. Dear Tammie. I got up this morning to the exciting thought that it's official - summer is at last on its way back to us. Then I looked at your wonderful images this evening and thought to myself that winter certainly has its upside - particularly if you are in such a beautiful location as you are!

    I hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas, and wish you health and happiness for 2017 - - - Richard

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  17. Wonderful shots!
    I wish you a peaceful happy Christmas
    Hug Crissi

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  18. A "lovely solstice" :)... now that makes so much more sense to me than this commercial Xmas thing!!!
    Your first photo is absolutely magnificent, a real winner! and that dear is really gorgeous and cute :)
    Enjoy the new raise of the sun and let's hope 2017 is a year that will open onto a wonderful new age for all :)

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  19. Here I am, several days late! Beautiful photos of a stunning part of the country. Merry Christmas to you, Tammie!

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  20. Merry Christmas ! Greetings from Romania! :)

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  21. I love the solstice. The light is so special when it's out (as I can see in your photos!) but I also know that every day is getting a tiny bit longer. That makes me smile.

    Happy Solstice! Thanks for sharing your incredible photos.

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  22. les plus belles photos d'hiver!!! bonne année 2017!

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  23. Hi Tammie, as lovely the images of the snow and ice are, I would be grateful if you could keep it on your side of the Atlantic. Hope you had a good Christmas and all the best for 2017. Regards John
    Thanks for your comment

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  24. As always, your photos are magical and memorable. thanks for all the beauty shared here Tammie.

    Hugs and Happy 2017, G

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  25. While I've seen many of these images elsewhere, it's so nice to come here and take them all in alongside your inspired words. And those ice cycles... knock me out!

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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