Treasure Hunt

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    1. I saw how the little kid came alive in Hubby so my “mission” is to get him to come with me more often …. Bird photography is to date the most challenging aspect of photography for me thus far. So glad you stopped by, Irene. Did you notice my safari attire that I wore to keep skeeters away? I’m still concocting my new formula for my bug spray. Stay tuned for that. Much Love to you!! 🌹🌹🌹

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      1. I noticed you, but not much more, I will look again. I wish the best for you with the new bug spray. I don’t use vinegar for more than absolute necessary, it dries out my skin, so get scratches. If you need other ideas for EO’s for caring, just ask. I try to learn more that way too. I’m looking forward to your new posts ❤

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  1. Glad you and hubby had a fun time sharing the excitement. You guys scored some great birds! Of course my fave was the bluebird at his house with the grasshopper! Amazing shot! Next time you will get the bull frog croaking….This time in our ever changing story we are learning patience! It is not always easy…Glad you had fun AR…Hugs and love…VK ❤

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    1. VK, Hubby and I don’t have a lot of fun together due to all the “responsibilities” we share. I’m trying to teach him to stop and smell the roses (HAVE FUN!) even if there is still work to be done. Work will always be there, no matter what! I thank you about my shots … that bluebird one with the grasshopper … that bird trusted us! He could have waited until we left to go to his nest but he chose to show us his nest. That humbled me, dear friend! Patience … I’m learning that right now regarding another matter …. wait, I hear, just hold on and wait. I’m a “come on let’s do this now” sort of person. LOL SO happy you saw our adventure through this post. Much Love to you and many HUGS!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Thank you, Scott. What love birds with the cameras? Oh you mean Hubby and me? LOL I haven’t been called that in a long time! Teehee ….. It’s been a LONG time Hubby and me had fun together …. life for us is jam packed with work and responsibilities. I’m trying to teach him to have FUN even when there is work to be done. I’m gonna try to get that man out on photoshoots more often. He relaxed and had so much fun! What a JOY to see him like that! 😉

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  2. Amy, this is so beautiful, completely immersed in your words❤️It was like «I was there with you». You write so vividly and with your pictures it is a peace in my mind.
    I always love to visit your blog because of that.
    Thank you and blessings🌹❤️
    A big hug from me❤️

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    1. Lillian, Bless you for telling me my writing was good. I wasn’t sure it was …. I was tired when I wrote this post. Again Bless you for “feeling” the Peace through my post. I truly Love what I do when I am with my camera and my bonus that day was to see Hubby relax and have fun. You are so welcome and many HUGS back to you!! 💖💖💖

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    1. Thank you, Rob! So glad you stopped by to not only see my post, but the progress I have made with Hubby to get him to have FUN even if there is still work to be done. Me? I could play all day if I didn’t have what I do in my life, and darn it, I make sure I do have fun when I can!! (smile) Have a great day today!! 🌟🌟🌟

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  3. It is indeed fun to do things together. My wife’s college majors were in speech and theatre. She is a marvelous director. “Look at this lamp.” “Maybe that bridge from the other side.” After our son was grown, I gave her some photography basics, she bought a camera, and she is a very good photographer.

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  4. Loved all of them but the ones of the sparrow and the blue jay really have me excited, particularly on a day like today, and in a season such as this. The Lord took me immediately to His word, through His creation, which you captured….

    “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:25-26

    “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! 6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many SPARROWS…Luke 12:4-7

    GOD’S GOT THIS! No matter what your this is, trust God with it, and know it’s all taken care of!!!

    Thank You Lord for Amy’s ministry through photography, and for her husband who helped with this shoot!!! Bless all their “Treasure Hunts,” in Jesus name, Amen!!!

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    1. Anthony, you amaze me with this comment. I do before I continue, have to tell you those blue birds were not blue jays …. they are Bluebirds. I’ve never seen a Bluebird before this Summer. I am very familiar with the Scripture you quoted …. and for this reason, I have faith all my needs are taken care of. And they are! I have been Blessed with a husband who provides and who works so hard to make sure his family has enough and is comfortable. I do trust and I’m confident that shows not only through my blog but my everyday life as well. Bless you for recognizing what I do here as a “ministry”. I consider myself very humbled that I am being directed to do what I do by using the talents God gave me to show others the Beauty and Truth that exist. THANK YOU for Blessing both myself and my husband! We do not have a lot of fun together on account of all the work and responsibilities we have, but I am in the process of teaching Hubby to stop to have fun no matter how much outstanding work there is. I’m gaining ground!! Your prayers are cherished!! (((HUGS)))!!! 🌟🌟🌟

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      1. And to think, I really knew that as I typed that, but I left it blue jays…Yep, this is ministry, displaying God’s creation and particularly this shot, which helps the “word become flesh.” People cannot refute this word when they see it in action. Some people will believe when they hear the word of the Lord, others will believe when they see…

        “Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”…John 20:29

        Blessings Amy!!

        This may be an awesome beginning of sorts for you and your husband to do extended ministry together. Looks like he was really enjoying that camera. Many blessings to you Sir. Anthony here!!

