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

Monday, July 4, 2011

Barn Swallows at Foxhollow Farm~

It has become a thing with me camera and I are just not getting along at all well, ever since it went to the Nikon Camera "hospital" in New York 2 months ago. I have reset all of my settings, I have contacted the great people at the camera shoppe where I made the original purchase and we have gone over my settings and made any necessary corrections. Even with all of this, many of my photographs that I have taken in recent weeks, are troublesome to me and I have not been able to even use them for my blog, other than hitting the deletion button, over and over again.

Several days ago, I visited Foxhollow Farm. The route that I take whenever I go into the city is either down the country lanes, or on the interstate system, where there are daily automobile accidents, and thus I tend to take the country lanes for that reason, as well as the fact, it is just plain lovely. Foxhollow Farm has a great fresh produce selection, flowers, gifts as well as a really neat little eatery..the grilled veggie sandwich with fresh mozzarella, is my fav. Anyway, I visited the farm and went on a walk to locate one of my favorite birds, the Barn Swallows. I only found 3 lovely fledglings on the barn roof and took quite a few images. None of them look worth the efforts, and yet, I wanted to share a few of them anyway.

What I would so love is to have someone near my little world, go out one day and help me figure out what I am missing when taking some photographs when the sky is not ideal, and the background turns out so grainy.

For those in America~ Happy 4 th of July ...


  1. Beautiful swallows and great captures Mary.
    Have a great day.

  2. Lovely shots! The background doesn't look grainy on my screen. Maybe it's your computer and not your camera?

  3. You have a wonderful blog with lots of beautiful pictures! Amazing!

    Have a nice day,

  4. Your Swallow is a perfect match. I love the Swallow, especially the chick.

  5. Muy buena captura .me encanta tu blog saludos desde Canarias


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