The Thrill Of Success

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    1. Eddie, then I am SO glad you viewed this post to add Fall Color to your life. Thank you so much for your great compliment. My Connection with Mother is tight as is plain to see. I am in awe of what She is showing me of late. 🍁🍁🍁

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  1. Amy I loved all of these shots, especially the one you LOVED the one you had to kneel down to get the magical shot.. Hope the white stuff holds off a little… here its cold with rain… Autumn both sides of the pond this year I feel has been special.. Thank you Amy for sharing the GOLD of your work with us here..
    Sending love your way and to your four-legged friends.. On a sad note today our Daughters Cat Merlin who was an old old cat, peacefully passed in his sleep last evening… So we are all feeling a little sad today…
    Love to you Amy and the work you do with your cats my friend.. Big Hugs..

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    1. The white stuff came down a bit today but most is melted, thank goodness. And I thank you so much for your feedback about my photography. SO happy you enjoyed what I Love to share. I am in awe of what Mother has been showing me of late!

      I’m so sorry to hear about your Daughter’s cat. She is one of the lucky ones, please tell her that. She doesn’t have to agonize over the decision of when to have to euthanize her beloved one. How I wish mine would go like that! Much Love to you and Huge Hugs as well!! 💞💞💞

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  2. Hi Amy,

    wonderful pictures. Smile on face, camera in the hand, it seems that you had a great time,which I can conclude from your pictures. They are magical,they look like postcards.Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  3. Oh my goodness AR…I can’t get over how many leaves you still have and we are not that far off our locations…Odd. No leaves on trees here let alone colored ones. Just bare, stark, gray branches reaching for the sky in anticipation of winter. Glad you were able to capture the last remnants of fall and boy are they stunning!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs to you and the babies…Much love…VK ❤

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    1. VK, due to fierce winds, rain, and now snow, the remaining leaves are fast disappearing. I’m crossing fingers I can get ONE more day of documenting FALL. If not, I am happy with the cache I’ve got. So sorry to hear you are so stark already! Oh my! That’s terrible! You are just going to have to get involved with an indoor project (that goes for me too!) to take your mind off the bleak outside. You are SO welcome for the share and I thank YOU for commenting and caring about not only my photographs, but my babies as well. BIG HUGS back to you and much LOVE!! 💝💝💝

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    1. There is a price for everything in life, Rob. That’s just the way it goes it seems. I’m not sure if I can get any more blazes of color cuz the white stuff fell. OH how I hope it is just a phase. Raking of leaves …. back breaking work! Happy weekend! 🍁🍁🍁

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    1. I so do agree that Mother makes amazing gifts in Autumn. Bless you for seeing that I do capture that Beauty with my Heart. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me. May you have a great weekend! 💝

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  4. Very nice! Yes, Autumn always gives us a very colorful last look at Mother Nature in her best dress. Colors here in PA are just about over, but what is left over is never tiring to see. Soon the cold of Old Man Winter will be upon us. Snow is already forecast for the upper parts of PA. It will get here soon enough. Not looking forward to that.

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    1. Thank you, Les. The white has arrived here and the winds are still howling. I’m not sure if I will be able to get any more Fall captures what with this weather and all. We’ll see. Starting with Spring, these Seasons have been disappointing overall. Hopefully next year will be better. Happy weekend!! 😁

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      1. No snow here yet. The Winter winds are howling here also. Blowing leaves all over the place. I have allot to pick up, as always happens this time of the year. Gives me excersize!

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  5. You must have been please to get these wonderful shots! Worth all the time and trouble. The water shots are stunning and the tree that “put a WOW in” your throat – I felt the same way. What character! The white stuff seems a bit early this year?? Maybe not where you are though. Stay warm!! Much love to you! Donna

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    1. Yes, Donna, I was more then pleased. I didn’t know how my pictures would turn out with the filter I was using on my lens. But when I saw how my images were coming out, I was thrilled. I could have been in this park all day long. That wow picture was actually taken twice. Once from one direction, and in my coming back the way I had come, I saw the “opening” needed to get a clear shot. I missed that the first time around. The first time I took this image there was a branch in the way so I deleted it. Bummer! I was congratulating myself out loud for my find, not caring who heard me. I was like an excited kid kneeling on that ground!

      We’re getting some white stuff right now and those winds have just again begun to whip once more. Howling more like it. Oh boy! Is this what I have to look forward to this Winter? I hope not! I pray this is just a fluke and a passing phase.

