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, March 11, 2012

It Is Beginning to Look Like Springtime ~

The first flowers to show their pretty faces on the grove are the ones shared in this post.  Even if we have snow, they will thrive and after the thaw, rise and shine to the occasion.  The little Yellow-rumped Warbler hardly ever comes to the bird feeder area, but when it gets slim picking in the wild, then they pay a welcome visit!

Happy Monday, Happy Week!

*NOTE...Can you see the bee, we already had a bee visit in February;), or it may be have been a Yellow Jacket~





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25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shots. I'm excited for your garden and home. I'm not sure what I'd do if one of these little warblers came to visit my feeder....I think I'd be honored to have a visit:) What a nice surprise:) Your flower shots are beautiful...the sun is hitting them perfectly. It's interesting. I have no issues with moving birds etc....but to capture a still flower is still a great challenge. All my best. Chris

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  2. Looks like you do have spring Mary and what a wonderful bird Yellow rumped Warbler is to have in the garden. Love the flower shots- it feels warmer and sunnier already. Have a bright week.

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  3. I am jeolous. Flowers? I still have three weeks before we see any.

    Great photos.

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  4. Spring's essence beautifully captured, Mary. If only it could always be Spring!

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  5. We get one, a very strange thing. The Yellow-rumped Warbler isn't allowed according by nature, but its here. I thinks it was a trick by you Mary.

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  6. Your photos are just gorgeous! Such a pleasure viewing your post!

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  7. What a wonderful time of year! The colours in your photos are so uplifting - craving colour here!

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  8. Lovely flowers and blossoms and the Yr Warbler is a cutie. Great mosaics and photos. Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Your pictures make me giddy with the anticipation of Spring...they are so colorful and beautiful.

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  10. Such lovely photos--I enjoyed my visit to your blog very much! I love how you captured the dappled sunlight on the snowdrops and the bright eyes on the bird.

    Happy Mosaic Monday!

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  11. Oh, you are so lucky to have Spring already. I am in Massachusetts, and it will be next month before the Daffodils bloom. Beautiful photographs.
    Karen

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  12. All of your photos are a treat to see! We've noticed our goldfinches have more yellow on them now. We've had such a variety in our feeders today! ♥

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  13. WOW! Those are some gorgeous, gorgeous shots! WOW!

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  14. What a delightful post! Your photos capture the essence of springtime and are very beautiful.

    Please feel free to share on my Floral Friday Fotos meme:

    http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

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  15. Splendid set of pictures - they shout spring.

    Had my first autumnal walk on the beach this weekend. An early morning chill to make the coffee taste better!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  16. Lovely flowers and great mosaics. Are the magnolia already in flowers? Love the birdphotos. Have a fine week!

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  17. Thanks for visiting my little blog project and commenting on the tundra swans. It is exciting to have them in the area. For a birder like yourself, it would be even more thrilling.

    Your blooms are beautiful - the magnolia is stunning, one of my favorites. We're still waiting for this type of bloom, but I did take some inside and force them to open - they were lovely.

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  18. Hi Mary, Your nature photography is beautiful. I love the sweet little Yellow Jacket perched on his branch and the lovely flowers. Your spring is going to be lovely if this is the first peek!
    Happy Spring and I'll be your newest follower.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  19. Great blog. Your images are touching!

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  20. Thanks, Mary, for increasing my anticipation of the arrival of spring! Beautiful images!

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  21. So many pretty Spring visions around your neck of the woods! I love the pictures of the flowers with the sky in the background.

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  22. I had to giggle...no, no, really Bob, the bird is a Yellow-rumped Warbler and to sweet Emily...yes, Bob, you are sweet to...the Yellow Jacket is the bee, not the Warbler. I guess I was not as clear with my description. Hugs around~

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  23. Your photography is amazing. Spring is definitely on the way around your place. The early spring flowers are anticipated with such joy after a grey winter.

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  24. WONDERFUL......THIS look like spring truly, cara Mary!

    Thousand colours and sublime wild blossoms; how I love the white beautiful one.....!!

    ...and the little singers....so sweet....!

    A magic garden you have, dear Mary....SUBLIME!!!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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