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, January 11, 2012

Sandhill Cranes are Treasured Wonders...Post Series 2 of 4~

The foggy and rain filled morning tried to ruin our little bit of time spent among the Sandhill Cranes and yet...I kind of like the look of these pixelated, animated images.  The birds were all content in the cow pasture, and really could have cared less by my presence, and for that I was grateful.  My greatest fear was unfounded, that of my dog barking at them, not to frighten them, but to say... come over here, let me get a better look at you.

I hope that you shall not find yourselves too bored with what has delighted me... these birds to me, just speak so much about nature, and how they strain to survive, and manage to fly long distances generation after generation. The plight of the Whooping Cranes, is so much more dire and one can only hope the same will not happen with this grand species~

Imagine this sound times thousands...that is what we heard Sunday and Monday...


  1. they really are quite majestic looking with their dapper gray suits and red caps...

  2. Beautiful images, they are a living in a block, lol.

  3. Really great photos! I love seeing these amazing birds! ♥

  4. Hola Mary bonitas imagenes de las grullas en la niebla.Un saludo

  5. Wow what a misty atmosphere you got there! These are splendid shots Mary, I'm jealous ;-)

  6. Mary, these are such amazing shots. I've never seen anything like this, and I don't think a drippy day hurt the photos at all, but just added to the atmosphere.

  7. Garrooing sandhill cranes along with bugling elk is one of my favorite sounds in all of nature!

  8. Oh, sun is always beautiful, though these gorgeous cranes on the pasture; the dark green, their elegant grey&white...; the composition is gorgeous and the light fog does adjust a wonderful "mystique ambiance":


    ciao ciao


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