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, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Blessings From Tingsgrove and Beyond~



Seven month old Survhee Pipka takes stage left above, then our 4 year old long-haired German Shepherd; Countess Meaka Von Warfenburg of Tingsgrove is next, followed by 14 year old Spencer Ivy, all decked out as Santihoho's special pet elves~

Peeking through the layers of nature can be enchanting and the depth goes beyond what we can even begin to imagine~

I spy wild berries, massive white trunks of Sycamore trees, ivy covered trunks of others.  Tucked beneath other berries are Rosehips~

Drenched in droplets of the nourishment of rain~

Spent Oak Leaf Hydrangea once dazzled, yet not forgotten entirely. Wild Rosebush canes come through from behind and alongside~


All that is missing is snow~




Cannot seem to hide the little dead red and green pixel, so I shall pretend that the Blue Jay is all decked out in Christmas colours~



Tingsgrove has never had House Sparrows visit, yet they do just down the lane...what is that all about...aahh, it gets me out and about to claim them for a bit~



First the female above and then the little male below...sweetness~





The last of the layers... was something that happened quite by accident, yet a little like Christmas enough to close this greeting. 
I was sitting at a very long stoplight, across from a body of water.  As the headlights of the oncoming cars passed, it made the water dance with colours, and so this is what I captured, just for the fun of it~

Happy new Year too~

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures Mary. Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and the rest of your family.

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  2. all beautiful shots! love the grasses and limbs and berries. so pretty, mary!

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  3. You have given us another lovely mix and match of pictures to lead up to Christmas Mary. The last shot is just amazing, very creative indeed. Like you I will be busy for a few days but once Christmas is over back to normal with the camera and birds. I hope you and your family have a simply wonderful Christmas.

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  4. Mary, you have quite a knack with your imagery... all very lovely.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and may 2012 bring you much joy and well-being.

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  5. I like those delicious compositions with a nice combination of pictures in those beautiful mosaics.
    I wish you all the best during the holidays to you and those around you. Thank you very much for sharing the beauty.

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  6. trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people! happy holidays!

    cheers!
    ...TREK...

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  7. Beautiful imges and shots of the birds, Mary! MERRY Christmas to you and your family!!

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  8. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas :)
    Myriam

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  9. This is a fantastic mix of photos; all quite stunning.

    Merry Christmas.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  10. Merry Christmas to you, too! Thanks for sharing these wonderful images.

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