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

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cherished Nuzzles, Shaking the Seed, Shades of Autumn Now Faded~

Once again, I could not make up my mind, so I placed several choices together...

Wild Porcelain Berries ready for the wildlife to gather up~

Mourning Dove contemplates quick get away~

Last of the Roses, Hedge Apples thrown into the creek by 2 sweet little twin boys and hanging berries~

Part of 21 gallons of Acorns that I gathered just from our deck and driveway to place out for the wildlife~

Doe is just about finished with raising this season's fawn, believed to also be a doe~

Some cherished nuzzling, as the doe listens for the bucks which have now returned to seek mates.  She also listened intently to the sounds of gunfire in the distance...

I am so not fond of this season of the year~

The little fawn seemed excited that she had found the pile of acorns before her momma did~

What are these?  I like them~

The bark texture of the Buckeye trees, and autumn these~

Final colours shared for this autumn, a hard swift wind, a nice couple of days of rainfall and they have all come tumbling down now~

This time of year offers hope for the future season, with an abundance of seeds shaking down.  Above is a Magnolia and below are more of those really neat berries from above, as well as Raintree seed pods~

Hmmm...  Lavender, or Salvia, not sure which, yet I really like them both very much!  Their fragrance soothes me~

These 4 images were taken at Cavehill~


  1. You're so kind, all those chestnuts collected for the animals, nice one. It is an autumn filled up with things,
    A beautiful series.

  2. i love it that you provide the acorns for the wildlife too! glad they returned the favor with a photo shoot! love all your berries.

  3. Great pictures from such a very kind woman. No wonder the wildlife love you.

  4. Carissima Mary....I actually truly love it when you "can not make a decision" which of the pics to post & choose then these wonderful compositions of so many pics of a theme....I just LOVE IT.....; you show a truly exciting documentation of NATURE & it's SPLENDID BEAUTY in the golden autumn sun....!!!!!!

    ...almost a little "silent movie"...WONDERFUL!!!!!

    Thank you so very much for your so very kind words, Mary....!

    Have a wonderful autumn week!!!!
    ciao ciao elvira

  5. A great collection of photos, wonderful light and colours.

  6. Mary, You definitely have a way with colours and how to contrast one against another in those collages. So nice to see all that sunshine help your pictures along too.

  7. Such an amazing collection of wondrous autumn colors and light! I think I have never seen those blue berries.

    I am glad you rounded up all these marvelous images, together they are a true delight, as is each single one.


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