Beckoning

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    1. Thank you, Dan!!! My season to hunt for water/waterfalls has begun! I was SO weary last evening that I don’t even remember shooting this. Yet even so, Mother guided my eye, and to my great surprise, not only this image but many more, did I capture that are delightful. So many are experiencing extremely high temperatures that I knew this image would speak to many. May you have a great Sunday, my friend!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  1. Mother Nature always talks to me, as I an a bird at heart. 🙂 My grandpa on the day he passed on, flew to sing his beautiful song by my window in November, 1980. Ever since, if I hear a cardinal I gently approach him and sing or whistle back at him. One winter month, I found a red cardinal feather in my good China box!
    Thank you,Amy, for taking the special photo to entice us to go out, find water to sit or walk by, soaking up the negative ions (which are really positive!) Enjoy a renewal of spirit Sunday ♡ xo

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    1. Thank you, Robin. I am so moved you enjoyed this image and the “message” that it gives. Oh, yes those negative ions are so good for us! This is ONE reason why I feel so drawn to water. Bless you for BEing you!!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. I feel welcome here as “me” which seems like you have a lot of people who feel happy visiting you here, Amy. This reminds me of a smaller set of waterfalls in Dublin, Ohio at a nature preserve behind a school.
        There is a nice waterfall with wooden platform and boardwalk called Hayden Run Falls, too. 🙂
        You make everyone know they have a place in this wild world where they may find peace. ♡

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      2. May we all learn how to accept everyone and to make them feel “safe” in order for them to be themselves. That is one of the Greatest Gifts you can give to another. I’ve had some clashes here on Petals where I had to honor myself, my boundaries, and to put my foot down and say, “No”. Above all else I Love me so for another not to respect me, I just will not allow. I’ve also aplogized to some for saying something I didn’t mean, or saying something that I was guided to say due to me “seeing past games” yet, there was yet another guidance who told me that person was not ready to hear. I ignored that advice. So I apologized. This is all a learning experience for all involved.
        Yes, I accept you for you, dearest Robin. How silly of me if I didn’t, for you are so beautiful. May Peace by yours this day, today and every day henceforth. Sending Much Love to you, Amy ❤
        PS I am behind in my comments. I have been very exhausted from caring for 3 ill cats and am really limiting my time on here. Your comments were too important not to answer. 🙂 Now I go back to resting! Love you!!! ❤

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      3. No need to reply to me but this was a very special message.
        I hope and pray your sweet children (kitties) may become healthier through any possible way. I am at my friends house watching Tayla and Kira. 🙂

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    1. Happy am I to know this image touched you, Kathy!! Thank you for letting me know how much you enjoyed it. This marks the official season of “Amy’s Treasure Hunt for Water” that opened as of yesterday. I have one more spot to go to that I found yesterday (perhaps 2?) and then I branch out further in search of more. The funny thing about the oodles of pictures I took last evening, I was so tired that I never even felt the magic, and in fact, unsure if I really shot anything worthwhile. Mother did not let me down. When I uploaded my shots to my editor, I became very humbled knowing that even when I don’t feel the magic, Mother will not ever let me down!!
      Again I am outside in my gardens today, still trying to bring order. My ground cover roses are just trashed from all the rain, and the new growth on my bushes, even with the aid of products are still getting attacked by insects. Good thing I am now focused on water because my gardens are just so sad right now. I’m doing all I can to bring them a bit of pep again. Yes I do have flowers blooming …. it’s my Roses that are in dire need of help.
      Anyways … have a good day!!! (((HUGS))) ❤

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      1. Will look forward to your ‘Treasure Hunt for Water’!!! I love seeing how you have grown as a photographer and the magic you create. We discovered another park yesterday that is so beautiful and all the water around it. Took some pics and probably will do a blog post soon. Sorry your gardens are sad right now! HUGS Amy ❤

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    1. Actually, Marissa, I didn’t deepen the blue tones. It was the shadow that made the waters look as they do. Yes I played around with contrast and a few other sliders, but basically, I caught the sunlight on the falling water as the water itself was basically in shadow. Glad you enjoyed!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. Marissa, I really cannot thank you enough for your words. I’ve had another really challenging day with one of my cats, and to know how much you appreciated my valiant efforts to post today, I am deeply grateful to you. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart!!!! You are not alone in the amazement department. I am too!!! (smile) I was SO exhausted taking this image and others last evening, I don’t even remember taking this pic, nor was the magic there for me. If I told you this already, please excuse me. I’ve really had my run for my money today trying to figure out what is going on with my Molly and treating her thusly. (((HUGS))) ❤

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      2. Oh I’m so sorry. Just hearing about you pouring all this time and dedication into making your cats well is so precious to hear. You know, it’s really a wonderful thing you’re doing and I hope that you feel blessed because of it.

