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







Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fields of Grain, Songbirds and Spacious Skies~

Theses images were taken on the last day of our journey west, as we traveled through the states of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, re-entering our state of Kentucky. I was impressed by the fields of grain, the birds that were in migration mode and the beautiful, spacious skies along the way.  I hope that you shall enjoy them as well, and have a very wonderful weekend and SkyWatch Friday.  Be blessed and stay safe and well~


My first ever, glimpse at these gorgeous Yellow-headed Blackbirds...what a beautiful species they are~

Always fascinating how as you leave one state and enter another, it is as if you need no welcome sign, for the landscapes change beautifully, as the state names change~


Fields of Sunflowers dotted the course through many of the states that we traveled through.  I enjoy them and I know that my bird friends thrive on them, as I supply many from the birdfeeders in our garden~



Many of the roads out west are pink...;)



Fields of Indian Corn.  My mother used to have a bouquet shipped to her from relatives in Texas once a year, and tied with a lovely ribbon, she would have them on display for a whole year~

Red-winged Blackbirds~





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16 comments:

  1. i love the midwest farm fields. :)

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  2. I keep thinging of the hymn..For the beauty of the earth! Thats what these photos show! Great shots!

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  3. What a fabulous collection and such an innovative presentation.

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  4. Very nice assorted photos.

    It has been very windy here in Ohio yesterday and today. It is also very wet and cold. The leaves are falling. The sky is a dark winter gray color. I can't seem to stay warm.

    I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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  5. So many wonderful shots!! I had to scroll through a few times, before deciding my favourite was the field of corn with the lone tree rising above it!!

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  6. Thanks for your visit.
    Some of your pics could have been shot here in Champagne.

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  7. Wonderful shots, I like your collages:)

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  8. these photos are FANTASTIC. I love them. the spacious skies you've captured, along with the familiar midwest cornfields. very nicely done Mary. happy weekend to you .

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  9. Brilliant colors, brilliant shot ;)

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  10. Beautiful prairie shots. Love the wide, open feel.

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  11. Fantastic pics. Thanks for your visit.

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  12. Beautiful photos! I love farm country...and seeing the fields of crops this time of year. I saw my first yellow headed blackbird while visiting the Finger Lakes area in NY state this spring--what a beautiful bird indeed!

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  13. The colours are so vibrant! I haven't seen Indian corn in a field before. It is quite an attractive crop.

    In answer to your question, Glacier National Park in on the US side and directly across the border is Waterton Lakes National Park, where I took all those wonderful mountain shots.

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Just lovely landscapes Mary. All those open spaces - sigh.

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