      Thank YOU for again stopping by to see the Beauty that Mother so generously gives to me to share here. May you have a great weekend!! 😘😘😘

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    1. Getting colder here too, Dan, with the white stuff on the ground. Thank you for enjoying the Gifts Mother is always eager to share with me so that I can in turn share with you. This last batch of pictures I took at this park may be it for my Autumn hunt for color. Hope you are staying warm and having a good weekend! 🤗

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  6. So lovely Amy! I identify with wanting to rush out to capture the color. I had hoped to go out and paint this morning but it’s just not happening and as it turns out the day is rather overcast. Can’t believe you have snow in the forecast already. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes, Catherine, we do have snow on the ground right now and the winds are howling. It’s freezing outside. I’m not sure if all my chances to capture Fall are now gone. I’m so happy you enjoyed the Beauty that Mother is so kind in showing to me. May you have a great weekend too. Keeping fingers crossed you can get some painting done! 💝

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    1. I highly recommend this filter just in case you are interested in it. The brand is B&H and of course I bought the filter at B&H Photos. If you need any more information than that please just let me know. 😁

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  7. There IS something invigorating about being out and in it. You see endless shots and could stay for what seems forever. Amy-What a wonderful colorful success. I am noting that I like that you used a graduated filter. Working with nature not against it. These are fantastic. Thank you. Also it’s great I can click for full size. It’s like clicking my shoes together 3 times

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    1. I’m so far behind in answering my comments but when I saw yours come in I just had to answer yours out of context. (Life has been busy!) THANK YOU for the encouraging words you left for me. I chose the graduated ND filter because the day had been sunny when I first started, and I did not want the glare of the sky to interfere what I was shooting at …. my goal was to obtain a balanced picture. I do have a CP filter but I wanted the yellows to pop and with the CP they usually don’t. I actually had three other filters with me, but decided to keep the graduated filter on even though it became cloudy. I really liked the results I was obtaining.

      I have a WP theme where I can display my images full size, yet if I collect them in a gallery as I have begun to, I can add my own private thoughts about each image, making it a more personal journey for those who view my images. I’m thrilled you enjoyed yourself here today. I consider your words high praise from such a great photographer as yourself. Bless you!!! Have a great weekend!! 😘😘😘

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    1. Thank you, LeeAnn. Our Fall is over. The high winds and torrential rains made sure of that. I agree with you that Fall was way too short, especially this year. Yet I did my best to capture Fall’s Beauty. Whew! 🍁🍁

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    1. There you go my purpose is revealed. In showing my images my Intentions are to get you to slow down, to breathe in the Beauty that is seen, and to bring with you a sense of mysteries contained within this world we live in. Thank YOU for your feedback in telling me how you are affected when viewing my work. I am deeply grateful to you. 😘

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      1. It’s always clear to me when someone is embodying her/his purpose. I always let people know when I sense it, to let them know that I noticed. Very few notice anything these days and it can get discouraging. So: “I see what you did there” 😉

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      2. Boy oh boy you nailed it right on the head! Very few these days notice anything outside of themselves. It is not only at my blog that I’ve noticed this. It is rampant in the world how hardly anyone anymore seems alive or aware of what is going on around them. When I cross paths with someone who shows life I get all excited like a kid at Christmas! Thank you for maintaining Who You Are and not getting lost in the insanity in this world! I applaud you! 👏👏👏 *HAPPY DANCE*

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    1. Oh my goodness, Prag! How good it is to see you here. I’ve missed you! I had such a great time chasing these colors this year which was a huge challenge on account of the weather and the leaves not changing for a LONG time …. then BAM! I hope all is well with you in your world. BIG (((HUGS)))!

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      1. Big Hugs my friend 🙂 Thank you for your warm loving words. Life is beautiful and amazing to me. I have been pulled into a phase of feeling quiet and inward, so honoring the flow. I am feeling a post coming up from me within this week ahead, but definitely I imagine being spaced apart in my activity here until into the new year.

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      2. I am softly laughing out loud as I read your words. Why? You got quiet while I got PA-BOOM! I just returned from my chiropractor’s office and both of us just laughed silly when I explained how I’ve lost my sanity due to all that has been transpiring in my life. Oh my! I really HOPE this weekend brings QUIET! Whew!! 🤣

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    1. Your words touched me so deeply that I honestly don’t know how to respond to you. I ssying thank you from the bottom of my Heart does not seem to be enough. I am so so grateful for the acknowledgement that you gave me. Bless you! 😙

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