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      3. Marissa, all three are stable this morn! Still am working with them, BUT I managed to pull them out of crisis. Today I begin my day with yoga (leaving soon) and from there, perhaps create a post for today (have not done so as yet.) This evening, if all is well here, I go to my second spot to shoot falls. Hubby left this am for a fishing trip with his brother …. his sendoff was a few minutes ago. They are going almost to the 50th parellel line in Canada which is very far north. Nothing but rock and evergreens there …. no soil. BUT!!! The fishing is GRAND! So …. this is MY week to PLAY!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! ❤ 😉

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      4. Well I did get a post in my inbox from you this morning so not sure when that was sent in relation to this comment, but absolutely stunning how you captured the bee in action. Could not have been easy…and here I am getting around your ‘comments closed’ blogs again!! Ha, ha! So glad you get some play time this week. I’m sure wonderful things will come of it!

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      5. Marissa, I haven’t been on WP much. I am spending as much time as I can with Molly, who is going into the Vet tomorrow. I may have to put her down IF there is no hope of getting the fluid that has begun collecting in her lungs out, even with meds she is presently on. She has Congestive Heart Failure and lately really not doing well. I don’t know when I will be back here. All my focus is on my cats right now, hoping that I do come back home with her and if not, how to deal with my other cats. To top it off, hubby is off on a fishing trip with his brother who cannot be reached by cell phone. Yes I do have an emergency number to reach him, BUT to give him news like what MAY happen tomorrow over the phone when he is so far away from home, I will not do. I have to do this alone. I will keep you updated. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. A new Day has Dawned. Yes, a much better day. The cats who were giving me a run for my money, are stable this morn. I go to my yoga class in a few moments and go from there! Bless, Erika. All is GOOD!!!! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Holly! As I have told some here, I was so exhausted when I took this image, I don’t remember doing so. It barely even registers I was photographing at this site. When I saw this image in my editing room, I was stunned. As with all the others too!! Mother never lets me down. I’ve been caring for 3 pretty ill cats, one for months (he is finally stable), two for weeks (one is stable the other I am not sure yet), and yes the work involved problem solving then addressing the problems, on top of the emotional involvement, has its toll.
      Bless you for commenting. It really made this day a whole lot better. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  2. Oh my this place looks so peaceful, I bet you just stood there for a moment in wonder of it all.. Great photo.. hugs to you from Laura ❤

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    1. I did stand in wonder, Laura, even though it barely registered I was there. Exhaustion has been my company of late. A few good night’s rest and more rest during the day, I will be fine. 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to comment. Many Blessings, my friend. Love, Amy ❤

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      1. Amy, my dear I sure know the feeling of exhaustion, but there does come a time you must wrangle yourself to sit for the amount of time needed, or else your body will make you.. Rest my dear and regain yourself 100% very soon..

        Take care and happy resting in the shade admiring your beautiful gardens, from Laura ❤

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      2. I will rest, Laura, that I know I must. I had to get the images I did because lately the water recedes so fast. I have one more waterfalls to photograph which I hope to do this evening. Taking care of special cats when they are not stable is quite the undertaking. Now that all three are stable, I honestly can breathe and rest. Sometimes I have to push, then as always do recoup. This morn I go to yoga, and then plan on having a leisurely day. I don’t even have a post yet for today, and I am not sure if I will have one. 🙂 Love you! ❤

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    1. Oh Bless you, Tiny!!! Thank you SO much for your glorious words!!! Even though I did not “feel” the magic due to being so tired, I sure did capture it. Mother does not ever let me down!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Especially of late, Randall, the image of what I have captured does give me the words. It is as if it is as you say, the water is speaking …. which I believe It is. 🙂 You I know would understand. I am merging on a deeper level with Mother. Or so it seems. Bless you for taking the time to comment here, my friend. You’ve really touched me. I shall be over to your place tomorrow. Now my bed beckons me. (smile) Love, Amy ❤

