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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Then Let Go









snow on the mountains
and in the lowlands here too
birds sing "spring's coming"

anticipate-
                            _ then let go
into what's happening now 





Click the heart to listen to morning birdsong from the woods behind our house. The white noise is the wind. I hung my mic out the window, not perfect audio engineering. Still their music is a promise of spring, that's what's happening now. And I'm grateful.


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64 comments:

  1. Great photos! I didn't know what the first one was until I saw the second.
    Nice to hear the birdies sing!

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  2. Fantastic photos,Laura!Have a nice day!

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  3. That promise fills our hearts in the quiet waiting of winter. This is a beautiful post, Laura.
    Sending love and light!

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  4. no harbringers of spring around here, only bone-chilling winds bringing the air to feel in the sub-zero temps.

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  5. Heisann!

    For sure, mountains all over...
    Appreciate your visit, hugs

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  6. So beautiful, Laura, and the birds sound wonderful! Lots of the precious creatures in my yard, too. Yay! And a new brand of hummingbird, that stayed all winter this year, very unusual.

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  7. letting go is a good thing... we can learn that from the seasons...on the first pics the mountain looks like a wave...very cool

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  8. Thanks for these photos. Brings me back to days of winter trails, on ski or snow machines. So much beauty silence majesty there.

    Stay Well!

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  9. Another lovely selection photos Laura. I am trying to imagine you hanging your mike out of the window :)

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  10. Majestic and mystical mountain sky photos for SWF ~ thanks and Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  11. Beautiful pictures! We will of course share with I Heart Macro this weekend!

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  12. Beautiful pictures! We will of course share with I Heart Macro this weekend!

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  13. Great shots of the snowy mountains, Laura. Nice to hear the birds.
    Spring is in the air overhere too.

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  14. Lovely shots of the sky and the mountain.

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  15. The pictures are wonderful. I enjoyed the birds songs. What a beautiful serenade you recorded. Thank you Laura. In my part of the world Spring is pretty much here already. I love it.

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  16. Very beautiful photos - I love the patterns in that first one. Spring will arrive!

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  17. The snowy mountains are beautiful. Lovely photos. Enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Amazing how the song of a bird brings us right into spring!

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  19. Hi Laura! Nice to visit again. I hope all is well with you and your family. Spring can't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned.

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  20. Beautiful scenes Laura. I love the sounds of the birds singing, and I have the pleasure of hearing them every morning outside my window.

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  21. Love your peacefully captures! Wish u all the best, Laura.

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  22. Beautiful views of the snowy mountains, like an abstract painting!

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  23. Lovely shots Laura, almost like abstract paintings!

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  24. My goodness, such gorgeousness...is there such a word as gorgeousness? If not, that's a newbie. LOL

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  25. Oh, Laura, these are so strikingly gorgeous!

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  26. Laura! I don't know whether I enjoy the photography more or the poetry! Well, both....you do know that you wrote a tanka in the first part of the poem? LOL! my brain seeks out tanka without my eyes knowing it! Beautiful!

    Hugs, Jane

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  27. Ohhh what a wonderful post, thank you for sharing this!

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  28. Hello Spring! Beautifully written, Laura.

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  29. I heard their message Laura! Yes, spring is coming! I imagine myself setting off for a walk in those wild woods with the birds leading the way... much love to you!

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  30. Wise chirping going on in the lowlands must echo in the mountains too! x

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  31. The birds are singing spring here too!!! Wishing you well!!

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  32. a grateful heart, how Wonderful; have a nice Friday

    much love...

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  33. Wonderful advice .
    I have let slip this week just being in the cherished moments where things are calmer :)

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  34. Thank you for that beautiful birdsong break and reminder that spring will again show her face.

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  35. Oh! You have so many different birdsongs outside your window! I heard a chickadee, a woodpecker and so many others! They must be preparing for spring! Thanks for the birdsong!

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  36. I love the lines and contrasts in that first image. It makes me wish I took it!

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  37. 'anticipate and then let go'
    perfect words

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  38. It sounds like spring to me. I love that first pic... how you focused in on the swirl.

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  39. I so enjoy my back yard birdsong.
    Cheers, Jules

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  40. May the birds continue to sing spring on its way to you!

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  41. wow Laura, that is a stunning view from there

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  42. Oh to hear the birds singing just as you are hearing them is a gift. Thank you Laura. Did I hear a woodpecker tapping?I am feeling elated because the coolness of Autumn is evident in the early mornings though the days are still steamy. Autumn is my favourite season. Enjoy your Spring when it finally arrives!

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  43. Welcome at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Laura ... what an entrance you have made with this post ... awesome photos and a wonderfully composed haiku. Thank you for visiting my weblog.

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  44. I love your birdsong filled heart. I closed my eyes and became absorbed in their song. Thank you for those moments of morning peace. xo

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  45. Spring sounds like such an exciting season. I'm glad it's coming for you Laura.

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  46. Your first photo looks like a beautiful frozen wave! Lovely!

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  47. Wonderful post and photos in B&W!
    :)

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  48. dear laura,
    thank you for your warm thoughts and bright heart. the song of spring is coming to life and with it gorgeous blossoming LIGHT!
    xo

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  49. I absolutely LOVE that heart--and those wonderful mountain photos--they touch the soul.

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  50. Wow Laura - what amazing photos. Where did you take the mountain photos?

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  51. Beautiful.

    Hope you're feeling better.

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