Bridge Of Smiles

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Welcome to the Bridge of Smiles
to assist you as you walk your miles
Bringing you the JOY of Life
even in the times of strife.
So when you place your feet on me
know your Life was meant for glee!

MF Photography/ “Bridge Of Smiles” 2015Β©AmyRose

[Photo taken in Como Park, NY]

THE END!

I was nominated byΒ Morgan to participate in the Five Photos Five Series Challenge. What is this Challenge you ask? Simple: You Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph that shares your insight or inspiration of/from the image. Then each day another blogger is nominated for the challenge. Since I do enjoy a challenge, I couldn’t resist.Β  I am nominating Van.

This is the 5th and final day of this challenge for me.Β  I had so much fun, as I learned to my astonishment aspects of myself I did not know I had, and to be frank, now I need at least a day to rest.Β  What a ride!!!!Β  I hope all of you who came on the Journey with me, had as much fun as I did!!

72 thoughts on “Bridge Of Smiles

      1. PS This is actually one of the bridges I cross on my walks. It has an iron grilled bottom so you actually see right down to the creek while you are crossing. It’s very old. And yes I really LOVE it. πŸ™‚

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      2. More will be coming, Serena. I have more images from this park as well plans to go to several other locations. Everything is just so lush right now due to all the rain we have been getting. Now, IF you adjusted your eyes, I would bet you could find some beauty down your way. I would bet!!! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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      3. I bet that *you* could find beauty, Amy…..you always do! Me, I think I am just tired of Texas, haha. I am thinking about moving to the east coast next May! ❀ I can't wait to see all of your other photos! ❀

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      4. Now I am wanting to move from here where we live due to the COLD winters we have, which is very difficult for me to get through. I would Love to live in a temperate environment all year round, but where on earth is that even possible with the weather patterns so messed up? *sighs* And yes, I really do try to find beauty, Serena, even on the days it is tough for me to do so. I am taking a few days off from WP because of doing this challenge and being involved in SO many comments, OMG really? …. and when I come back, you will be seeing some more of my flowers. GRIN!
        I spent the majority of my afternoon in my gardens because now I have a white midge infestation that has attacked my Roses. I have been using an organic spray but the white midge is not stopped. So I had to cut off a lot of new growth *cry!* because everything is dead, and applied a chemical *YUCK!* to the ground around each Rose bush. Busy. Very. And then after the rain, *CRIPES more rain!* I have to fertilize my Roses. Whew!!! I did get a few really good shots of the Roses that did bloom …. I’ll have those ready soon. OK! Now that I talked your ear off …. I have to go feed Karma who still is not eating enough on his own. 😦 Love ya, your Beautiful Soul!!! Love, Amy ❀

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  1. Oh gosh Amy, when I first saw this, I thought that the image and it’s reflection is was just one big bridge that wound around. It’s so wonderful that you have all these scenic wonders at your disposal. You keep transporting me to different times and places and it’s hard for me to realize and imagine that these must just be within a short ride or walk of where you are.

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    1. Marissa, I am proving to all who come here, one does not have to go far to find magic and beauty. I am not able to travel the way I would like to, so my eye has been trained to find the unique not far from me. I am so happy you have enjoyed my images thus far. I have more coming, and yes plan on getting more. I have tons of flowers, yet I am going to be going back and forth from landscape, water, and flowers to give more of a variety. And perhaps a true story from my Life here and there too!!! Have a great day!!! Love, Amy ❀

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  2. Five great photos, nicely coupled with five sets of beautiful words – you knocked this challenge out of the park Amy.

    Just so you know, I actually began my attempt yesterday. I’m explaining it today with a photo and a little bit of a story that you will understand quite well. Thanks for the incentive I needed to participate.

