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, November 5, 2011

After a Year of Waiting~

As my momma used to occasionally say..."it is not much to write home about, and yet, it is better than nothing"...

I have patiently waited all year for my chance to view, enjoy and photograph the Cedar favorite songbird, I do believe...OK, well one of them...

The other day, I heard the Robins swelling their voices to high pitch and I knew that they were eating Honeysuckle berries down the lane and that there was a good chance that the Waxwings would be there as well, and to my delight, they were. 

Then it began...the rain.  Life giving rain.  There I was about to take my grand images and it began to drizzle at first, and then the rain soaked me and I had to make a mad dash home.  There are still plenty of berries and last year the big day was on November 11, and so there may still be other chances to get the big one, but until then, here are a few shares~ 

Have a great weekend~


  1. Mary, these are wonderful! Who cares about a soaking when you have such a rich reward, I just hope you didn't catch a cold. All of them adorable but the second last with two of them in one shot, really great.

    Glad to know you are safely home again from your wonderful trip.

  2. You're right Mary that Waxwings are a wonderful sight, especially when they descend on the berries. Our Waxwings have to come over from Scandinavia and there aren't any yet, but here's hoping.

  3. they look so cute! a couple of those shots, they look quite miffed that you're taking their photo when they should be busy stuffing their beaks with berries. :)

  4. Great set of shots Mary. 2922 is the money shot for me - always was a sucker for a waxwing with a red berry in its bill!! LOL!!

  5. grrrr arghhhh piouffff pla plapla... What? You got them already!! Grrrrr. I want waxwings too!!! I'll have to wait for the next depression from Europe for that ;-) Beautiful so beautiful, I'm jealous ;-)


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