Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Photo Shoot/ OSI - Winter's Farewell

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Farewell to Winter

Farewell to the white blanket

that covered my active mind in quiet


Farewell to the joy of Christmas

that sprinkled colors with loving family


Farewell to another year gone by

that opened our eyes to power's greed and


Farewell to the cosy wood stove

that wrapped me completely in its warming


Farewell to the billowing storms

That made trees shimmy in rhythmic


Farewell to the melting snow

that strewed diamonds on branches



Suzanne R said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely poetry! They certainly illustrate the theme.

SandyCarlson said...

Spring really is the mark of a new year. Thanks, Tammy.

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful pictures and poetry.

washed by words

Lucy said...

your lovely poem and pics gave me the feeling of all the words you highlighted Tammy! BEautifully done sweetie!

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

In this case, all your farewells will come back and say hello soon enough.

I enjoyed the read and the photos, especially with the snow on that beautiful yellow flower!

Tabor said...

You have captured the spirit. We are glad but hate to see winter go and welcome spring.

anthonynorth said...

Nicely said - and great pics.

Amber said...

Yes, farwell winter! I am ready for spring. but your words are purty.

:) ox

emmapeelDallas said...

What a great way to welcome spring! And I love both pics!

TJ said...

Love TJ

Beth P. said...

Dear Tammy--
Beautiful photos--and I really liked your respectful, loving farewell to winter and all the joy it brings! Couldn't have any of the rest of it without winter, eh!

Love to you!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

My dear Tammy, you sure know how to say what must be said. Life is full of farewells and tears. I think it's just how you look at it.
I love you my brave friend. You are thought of every night in my prayers.
Lovely poem!!


Jama said...

The second shot is perfect for this week's theme! awesome.

Tammie Lee said...

I feel so glad you visited and inspired me to visit you. Your poem so lovingly honors the passing season! And lovely images too~

Liz said...

Two beautiful photographs. I especially like the second and the poetic words that accompany them.

Sij said...

Very nice..I'm sad when winter bids me farewell..PS - Your play list made it really hard to leave :) I'd never heard these songs before.

Anonymous said...

A very thoughtful poetic summation of the year and the times!

Geraldine said...

Absolutely perfect Tammy! This is a beautifully written farewell to the season of snow. Bring on spring...

Hugs, G

Quiet Paths said...

This read almost like a chant or prayer, Tammy. I love the soft rhythms and perhaps it made me reflect that I will miss those things about winter too.

Anonymous said...

that wrapped me completely in its warming


That made trees shimmy in rhythmic


that strewed diamonds on branches


..thank u tammy..(for the lively warmth of these words)

EG CameraGirl said...

I especially like the daffodil rising above the snow. Cool shot.

Giggles said...

Another goose bumpy poem for me!! Wonderful photos and tunes!!


Jim said...

Today is the first day of spring.
That's what they said on our TV.
I remember those things you tell.
Winter is gone, now green you'll see.

Childhood memories of cold and snow,
Nebraska's cold, it's like you said.
Now Texas winter's not so bad,
I shed my shovel and my sled.
Re you post for Saturday. My mother told me many times that I would not find a nice girl (wife to be) in a bar.
The second time around I found the love of my life, like in your future.

Forgetfulone said...

Such pretty photos, and an awesome poem. You captured so many feelings.

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely words and photos!

Carly said...


Sign... so gorgeous. The perfect pictures of winter kissing spring good morning. Well done.

Hugs, Carly

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Tammy..Wonderful! That poor snow covered daffodil! :)

Mike said...

Beautiful photos. I love the snow on the flower!