Awareness Test

75 thoughts on “Awareness Test”

  1. I think some of those observations would require being there in person. They are beautiful images, Amy but I always find that even the best photos lose something as they flatten out our world. I guess that’s why we enjoy walking through nature do much.

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    1. It’s challenging, Dan, to get a 3D look in my images so I’m always looking for ways to do so. I agree with what you said. It’s frustrating for example for me to show distance adequately in my landscape shots. I tend to use light and shadow and to compare something with what is my main focus in a picture. I’m sure you run into the same dilemma. There’s a lot of “thought” sometimes behind a capture. Nature in the first person is the best way to see with your own eyes the Beauty She gives us. Have a great day today! Stay cool! Rain is a-coming to cool things down, thank heavens!! 🌟🌟🌟

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      1. You do a very good job with your photos, Amy. There are so many drawbacks to the sensory experience of photos, even great ones, compared to in-person. I’ve taken pictures of insects on blossoms, and they never look anything like what I was seeing in the yard. We should cool off, sometime tomorrow. Phew.

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      2. I’m with Maddie today. AC all the way! Phew is right! And thank you about the compliment. It gets me so frustrated when I look at an image and ”know” in my mind that really is not what I saw with my own two eyes. Yet I still do try …… (smile)

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  2. The young lush rose wanted me to see her first Amy, as any young child would…but the beauty and wisdom of the lady in pink got my attention without even speaking, even though she only showed a petal or two 😀
    Another set of magic photo’s for us to see my friend, your petals are showing in them well ❤️

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      1. Hi VK & Amy, my site has been having a hissy fit since day one. I’ve been talking to Jetpack, forums and scrounging all over google to try to find what is happening with no success. I’m about to strip it out (again) and just put a basic site in there to eliminate the theme and my old posts etc.
        When it comes up I would like anyone to please feel free to ‘like’ and ‘comment’ (just send a smiley 🙂 ) on whatever is there so that it can be tested, it would be very appreciated. Thank you 😀
        My apologies for any frustration, cross your fingers and ‘put it out there’ for a positive outcome 😀 💜

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      2. Keep me updated, Mark. Please let me know when “new” is up and running so I can finally comment. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! You’ve been through the ringer and then some! 💜🤗

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      3. I still have this funny feeling that spirit has something to do with this Amy, there are no real issues I can find. I can feel something is about to happen and I think I’m being ‘readied’ for a little rhumba 😀
        I’ll give you a nudge when I’m in experiment mode, should be in the next few days.
        Thank you ❤️

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    1. This rose is not a wild rose, Julie. She is called Love. Really. She proudly sits in one of my front gardens along with my ground roses. I also do have wild roses on our property which I just saw the other day. I’m so happy you enjoyed this post! Much Love to you! 🌹🌹🌹

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  3. Love the colors AR…So gorgeous. Glad you caught the bee as well. His debut as an actor. What the heck is that twisted thingy? Odd but very cool at the same time….Stay out of the woods today. Too hot for that! Hope all is well my friend. Take care….Hugs…VK ❤

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    1. I’m not sure that is a bee, VK, but I’m thinking it is a tiny sort of fly to the which I have not ID’ed. That twisted thing is the center of what is left of my Clematises. Isn’t that cool? It took me a long time to get that photograph …. I was tempted to get out my tripod so I wouldn’t have to work so hard keeping my hand steady and fighting the wind. All is well here, as well as one can get. Thank you for the thought and kindness, dear friend. Take care and HUGS back atcha!! 💝

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    1. Thank you so much, Irene. It’s been a while since I have been out in my garden, camera in hand. Between the very hot and humid weather and dealing with a pretty sick little girl, my focus has truly not been on my gardens. I just came in from a slow walk to examine those very same gardens, and to my shock I’ve got weeds and plants that should not be in them, and my roses need help from the insects. This week temps are coming down (thank goodness) and Sassy is getting round to stable so now I can again focus on other things. So glad you enjoyed some of what I see in my gardens. Much Love to you!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Wendi, your words brought such a smile to my face. It’s been “quiet” in the comment section today so when I came across your comment, your words made my day. Bless you and thank you so much!! (((HUGS)))!! 🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Hi, Zia! Not too sure about the tiger beetle but again I’ve not done any research. I was thinking along the lines of a type of tiny fly. And thank you so much for your generous compliment on my pictures. Bless you, dear friend! I’m smiling! 🌟🌟🌟

