Life After Death

112 thoughts on “Life After Death”

  1. Absolute magic Amy. What a series of ‘life’, just beginning to break free 😀
    Just a note…that last image of a Peony, I’m sure I saw that somewhere in a film. Are you sure that’s not one of those things out of ‘Day Of The Triffids’? We’re already trying to handle a virus but an alien invasion too? lol 😂 🤣
    Amazing shot up close dear lady, it does look very ‘alive’ 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Aw, thank you, Mark! I LOVE finding new growth in my gardens after Winter. The thrill of it sends me! Even when yes I am crawling in mud.
      You made me laugh about the Peony. You should see the stalks as they grow. If you see monsters, you will see monsters. Aliens too. LOL I’d rather have an alien attack of this kind any day! Teehee ….
      Re: my Peonies. Once they begin to grow, I swear if I got a chair and just sat for one entire day or perhaps even one hour, not only would I see them grow but hear them as well. They are rapid growers. Much love to you!! Have a great day! xo

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  2. I should sell my TV as I never watch it anymore…It only increases anxiety as they have planned…It has been raining here so no going outside for now but April showers bring May flowers, no? Glad you were able to discover these gorgeous wonders beneath the mulch…This is a great time to love one another to combat the hate that is drowning our planet. Love each other, love on the 4 leggeds and be especially kind to those in service helping us all out while we are safe at home…..Hugs..VK ❤

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    1. It’s more like March flowers bring April flowers from where I stand. When you are used to walking in love that becomes your every day norm. I don’t know how people live with hate …. it is just so draining! My prayers are with those who are on the front lines. Thank goodness I am no longer working as an RN. Much love to you, VK, and your family! Stay safe and happy!! xo

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    1. Nope, the rebirth of Spring cannot be stopped, Dan. And with that in mind, that alone “should” give us all hope and a lifting of our spirits that this darkness that has settled on this world will lift and not only that, but new life will be seen.
      We are taking care. The only places I am going are parks. And when I do meet people and we converse, the safe distancing is acted upon. Have a great weekend!! xo

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  3. Since the beginning, something dies in order for their to be life…

    How amazing is the fact that this cycle of nature reflects, what Jesus did for us, so that we can live eternally with Him..

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life…John 3:16

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    1. Told you I was busy yesterday. LOL I’m just now getting to the many comments here.
      Now that you have “new eyes” your understanding of what we wrote about and God’s word will be greater.
      Everything reflects God. Fear however is not of God and anyone who has experienced fear knows it. When we rise above that fear and feel the peace, that is God.
      Blessings to you, Anthony. May your weekend be filled with wonder and joy with your newfound understanding at the forefront. Much love to you! xo

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    1. My excitement for YOU knows no limits. I am thrilled you SEE, Anthony. This is what I have been guided to do for so many years. I produce, I show what I am given, and allow those that do come here to get to a point that their eyes are opened. I am the messenger. I am honored and grateful that this is so. Oh yes, these pictures are a big WOW when seen with open eyes. Now you understand my excitement with my photography. (smile) Much love to you! xo

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    1. I agree with you, Ally. Nature has always been my source of peace, of calm, of Guidance. And it is so now more then ever. Years ago I was “told” not to look to man for answers or guidance but rather to Nature. That is exactly what I have done and continue to do. Much love to you! Have a great and safe weekend!! xo

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  4. Lovely entry to our coming spring, Amy. Amazing beautiful photos 😀
    We need to go offline and do things, as make us happy. Otherwise we become crazy in these times.
    Here in Spain, we have totally locked down. No one are allowed to leave their home for more than the necessary for surviving and to walk the dog locally and short.
    This might continue for months, even if I hope not.
    Much love to you, dear friend ❤

