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, January 15, 2012

Fourth & Final Sandhill Crane Entry~

This is the final entry for my journey to view the wonderful Sandhill Cranes at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge last weekend.  In these images, it gives you a better idea on the land where they have chosen to migrate to for several years now.  Tens of thousands come and it is truly awe-inspiring to hear them.  I felt like I was intruding on something wonderful, maybe from a distant and yet so close.  It was one of the most remarkable nature encounters that I have ever experienced.  Once again, as I described in the first 3 entries, the fog filled sky, the damp misty rain that fell the whole day, gave off a very magical appearance to the images, a soft quality that makes them to me, very appealing~



  1. I've enjoyed seeing your posts on these amazing birds! We have a link up party, Mosaic Monday that is up and running tonight. You should join us. The link is on my blog! Everyone would enjoy seeing your photos! Hugs! ♥

  2. Hi Mary. What a wonderful experience to witness. Thank you for giving me the heads up on this series of posts ... you know how I enjoy watching large no's of any avian species. Super pics. FAB.

  3. Oh my goodness, how marvelous! I can only imagine how wonderful it is to be in the presence of this huge flock. They are truly majestic in flight, aren't they? Especially with that foggy backdrop... Beautiful images, Mary!

  4. Wow, whate a sight. We have sandhill cranes nest here and then they migrate in groups of a couple hundrend, but this is awesome. Great captures.

  5. Mary, it's so wonderful to see this through your eyes.

  6. You got some very atmospheric shots there Mary and I can almost here those cranes calling through the mist. As you say there is nothing quite like witnessing the visible migration of birds, especially of large and vocal species like cranes, geese and swans. I'm going to catch up with your other posts now.


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