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, December 5, 2016

Much to Share With My Friends~

Hi there... I have been missing you all once again, but will try this week to catch up with many of you.  I had my last physiotherapy appointment last week as well as got a triple gel injection into my worst knee.  It should take a few more weeks to know if the whole of the process has done a good thing for me, but I am feeling confident. I hope that each of you are doing well and I can't wait to scroll down and see what everyone has been up to.
As I said in my previous post, goodness on November 11, where has the time escaped me...I would share our conifer trees that live on this land that we call home.  I have planted assorted Holly, Spruce, Hemlock trees on this land the past 35 years and they are doing well.  In fact I have a Holly tree this season that has fruit berries for the first time.  Only one out of some dozen Hemlocks remains...huge sigh.  Sometimes we have drought as we have this past season and it is just too difficult to drag connected hoses to some of the trees and they cannot thrive.

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

I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
Saturday's Critter

Anni at: 
I'd Rather Be Birdin'
 Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'


Stewart for:

The Oak tree below is the largest tree on our land and I had a difficult time even getting the fullness of the height of it~

When we first moved here I planted Ivy around some of the trees and some of it has well, sort of taken over and this Oak tree is covered in it~

Some of the conifers~

My lonely Hemlock ;)~

Love my Norway Spruce...we have three~

Megan is my next door neighbor and she competed in her first horse show a couple of weeks ago.  She rode in a few classes and placed in each of them.  
I also watched a couple of the younger children who I just thought were too precious not to share~

Out and about the county, all taken from inside the car, as could not walk too far YET~

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on Crabapple tree~

Amertican Crow~

European Ravens~

A special place to me~

A favored tree to photograph has fallen due to drought conditions and high winds~

A touch of red~

White-tailed Deer~


  1. Hello!:) Beautiful nature photos!:) I just love the images of all the many birds in flight,.. they are quite spectacular, and they remind me a little of Starlings.

  2. such a lovely series of nature at its best. lovely to "see" you, too. happy monday.

  3. Once again, Mary, your post is full of jaw droppingly stunning photographs and what fabulous mosaics they do make. I loved the photos of the little ones at the horse show and I'm sure your neighbour Megan was thrilled to be taking part in her first event, too.
    Happy Mosaic Monday!

  4. Welcome back. Even shooting from the car, you catch Life wonderfully. Kudos.

  5. Would you just LOOK at all those Ravens?!!! My oh my. And it's been a long long time since I've seen a crow other than in photos. Two very special treats today...along with the gorgeous scenery in the woods. I always enjoy horse shows. She is sitting in the saddle mighty proud!!

    Thanks for adding you link to this week's linkup tool at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  6. You really saw some beautiful color this year. It was a hit and miss in the mountains of NC...some say because it was so dry. I love seeing the photo with the fog hanging low. And your birds and deer are very pretty. Holiday hugs, Diane. I'm wishing you the very best my friend.

  7. Lovely photos and mosaics. Love the misty shot. The birds were captured well. Happy week to you!

  8. Hi Mary. I have missed the beautiful Tingsgrove. Hope the knee thing works this time. Wonderful pics as always. Is that a bee hive or a birds nest at the last photo?

  9. Hello, Mary! I hope your knee feels better soon. You have a lovely property, all the trees and colors are gorgeous. Love the birds, especially the sapsucker. The deer are so cute. Great photos. Take care. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  10. What a natural place you have over there. I loved the autumnal colouring from the trees. And the birds, fantastic Mary.

  11. Great photos of all the trees. The different foliage colors and textures make if all so beautiful and the deer add the perfect finish.

  12. Hello Mary. It's good to hear that your injections filled you with some confidence and positivity. It's just waht we all need at the moment with what is happening in the world. For may own part, the specialist is quite pleased with my progress and will see me in March, so that's very positive.

    I can't imagine ever living through a drought here in wet and windy Lancashire where it's raining today and probably tomorrow.

    Looking forward to our own Xmas with 2 new grandchildren by way of our Joanne and Ian who are adopting a brother and sister aged 4 and 5. Happy days.

    Stay well my friend.

  13. What a beautiful series of photos! I enjoyed them all, especially the fog in the trees :) Love seeing all the birds and deer and beautiful fall colors. Hope your knee is feeling better. - Karen

  14. Mary I love coming to your blog and seeing your world. So sorry I haven't been by in a while, but at least I catch up with you on FBook! I love love love the autumn colour, the mist, the birds, and animals. So gorgeous. I hope your knees are much improved very soon so you can get out and about better. Take care. Hugs.

  15. Hi Mary, I wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up your post. I loved seeing all the Starlings and the beautiful fall colors. Enjoy your day!

  16. Mary, you have such a beautiful place to live! I love seeing your colorful variety of trees--planting and caring for them is certainly a labor of love.

    It was so nice to hear from you; thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Hope your knee get better, and have a wonderful Christmas!

  17. wow, this post is amazing. I hope you are recovering fast now. So you can enjoy your surrounding in an easier way.

    Love all your trees and animals. Your photography is gorgeous :)

  18. Hello, Mary, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Lovely images! Enjoy your day and the week ahead! I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!


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