Warnings And Disrespect

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    1. Dan, honestly, I was horrified when I saw what management had done to discourage people to enjoy the one place they can right now. Shame on them! And how I mean that! Now that I know what I’m up against when I go to this park, I can ignore those signs. To even corral people as if they cannot keep a safe distance away all by themselves is nuts. Wherever I’ve gone 99.99% of people are being very aware of the safely precautions. One park, in fact, because their restrooms are not open yet, have brought in a latrine for the public to use. There is a huge difference between those who are running that park and the one I showed here. Those signs directly reflect management. Anyways …. disturbing times bring out the worst in some folks. Stay safe and happy!! xo

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  1. This is a very dangerous and scary time for everyone I guess the only thing we can do is follow the guidelines and take the precautions for everyone’s safety and well-being stay safe and stay happy, peace and love 💕 Stacy Anne

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    1. Agreed. Yet! IMO management of this park went overboard. People are scared enough and to have to look at these screaming signs in the one place we are allowed to go to FORGET the world for a little bit, is not right. Just saying. I am staying safe and happy. I am a responsible woman who really knows how to keep the correct safety precautions in place without anyone screaming at me. You stay safe and happy as well, Stacy Ann. Much love to you! xo

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    1. Our parks are still open here, Jet. (NY) And believe me, if parks closed, sorry, I will still go. This is the time to shoot migratory birds and I will not miss that. The one place that we can gain a sense of normalcy and sanity are the parks. I am SO sorry to hear your parks are closed. That is just not right, IMO! Much love to you and stay safe! xo

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  2. Amy, stay safe and healthy. That’s the single motto for whole world right now! Between complete silence Nature only speaks with you with sunrise, sunset, beautiful night sky full of stars and some birds chirping!!!

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    1. Dee, I am staying safe and healthy. That is why I leaped across the path as I did. Nature is my special place where I reconnect and rejuvenate. The silence in the forests and in Mother Herself my soul longs for. Be safe yourself and be happy! xo

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  3. They have to use whatever they can to keep things closed because of people just like the ones you described. Chicago’s lake front is shut down because of people like the ones you described. People who don’t care about others or themselves. Pretty soon they will not allow anyone in the forest because of the people you described. Those people give the police no choice at all. They simply will not stop ruining it for others or even killing them.

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    1. Gigi, I am seeing a beautiful thing happen here in NY. People for the most part are coming together and are willing to engage in positive conversations while maintaining safety. They are really being respectful and kind. Unfortunately, those who ignore the safely precautions do ruin it for everyone. I honestly just shake my head in shock that some just don’t seem to care. Those are thank goodness the minority. I pray and I mean pray our parks remain open. Our governor just last evening strongly stated with pride that as long as people maintain the social distance ALL parks will remain open. I’m glad I shouted at those ignoramuouses. I will do my ultimate best to alert all those who are not obeying the rules. I had to yell at 3 teenage boys who would have gone whipping across a bridge on their bikes while I was crossing it at another park. I told them in no uncertain words that while I am on that bridge they wait for me to cross and get off before they cross. They listened! I refuse to allow inconsiderate and stupid people to ruin my one place I can gain solace and sanity!!

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      1. Good to hear that everyone is doing the right thing, Gigi. Same story here for the most part. People really DO know how to harmoniously exist. Feels good, doesn’t it?

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  4. Amy this is what has happened everywhere. Here in India we are not allowed to go even in parks and besides medical shops, grocery shops and few vegetables nothing is open. We are in total lockdown cause everyday yet they are finding few cases of Corona virus.

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    1. I am so sorry to hear this, Kamal. Really. This too will pass, so just hang in there. How awful that not even grocery stores are open. OMG! How are people going to get food? How I will pray for your country and for you and your family. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! xo

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  5. Amy, theses signs are giving me mixed emotions. Part of the problem is news broadcasts and mass media. They have caused a mass hysteria which have the potential to be as danger as the virus. People are more willing to consider suicide. People are huddled in fear and depression. Some depressed people will never recover from this.

    Even after this is all over, being social may never be the same.

    The message should be take these precautions (sanitze, social distancing, masks, gloves) when you go out. Go out only for food, medicine, or other necessities. Practice social distancing.

    The message media is delivering is we are all in danger. Panic. Hide. People are dying.

    That is why you found those signs like that. I went to the beach two weeks ago. There were four people in the entire beach. None ever came within 500 feet of me. No reason
    to panic or shudder with fear. This too will pass.

