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 27, 2011

The Garden Obelisk and The Peacock~

A couple of things...we are having near draught conditions, so very dry here. I water my gardens a few mornings a week. The other day when my favorite cat Chloe' Laurel was put down, I decided that the side garden nearest my bedroom window, would be the perfect resting place for her. The ground was as hard as a brick, and the shovel was not going to budge, and yet, I liked this spot for her and so I determined to make it work. She adored looking out my bedroom window into this part of the garden, and thus my mind was made up. I turned on the water sprinkler and then allowed the water to do it's work in softening up the earth, so as to dig a hole. I left to come in and prepare a few things and when I went back out to check on the conditions of the earth, I saw how lovely the view over her was going to be. The garden obelisk and the water sprinkling, gave me a rush of peace, that all would be well, once the burial was completed. I do not know if you all bury your beloved pets, or not, yet we always do. I added in the Peacock images to give a nice splash of colour. I took the images of this gem at Henry's Ark Wildlife Park a couple of weeks ago~
* Note the Hummingbird feeder which has not been used by the sweet little birds since spring and now they have finally returned~















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10 comments:

  1. WOW Mary. that peacock is magnificent. how you've captured it's beauty and combined it with the metal obelisk is brilliant. happy day to you.

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  2. So very SUBLIME, Mary...what a stunning beauty...what colours and designs!!!!

    (....no wonder, famous Fashion Designers love copying the brilliant colour-combinations and patterns of this so gracefoul creature!!)

    Simply magic the Hummingbirdfeeder under the sprinkling water....almost an Indian Impression.....: FANTASTIC!!!!!!

    These Photos are a Joy and delight for the eyes....!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  3. The Peacock is superb. I'm sorry to hear that you have lost a colleague.

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  4. I really like your shots of the peacocks, my favourite has to be the last peacock photograph the clarity of the individual tail feathers is beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful shots of the peacock!

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  6. beautiful blue on the peacock love it come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  7. simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

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  8. Hi there - the pictures of the Peacock are really very good - and my daughter (who is looking over my shoulder, and asking me to read a story agrees!)

    Stewart M - Australia

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  9. The Peacock looks fabulous. Great captures!

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  10. WOW! Great serie, one of your best! The imager #7 is just a work of art...i cant stop looking at it :)

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