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    1. *blushing* Why, Dan, thank YOU so much for your generous praise!!! As for your post, I already have been there and commented. So I am ahead of you here! LOL Have fun with the challenge, my friend. And I again really thank you for your compliment. You made my day!!!! Love, Amy ❀

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  3. This is a beautiful picture! Of course we have a special place in our hearts for bridges. They can truly tell a story and represent a journey. I love that your bridge is adding smiles to the journey. – Gabriela

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    1. I am leaving right now for my walk and this very bridge I will be crossing. I’ll bring you with me. I will stop in the middle and make sure I GRIN and GRIN some more for you and for me! (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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  4. Actually I was stuck there for a while…it took me some time to realize that was a reflection…oh what a beautiful shot…Perfectly captured beauty and smile ….πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
    Iam waiting for your beautiful flowers…missing those refreshing colours…..

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    1. They will be coming as soon as I post again. I need at least one day of rest from this challenge. I am just thrilled you are enjoying my work so much. Bless you, my friend, for supporting me and what I do. Speaking of flowers I am in my gardens trying to save my Roses again. This time it is an insect called a white midge that is destroying them. They are not deterred by what I sprayed …. all other insects have stayed away. Now I have to put something in the soil for that is where their cocoons are, soon to sprout more white midges. They suck the life out of all the new growth. What I just cut off broke my Heart to do. I really HOPE I can get these white midges under control. So when you see my Roses, remember this story, knowing what I do in order to present Beauty here at Petals. Love, Amy ❀

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      1. Thank you so much…..u r gifted amy…all your pics were so touching….feeling like you are diving deep into their soul…and your poetry….gentle as a flower… I’m addicted…
        I love flowers…bcz all flowers in this world keep smiling…loving unconditionally….and are such a real retinal treat….any way your flowers are lucky that You are putting so much effort to save them…
        In my home we have some pappaya trees…once infected with the same white insect
        My mom sprayed a herbal preparation ..and the very next day she wash that plant with a water hose..again sprayed.. And the whole process repeated for 3/4 times.. In addition she sprinkled BHC powder in soil…im going to write down that preparation
        Neem tree oil+tobacco leaves decoction (boil tobbaco leaves in water)+soap solution… Try this out…I’m hopeful dear…

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      2. Sneha, I am humbled that you see so much into who I am and what I do and why I do what I do. My flowers will be back up soon on Petals. I ask for your patience. I’m catching up on things here within my home that require my attention and I honestly need a small break from the 5 day challenge I just did. Please contact me through my contact page at the top of my header on Petals. You can also find me on facebook by the name of AmyRose Wilski. Either way I will be very interested to be educated how to counteract with these insects that so rapidly destroy my Roses. I have the aphids and white flies under control, as well as I THINK, Japanese Beetles. Why I say I think is because they have yet to come. They show up in July/August. In the meantime, I have sprayed a product on my mulch and at the base of the canes of my Roses to kill the white midges. We will be in touch …. (((HUGS))) Amy<3

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      1. Im so sorry that I disappoint you… As iam new to wordpress iam going through my learning phase now… I’m thrilled that u r interested…wl make it happen soon…may i ask u something… Do u have any facebook account… Or g mail …then i can send you some ayurvedic and yoga related topics
        ((Love))

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      2. At the top of Petals, you will see contact information. You can contact me there. I do have a facebook account, but I rarely go there. IF you don’t see where my contact information is, of if you have trouble with it, let me know. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you, Van, and you are more then welcome. It is not easy to pick someone for a nomination and even though I thought carefully, I think only 2 nominees are doing this challenge. It is what it is. And that is OK. πŸ™‚ Love, Amy ❀

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    1. Can you honestly believe we posted wooden bridges on the very same day? Just incredible!!! I am glad you enjoyed my post. πŸ™‚ Love, Amy ❀

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    1. Actually it was the light that was just right, YC. The water was muddy from all the rain we have been getting, but the slant of the sun’s rays made it look really pretty. I lucked out the evening I shot this image and others. πŸ™‚ Love, Amy ❀

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    1. My last five posts all had reflections in them, Jade, with water. I LOVE reflections in water and when the light is just right, magic happens. I honestly stepped into magic. I’m humbled that I was able to inspire you. πŸ™‚ Love, Amy ❀

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