Connection

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    1. I believe the very same thing, YellowCable. Thank you so much for your compliment. I am so happy you stopped by and saw this post today. May your Sunday be a great one! 🦋🦋🦋

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  1. My dear friend, your heart and how you express it through your photography (and writing) was some much-needed soul therapy today. Thank you, and as always, my hat’s off to your stunning art ❤

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  2. Amy, it is always a delight and JOY to find myself sharing what your heart loves my friend, and these images show us a different world if we care to explore it and move ourselves out of our 3D reality from time to time.
    ALL things grow, flourish, and Spring time is such a special time or renewal..
    If only people would connect more to their hearts Amy, and understand if we learn to love, respect, care for nature and ourselves, our world of conflict and frustrations and anger would subside..
    We could literally create our NEW EARTH by observing all that nature shares

    Beautiful images Amy.. And your birds are just gorgeous..
    Sending love from my heart to yours Amy..
    Stay Blessed my friend..
    ❤ HUGS ❤

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    1. It’s this different world, Sue, that connects us to All That Is. It brings us into another realm, a higher one, that vibrates with such intensity of Love and Joy and Wonder. Yes, if ONLY people would learn to connect with their Hearts, and not their minds or emotions (or lack of), we would definitely have a better world. My New Earth has arrived. I’m living it. And for the first time, I’m getting a “hint” where my photography will be taking me. (GRIN!) Thank you for the compliment on my photography. SO happy you stopped by today and enjoyed the fruits of my Heart!! Much Love to you, dear Sue!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Comments like yours, Sonia, really truly make my day!! Thank you SO much for your graciousness towards me and what I do. I LOVE what I do and the only way I know how to live life, know how to do anything I do, is with a passion based on Love. Much Love and (((HUGS)))!!! 🌹🌹🌹

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      1. Sonia! Oh my goodness! I’ve got tears stinging my eyes. Bless you, dear friend. Bless you! … My husband would agree with you that I am truly one of a kind. His perspective, however, is a bit different then yours ….. LOL 😂

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  3. When you stand in your heart space dear lady, magic happens 😀
    And you are creating some very beautiful magic Amy, these images are the laces of love personified , holding you in its arms so that you cannot but do its bidding because you ‘believe’ in what you have become from your hearts journey ❤
    And thank you for sharing that love, it touches us because of what created it 😀

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    1. Dearest Mark, magic truly is unfolding right before my very eyes. If you knew the circumstances both these flowers and these birds were taken in, you wouldn’t understand how I managed to capture anything clearly. Oh yes, when I come from the place of my Heart, the manifestations are mind blowing. Yes, I do believe in what I have become and I know that it shows. I worked a LONG time for this, and to witness this brings tears to my eyes. I am so so so grateful!! You are also very welcome for me sharing, something else I so Love to do! I hope you noticed the link I provided over to your place. You gave me the word blender-ized and so I give you the credit for it. Much Love and (((HUGS)))!! 💜💜💜

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      1. Yes, I did see the link but I got so excited with your beautiful images I forgot to mention it 😀
        Thank you kind lady but when I now looked closer I couldn’t find it in that post or comments. Was your spirit mentioning it within you to give you a word to relate to your life experiences as you read my post…or am I blind 😀

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      2. No you are not blind, Mark. Not sure what you mean to be honest with you. I think what you mean is the link only shows on my blog so that people can go to your blog. It should have showed in your notifications,however. Been in the sun a bit today and perhaps it is I who is a bit dazed from “oh my goodness” SUN???? LOL

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      3. Aha, now I understand. You did give me a link of which I approved but it hasn’t come up on my site, no wonder I couldn’t see it. I think it may be one of those hiccups I’ve been having with my site where I press a button and nothing happens 😦
        Sorry about the confusion dear lady, I shall attempt to rectify it ❤

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  4. Such happy looking birds AR !!! You caught them just right…I cannot get over how far ahead of me you are with your flowers and yet we have similar weather I thought. Forget flowers, my plants haven’t even grown out. I still have tiny little stubs…Oh well, good things come to those who wait. Love seeing all of the color again! It means your heart is filled with color as well, no? Stay bright and colorful my friend. Hugs to you and to the babies…VK ❤

