Life’s Irony

75 thoughts on “Life’s Irony”

    1. Yes I found my snow, Dan. It was like winter wonderland! Just 20 miles south of where we live and voila …. snow!! Many more pictures to come IF it still does not snow in my location. You are welcome for the share!! Have a great day!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Alexander. I learned a lot yesterday for in taking the pictures, I realized there was a lot more ambient light then I knew. I had a challenging time in the editing room in order to get my pictures to pop. Higher ISO next time and a CP as well!! Even though it was cloudy, the light was too bright.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Aw, thank you, Jet! I had fun but as I told someone else, that’s enough snow for me. Yes it was gorgeous and yes I have lots more pictures but …. Our mild Winter has me spoiled. Hope your day is a good one! xo

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, Julie, this is freshly fallen snow x 2 days old. I lucked out getting there with the snow still on the branches. There’s been no wind! Imagine that! We go from fierce winds to nary a breeze.
      And yes NOW is all we have. Now is eternity …. You get it! (of course!) Much love to you! xo

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, Eliza, life is full of surprises and not all bad either. (wink) For me to “hunt” for snow this year is the unthinkable. I’m glad I followed up on the tip I received. I found the new snow! Have a great day! xo

      Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s amazing when we form a general “idea” of where we would like to go, life seems to mold that idea and give us a course that is something we wouldn’t have possibly even thought of. To me it’s exciting to work hand in hand with Life. The flow is exquisite. Thank you for this comment. I’m so happy you could relate. xo

      Like

    1. Now that is wisdom spoken true by you, Mark! I get it. The harder we seem to struggle or “want” the more that something is out of reach. By letting go and just allowing, miracles do happen. I’ve got my nose in a book (inspirational type) that depicts a story that IF you don’t plan and write down that plan …. you won’t get what you strive for. I couldn’t disagree more. I flow. I let go. I have a “general idea” of what I want to do but then I allow life to map it out. I’ve learned the hard way when you try to dictate life as how your life should go, that in of itself causes strife and anything but the outcome you really would like. LOL Hence, the irony of life.
      Recently I put out to the Universe a “thought” how nice it would be to become involved with a group of women who would accept me for me and like the things I do. Well, I got an invite for a woman’s group that goes hiking about in the woods every Tuesday. I just thought to myself …. here is proof by thinking a thought and releasing that thought without any fuss, manifestations truly do happen. So now I have to figure out how to get out of my home at the time these women go hiking. Time for “hubby” training. LOL

      Liked by 1 person

      1. lol. He loves you to bits so if you come home all smiles and cheerful, what else could he want Amy. It is quite amazing for a relationship when both find ‘their’ happy bits, it rubs off into the relationship. Have fun dear lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Oh but wait! I have to train him to be me! He has to do things with our cats in order for me to go. LOL That won’t go over too well. But I know how to be coy and well you know …. The end result will be something that will make me very happy. And so it is!

        Liked by 1 person

    1. So happy you really enjoyed this post, Sylvia. For me to have to hunt for snow is unthinkable but here I am doing exactly that. Thank you for telling me you understand what I wrote. You made my day. Speaking of, hope you have a great day! xo

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Really lovely photos and great message! Life is ironic at times, it really is amazing. Sometimes I can’t help but ask “How?” Then I hear in my mind – ‘Now is how!’ It’s a good thing I don’t always know how to get from here to there – I could never imagine all the pieces the universe has to put into place for the ‘How’ to happen! Photography is a great tool for ‘Now’ since it captures a moment in time that was ‘Now.’ Interesting topic! Thanks! Much love, Donna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ah, you get it, Donna. I used to ask “But how?” all the time but now, I’ve learned to form an idea and then let it go. That means, no longer thinking about it or obsessing about it, something that yes I used to do. When it happens it does.
      I see photography as documenting a Moment in the Now that will never happen again. I’m like a historian recording each Moment that I can with my camera. I like how you said, “Photography is a great tool for Now since it captures a moment in time that was Now.” Cool. May you have a great day today!! Much love to you! xo

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi, Holly! I enjoy sharing the passion of my heart so that others can see the beauty I do. Thank you so much for this comment. I read it a couple of days ago and smiled hugely, as I am now. Much love to you! xo

      Liked by 1 person

      1. More are coming, Holly. Words that have been silent seem to be popping up again. I had been going through a pretty barren phase. Hopefully that is over. And then of course the pictures I take tug at me strongly telling me they are meant to go with the words. Thank you so much for your comments. They mean a lot!! xoxo

