Before And After (2 IMAGES)


As I stood on Mother Hill
legs a’burning
lungs a’heaving
heart a’pounding
with a silly grin upon my face,
looking upon what was yet to come
and just wanting to shout,
YES!!! I AM doing this! ,
a wee small voice did nudge
and say,
“Look behind you, Ame.”
And so I did
and that is when I heard …

“Don’t forget to look behind you
to know how far you have already come!”

Photography/ “Before And After” 2016©AmyRose

I find it challenging to convey through photography depth, height, distance, and dimension.  The massive hills in this park I walk in are unending, wild and free, which is probably why I am absolutely in Love with it!  I hope these two photos convey to you how steep this hill is (and yes this hill is really known as Mother Hill) and how massive this Place of Wonder truly is.  I am keeping comments open, yet because this is my second post today, I’m not sure if I will be able to answer your comments.  OK?  Just please enjoy these incredible representations of Mother’s Creations.  (smile)

84 thoughts on “Before And After (2 IMAGES)

    1. I came very close to quitting, Lisa. It was a Lesson for me to recognize a very tough dry phase and not just a dead end. Know how far YOU have come, my friend, and don’t ever let the enemy get you to quit. Shine on!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. I really hope you got the idea how massive these hills are, Marissa. The trees in of themselves are massive as well. It is just a park that I will never ever quite be able to wrap my head around. And on top of that, I’m getting 5 maps total of 5 local parks and these maps are quite detailed with all trails marked clearly. So, I should be having a fantastic adventure one after the other this year. I cannot wait!!!


      1. So sad for those who do not. I’ve been accused of being a dreamer and in school my teachers called me day dreamer. But one cannot really know something without learning who they are.

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      2. LOL I got punished when I was in school for day dreaming. I thought some subjects were just SOOOOO boring and I used to stare at the brick on the building outside the window, seeing all kinds of patterns and faces in the bricks themselves. LOL If only those teachers knew what I was seeing!! Tee hee …..

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    1. I’m laughing out loud, Eliza. The “Meaning” of the word Mother went right over your head. It is so named because is so HARD and so steep. The grimaces of pain I have seen on runners’ faces …. Imagine another word after Mother. NOW you have the idea! 🙂 This is not an easy peaceful stroll up rolling hills. This is a mountain! LOL

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      1. I am SO relieved you laughed, Eliza!! The pain this “hill” represents …. 🙂 I LOVE this hill, and have yet to claim the Mother thing. But, I have seen it on the faces twisted in agony. 🙂 Whew!! Thank goodness you are OK with what I said. 😉

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  1. Awesome pics. You reminded me of old military days right after VN. We got paid twice a month. An old buddy remarked that we were the only service that “celebrated” Mother’s Day 13 times a year…………… We’d get paid and start paying all the “Mothers….” on and off base……………..
    There is a difference between hills and mountains, indeed. that’s why I live near hilllllllllllllllllllllllllllls. My roundabout doesn’t do Mountains. Heck I can’t get it to do stairs yettttttttttttttttttttttt. Happy Monday or if I had to climb Mother’s Hill, it’d be MOANDAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
    👀 ♥ * ͜ * ♥ 👀

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      1. I don’t want to burst your dreams, LOL, but I don’t think that Briggs and Stratton engine could make this “hill” even IF BB were pulling. Gee, you do like to have your women in harnesses. Hmmmmm ….. I see those flames! 😉

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    1. Not too sure if I “love” this time of year, Switters, but it gives me more determination to find my zone and Beauty even amongst mud. I fell into Magic this past Sunday which meant so much to me after being in the driest desert of my life!!! Hope you are having a great day!! ❤

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    1. My legs were burning and I was grinning! I just recently started to go to a Chiropractor and with just 2 adjustments I am feeling muscles working in a way I have not in years ! Oh for the JOY! My legs yesterday on that walk felt powerful! I really pushed myself, just amazed how strong I felt especially after being so ill. I was out on those hills for 3 hours and that is with my Canon strapped to my chest. I could hug you for recommending my vest! I actually thought of you as I walked and shouted, thank you, Dan! GRIN!

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    1. SMILING!!!! It’s great to be alive, Natalie, and have the health and strength to enjoy this body of mine!!! I LOVE that park!! I may have slowed down a bit but I’m still not our of the race! 😉 LOL ❤


  2. I am happy you featured the lovely sight before you and the beautiful scenery behind you, Amy. This should inspire those couch potatoes. In fact, truthfully, I am hoping people will be motivated to hike and see real sights in their local areas. 🙂 Thanks, Amy. ♡♡♡ Get some rest, I have been keeping you and your cats in my prayers! 🙂

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    1. I really HOPE I am inspiring someone to get off the computer and GO OUTSIDE. To be with Mother in beautiful places, walking out of my Life for a few hours, is what fuels me to continue to live my Life. I am getting rest, Robin, and getting stronger and healthier every day. In fact, I looked at myself in the mirror last night and I actually saw youth returning. Between my walks, and the adjustments I am getting on my back, exercise, eating good, and having a Happy Heart, my body is healing!!! OH FOR THE JOY!!!!! Have a great Sunday! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. We are blessed to be able to try and improve our lives through actions, words and setting examples, Amy. I think exercise improves our inner selves just as much as our outer selves. The words, “communing with nature” makes me aware of communing with our nature’s Creator. Hugs, Robin Happy you are feeling: oh, Joy!!

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      2. My next two posts will bring understanding to my friends of what I have recently experienced and why I am so light hearted. OH FOR THE JOY!!! Life is good, my friend!!! As for exercise, I have been doing so much healing work that I have not been able to get a steady schedule going. But I will, I will because I am a firm believer in it!!! ❤


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