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      2. I’ll just see where this goes, Anthony. Hubby is a very talented artist yet his “work ethics” block that aspect of him so many times. He’s also teaching himself guitar which takes a lot of his time. It was sheer JOY to be with him as he relaxed and truly enjoyed himself. Again, that does not happen often. He takes life so seriously. Blessings to you, Sir Anthony! (smile) XOXO

        PS. I had a feeling you knew that the birds were Bluebirds. Perhaps blue jays are a “message” for me. I’ll ask. (wink)

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    1. It was a great day, Dan. I highly recommend a day like that to you. Yes birds are fun to watch but very challenging at times to photograph. Hope you are keeping cool in this heat! 🌟🌟🌟

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    1. Sonia, it’s an uphill battle. Truthfully, I’d given up on asking, pleading … etc. Then, it just popped out and I asked (again) if he would like to come along with me. I almost fell over when he said yes AND that he really enjoyed himself. 99.99999% of the time I’m alone when I go out with my camera. Advice …. pray? Have faith? Talk about the wonderful things you saw and did? Not talk about anything? Keep tucked away in your Heart that this will happen? I’ve dreamed of Hubby coming along with me on photoshoots. He always comes up with excuses. So I just began to leave telling him where I’ll be and approximately when I’d be home. And then left it at that. Really really trying to instill in Hubby that we all have work yet to do BUT it is essential to stop to have FUN! Good luck! I mean it! These guys are tough nuts to crack! 😂 Keep me updated. I’ll send “Good Thoughts” your way to assist you. Come on, J, go have FUN with Sonia!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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      1. 😂😂😂😂
        I was reading my own words in your comment, and laughing so much!
        Been there, done that, been through all of it, but I will keep my faith and keep praying and one of these days, hopefully, really hopefully I will write a post saying ‘he came’!!!!
        Wish me luck!😂❤️🤗❤️

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      2. Laughing as I write …. Oh yes I so wish you luck! Maybe finding a place that may interest him? Now the draw initially for Hubby was the fact Knox Farm is well known here for the wealth behind this family and he was curious to see the mansion and other goodies. Hubby is fascinated by money. Now however he is drinking in the Peace in this place. Anyway ….. I really HOPE you find a way to convince J he is missing out. Took me years to do it here ….. ROFLMAO!!!!!! 😂

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    1. He’s been getting bees in his bonnet from me! He really likes this place and yes, he will be coming back with me. SO psyched! Thank you for stopping by to see “our” pictures, Sylvia. 💜💜💜

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    1. Aw, thank you, Eliza. I deliberately kept the shot of the wren with the field in the background instead of cropping in closer cuz I loved the effect too. And yes my fav over all is the Bluebird. This is the first time ever I have seen a Bluebird and I am not, believe me, disappointed. There are two other birds at this park I’ve never before seen which I will be showing soon. SO happy you enjoyed my treasure hunt. I had so much fun that day!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Years I have been trying to get my hubby to come with me on a photoshoot. Finally I found a place that holds his interest and yes he will be going again. We turn into two kids when we are there …. so cool! Thank you for stopping by to view my treasure hunt! 💜💜💜

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      1. Nice memory! Yes that was in 2016 (I think!) believe it or not! You have no idea how excited I am that finally I found a place he is drawn to. Now when I go to the beach as I plan to for a photoshoot, he will not be there with me. Nope. Not the beach I’m going to. LOL

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  5. Wonderful treasure hunt – and very successful! Loved all the shots and the story! Nice to have hubby along once in a while … two pairs of eyes on a treasure hunt can double the lode!! Looks like so much fun too! Thanks for sharing your treasure! Much love, Donna

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    1. You are so welcome, Donna! And yes Hubby does plan on returning to this park with me. He “loves” the energy there and before my astonished eyes, turns into a kid. We both need to have fun together away from our many responsibilities. SO glad you stopped to see my treasure hunt. Much Love to you! 💜💜💜

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  6. Amy these were Absolutely breath taking photo’s So loved them all, but that Blue Bird WOW and the little wren, we see then so rarely here these days, since their habits were changed by new housing taking hedgerows.. I spotted on last year on our garden, but none this year.

    Looks like you two are making a great team 🙂 So happy you are enjoying this together ❤

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    1. Aw, thank you, Sue! A friend of mine said when he saw the Blue Bird picture …. money shot! LOL I know! I was thrilled when he allowed me to watch him feed his family. What an honor! Unfortunately not only the birds are getting dispersed. Too many of our wildlife are. Bless you for making the effort to comment as much as you did. Much Love to you! 🌟🌟🌟

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  7. Wonderful to see you both together and enjoying the wonderful suprises of nature. Loved seeing you both in action, intense on the shot. ❤ All aspects of life are meant to be shared together. Happy for you that you now have a partner to share your love for photography. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Olga. I’ve waited a long time for hubby to get on board with the camera I bought him for Christmas about 3 years ago. I’m so excited I found a place that he really looks forward to in going. We are also making a list of places to go to take pictures together and for this too, I am overjoyed. Bless you for being happy for us. Much Love to you!! 🦋🦋🦋

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  8. These photos are magnificent. How did you get the wren in flight without blur? I have many birds in flight but there’s always a blur somewhere. If you have any setting opinions you can tell me I’d super appreciate it . I love the shots of the blue bird. I love photographing birds so this post caught my eye immediately. Love it !

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    1. OH thank you so much for the compliments. The wren I hate to admit was an “accident”. He took off so quickly from the post he was sitting upon that the exact moment my shutter released he flew. The only thing I can tell you in order to get clear shots of birds in flight is to have a high shutter speed. Birds in flight are the most difficult things to photograph. Shooting birds takes patience, a steady hand and a good eye, and quick coordination. When a friend of mind saw that shot of the blue bird with the grasshopper in his mouth, he was blown away. I happened to be in the right place at the right time. (smile) Keep on practicing with the birds in flight. If that is what you really want to do, then do it. Also, I attempted to get back to your blog but could not. Something is not right with your link. Thank you so much for this comment! 💜💜💜

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      1. OK. This is the link that is not working that is seen under your name in my notifications. This is the one that has to be changed. http://dawningcreations.wordpress.com/

        Good luck! I hope you figure things out. The only way I can get to your blog is either by seeing your post in my reader, or clicking on the link in my notifications when you comment. That link should be
        https://fieryphotos.wordpress.com NOT
        http://dawningcreations.wordpress.com/

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