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    1. It’s still so chilly here, VK. And hardly any sun with rain rain rain. I get out to the park and into my gardens every chance I get. Despite a pulled muscle, today I go into my gardens to begin to lay new mulch down. The birdsong on our property is intoxicating so I will be accompanied by song as I work. There is not much color here yet, not according to my standards, but where there is some, I am finding it. (smile) Thank you for the hugs to me and my babies. We are doing so much better and for this, I am SO grateful!! (((HUGS)))! 💜💜💜

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    1. Aw, thank you, Timothy. I LOVE Bleeding Hearts too. They don’t last long but when they are here, I admire them as much as I can and get as many pictures as I can too. Thank you for your kind words. May your day be a great one indeed! 🦋🦋🦋

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  5. Beautiful images, as always. I create (paint, write, make photographs) for the same reasons you state so well. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts and for persevering through your challenges. The light you bring to the world is so needed!

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    1. Because of what you just said here, I am confident your Light is just as beautiful as mine, and just as needed in this world. So I encourage you to keep on shining your special kind of Light to all those around you. Bless you for your kindness and thank you for your wonderful compliment. 🦋🦋🦋

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    1. And what a glorious way to relax, LeeAnn! I know the feeling only too well …. about there are many other “things” that could get done …. yet … I think like this. IF I do not stop and smell the roses (so to speak) and have fun by stepping into my passion for my camera (and writing too), what’s the sense of living? Yes you are doing good by following your Heart. Stay just as you are!! Much Love to you! 🦋🦋🦋

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  6. This is beautiful! I have just started a blog with my friend. I love photography and love taking pictures of nature especially. Therefore, I was inspired by this post and just thought of incorporating the pictures with my posts:)!

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    1. I am touched that you would like to use my photography on your blog. Please keep in mind, my work is copyrighted and you must give me credit for the source of the pictures with a link to my blog. I know how easily everyone takes things from the internet. All I ask is respect from you and to give me the credit where credit is due. I am a professional photographer who works with professional DSLR cameras. In other words, these pictures are not “snaps” taken with my cell phone. Thank you. 🦋🦋🦋

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      1. That is not a problem and thank you☺️! I however meant using pictures that I take, I was inspired by the way you used yours in your posts. They are so beautiful! ~ A

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      2. OH! Forgive me for my misunderstanding! Oh my goodness! If I can encourage you to take pictures, YES!!! How this world is in such dire need of Beauty and Truth. And you, A, I feel strongly have both. I look forward in getting to know you. Bless you! 💖

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  7. What a lovely post…each photo is so beautiful. Thank you so very much. ❤ I'm always happy because I killed the other part of myself, so no pain at all. That's why I'm normally peaceful and happy. Decided pain was a waste of energy. I don't believe it teaches me anything but the fact that I hate it. So I got rid of it forever. 🙂 I dance a lot. LOLOL

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    1. Gigi, I’m not too sure how to answer you based on the words you wrote. Pain is a part of life. It is a part of living when you choose to be vulnerable when you invite Love in. I wouldn’t kill any part of me, even if that meant no pain anymore. I’ve lived through so much pain too much at times. But, I come back to the land of the living each time to again embrace Love. Pain is not to be liked and to be truthful I absolutely dread it. Your gravatar shows you with tears running down your face so yes, Gigi, I know you have known horrific pain. You just keep on dancing to keep your Heart light. (((HUGS)))!!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Dan, I just came in from working outside to feed my cats, saw your comment, and I am howling with laughter!!! Thank YOU so much for making me laugh. I’ve been grumping saying …. I don’t want to work …. I just want to play. And now you make me laugh! I can go on now without grumping. Tee hee ….. 😂😂😂

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  8. This was so powerful to me and heartfelting🦋I could feel your words deep within and it was emotionally to me. Thank you for sharing. Your words to this picture give me an even stronger feeling.
    ❤️🌹🌈🙏🏻
    Enjoy🦋

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    1. You win the prize, John. It is a Tufted Titmouse. Thank you SO much for the help and for the immense compliment you paid me regarding my photography. My priorities in life do not allow for “time” to sell my photographs. That is down the road in the future. I am very touched by your comment. Bless you! 🦋🦋🦋

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  9. Amy, although I know how brilliant and microscopic clear your photographs are, I am amazed time and time again! I am not surprised that it is your way to keep your heart open for the wonders of life!