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      1. I love that you are smiling!! I’m not too sure on the bug either but it was fun to guess. I meant what I said…I love your pictures and you inspire me with every post! 🙂

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    1. My eye goes to that blue insect first yet like you I agree without that little guy (and yes he is very little) that flower just wouldn’t be complete. Perfection in the making! Thank you for stopping by, Colleen, to peruse the views from my lovely gardens. Big smile here …. 🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Thank you so much, Eliza. It’s been a while since I’ve been out in my gardens due to such hot temps and inhumane humidity and a pretty sick cat, but that has changed …. the weather and the cat ( much improved thank goodness!) so now I can again focus on my gardens with camera in hand. I LOVE my flowers as I know you LOVE yours. 🌹🌹🌹

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  4. I did NOT know. You did a great job capturing the delicate petals and their beautiful arrangements. I love the dying pink rose, how odd am I?

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  5. Beautiful photos Amy and your words and thoughts move my eyes to see more! I swear as I stare at your signature rose the colors are changing hues – brighter reds coming in and out?? Anyway – always lovely your garden!! Much love, Donna

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    1. Hi, Donna! I cherished your comment and have read it several times. My signature rose is mesmerizing …. I know exactly what you mean by what you say. One side is white the other red. And when certain lights illuminate it, I can’t help but stare.

      Hubby and I have undertaken our “go-to list” and are finding treasures with our camera. It’s been so exciting to see him turn into a kid! So in getting back here with comments, I hope everyone understands. I’m going to write about that in my next post …. please just be patient. Doing me best. (smile) Hope you are enjoying the Summer. Now that the “heat wave” is behind us, I am having a blast!! Much Love to you, dear friend!! 🌹🌹🌹

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    1. No wonder I haven’t seen you in my reader, Diana. I somehow got struck by the WP ghost and hence your blog which I was following mysteriously became unfollowed.

      You bet I followed again!

      I’m smiling in return knowing how I brought a smile to your face. Doesn’t it feel wonderful? Thank you for your most touching comment! 🌹🌹🌹

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      1. I’ve been away for two months, Amy, taking care of my ailing/aging parents. I’m only home for a week and wanted to visit everyone. I should be back in blogland in mid-August to see more of your beautiful photos. ❤

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      2. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! I understand explicitly what being a caretaker is like, especially with the aging and sick. Bless you, Diana, for walking an extremely difficult path! My prayers are with you! 🌟

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    1. Chris, we all tend to go through busy phases. I’m in one myself and not blogging as my per usual. We can just be in one place at one time. So glad you enjoyed this post and I thank you for the lovely compliment. Have a great day!! 🌟🌟🌟

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      1. It is words like yours that spur me on to keep on doing what I am, Wendy. There is so much to my life that at times I really “crunch” time in order to not only take the pictures but to post them. Bless you for your encouragement!! XOXO

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      2. I’m so glad it helps. I know how hard it can be to fit the really important things into our day. And I believe creativity is not only important, but essential!!! 💖🌈💕😃

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    1. I adore roses too, Julie. Some of mine this year are doing great, others not so great. I think I’m going to have to really fertilize even more then I do this year and then protect them even more for the winter. So glad you enjoyed my post!! 🌹🌹🌹

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  6. Every photo, and everywhere you look within these photo’s Amy you bring beauty and such peace. Magnificent all of them. I often marvel at the twists of those inner spent clematis buds, that hang so pretty even after the petals have fallen..

    We have just had an incredible heat wave here Amy breaking all records of heat in the UK.. Yesterday the warm rain came and I could almost feel the garden sigh as she drank thirstily and the leaves perked back up after their cool shower..

    Many thanks Amy for sharing your beautiful garden flowers my friend.. Loved that blue insect.
    Have a wonderful peaceful Sunday and new week ahead my friend ❤

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    1. Aw, my Heart rejoices you shared my gardens with me, Sue! Yes, I love those clematises’s centers …. so intriguing and to be honest with you I could spend hours just with them. We too have had very high heat …. I couldn’t bear it. Then the temps broke and all last week gorgeous weather. Today looks like rain which we really need … we went from too much water to now not enough. We are living in times of extremes. Smiling about the blue insect …. that yellow flower is about as big as our nickel so you can well imagine how TINY that blue insect is. And I captured him. LOL Have a truly blessed Sunday today!! 🌹🌹🌹

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