Grateful For Who I Am

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    1. Well people like this young woman evidently think so and she unfortunately will have to learn the hard way that we are to respect these birds and these animals. Some people’s intelligence level never ceases to amaze me. 🙄

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    1. I thought that turtle was so unique carrying what he was on his shell. SO glad you enjoyed this image, Jet. And yes, the thought about SLOWING down came to mind as well and I was torn between talking about that subject or liking ourselves for who we are. Cool that you thought about going at our own speed as well. 💝

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    1. If she does not learn how to respect Mother Nature, she will continually be disappointed. Mother chooses very wisely who she allows into her kingdom. At least that is what I have learned. 🌹🦋🌷

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  1. That was hard to read because that person was so thoughtless and nasty. It’s the same when parents stand by and watch their horrible children throw stones at the ducks. I’ve said things to people more than once. I don’t know what’s wrong with them.

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    1. Thank you for taking a stand, Gigi! I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with some people either to tell you the truth. As I was watching this young woman, I just could not believe how she was acting. And I really did feel anger toward her on account she scared this Majestic bird and taught that bird in that moment to fear a human. People don’t respect other people so how
      are they expected to respect Mother Nature Herself? I’m just shaking my head… XOXO

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      1. People who aren’t like that can’t be expected to understand those who are. I guess that’s the think. If you’re not thoughtless and cruel, you don’t know how other people can be. Vice versa, I suppose…she wouldn’t understand us either…that’s why it’s impossible to bring about change.

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    1. Please don’t give up!! It has taken me a long time to understand the editing rooms I use. I also have an extremely good camera, so it all starts there with a great image. How many years have you been actively doing photography? I’ve been doing it for a good 20 years and there is still so much I don’t know. If you have time go look at my images when I first started blogging. They are no where as good as what I am doing today. Since that time I’ve purchased very good glass in lenses, which makes all the difference in the world. I’ve learned how to play around in the editing rooms as well and I must admit, the little I do know, I know how to do well. I use Photoshop and Ninja. I also have Lightroom but I very infrequently use that anymore.
      One more thing. Please don’t compare your “style” to mine. We ALL have different techniques and styles. Just hang in there and keep on trying. BIG HUGS!!!! 💝💝💝

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  2. Awesome Amy!! Wonderful you know who you are and have the where-with-all to actually live it and be grateful that you are who you are!! The example of that lady who got too close and scared off the blue heron: I believe you are talking about respect – you have respect for nature – and therefore are given a “pass” to get in. Many don’t understand the concept. Thanks for being a great example for this!! Much love to you! Donna

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    1. It only took about 60 years for me to be able to say with conviction that I like who I am. LOL And yes sadly too many people have no respect for Mother Nature and as a result their camera cards will sadly be lacking. I do have respect for Nature in all ways as I look to Her for Direction especially when it comes to my gardens. Speaking of …. I am seeing signs of Fall both in the plant world and the bird world. Now that is a bit disconcerting! I will continue to be an example for the rest of my life, Donna, even though some days it feels as if I am always trotting uphill. That gets old, believe me. Thank you SO much for this great comment and for supporting me, both in my art and me as a person. Your presence in my life means a lot!! BIG HUGS!!! 💝💝💝

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      1. Thanks Amy – your presence in my life means a lot to me too! I know what you mean about trotting uphill somedays LOL! Yes, I’m too seeing signs of Fall – but we’ve had an outstanding summer here in England – one that hasn’t been seen since the early 70’s! Take care my friend!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Pragalbha!! Your comment took my breath away! Bless you, dear friend, for this most incredible comment. Your words brought tears to my eyes. It is an honor to pass the knowledge on to someone like you, how to enter the Holy Kingdom of Mother. And yes it is Sacred and mysterious and wonderful beyond belief. I really have a huge lump in my throat as I am writing this … Thank you for being such an important part of my life!! 💝🙏🏼💝

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  3. Some people think that everything and everyone has to bow in front of them. Respect is definitely something badly missing in them. Respect for life in general. Thank you for your photos. This turtle is another example of the wonderful and creative variety of nature.

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    1. Erika, respect in this world is sadly missing in huge ways. Humans don’t respect one another so how would they respect Mother Nature? Bless you for being a part of my Journey and honoring it as I show what respect looks like. I shall continue to bring to you what Mother reveals to me. Much Love to you!! 💝

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      1. The way you look at life touches me and at the same time shows me life and nature through such appreciative eyes. I learned a lot only because of your photos and what you are telling us in your posts, dear Amy 💖

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      2. Your comment made my day, Erika. My goal of showing others how to really SEE is manifesting and to know I’ve taught you through what I do, brings great JOY to me and much humbleness as well. Much Love to you today, dear friend. 💖

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    1. I know … people never do cease to shock me. I have other stories I have yet to tell here based again on what I have experienced or witnessed that again demonstrates how crass some people can be. Nature is to be respected and cherished … yet so many don’t understand this. May you have a lovely day today, Julie. 💞😎💞

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  4. So well put, Amy. I do like when we can get closer and closer and truly feel that communal relationship with other animals in our environment.
    Turtle is doin turtle things and Amy’s doin hers ❤ Not a threat in sight.

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