From Time To Smoke to Love

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  1. Amy, thank you for bringing me into your glorious November world. I’m also trying to find the light in the drab of this month, as we have spots of snow still on the brown-leafed grass, and the trees are dark sticks silhouetted by a pewter sky. But there is beauty in this, too.
    I’m with you regarding the smoking – I actually don’t think there’s time (ever) for smoking. It’s so toxic to those who are smoking, and those around. Like you, I smell it within 100 yards of me, and I immediately stop breathing (not a good idea). When my guy is with me, he sends sparks of dislike through his eyes to the smoker, who most times then crushes out the offending smoke-stick. Here’s to fresh air, consideration for others, and enjoying the beauty of our winter world.

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    1. Pam, you are so very welcome! It is so good to see you here and and I really thank you! Between life and a blog that has gotten so big, I just am not able to go to blogs like I used to. I’m just so happy you came on by to bring with you the Beauty Mother gave me to share with you.

      All that nice snow is now basically gone as the temps have gone into the 40’s. It is super drab now. LOL But let us both manage to find Light and Beauty even in the drab. (wink!)

      I loved what you said about your son. Good for him! Smokers (some) are so inconsiderate of those around them. And yes it is shocking that smoking is allowed in parks. I know. I asked. I go to these forests to gulp in the fresh pure air and to get away from the world. How sad that some must ruin experiences for others. I can actually smell cigarette smoke from the car ahead of me even with the windows all up. True!

      Here’s to fresh air and Beauty!! May your day be a great one! 🤗

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      1. Oh, I’m the same way (smelling cig smoke from a car with open windows in the highway). I do say a small prayer for these people who are so addicted. My dad was a smoker all of his life (beginning at the age of 15) and he just could not stop, despite the notes I left under his pillowcase pleading with him when I was a child. 😦
        To fresh air and fresh thoughts despite this dreary foggy November morning. xo

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  2. I love striking contrast and the red leaves and tree limbs against that striking bus sky is awesome! Beautiful shadows on that stone cabin too. Really a pleasure to see, and good thing photos literally stop time! Yes, the year has flown bye. Smoking in the park? Really? I hope at least people are responsibly disposing of their butts properly. Much love to you!

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    1. Hi, Donna! That day was absolutely glorious. I did not want to go home. In fact, a man who passed me by while there commented “What a gorgeous day this is!” and I replied “I wish I could stay here forever!” Thank you so much for mentioning that cabin …. I LOVE that picture. There is just something about it that pulls at me. And yes smoking is now allowed in the parks after a man sued the State and actually won that he could smoke outside anywhere. That to me is a hazard in a park especially in the dry seasons. All the “no smoking” signs in all the parks have been taken down. Much Love to you! 💖💖💖

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  3. The stunning photos you post here are so crisp and colorful! Excellent work!
    About the smoke, I am with you. Lately I’ve been watching a few movies from the 40’s and 50’s. Cigarette smoking was in almost every scene, from lighting a cigarette, or cigar, to men and women blowing columns of smoke through their noses and mouth. It was awful and probably induced many people to pick up smoking if they didn’t before.

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much, Hien, for the lovely compliment! Your words mean a great deal to me! That day was an extraordinary Gift that Mother gave to me. The colors were outstanding! I do remember the older movies and how everyone it seemed smoked. Then the dangers of smoking really were not known. Now however is a different story. I don’t appreciate second hand smoke at all, especially in a park. People just need to be considerate of others. If you cannot go for a few hours without a cigarette you definitely have a problem. Have a great day today! 🤗

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    1. You are so very welcome! I am thrilled you stopped by and recognized the power of God through my photography. Mother allows me entrance into Her world in ways that leave me utterly humbled and amazed. That entire time I was in that park I was surrounded by GOD. I did not wish to leave! Have a Blessed Day! 💞

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  4. AR..I think we are living in a time of first ‘everythings’… We are bumbling about in the darkness looking for the light switch but where the heck is it? My question is “How natural are these first ‘everythings’?” Gotta wonder…Distraction is the name of the game. We are at that critical moment in time where we either become our own best friends or our own worst enemies. Choice is ours of course 🙂 May we choose wisely because the answer to everything resides within! Happy rainy,dreary, Sunday..VK ❤

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    1. Yes, VK, we are living in a time of firsts. Yes we all are bumbling cuz firsts are unknowns until we adjust to those firsts. I can only be responsible for me and I do try to do my best with all my choices. Do I always succeed? No. I just get up, dust myself off, and try again. Happy Sunday to you!! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!! Big HUGS! 💞

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  5. I love your pictures and your words. As a children we were taught that is is okay to swing your arms but not okay if your arms touched someone else’s nose. The smoke in the beautiful forest defiled natures beauty, which includes its sounds and smells.

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    1. I couldn’t agree with you more, George. The smoke to me is a defilement of those Sacred Grounds. We are the guests. And we all need to express our Gratitude and Respect as guests. Many people do not understand this but I do.

      SO happy you enjoyed these pictures. I truly was transported to a Heaven of sorts on that day. I honestly did not want to leave. 🤗

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  6. Although I usually feel that November is a bit early for snow, these images show the benefit of a well timed early snow. Contrast with bright skies and the last-to-drop leaves. This is the only way to see those sights. Beautiful captures, Amy.

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    1. It’s a darn good thing I did go out that day, Dan, because the temps warmed up and all that pretty snow is now drab. That particular day held me spellbound. Truly I did not wish to go home. The emotions evoked far beyond what I can put into words. Just incredible!! I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving! 🤗

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    1. Thank you, Shefali. I’ve been really focused on composition in that the viewer will feel as if he or she is about to step into the picture. I’m so happy you enjoyed this series. Mother shows me such magnificent Beauty so that I in turn may share it with you. What an honor! 🤗

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    1. I was so entranced transported into a world of such vivid colors, Julie, that I did not want that visit to stop. Depending on where one goes here locally, there are still trees, mostly Oaks, that still have leaves on them. Very strange for this time of year. I’m so happy you came by to enjoy the Gifts Mother offered me to share with you. 😘

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to enjoy what Mother allowed me to capture in order to share that Beauty with you. That day was spectacular. I actually put a “kink” in my neck due to looking up and around so much. LOL I just couldn’t get enough! Yes, this phenomenon has been very odd this year to say the least. 🤗

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  7. thank you for these beautiful views.
    I really like the 1st with this mix of snow and leaves.
    The framing that you made it gives me the impression of being an integral part of the image and pushes me forward, because the bottom of it is the beginning of the descent.

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    1. Yoshi, I’ve really been focusing on composition with my photography in that I wish the viewer to feel as if he or she is right there. I LOVE your observations of this image you describe. Thank you for sharing that with me. I “see” what you are speaking of. Bless you. 🤗

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  8. I must say, you captured the colors so beautifully! It really is rare to see those bright blue skies this time of year. Lots of gray and white — which I enjoy — but it makes the blue skies even more special!

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  9. Amy you magical eye has captured yet again all of the beauty Autumn and Winter combined bring.. Chestnut Ridge is such a beautiful place.. and those images are astounding..
    Loved the magical effect of those golden leaves on the snow.. And the skies beautiful

    I also loved your previous post.. Love the sky Angel…
    Hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving..
    Sending Tons of Love.. and well wishes for the weekend..
    Take care dear Amy… And keep snapping the beauty of our Earth Mother.. She will be sure to reveal more and more to your keen eye and lens.. ❤ Hugs and Love ❤

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