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    1. We are on lockdown as well, Irene. Yet stupid college kids are partying down in Florida packed on the beaches like sardines. OH how I pray someone with pull takes notice and puts these kids in quarantine before they return to their hometowns. Everyone basically is doing his or her very best to stay healthy and then we have these kids blatantly giving the finger to the precautions. If I had the ability to do so, I would demand these kids be put into quarantine.
      I hope this doesn’t go on for months. We are going to be a nation with bad hair days. To not be able to get my hair done, I don’t even wish to think about. LOL Oh well, I’ll be in good company. And those who do not know how to live unless they are go go going well, I predict that trouble will arise out of that. I hope I’m wrong.
      Have a wonderful and safe weekend! Much love to you, Irene! xo

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      1. Thank you, Amy.
        You are right, it is important to get all to understand this very serious situation with the Corona Virus. If necessary by forcing them to quarantine too.
        At least you have your beauties at home, which make it more bearable to stay more home than usual.
        Wish you a beautiful weekend and please take good care of yourself and yours ❤

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      2. I thank God Spring is here, Irene, and I can stay busy in my gardens. Soon Hubby will go for mulch so that I can put that down. I’m trying to clean out and do the borders but haven’t gotten too far. The weather hasn’t been stable. We are taking good care. You do the same. We will get through this!! (((HUGS)))!! xo

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    1. Happy Equinox to to you as well, Eliza!! Oh what joy to see new growth in my gardens. Soon I’ll have Peonies! They grow SO fast. I actually started the cleanup and opening of my gardens but the temps turned chilly. And then of course the winds yesterday that where exceedingly high, probably blew all the leaves and debris back into those gardens I cleaned out. Oh well, what can I say? Happy weekend! Stay safe! xo

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  5. Hey Amy! Thanks for showing us Mother’s Spring birth! It’s a great thing to focus on. I hear you regarding trying to not get pulled in – but it’s so tough when everyone’s talking about it and you can’t do a normal weekly shop! Great suggestions!! Have a lovely weekend! Much love, Donna

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    1. We all have to figure out how to bring order from out of this chaos, Donna. I just got off the phone with the owner of the hair salon I go to with a suggestion on how to manage when she reopens her doors. To avoid an outright stampede I gave her my suggestions and was told I had really good ideas.
      We also must focus on that which brings up joy and peace. In order to survive the stress, the anxiety, the panic, we must. I know what helps me keep me calm.
      May you have a truly great weekend and please stay safe. Much love to you! xo

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  6. As you said, there is always a rebirth. The decay of the past is the breeding ground for new life today. I love your photos. They prove your words wonderfully. It is my greatest joy these days to go outside and check my garden for all the new flowers and buds I can see and they are growing so fast. Really, such a joy. There is no anxiety only gratitude and happiness that nature shows that life continues to develop.
    Thank you for your beautiful post, Amy 💖

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    1. Could it be, Erika, that the New World the 2012’ers were spouting has finally come to pass? The world as we have known it, is no longer. What I wonder will arise from the ashes of yesterdays? Curious minds here…
      My gardens and Mother Nature are where I am gaining my greatest joys these days. Today it is sunny yet freezing. Because I’ve had two very challenging physical days back to back, I declare today for me a down day …. in other words, chill.
      Years ago I was “told” not to look to man for answers but to Mother. Today and tomorrow that is where I will look for Guidance for every aspect of my life.
      You are welcome for this post!! May you have a glorious and safe weekend!! Much love to you! xo

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      1. I like how you are following your inner guidance which leads you back to nature. I wish you a wonderful chill weekend with lots of wonderful insights, dear Amy. Blessings your way 💖

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  7. An absolutely beautiful post Amy. So true about new life forging through the darkest depths. Your photos are like a ray of hope so desperately needed and your words are like a healing balm. Thank you. Stay well and safe my friend. xx ❤️🌹🌸

