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

Friday, September 23, 2011

Making Their Migration Journey~

We have just returned this morning, after having completed a 12 day holiday journey that took us 4,821 miles.  We saw some of the most beautiful scenery, wildlife and a few new birds that I was pleased about.  We traveled from Kentucky into Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and into South Dakota, where my first image shares begin. 

Every year for the past 3 years, we have gone to the very last road side park, before entering South Dakota.  Behind the dog walking area, is a field of wildflowers and the scene is most amazing, and always inspiring.  The beautiful Monarch butterflies are making their way from Canada and moving south through the states as they migrate into Mexico and beyond for the winter~



  1. The Monarch is the best that I've seen. I look forward to your holidays and of course the photos of it.

  2. Hello Mary and its good to hear you are back safely from your holiday. But heck, doesn't ten days go so quickly especially when on a holiday?
    Those Monarchs are just so big and beautiful. I look forward to seeing some birds from your trip.

  3. These are fantastic captures Mary,love the colour combinations.
    Superb photography.

  4. Good morning, Mary. Your images are absolutely beautiful! and we hope your journey was as well. We too have been gone for nearly 2 weeks and almost bumped into you. ;) Have yourself a great weekend.

  5. glad you have arrived safely home again! these are beautiful!

  6. Those MOnarch are so beautifull! Great serie Mary ;)


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