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







Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Painted Glow of a New Dawn~

A good day to the moon as it slowly begins to settle in the west, while the sun coming up from behind me, painted a lovely glow that lit up the red barn below~

The Black Swan was looking pretty cold when I got to the frozen pond where it resides~

The Alpaca looked pitiful out in the field, where ice had formed in it's fur...burr, it was really cold at 28'~

























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24 comments:

  1. Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania. I'm just stopping at Radom blogs and checking them out, and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and New years. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  2. Well, I think that my favourite is of all things, was the Alpaca, he/she looks cold, but, it loves that too.

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  3. Mary, I love your new look. Recently I have pondered making my background lighter.

    Lovely photos and I especially love the evening light that was captured at the base of the farms buildings.

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  4. A most stunning series of chilly morning photographs! Love the feeling I get when viewing the first scenic image with the glowing ember sunlight reflecting of the barn ... very peaceful. Precious alpaca profile shots. The lighting really is quite lovely. I especially like the frosty snowflakes on its shaggy head. A joy to visit your wonderful blog!

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  5. what a beautiful frosty morning! Love the red light on the barn but pity my poor Australian black swan, a native of a land that seldom and then only in places has temperatures below freezing.

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  6. It looks too cold for human or beast! But it does make for some beautiful photos. The sun shining on the barn was wonderful! The black swan is pretty but that alpaca is down right adorable!!

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  7. Oh Mary, that first pictures is out of this world beautiful!
    How would I have wished to be there, I am so grateful you share these sights with us!

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  8. There is such a stark beauty to that frozen landscape. I love watching the moon set...it seems somehow more gentle when it is dipping down to greet the morning.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comments. Wishing you find a quiet joy this season. xoxo

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  9. Wow - stunning shots. I adore the red barn and the gently glowing light...

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  10. Mary, it was such a pleasure viewing all this beauty through your eyes. Such a stunning opening shot,
    I love the black swan, and the alpaca almost looks human.

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  11. A really cold post!! Great photos. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Gorgeous captures as always! And what a lovely, frosty morning! I do love the alpaca! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  13. Amazing captures in spite of the cold~~very nicely done. I do have to feel sorry for the outside critters. . .the sunrise was incredible too.

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  14. The world is so beautiful at dawn!

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  15. Beautiful Mary!!! Love that alpaca! I hope you will consider sending me an email about what you are grateful for to add to this year's gratitude word quilt. It will be posted on my blog on Dec 31st. I am collecting expressions of gratitude from around the world. Enjoy the weekend's skies, blue, grey, or filled with a pallet of many colors!
    Gentle steps,
    Laura

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  16. Beautiful pictures as always. I love the moon and the bare tree, and the moon through the fence. The alpaca pictures are great; I've never seen them up close that I remember. Not the prettiest face (but it probably thinks the same about me). Very nice.

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  17. Oh my gush these photos are perfect! The first one is awesome the light reflects at the barn. ^_^

    SWF

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  18. Those first and last shots are just beautiful Mary - timed to perfection. Have a good weekend too - it's just snowing here.

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  19. Another set of outstanding images from one of my favorite stops in the blogosphere. Well done.

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  20. These are beautiful shots, very nice!
    Darryl & Ruth :)

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