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Well, Amy, I’d say you chose beauty!
    There’s not 1 dud photo in here, but then there never is.
    I’m not a winter fan, but I appreciate what you say about things changing; like the snowfall, insects & birds that never were where you are, plants coming up too, soon. Cripes, we had garlic coming up in January last year.
    That husky is a real beauty! Fun post, as was the snow sledding. Snow, snow, snow… the Art Gown will be late spring summer influenced!
    So, for my part in trying to control waste, and modern man is great at wasting, I am: recycling, using tote bags, not buying new fast fashion clothing, cooking at home (no take out containers) keeping the home cooler in winter, and warmer in summer.
    As you know, my Art Gowns are made from discarded fabrics, old clothing items, old curtains, bargain bin fabrics on the street or from the back of jobbers where you need a flashlight to see, or anything I can incorporate so it does not go into the garbage.
    I’m working on expanding my fight against fast fashion. Will keep you posted on that! xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Keep on doing what you are, Resa. I like you am not into waste nor fast fashion. I have clothes in my closet that are 20 years old if not older.
      I SO appreciate you stopping by to see my latest posts. Thank you! I look so forward in seeing your next creations. How wonderful to hear you are involved in fighting against fast fashion. With your connections I pray you are HEARD! So much in this world needs to change … I’m doing my part, you have my word. Much love to you!! xoxoxoxo

      Like

  3. Thanks for the gorgeous snow photos. We have not really seen snow at all this winter. Regardless of the landscape, it is so easy to be stuck in our heads and miss the gift of now. Wishing you moments of peace as you venture forth with your camera.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. My beautiful friend…so profound…so full of irony!! It is what is here…right now! I get a little crazy in my head when I go out into the days/weeks/months ahead. I start to plan…because that is how I controlled my life when I thought I was controlling it! haha
    Most times I am able to be in the moment…and to still think about the future for heck…you have to have some plans…have to have some goals…yes?
    My latest post shows how I am in a place where I feel a shift and that I may want to look in a new direction. But I realize that what I really need to do is to languish in the moment…be grateful for all that I have…and get quiet and listen to the thoughts of my soul because if something does need to be changed…or explored…I will find the answer there.
    Sending you so much love and light ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. When I step into my quiet, into my own pace and take my hands off control, (OH that is so hard sometimes for me!) I glide and flow and life becomes magical. Just magical. I grew up needing to control what I could control in order to feel safe. Taking my hands off of control still to this day I am unable to do. I’m getting better however. All we really ever do have is this moment and nothing more. To completely surrender to each moment is something that is a work in progress in my life. And I am sure you can understand as well. Much love to you!! xo

      Like

      1. Thanks, Amy…and yes…I think most people must have to work on this. I bet very few are fully aware and in the moment constantly. A work in progress is a good thing…keep moving forward ❤ ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Truth …. I am not fully aware all the time especially when my emotions make me hot under the collar. And about that …. Ms. Anger has been up and about in a way that hasn’t ever been seen. Purpose I know is just this … I was not allowed to show any anger as a child and if I did I was punished. Now however, I am strong enough to embrace my anger to get acquainted with it. Once that is in process my anger will become more manageable with time. I’m a true hot head lately. (blush!) VERY uncomfortable for me, believe me. I’m moving forward, dear friend!! xoxoxo

        Like

      3. Hahaha…I can see it, Amy! And I worry for anyone who turns your collar hot 😉 It is an emotion that is complicated. I tried so hard to squash it…and that is months right thing. If it is there…it is there for a reason and it’s better to sit with it and find out why. I, also, was not allowed to show anger…but possibly worse than that was I was not allowed to cry. It’s tough overcoming the things we experienced as little ones. I’m not around children much anymore…and I was in a little girl’s company today. I looked at her and thought about myself at that age…about 6. Life was really complicated then…makes me grateful for who I am now…grateful and proud!!
        I’m proud of you, too, sister. Keep walking your journey…I will ALWAYS support you ! 💜

        Liked by 1 person

  5. You’re absolutely right, my friend. Now is all we have. We are not promised tomorrow. Appreciating who we are and what we have right now, being content in whatever state we’re in, while reaching forward toward growth.

    The stillness in these photos really speak to me, Amy. Hmm. As I sit here now, these particular photographs make me feel contemplative, paired with your wise words. Yet another perfectly executed post from you. I simply love you & your blog! 🤗 Praying you and yours are well today my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Holly. I’m so darn happy that this post spoke to you and that pictures created an inner stillness within you. Now you know how I feel every time I am with Mother and my camera. It is that Inner Stillness that heals!!
      Me and mine are well, bless you!! May this day be a great one indeed for you. Sending much love to you!! xo

      Like

Your thoughts are appreciated ....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s