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, May 4, 2014

Spring Blossoms and Songbirds~

Above are Bleeding Hearts~

First off, I want to thank everyone for their encouraging words last week, per the whole Google thing, and yes, some how, some way, back whenever, I must have clicked some button and have Google +.
 So now you know the rest of the story and I fear switching back would lose everything and so, I have to deal with it...

Lots of Spring flowers and tree blossoms have been adorning my yard and the town around us and so I am sharing a spot of colour along with my Eastern Bluebirds and Robins this week.

Sadly many Eastern Bluebirds did not survive this past harsh Winter.  
Even the neighbor across the lane from me found 5 adult birds dead in one of her Bluebird boxes yesterday.  
She had wondered why they had not returned, but they had, and then we got the final deep freeze cold snap and final snow and it took them~

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


Weeping Cherry~

A Mockingbird protected it's territory all Winter and there are still berries left on the shrubs~

Above, old growth hangs with the new~

Red Dogwood~

A Song Sparrow and a White-Throated Sparrow share this mosaic~

Double Bloom Daffodils~

Field of Spring Beauties with an insert to show them close-up~

More Spring Beauties~

Flowers above came in a bouquet delivered~

Wild flowers and Red Buds and more~


  1. Mary, your plants and flowers are all lovely.. And the birds are beautiful. My favorite is the bluebird. Gorgeous photos and mosaics. Happy Sunday!

  2. i'm sorry to hear about the eastern bluebirds demise. this winter was definitely a harsh one for everyone... most especially the wildlife. your images are beautiful and pop of spring color. i've been enjoying the warm, sunny days for sure. have a great day~

  3. Such a beautiful line-up of photos and collages. So sad to hear about the Bluebirds. They're such pretty birds.

  4. Amazing photography as usual. I really enjoyed your spring blossoms. We haven't come this far yet, but we're slowly getting there.

  5. So many spring blossoms here to savor : ) My crabapple is blooming just now but not the lilac...everything is a bit behind here ( Western Pa ) A rather chilly and rainy spring thus far!

    Beautiful bird captures as the sweet little bluebird! :)

  6. So sad about the bluebirds. Your photos are beautiful, as always. Spring blossoms are so welcome after a long winter.

  7. Such beautiful details in your photography. i love seeing the flowers so close, to be able to see the details of the petals. Beautiful!

  8. So many beautiful spring blooms. My favorite is the bleeding hearts. Perfect shot!

  9. Beautiful Spring flowers and birds! I recently posted some Bleeding Heart photos too. (Mine aren't fully grown yet.)

  10. Fun photos of the robins and gorgeous spring blooms. I have been wanting a redbud, but they rarely survive here and so I am envious of the ones covered in flowers you've shared.

  11. Love all your beautiful photos. I tried google+ and didn't like it so I switched back with no problems at all. Then I found I could combine my regular blogspot profile with google+ so I could keep the original settings but still comment on those blogs that require google+. Here's the link if you're interested...

  12. Beautiful blooms and song birds.

  13. Hi Mary,

    Your beautiful photos of the stars of the season, the lilacs, the blossoms and all the other pretty petals, along with the birds have brought spring to my screen and before my eyes, as it has yet to make its formal debut here in southern Ontario! All the mosaics are breathtaking, bursting with colour and life!

    Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful features of spring!

    Have a fantastic week!


  14. Gorgeous blooms! Nice shots of the bluebirds. I haven't seen any yet.

  15. Your Spring flowers are so beautiful ... they bring happy tears to my eyes (I can almost smell the lilacs, I swear)! I just hope there are a few spring blooms left when we get back to Oregon.

    I am so sorry about the poor frozen blue birds (that part brings a different kind of tears) but the pictures you show are wonderful -- as are the robins. Happy Spring.

  16. Wow, what a nice post! Beautiful photography.

  17. Blossom and birds. All wonderfully shot and I love all the collages.

  18. This is such a beautiful post Mary.
    I wish we had that sweet little blue bird over here!
    I imagine this is where "the bird blue of happiness" comes from.
    Your photos of the Spring flowers are so artistic - please make some greeting cards Mary, anyone would love to receive these.

  19. Your spring-time is so beautiful. I can just imagine the perfume of some of those flowers. I don't think I have ever seen daffodils like that - lovely! And the birds - perfect!

  20. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

  21. In all the time we've lived here in South Texas, I've only seen ONE bluebird. I'm so jealous.
    Love the robin in the nest too. Sweet.

    Mary, your Spring flowers are stunning.

  22. Hi from Menorca. Such a terrible story about the Bluebirds that shows how Nature can be so cruel. But compensation in the form and colour of your stunning spring flowers and Robin in the best of health. Have a wonderful weekend.


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