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  8. Wow Amy,
    These shots of new life are very reaffirming. The crocuses in Spring’s First Act are beautiful movie stars. The birds are wonderful, and although you were frustrated that day, I would never have known from your shots. Your photos are amazing, and I thank you!
    I also thank you for all your words of wisdom and positivity during this insane time of virus.
    I’m thrilled you are taking things seriously enough not to go to the gym. I know how much going to the gym means to you. You are doing the right thing for yourself, and your fellow humans.
    Toronto has been on a lockdown for about 10 days (we can go grocery shopping, drugstore).
    Many have taken it seriously. Some have not, and are breaking the rules! It blows me away who thinks they are impervious, or that their NEED FOR THE LATEST VIDEO GAME outweighs the public good.
    Anyway, I adore you for all your caring words, positive messages and gorgeous photos.
    Please take care, be well and love to your babies! -Resa xo

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    1. Thank you always, Resa, for stopping by and viewing my latest posts. I love sharing my passion, now more then ever. Our gyms along with everything else social are closed here. No one can go anywhere except for parks and that is getting out of control with the number of people going. I bought these resistance bands to workout and OH what a workout I’ve been getting. Whew!
      Don’t even get me going on the stupids of this world who are not taking this virus seriously. They should be fined or with the kids in Florida, quarantined before they come back home.
      I will not stop slinging out positive messages, dear friend. This I believe is what I have been guided to do all these years. Now it makes sense to me WHY.
      I adore you and love you!! I will send your love to my babies. We are all taking care in this house!! You take care too! (((HUGS)))!!! xo

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      1. We are taking good care here, at my home, anyway. I haven’t been out for 5 days, now and will have to go out for supplies tomorrow or Wednesday. I’ll go out around 2:00 pm. That seems to be the least people around time.
        I’m sick of people (not all) crowding at the check out. I’m putting signs (paper) on my front, back and each arm “Stay 6 feet away!”
        I also intend (if people are too, close) to stick my arms out and whirlybird around while saying calmly. “Social Distancing”.
        {{{HUGS}}} Take good care, dear Amy, and I love you, too!

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      2. I am VERY serious about social distancing, Resa! I have no trouble at all saying something or glaring or deliberately moving away from someone. Nope. Wake up, knuckleheads. Let us ALL respect one another! BE SAFE!! And good for you standing up for you!! Love it!! xo

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  9. I refuse to get pulled into the orchestrated hysteria. Yes, turn the poison OFF and go outside. But sometimes I feel a tremor of anxiety move through me. Such is the power of the collective. Sending you so much love, Amy.💕

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    1. I refuse as well to get pulled into the yes orchestrated hysteria, Julie. Cattle in a senseless stampede …. this is what is looks like to me. Yet I admit every day I am dealing with anxiety, anxiety that I must willfully fight. It’s as though we are all in a bad Sci-Fi movie or a nightmare. Again today hubby went to the grocery store and still people are acting insane. When is this going to end? Will it? Will all of us survive this virus? I do not have the answers yet this I do know. I will NOT bend my knee to fear. When the weather warms I will be out in my gardens. I will still be going to the parks darn it hunting for birds. People are already going stir crazy much less 12 weeks or so more of this isolation. None of us saw this coming. But! Let’s look at the bright side. This is forcing people to SLOW DOWN. Perhaps then they will start using their brains and THINK. Now is the time to reinforce family. That is not working out for me however. Stunned and shocked that those who I thought cared and loved me are now walls of silence. I live in the state with the most cases and deaths and yet my family insists on still pulling away. I’m going through a grieving process realizing those who I thought truly loved me in reality do not, at least not the love I know and live.
      Sending you so much love!! Stay well, stay focused on calm, and stay happy. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! xoxoxoxoxo
      PS Thank you for listening.

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  10. Beautiful photographs. This is such a lovely time to really take a close-up look at nature. I’m fortunate, although my state is pretty much in lockdown, we are still able to walk outdoors. There are so many Spring wildflowers stirring, some of the fields are covered with the purple haze of nettle and henbit. It resembles A Van Gogh painting in my area at this time.

