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, February 24, 2013

Into the Woods and Snow Crocus Faces~

To those who come to visit...  
I have to say this and then allow time to bring about some kind of peace and resolution.  
It has been a very difficult 3 months for me personally, and  I am doing absolutely everything that I possibly can to keep my self from falling into depression, following a very personal situation.  
  There are days, when it is everything that I can manage just to feel myself, and other days, I take a walk in the woods and just appreciate silence.  
If I have missed getting to your blog in recent days, I apologize.  
Please know that I am trying and that days will get better.  
One exciting thing is that our puppy selection has been made and we got the one that we had desired.  
She will fly home to us in about 3 weeks.  
My husby has said that should help ease my way, and I totally agree, it shall be a positive.
Have a Happy Week, and a Happy Monday~

I am linking up with Mary for:

"Mosaic Monday"


The top 2 images above were taken this morning and the mosaic below was made with images taken last Wednesday.  
2 days, with different lighting captured~

This old barn is en route to one of our daughter's homes~

This old place is off of the beaten path that I take into the big city~

My Snow Crocus came up right on time, to bring smiles my way!

 Yep, we had a spot of snow last week.  May get more this week~


  1. Mary so many interesting photos. I would love a drive like that into town!

  2. I always look forward to your photos and they never disappoint. Love the old beat up barn...I almost said old beat up bar! heehee! I sure hope you feel better soon and I will keep you in my prayers. Sweet hugs, Diane

  3. beautiful blooms and evergreen branches in the snow. i know having a new pup to enjoy and train will certainly take your focus and energy - and it sounds like that will be a good thing to look forward to. i do hope all will be well.

  4. Mary, I hope you find the peace you need. Having a new puppy will be fun. I loved your photos, especially the Crocus. I can not wait for Spring. Have a happy week ahead.

  5. I am sorry that your life is a bit depressing, you know that we are backing you every way Mary. Your walks in the woods are beautiful full of life.

  6. Ah, lovely photos and collages as always. I hope things get better for you. The human spirit can be amazingly resilient. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. When I scrolled down and those Snow Crocus appeared, it made my day! So beautiful.

  7. Mary, I'm sorry that you have been feeling so down lately and hope you will rise up above the hurt and pain very soon. Beautiful photos, especially of the crocuses. A good sign that spring is coming soon to your area. Blessings, Pamela

  8. The crocuses are stunning! I am sorry to hear you're going through a rough patch. The puppy will brighten your days I'm sure!

  9. I was enjoying your photos of the scenery until I came to the crocus and then I went WOW. So pretty. I am sending you a big hug. I hope you will find your peace and feel well again. Valerie

  10. Your crocuses are beautiful, Mary, full of that colour and life we all crave at this time of year. I hope that your spirits will improve as the days lighten and you anticipate the arrival of your new pet. Wishing you peace throughout your day. Hugs. Lorrie

  11. Dear Mary I am so sorry to hear that you arte so low. I always love coming to your blog - such beauty you always show us. You can obviously see the beauty despite what may be going on inside. I can see in your first picture the tangle of branches which is perhaps representing how you are feeling.
    Please know Mary that all of us here send our thoughts and prayers to you.
    Take care. I wish you peace and happiness.

  12. Stay positive Mary, the world is full of wonderful things to enjoy.

  13. Hello Mary
    I hope better days are ahead for you, the puppy will certainly take your mind off the dark things.
    The crocus brought a smile to me, they're beautiful and remind me that mine will appear in 6 weeks or so.

  14. Hello Mary - great pictures / collages showing in Mosaic Monday.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

  15. Mary, your crocuses are so cheery! I'll be praying that brighter days will come soon.
    Don't forget, you are in strong arms: "He gathers the lambs in HIs arms and carries them close to His heart."

  16. Mary, I love visiting your blog for your beautiful and interesting posts and stunning photography - you are an inspiration, and although my work is very different to yours there have been times when I have picked up the camera and regained motivation simply because of your infectious enthusiasm for your art.
    I hope you find your peace and inner tranquility soon.

  17. oh Mary, the purple crocus are so adorable...I haven't seen them in years. In florida, just not around here.


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