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

Monday, April 28, 2014

White-tailed Deer, Eastern Meadowlarks and Snow Flowers~

For those who might enjoy, I am publishing 2 posts for today, in hopes to be rid of all of my snow images that keep popping up.  
Record Crocus above can come up during snow cover.  
These are in my garden.
My Eastern Meadowlarks were taken on the property of Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, KY~

Remember to double click on the image, to view a larger slide show of the images shared
 I will also be linking up with Mary at:
Mosaic Monday

As well as I am linking up with Stewart at:
   Wild Bird Wednesday

We have a heard of 11 to 13 White-tailed Deer that roam these woods.  
Eastern Meadowlarks have returned to their breeding grounds~

Crossing the lane in front of our property one sunny morning~

The Lenten Roses are also blooming now~

Wind Flowers, we call these, I forget their real name~


  1. beautiful deer! and love the meadowlarks, too.

  2. This is a wonderful array of photos - the Crocuses are a fabulous color. Loved all the photos, but especially the Meadowlarks, as they are one of my favorite spring birds. Nice work Mary!

  3. Mary, beautiful post. I love the deer, pretty flowers and the gorgeous Meadowlark. Have a happy week ahead!

  4. Awesome collection of flora and fauna. Have a wonderful week:)

  5. The meadowlarks are beautiful as are those deer. We call those wild flowers 'snowdrops'. They are the first flowers to emerge from the snow.

  6. Lovely to see the deer and snow photos interspersed with the flowers and birds!

  7. Oh wow, your blooms are gorgeous! Lovely collages! I haven't seen a Meadowlark for years.

  8. Gorgeous and colorful flower photos in between the more monochromatic deer photos. I love the ones where the deer are running and moving. Have a happy week, Mary.

  9. gorgeous gorgeous Crocus and those darling deer! It must be so wonderful to have wild deer cross in front of your property. I guess they are a bit like kangaroos here!
    Have a wonderful week Mary and blessings for Easter.

  10. The shots of the deer are just beautiful!

  11. Hi Mary,

    The crocuses are dazzling! Love the fiery red centers surrounded by that brilliance of purple! The deer are darling, especially love the close up just after the crocuses and the meadowlarks look like they're enjoying the fresh air and bright days of spring. Gorgeous mosaics, as usual!

    Happy Easter!


  12. I love the Meadowlarks and the crocus are so beautiful. Amazing how they poke up through the snow - they look so delicate but must be really hardy.

  13. The deer sure look pretty against the white snow. I know you'd rather see green though! Hope you enjoy your week my friend! Hugs, Diane

  14. Hi Mary. Our Snowdrops opened and then disappeared some weeks ago but the Hellebores are still just about hanging on.

  15. A lovely photo story of the white tailed deer family Mary.
    I imagine you braved the cold for quite a time to capture their movements and get such wonderful photos.
    The little deer in the thick under growth is wonderful to see - so alert and ready to run at the sound of danger....
    I have the Lenten roses in my garden too - they are such a sweet welcome to Spring.
    The little shy flower hanging her head is the Snowdrop - a simple flower yet so perfect.
    (a reminder note to self - get some bulbs in the ground for next Springs flowers)!!!

    Wishing you a very Happy Easter dear Mary.
    Shane x

  16. HI Mary What a wonderful kaleidoscope of bird, deer and flower shots.

  17. A lovely colourful post Mary. And at last it looks as though Spring has arrived. Eastern Meadowlarks are one of my favourite birds that i never see if that makes sense? So I can't have too many pictures of them perhaps because most of our European and UK larks are "brown jobs".

    Have and chocolate filled and Happy Easter.

  18. I'm so entranced by your spring flowers especially the crocus (haven't seen any in years). Again a perfectly lovely post. Thank you and Happy Easter.

  19. I'm looking in to say Happy Easter to you and yours Mary. Five years? Time flies when you're having fun.

    No spelling mistakes here I hope.


    1. Ha ha ha thank you very much Pihl, oh I mean Phil... And why yes, it is very much fun and a very Happy Birthday to you again kind sir. Oh but wait, what time is it there, am I late on this announcement. Hope it was great! Cheers. Mary

  20. Wow ! The photos of flowers are superb ! And also beautiful photo of Eastern Meadowlarks. I want to take photo of this bird that I love but at this date don't find one.
    Happy Easter !

  21. SO many lovely deer photos ...I am happy to see your meadowlark ...I don't see any here locally...perhaps because the shopping malls have taken over all our meadows over the years :(


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