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    1. Regardless of lockdown or not, no one will keep me from enjoying the outdoors. Spring is my favorite season of the year and to miss it, no way! I have these massive gardens which I’m presently waiting on for more flowers to appear in. I’m thinking of getting some pictures of my crocuses as they quietly die back. Sad and beautiful at the same time. We don’t have a lot of flowers here yet …. it is much too early for New York. Soon however, soon. Enjoy your Spring flowers!! xo

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      1. I have some daffodils and hyacinths. I enjoy the ones I forgot I planted and then voila’, there they are looking glorious.

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  11. Thank you for your post Rose. It is human to get caught up in the anxiety at times and it is normal to have some anxiety. The anxiety, if channeled properly, will keep us sharp and aware to take care of ourselves, such as remembering to wash our hands and not touching our faces. Too much is unhealthy.

    Returning to mother earth is a wonderful tool. I love your beautiful photos! Creativity and nature are healing. I enjoy taking walks in my neighborhood and have noticed some signs of spring; the herring fish run and the crocus. Writing has been an outlet for my feelings and thoughts.

    Stay well. Blessings, Lisa xx

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    1. You are welcome, Lisa! Yes it is only human to become anxious at times. Just as you said, however, it has to be controlled or else we are in trouble.
      I’ve always been close to Mother ever since a child. I must admit that the last 10 or so years in my life, have been a magical journey with Her. Much of my Guidance is from Her and when I do get outside and immerse myself in Her World, there are times my feet don’t even touch the ground.
      Same as you writing has been a means for healing for me. You stay well too!! Much love to you! xo

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      1. Thank you for sharing your magical connection with your Mom with me. I also have a special connection with my Mom since she passed and the last 10 years of her life. It is these relationships which help us through challenging times whether there are physical or in spirit.

        Thanks so much for your well wishes! xoxo

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      2. Lisa, sorry but you misunderstood me. I tend to use lingo that a lot of people are not used to. Mother I was referring to Mother Nature, not my Mom. My Mom passed a few years ago. Mother Nature is my sanity, my reprieve, my solace, my place where I let go of the negative energies in me so I can refresh and renew. Sorry for the confusion. xo

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  12. Your photos have inspired me with such beauty, Amy. The joy and promise of new beginnings is a wonderful reminder that these days we’re living in right now will not last always. The new is coming and the old will pass away. Though it can be scary and uncertain, this too shall pass!

    Thank you for brightening my day and everyone else’s here with your incredible creativity and talent. You’re amazing! ♥

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    1. Aw, thank you, Holly! I will not shake this “feeling” the new is really coming in. Example, people (some) are finally realizing the damage the news has done and is still doing. HOPEFULLY, enough people will turn the news off thereby forcing the news to show HAPPY news, news we deserve and really need right now. When the numbers decrease, so do monies. Hummm …. yep it all boils down to money.
      You are very very welcome, dear friend. Stay safe, strong, and happy in these extreme times. Much love to you! xo

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  13. Amy, we do not live too far away from each other but how different is garden looking. We do not have so much signs of Spring yet.
    The Nature is waking up from the long Winter sleep. It means everything will be just fine!
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Ah, thank you, Wendell! It’s so nice to see you! Hope all is well with you and your loved ones during this time of crisis. I’m smiling knowing I put smiles on your face. What good medicine, yes? God bless you! xo

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  14. 1 Peter5:7-while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.

    John 5:28,29-Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice
    and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

    Psalms 37:11-But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.❤️

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  15. I bet it takes strength and courage to be able to look at Mother with an open heart and allow her to show you this beauty that still exist under the chaos! Your pictures are beautiful and captivating in the clarity of what you see! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. To be able to have the privilege of entering Mother’s World as I do, does not require strength or courage. Rather it brings such JOY and Bliss to my being as I seem to float within a world not of this world. The beauty was here first, then came man, then came chaos. If you know how to look with eyes focused on what has always been here, the chaos flies away. Thank you so much for stopping by to view my passion, something I love to share. Much love and peace to you this day! xo

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