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

Saturday, September 5, 2015

L'Esprit and Foxhollow in Oldham County, Part one of Two~

Thank you for your visits to my little part of the world, it is always a pleasure having you stop in!

For those who are friends and family on Facebook, you may already know that my twin sister's youngest daughter Tammy, who is 46 has been in the hospital since July 24.  She went in to have repairs done on a hernia operation done earlier.  It has turned into a huge medical fiasco, leaving her very, very ill all of this time since.  She is gaining some coherency but her mind still wanders in the fog of ICU Delirium.  Please hold her in your thoughts and prayers.  
Thank you!

I have always taken nature drives and walks as my therapy against stress and that has been very ongoing these past few weeks.  In the images shared this week, I have been to Foxhollow Farm and also L'Esprit in Oldham County and nature stops in between.  
There is also one share of a very special kit-cat in my life, just because she never fails to bring a warm smile to me, and hopefully you as well.

Have a happy week, a joy filled week~ 

Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slide show presentation after you have read the narratives~

I will be linking up with Judith for:


Stewart for:

A Pipevine Swallowtail and Bearded Robber Fly

Texas Longhorns just down the road a 10 mile stretch for me, and who knew.  

My special sweetheart Survhee Pipka.  Not fat at all, just bunches of hair~

Green Frog taken across the lane at Mona's garden~

Juvenile Ruby Throated Hummingbird in my garden~

Sunrise over horse farms near home~

Eastern Kingbird and Barn Swallow above and a Red-Shouldered Hawk below~

More from this ride in the country next week.  Take care, stay well~


  1. I don't usually pick favorites...but #28 popped out

    Enjoyed all :O]

  2. Wonderful pictures as ever - hope the 'upward journey' of Tammy continues. Sending positive thoughts.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  3. A visit here is always such a pleasure. So many lovely photos and works of art! How did you get your cat to sit like that! I is so very funny!! You and your sister will be added to my prayers. Hoping for a full recovery! Wishing you well!!

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your niece. Hospitals are supposed to be places where we get better. I hope she recovers completely very soon. Your photos are all beautiful, but that Texas longhorn is just fantastic.

  5. Fantastic shots. Love those shots of Red-Shouldered Hawk.

  6. Hello, mary. So sorry to hear about your niece. I will keep her in my prayers. Lovely images and post. Have a happy new week!

  7. That's so sad to hear Mary, sending best wishes and prayers for Tammy's recovery.
    Your photos always take my breath away!
    This time I love the butterfly on the flower - a moment repeated thousands of times a day during summer - it is exquisite - thank you!
    Love and hugs
    Shane x

  8. Oh dear, prayers for your niece Mary.
    I noticed the longhorns have a ring in their nose, jewelry or does it serve a purpose? Beautiful collage and blooms this week.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  9. Oh my goodness that kitty would make anyone smile! How very different and pretty she is! You have some of thermoset wonderful country for a nature getaway and I agree with you that such a walk is the best way to de-stress. Best wishes for your nieces complete and speedy recovery.

  10. I will keep your niece in my prayers...I still have some minor problems from my hernia repair last year. Your images are beautiful and the critters so charming as you capture their personalities.

  11. Beautiful light in so many of these images. Walking in nature is a wonderful way to relieve stress. I pray that Tammy will continue to recover.

  12. Sweet Mary,

    Prayers and positive energy for your dear niece, Tammy; so very sorry to hear about this.

    Nature is, indeed, calming to the human spirit, and your wanderings into its majestic glory must be very soothing in response to the stresses that confront at this time. What beauty you have captured in L'Espirt and Foxhollow in Oldham County, starting with the very first image, and then, for me, being such an avid admirer of architecture and landscape, your pretty photos of those dreamy fields, fences, and barns.

    Take care, my friend, and thanks for sharing your wonderful stops of respite with us.


  13. The longhorn, the butterflies, the kitty...well, heck....ALL your photos. they're sublime!!!!

    And best thoughts and deepest, sincere, prayers for your niece's full recovery1

  14. it is lovely wandering around your area with you and seeeing all the beauty through your lens. your photogaphy is wonderful.

  15. Your photography is just stunning. I don't have a fav this time! I do hope your sister recovers soon. What a tragedy. She will be in many prayer circles and the Lord will listen.

  16. All my best to your twin's daughter. Hope she gets well soon! Your photos are (as always) just STUNNING! Wow...that hawk is amazing, but every single shot is a gem!

  17. Oh, so many beautiful shots - as always. May all your family be blessed with health. Our prayers are with you.

  18. I like every single shot - wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing :-) And my thoughts are with you and your family and I wish you all the best and that your sister recovers soon! Fingers crossed xox


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