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 wildflowers...love 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~

7 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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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