and the Winner Is:

Two posts ago I offered a give away from Novica.
They want to give my visitors a $75 gift certificate!
Completely generous of them!

Today is the day.....
random generator chooses Barbara of Brushes and Cloth!
Yea and Congratulations!

From my heart to yours, I thank all my lovely blog friends. 
Your kindnesses, encouragement, friendship touch my heart, inspire smiles
and actually make my art complete. 

So it has been lovely to offer Novica's (affiliated with National Geographic) gift
to you as a thank you. 

I wish one and all a lovely Mother's Day!


  1. AnonymousMay 08, 2011

    Yellow Bells Ring True
    When the world greens Up
    Bringing to Us All that is New.

  2. Congrat to the winner, and you inspire us with your great blog and poems !!

  3. Congrats to Barb.

    You're images certainly inspire spring and new life (which I particularly look forward to).

    Happy Mother's Day!

  4. How I envy you that emerging Larch needle photo with the lichen.
    I have so many failures of that.
    Yours is just perfect.

  5. Congratulations to the winners!
    Spring is giving birth to Nature - that's one of the reasons I love it so much! Your blog is like an oasis, Tammie, gifting me beauty, the sense of harmony and tranquillity... Thank you!

  6. Congratulations to Barbara! Thank you for sharing such lovely photos for Mother's Day. Hope you are having a great day! Theresa

  7. I'm getting closer to winning, Tammie - at least a gal with my first name was chosen! Congrats to her. That second photo is mesmerizing.

  8. Wow, that ... is it lichen? I am so bad with plant stuff ... it's so gorgeous and textured ... and the color ... you did a beautiful job. It's organic and abstract at the same time!

  9. AnonymousMay 08, 2011

    Oh the first little signs of spring bring such joy to my soul. Yellow Bells are such sweet little heralders of spring. And I love the green growth contrasted with the lichen on those branches, a beautiful illustration of age and newness.

  10. Very cool. It has to be said....your images and words enrich my life. I love stopping here.

  11. Tammie,
    This is so amazing ... I am not one that wins very much!
    And thank you ... I will cherish this for a very long time.
    I thank you for offering this giveaway and for all that you do!
    I am very much without words!
    Very best and warmest wishes,

  12. Congratulations to the winner.

    Your second photo is superb. Absolutely fantastic.

  13. I am also impressed with the second photo. Congratulations! :)

  14. Congrats to the winner. I am as impressed by the lichen shot as everyone else!

  15. congratulations to the winner and the second photo is outstanding!

  16. Wonderful selective focus in both shots!

  17. TL - congrats to Barbara - and what a superb photo of the new growth emerging from the lichen covered branches. And what great fortune to be able to see and photograph the bear mother and cub shared in your previous post- talk about high-rise living.B

  18. Congrats to Barb & what a fun thing to do.
    I LOVE that new growth spring forward in that second shot. It's so uniform~ Nature knows what she is doing!

  19. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day too, Tammie. Congratulations to Barbara!

  20. Two beautiful and soothing images here.

    Congrats to Barbara.

  21. Preciosa foto, me gustan esos líquenes.

  22. Spring is here! I can tell by the flower pictures! :D

  23. these spring beauties are so lovely...i esp. like the lichen & new pine needles....how amazing this is!!

  24. Love your pictures! Wish you a nice day/ Eva

  25. Such beautiful images as always, Tammie! You are so wonderful with nature up close. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. We celebrate it in December here... (^_^) oxx

  26. Very beautiful pictures, and my favourite the second one! :)

    And so fascintaing how you could take those great pics of the bears!! Yeah, I guess the tree is tall!! Very lovely! :)

  27. Hi Tammie,
    Congratulations to Barbara, what a lucky girl!
    Your photos is so beautiful and you are so kind.
    Wish you a nice day.

  28. Beautiful shots and congratulations to the winners.

  29. AnonymousMay 11, 2011

    Congratulations Barbara!
    Tammie, you are the best!
    I love your blog and photos today!
    Kisses, my friend.

  30. AnonymousMay 11, 2011

    Beautiful photos, Tammie. Is the second one a type of lichen? Or something else entirely?

  31. AnonymousMay 11, 2011

    Congrats to the lucky winner!

    Your shots are just fabulous!

  32. Lovely spring shots. I also looked at the bear shots on the previous post. WONDERFUL. I had a dream about bears last night, I think it's because I saw a PBS show on them a day or two ago.

  33. Beautiful images as per your usual high standard Tammie.
    Congratulations to Barbara.

  34. Congrats to the winner!

    That second photo is wonderful...what type of growth is that?

  35. Gorgeous Tammie..I love the second photo..wowness..beautiful! Congrats to the winner!

    Happy wkd upcoming

  36. Hi Wren,

    the second photo is a macro capture of a Western Larch tree, or known as Tamerack, it is new born needles rising out of, well I don't know what this part of the tree is called, so I will call them pores that have lichen growing around them. A mix of old and new. Thank you for asking.

  37. Wonderful pictures Tammie.
    I already commented but it looks like the problems Blogger has been having recently have deleted the more up to date comments.

  38. AnonymousMay 15, 2011

    I am a winner too.

  39. Dear Tammie, It is such a gift to be your blog friend and to see your spirit through your stunning work. I love these images with the lichen and fresh green growing through. Is it a Metasequoia?

  40. The second photo in this post is particularly wonderful, the contrast of the lichen and the new leaves is amazing

  41. AnonymousMay 27, 2011

    Refreshing and rejoicing the birth of green with you! Its amazing how you capture them. Keep going.


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