Tuesday, December 16, 2008

OSI - "Distractions" / EMPS - "Autumn Meets Winter"

Vintage Christmas tree

pulls us back to childhood

lost in memories


(Click on pictures for better look)

Pieces of treasure

hung to distract from our pain

filling us with hope



Freezing little paws

cannot distract her from bone

except for a pose





Autumn meets winter

leaves battle as strong warriors

wounded but not beat



http://onesingleimpression.blogspot.com/2008/12/prompt-42-distractions.html
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com/2008/12/ellipsis-monday-photo-shoot-16-autumn.html

Snowing again so I hope this posts. ;)

38 comments:

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Your tree looks great! You guys did a good job.

emmapeelDallas said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tammy. Oh, how I wish we lived close to each other!

SandyCarlson said...

You have captured an image that always beguiles me--snow on dried leaves. I love the embrace and the tag team exchange of it. Great stuff.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

the tree is beautiful.

Lucy said...

so beautiful Tammy. little nikki is as white as the snow! Your tree is just perfect. Love the autumn leaves covered in snow.

Giggles said...

I can all but smell the tree....brings back so many memories. Beautiful...I have the same topper on mine! Angel...so sweet! Look at the snow you have....tomorrow we will have it like that too....been in the minus Celsius here!

Hugs....you make me feel like Christmas!
Giggles

forgetfulone said...

What a pretty tree! Puppy looks Cold! Great photos.

paisley said...

what a beautiful tree... dave is a great judge of character,,, well we already knew that didn't we????

and your little puppy.... pricelss.....

fourwindshaiga said...

Beautiful tree! And, a story to remember. Merry Christmas, Tammy and Dave.

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

You have a very lovely Christmas tree and your puppy is chooo cutteee :D

Julie said...

I love your photo's and it is so cool the way that snow is in the background. I saw it on the tree and wondered How did she did do that? I hadn't even noticed it until then ,LOL.

Geraldine said...

Tammy, this is such a beautiful post. I especially love the expression on doggie's face. "Mom...I'm busy here!!!" LOL

Big hugs,G

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful array of distractions! Love the little pooch, such a sweet face!

Mary Timme said...

What a beautiful tree! And puppy girl. If it is a boy, I'm sorry, but she looks like a she. No one ever thought our Miniature Schnauzer was a girl as it seems most people believe all Mini Schanuzer's are boys!

The leaves as warriors is beautiful. The snow is welcome I know.

Tinker said...

The tree is beautiful, Tammy!
And the music suits your poetry so well - where 'autumn meets winter' especially.
Stay warm~XOXO

*~sis~* said...

what a pretty tree! and a cutie puppy :)

one more believer said...

colorful tree filled with wonder... i agree, what is it abt a xmas tree that fills us so??

Suzanne R said...

Beautiful tree! Wish I could have one but there's no room in my home for a big one. And the autumn meets winter portion is lovely, too. Love the pup as well -- so cute with the bone.

Carly said...

Tammy :)

Beautiful photo! I was thinking about you yesterday, as the snow was falling here in Berkeley! You said a while back that you were praying for snow, and so I believe you brought me some good luck, as I was wishing for snow as well! Thanks so much for that, Christmas has come a little early for me. :)
Thanks for playing!

Hugs, Carly

Jama said...

Beautiful photos!I like the last one, complete with the snow falling effect - it's perfect!

Beloved Dreamer said...

Sweet Tammy beautiful Haiku done by a beautiful person.
I am waring my button too. We warriors must stick together.
I wish for you and your lovely family a Happy Christ and a wonderful New Year.
My God bless you and keep all of your days.

love, Melanie-bd

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Your photos and haikus are lovely, Tammy:) I haven't written any poetry lately...I need to get on the ball! I hope you and yours have a wonderful and warm Christmas!! Jan

Quiet Paths said...

I loved all of these but that last one - wow. The strength inside is what counts. And you've got it. I will echo others' lines: God watch over you and give you Christmas peace.

Annie said...

What a pretty tree. I especially like the leaves and snow and of course, little Nickie goes without saying. Hugs, Annie

Beth P. said...

Dear Tammy--loved the Annie Lennox with this post!

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and your words...especially the last couplet. Warrior leaves...who will live to fight another day.

Thank you, as ever, for your beauty.

Beth P. said...

Dear Tammy--loved the Annie Lennox with this post!

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and your words...especially the last couplet. Warrior leaves...who will live to fight another day.

Thank you, as ever, for your beauty.

Beth P. said...

Dear Tammy--loved the Annie Lennox with this post!

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and your words...especially the last couplet. Warrior leaves...who will live to fight another day.

Thank you, as ever, for your beauty.

Beth P. said...

Dear Tammy--loved the Annie Lennox with this post!

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and your words...especially the last couplet. Warrior leaves...who will live to fight another day.

Thank you, as ever, for your beauty.

gel said...

Vintage tree- mmm
Enjoyed your poem
and your puppy is adorable!

V said...

I sit here amazed at how far you`ve come with your Poetry. I`m so proud of you!Hugs,
V

kj said...

tammy, that tree is just beautiful. and this post is evocative and wisely serene.

best wishes over the holidays, tammy. i hope all is well with you.

xo

Terri said...

I love the ornaments! Lovely. Happy Holidays Tammy.

JP/deb said...

I love your poetry and images. Merriest Christmas wishes dear Tammy. xx, JP/deb

Sky said...

we are snowed in here and have been since last thursday! it will be a clear cold day today with more snow due in on wed, thurs, and fri. at some point it is supposed to mix with sleet and ice. that is something i hope to avoid! white christmas, indeed, for 2 cabin fever crazy folks!

your card was so lovely! you are always so thoughtful, tammy. wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays and sending love. :)

Genuine Gem said...

If you had more talent, you would burst! There is so much meaning behind so few words. Beautiful! I especially love the 'pose'...she is so adorable :)
Merry Christmas Tammy, i hope you have a good one!
you are not beat!

Nancy said...

I seem to keep missing your posts. Damn!
This one is terrific. The haikus match your lovely pics so perfectly. Gotta say I love the pup one most of all....though I also relate to the "wounded" one too. Sorry I haven't called...have not been in a chatty mood...not at all.
Love ya always though,
Nance

Mike said...

That tree reminds me of one in front of my house. It never wants to relinquish it's leaves. Nice photo!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hey Great Photos! I am a little late getting around to view photos from last week! Good job with the Autumn meets winter! Poor pups paws..some tend to do snow shock better than others :)