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, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Blessings for SkyWatch Friday~

Forty two years ago this evening, my husby and I were married in Dallas, Texas.

Happy Anniversary Bus~  Ting

The Australian Emu, met me at my car, and seemed to be pleading with me to give it some warmth.  It had it's feathers all ruffled out and it was only the start of a very cold season with winter approaching~

The skies were shouting my name to look and take in the breath of the offering, for the gift soon was gone and new gifts followed...take time to stop and enjoy the heavens.  I look up as much as I look much would be missed otherwise~

Asian speices of deer, called Oriental Sika~

The sun was coming up and showered the homes beneath with gold dust aglow~

Goodnight moon~

~ Merry Christmas Blessings ~

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  1. Happy Anniversary to you both.Today is also my sister's 59th anniversary. I am hoping against hope that she makes it to her 80th birthday in May and, God willing to their 60th anniversary, The cancer is a very aggressive kind and the doctors are not holding out much hope.

    I wish you peace at Christmas time . . . Arija

  2. ah Mary, dazzling photos of the world around you. I agree - looking up is just as fruitful as looking down and around. I'm happy your skies are so beautiful. wishing you the merriest of holidays, and all the best in the coming new year. take good care now.

  3. beautiful images and collages. :)

    happy anniversary to you and your husby! :) how great!

    and i love your quote under your header shot. really, really nice!

  4. Fantastic, those Emu's are brilliant and the Deer. Well shot Mary.

  5. Oh, your photos are so beautiful today! I do love the gold dust showered homes and the good night moon! Your photos just bring peace to the heart...
    Merry Christmas,
    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!!

  6. Looking up is always to a good idea. Looking around is often just as rewarding. Nice work.

  7. Love the emu!

    Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2012

  8. Happy anniversary!

    Lovely light in these photos, Mary! Love the shots of the emu!

  9. Forty two years ago I, too, was in Dallas, Texas, but awaiting the birth of my third child! Happy Anniversary! Wishing you and your family a joyous, Merry Christmas! Your photos are superb as always! Love the Emus!


  10. Happy Anniversary and thanks for the lovely series of the emu and the deer....looks cold...Merry Christmas I have made a card for sky watchers at my site.

  11. Happy Anniversary, 42 years is quite a testament.

    Great pictures. It does look a little frosty.

  12. Wow - what stunning shots!

    Happy Anniversary to you.

  13. Nice Homepage, lots of beautiful pictures.



  14. Happy Anniversary!
    So nice pictures!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!

  15. wonderful pics! really wonderful ♥ have a great weekend ♥


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