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, October 7, 2011

Rusty Blackbird Upon Leaving Wyoming~

Upon leaving Wyoming and re-entering South Dakota, I saw this Blackbird while waiting for my husby to make some changes in our trunk carriage.   As I waited, I spotted this lovely Blackbird and was taken by it sweet eyes and the sound of it's voice was really neat.  It was not until we arrived back home and I had time to look it up to realize that it was a Rusty Blackbird and back in the 1960's it's population had declined by as much as 90%.  It was really a delightful little bird to observe, and so glad that I was able to~

Our Meaka is such a great traveling companion for us.  She seems to love every minute, so long as she is by our sides~

Yep, it is lop-sided, for I took it out the car window and we were driving a little over 70 and well, it was a fun shot anyway~

Another former Eagle, or Osprey nest~

More downed and diseased trees, due mainly to insect infestations~

Have a beautiful and safe weekend~

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  1. Jackdaws, Osprey's nest and Meaka, great pictures.

  2. Wonderful photos from the nature and the animals. Clear shots and beautiful colors.

  3. You know a lot about birds! Your photos are great, a lot of them show great reflections in the water. Such a pity that so many trees are ill.
    Thanks for your visit!

  4. Those are some good photos of beautiful frames, great shots! They are all lovely but with those beautiful reflections 0582 is my favorite.

  5. Rusty Blackbird, I had to look that one up Mary. Seems its member of the grackle family and suffering population decline because of loss of habitat. Some things are the same the world over. Have a great weekend and keep snapping and blogging.

  6. Meaka....she is gorgeous, wonderful...her long shiny coat is spectacular...., Mary; what a BEAUTY you have got ....!!!!!

    I do love the imagines of the water with its splendid reflections....the tall "grey" & dry trees are beautiful in the natural mirror....!!!!

    Have a sunny & happy weekend, Mary!!
    ciao ciao elvira

  7. Your reflections are razor sharp! Beautiful captures, Mary:)

  8. Your photos are awesome. My favorites are the trees reflecting in the lake. Have a great weekend

  9. Hi there - what a great set of pictures - I like the reflections. I also suppose that the dead trees will be great nest sites soon.

    I had a look at you profile and in the "books" section I saw that you read many books about nature. You may find it interesting to keep an eye on my "book review" page on my blog as I post reviews there - and many of the books are focused on nature and landscape.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  10. WOW, gorgeous collection of photos. The scenery is beautiful. And the blackbirds look pretty. I love your cute doggie too. Wonderful post and photos. Have a great weekend!

  11. Mary, thank you so much, I have enjoyed trawling through your blog and seeing all the wonderful places and wildlife. What a wonderful trip you had.

  12. Beautiful photos of nature, and I love all your reflection shots..


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