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    1. Oh wow, Erika! You blow me away by your words. Tween you and me, I am amazed by what I am now doing. I’ve leapt ahead. It’s as though all the sacrifices I have made, all the incredible difficult years I have had caring for very sick and dying cats, I am being Blessed right now by a Divine Plan. I feel ever so strongly I am on a Path that is leading me to a very Beautiful Dream. Much Love to you, dear friend!! 💜💜💜

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      1. Awesome and so powerful to read your words since the energy that flows over feels so strong and blissful. I am very happy for where you are right now and for what you see you are heading towards 💖

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  10. Truly and deeply beautiful. I stay connected to the Creator through prayer, to My Love by just spending time with her. And writing just flows. I guess it’s who I am, who I am supposed to be.

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    1. Thank you, Nico, ever so much! I too stay connected to the Divine through prayer … I wouldn’t know how to live my life without that connection in my life! And yes! I do agree that you are definitely being you and not what someone else wants you to be. So congrats and YES!!! Blessings, dear friend!! 🦋🦋🦋

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  11. Wow, these photos blow me away!! The color os awesome, I can really appreciate the flower and those lovely birds! You are an artist and your expression comes through. You struggles may in some way contribute to your creativity – giving it depth and intensity! Lots of emotion contained in those photos and it comes out beauty!! Much love, stay dry!! Love, Donna

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    1. Wow to Donna! Thank you for this outstanding comment!! I can FEEL your enthusiasm all the way here! Now you are really “getting” where I am coming from … my Heart truly shows and shines through my camera’s eye. Yes yes there is a lot of emotion in these pictures … IF you knew the circumstances when both sets of pics were taken, you wouldn’t believe how I was able to get these results. I’m amazing me! No lie! I am stunned by what is transpiring lately. I’ve got it so bad, dear friend, that all I want to do lately is to have fun and play with my camera. Due to so much rain, I’m so far behind with my gardens and must must open all of them. HARD work! And that is the last thing I want to do after years worth of taking care of really sick and dying cats. Whew!! Tomorrow I am going out to have fun with my camera. I owe it to me after working in gardens today! Oh boy …. did I ever go on! LOL Much Love to you! 💜💜💜

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    1. Yes, I agree. Life is precious and it is Beautiful. My purpose through my photography is to spread Beauty and Love in a world that is at the moment very chaotic. Hope your day was a great one! 🌟🌟🌟

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  12. You capture the bliss, calmness, gentleness and love of nature with all of these shots, Amy, so it is no wonder you are able to always fall back into photography and into yourself when needed. Wonderful post, and wish you some sunny days (although I think the lighting in these photos were perfect). Cheers and take care.

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    1. Thank you ever so kindly, Randall. How you described my pictures is how I see Nature all the time. I’ve been falling into Bliss more and more of late, despite the lack of sun. Today was sunny! (YAY!) Unfortunately the clouds as I write are moving in again. You take care too. 💜💜💜

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  13. Your photos never cease to amaze me, Amy. That tiny spider’s web sparkling is dew in the middle of the red leaves is just stunning, as all your photos are. Art and Nature – Wonder and Dazzle. I think they are at the core of being human.

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    1. Oh, Diana, thank you SO much! I’ve really stepped up a notch or two lately with my pictures. I not only see it, I feel it. Isn’t that spider’s web amazing??? I know Art and Nature – Wonder and Dazzle are at the corner of being human. We just have to open our Hearts to see this. Much Love to you!! 💜💜💜

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  14. Hi Amy, This post of spring beauties is a delight to behold, and your photos are spectacular. Since you asked about bird id, I thought you would appreciate the names, below. Sorry I did not respond to your request sooner, I was out of the country. Your earlier commenter was right about the mystery bird being a tufted titmouse. Here are some other bird names: the grosbeak (there are 7 grosbeak species in the U.S.) you have here, a beauty, is the rose-breasted grosbeak. Also the oriole is a Baltimore Oriole (not Boston). Goldfinch is an American Goldfinch. Since you asked. My warmest congratulations on this photographic gallery of beauty and wonder. Cheers, my friend.

