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, April 8, 2012

Easter Week On And Around Tingsgrove, My Home~

It is the evening of Easter Sunday and the family has now left following a very lovely day.  Any day spent with family and friends, is just about the best thing that I can think of doing and then comes my wildlife nature photography, after that.

The fragrance of Liacs and Wisteria, waft through the air as  a gentle spring breeze stirs their fine perfumes. 

I saw my first Yellow Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and Hummingbird Moth this past week and that is always a welcome sign to spring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


While talking with one of our neighbors the other day, who is one of 3 allowing me access to their property to hawk watch, shared with me a little about the next 2 images.  DeAnn's father passed away several years ago, but before he left, he planted some very special ivy vines along the tree below.  He also placed this old rusted birdhouse in the arms of the tree trunk and told his daughter to leave it there and one day she would remember and she has never once forgotten.  Her father also built the table beneath the tree so that the Gray Squirrel visitors would have a place to eat and rest throughout their day...how sweet~



 
 
 



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23 comments:

  1. What a treat for soar eyes, the Swallowtail butterfly is brilliant, just about this spring.

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  2. gorgeous dogwoods and lilacs! if i were a butterfly, i'd hang out at your place, too. :)

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  3. Gorgeous blossoms and colors. The butterflies are wonderful too, always a pretty sight to see. Wonderful photos and mosaic, Mary! Happy Easter!

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  4. Wonderful images... The Swallowtails are fantastic to see..

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  5. Oh, my! What beautiful eye candy! Beautiful blooms/blossoms and gorgeous butterflies! Perfect for Easter and Spring!

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  6. Stunning photos. It is too cold for butterflies here. Happy Easter!!!

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  7. You always get such amazing photos. Butterflies have been impossible for me to take except in a blur! But doesn't it seem like the flowering trees are the prettiest they've ever been this Spring! I took more photos today, too!

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  8. Wow,
    What beautiful flowers in abundance I am seeing this spring. Your mosaics are very pretty.
    Happy Easter.
    Pat

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  9. Pretty assortment of spring blooms!

    Happy Easter!

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  10. What a beautiful display for Easter weekend - I hope your Easter was joyous!

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  11. Wow, what a post! Lilac and viburnum with their heady scents, dogwood and azalias and sooo much more. What a wonderful spring!!!

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  12. o, dear, how can we compete with this overflow of flowers. :) Lovely!

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  13. Wonderful photos of the beautiful flowers and butterflies! Love them all :)

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  14. That butterfly looks like it is going to fly right out of my computer. So beautiful.

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  15. Very nice post Mary, those flowers and colors are so comforting! Happy easther...a little late :)

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  16. Beautiful images, I was particularly interested in the Swallowtail and the moth, but saying that the blossoms are wonderful too.

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  17. Gorgeous shots of the butterflies, Mary! I haven't seen any yet this year. The blooms are beautiful!

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  18. So many beautiful flower shots! I miss dogwood. I had pink ones outside my home in Atlanta.

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  19. Mary, thanks for sharing such exquisite spring beauty. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

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  21. Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing.
    ~Clara

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