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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  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.

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

    ( 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

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

  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!

  5. Beautiful shots of the peacock!

  6. beautiful blue on the peacock love it come see me at

  7. simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

  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

  9. The Peacock looks fabulous. Great captures!

  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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