Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Masked Beauties~

Urghhh, sorry to start it out this way, but I think that I may have most assuredly had my camera on the wrong setting when I took these.  I was snapping away so quickly and it was not until I loaded them up that I saw they were not as sharp as they could have been.  These birds are such striking songbirds and this was only the second time I have ever seen them.  Yesterday, while taking my early morning walk, there were lots of birds flying to and from this one large tree.  As I got closer, I realized that were Cedar Waxwings and it was great because I walk here often now and can anticipate more encounters~


  1. Beautiful birds. Great photographs.

  2. A very interesting looking bird! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow gorgeous Mary. I've seen the bohemian waxwing twice, once in Finland during a trip there and few days later on in Iceland. I've not seen them for two years now and I miss that. That's one of my favorite bird. You set of pictures is wonderful!

  4. Mary, Dont worry about it, I often have the camera on a setting from my previous efforts and just dive in without checking. Sometimes it has even worked out fine. I like the waxwing pictures. Over here we get the Bohemian Waxwing, very similar to Cedar Waxwing but it has a call like an old trimphone, very disconcerting if you are not concentrating and end up looking around to take the call.


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