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    1. I’m laughing at me, Jet. I knew Boston Oriole didn’t sound right. I am used to calling them only by Oriole. LOL Oops. Gosh you are just so knowledgeable. Me on the other hand, I just like to shoot and not get caught up in time looking for the names. Boston Oriole. LOL I KNOW it is Baltimore Oriole …. my goodness! THANK YOU for your wonderful comment and many more thanks for the help in getting the names right. I will go into my gallery to change the names. At least I can do that much. LOL Much Love to you and welcome home!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Celestine! Oh I am so sorry I did not answer your other comment. When I saw this comment, I realized, OH OH I forgot about you. Life is a wee hectic for me. Thank you for coming on by! May you have a truly wonderful day today!! 💜💜💜

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  15. Oh my gosh, I thought the plant shots were so pretty, and then I saw the birdies! So pretty!

    Mmm, endorphins. I got some of those just from walking around in the sunshine today 😀

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      1. Um, today, in an attempt at tackling my gardens (I’m SOOOO far behind dang it!) I again pulled the very same muscle I pulled a couple of weeks ago. *sigh* Seriously? OW! Again once again, my gardens wait ….

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  16. Your flower and bird pictures are so beautiful! I love taking pictures of flowers, but they are just little shots I capture on my phone. Someday I will purchase a real camera and start taking photos of the beauties I see in this world. ❤

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  17. Stunning as always!! We are both on the wrong side of the lake…minimal sunshine here too. The last two days were nice hopefully this weather will be heading your way. Thanks for sharing you talent with all of us!!!

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    1. The rain has been just unrelenting, Zia. The sun is barely seen and when it is I go flying outdoors. You are welcome for me sharing. Thank you for not only viewing this post but for commenting too. Both are so appreciated! 🌟🌟🌟

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    1. I’ve gone deeper within myself, Holly, and I cherish now every moment I have to be with my camera, much more so then before. I’m standing on a reprieve from agony and deaths and I’m finding my JOY in so many ways as I head towards my Inner Harmony. These pictures are taken with my new camera. My dream come true. All I want is to play yet responsibilities yet still abound. Thank you SO much for your support and your feedback!! Bless you, Holly! 💖💖💖

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    1. As you view my photography, you view my Heart, Prag. I can in no way be someone other then myself. I honestly don’t know how to do that (anymore). My HOPE is that when others view my work, it makes them contemplate what they are missing in their busy lives. I am just so happy you enjoyed these amazing colors and details …. Good for you for recognizing the Divine in these photographs. Bless you! 🌟🌟🌟

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      1. when others view my work, it makes them contemplate what they are missing in their busy lives – I believe you are doing that Amy. Your work has made me more grounded and more observant of the details around me. You have very nudged me into this way of being in nature that I am only beginning to be – you are way ahead in that aspect from where I see you. 🙂

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      2. Oh, dear friend! I’ve had such a “hard” two days and when I read your words, they put tears in my eyes. Bless you! You have no idea how much you have uplifted me! Thank YOU! (((HUGS)))!

        PS. I am beyond grateful to know how what I do matters to you and how it is effecting your life. Behind the scenes aka real life, I have some pretty tough days. You just made my “burdens” lighter! 🌟🌟🌟

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    1. Julie, about the only time I shoot in manual is when I am shooting landscape or flowers. Shooting wildlife in manual I have tried yes, but it is near impossible for me to do. My lens is so heavy all by itself I do not have enough control in order to use manual focus. And no Mr. and Mrs. Grosbeak do not look anything alike and to be truthful with you, that is a very unique photograph. Most often these birds are not seen together as I saw them. May you have a great day today! 😘😘😘

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