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  3. What a beautiful shot, Amy. The water looks divine and at the same time so inviting to wade through. Lovely poem too. It goes wonderfully with the shot. Amazing photography, amazing writing 🙂 ❤

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      1. Shrimp, they are all stable right now. Thank you! After months of work with Karma, I finally have the right combination of herbs/homeopathy to give him the highest quality end of life as possible. Whispers my FIV+ guy, is beginning to eat again, after not eating for a few weeks. He goes in and out of these episodes. Molly I am not too sure of. I think she may be in end stage Congestive Heart Failure. She is eating and I have pulled her out of crisis, but her breathing rate is still too high. I’m right now giving her homeopathy and it is working to bring her breathing down and less labored. It has been a real tough couple of months, especially with Karma. He is gaining weight slowly and eating more on his own, yet I still amfeeding him as well. I have to do that now in fact. Taking care of one really sick cat is difficult. I’ve had 3. Yes I am resting and sticking close to home. If Molly doesn’t level out with her breathing, I am taking her in this week to get checked out and have a blood draw. I won’t loose heart, my friend. I don’t quit, not when it comes to my babies. IF this is Molly’s heart giving out, I will have her peacefully let go. Thank you for your purrayers. They mean so much to me!!! I Love you!!! (((HUGS))) Mom BonZo ❤

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      1. My hope for you, Maniparna, is that someday you understand it takes much more then just a great click to get an image to look like this. I was absolutely clueless what is involved until I began to work with my camera. There is so much to know, to understand, and how best to catch the best light at certain times of the day. That is just with the click. Then there is all the editing that occurs to get your image perfectly as you would want others to see. So when you look at your new desktop, think of how much I put into getting this shot. And I just gave you the mere basics. 😉 Again, only with an experience such as learning how to operate a DSLR camera and all that it entails and how to learn huge editing programs …. that is when you will understand what goes into taking pictures.
        When I view my own work, there is such appreciation on my part for what I have done, and much gratefulness that I have been given the “eye” in order to “see”. 🙂 ❤

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      2. So well said, Amy… we learn each and every day and one day the desired perfection comes… I showed the image to my friends and all of them praised it highly. I then redirected a few of them to your blog and, they were just speechless to see your flowers… 🙂 When everybody says good words about a work, that means, it’s really good.. 🙂 I’m happy that you granted me the permission to use it as the wallpaper. Thank you once again… 🙂 ❤

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      3. Honey, your words truly bring tears to my eyes. They brought me Hope, not only about my Dreams coming true, but within a circumstance I’m presently in, one that could mean life or death. One of my cats has Congestive Heart Failure and lately not doing well. Tomorrow she goes in to our Vet and I may have to Walk the Mercy Path. If there is more I can do to keep her without labored breathing, except for painful procedures, she will be coming back home with me. If not, I will be releasing her spirit from this awful disease. This is why I haven’t been posting or blogging. I’m spending as much time with her as I can right now.
        Bless you for really touching me. Thank you, Maniparna. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Oh! poor little thing 😦 Will pray for her…hope she will show some improvement this morning. It’s hard to stand the pain when our pets get ill. I had a dog. After I lost her many a year ago, I didn’t dare to go for another. Because the pain is just unbearable when we lose them… stay strong, Amy..my prayers are with you… ❤

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      1. I shall cherish those prayers, Maniparna. Today Molly looks stronger, so IF there is another med I can give her to keep her stable, I am doing it. She still is having good days (like today) even though her breathing is “tugging”. I care for 14 special needs cats, my friend, so there is no option for me not to get another cat … I am with these precious babes all the way to the end. And then, like you, I am finished. It is SO difficult emotionally to go through this, and I have so many more to go ….
        When we Love, yes there is pain. I wouldn’t miss out on this Love for all the money in the world, even yes, knowing what is to come. May you have a Blessed day, my friend! And I will carry those prayers with me. I feel stronger today. Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Oh, Amy, you are getting me all teary eyed. I have many more from this shoot that I have yet to edit. I am no longer using the ND400 filter … too darn hard to and I do not like the way the images look. I have begun shooting with ND8 filter and I really really like it. More are coming when I come back to blogging!!! Love, Amy ❤

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  4. Amy just would let u to know that I have posted up Part 10-13 for “Our Memories” short story. I’ll be working on the Final Part soon. Have fun reading and do comment.

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