    Don’t let this panic passing around the world like a virus, infect you.
    Please, stay inspired. You are an inspiring person who infects us with your positivity and beautiful photos. If we have to wait a little while to see your wonderful images, believe me, we will wait. YOU ARE WORTH THE WAIT.

    Please be well. Take good care of yourself.
    The world needs more YOU.
    Take care.

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    1. Aw, oh man, you’ve got me tearing up, Drew! I am just about crying …. no, I am. I hated these signs that are just pounding more “f”ing fear into people. For the most part, people know how to behave. I found these signs repugnant and so unnecessary. They sure reflect poorly on the management. Other parks are going out of their way to welcome people. Being the “sensitive” I am, the words on these signs were like a punch in the gut.
      YES the news and the media deliberately are stirring up panic, sheer mania. I have zero respect for any news source. None!
      I have been saying for years I refuse to bend my knee to fear. And I still will not! Fear when it infects KILLS! I know this too shall pass and when it does, we as a society will not be the same.
      Photographers as a whole tend to avoid people as it is. So we’re good. I really have to watch out for those who go against the safety precautions. For the most part 99.99% of people are doing so, being very respectful and kind. I’ve also seen an increased willingness to have conversations. Nice!!
      YOU stay safe. And go to the beach. Fresh air (have you noticed just how fresh and clean it has become??) and sunshine are some of the best things we can give ourselves today. You stay strong, too, dear friend. Do not allow fear to infect you. Much love and many HUGS!!! xoxoxoxo (see you later, gater, over at your place …. going out the door with cameras. smile)

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  6. I think you showed two completely opposite situations here. On one hand, we must definitely not become paranoid but on the other hand, we need to be reasonable and support the efforts of the government. It is our obligation and in everybody’s responsibility to take care not to put others at risk because of ignorance or disrespect.
    Thank God, people are very calm here and do respect the provisions. That is necessary that they are not getting extended.

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    1. Paranoia and fear are epidemic now, MORE so then the virus. For management of this park to cram more fear down people’s throats, scaring them half to death before they even get into the park, shame on them! There is nothing open except for parks and grocery stores and medical facilities. Nothing else. People need to get out of their homes and get fresh air and what better place then a park? For the most part, everyone is calm and very kind here too. More are open to having conversations and every time I do have a great exchange, I thank those people for the opportunity. I am seeing far and above the fear tactics, gentleness and laughter and kindness emerging. I know society at large will be changed once this part of history is over but how will life become is anyone’s guess. Stay safe and before you know it, this too shall pass. Much love to you, Erika!! xo

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      1. Over here most people are much calmer than the public statements sound but still they take it serious and adjust very well to the situation. Grocery shopping is much more relaxed since people are more respectful and also the hoarding has gotten much better. It is the economy which scares many out of their skin and which consequences we cannot even totally grasp yet.
        I don’t know why those park managers are spreading such stuppid fears instead of giving people the chance for a break for a few moments. Thank God, our whole country is a big park and everybody is making good use of this natural gift. Most (like us) are blessed with a big garden, so staying at home is nothing that feels like a prison at all.
        Stay safe, Amy, much love to you, dear 💖

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      2. It is the same here, Erika, with the grocery shopping. People in general have calmed down. I thank goodness for the most part people are ignoring the outright inappropriate signs at this park and even have begun joking about them. Just yesterday I laughed with a group of people regarding what these signs represent. It felt so good to LAUGH. And I am so relieved to see people still coming to enjoy the beauty of this park.
        Stay safe, dear friend. We all will get through this. Much love to you! xo

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      3. I think, people must not unlearn to think and use their common senses. We are not brain washed and I love how people ignore the senseless spread of fear.
        We all will. And I just said to my husband, since the whole world is affected we all are understanding for one another and there are already manifestations of this more compassionate and respectful treatment towards one another. It all is temporary.
        Yes, together we will make it through it. Big hugs 💖

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      4. When the times get tough, we see the best side of most people. Then, when life gets back to normal, those things that were seen gradually fade away. I pray this does NOT happen this time. I pray that this horror has touched people so deeply that they are changed forever. Big hugs right back at you, Erika!! xo

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      5. I second all you said here. This is exactly what I am hoping for too. When everything is over these wonderful aspects shall remain. Have a wonderful day. Blessings your way, Amy 💖

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    1. The whole point of this post, Wendi, was to show everyone what I have to overcome in order to stay in my happy bubble. There is so much excessive fear all over the place and people who just do not respect themselves or others. Yet I am willing to overcome all this just to place my feet in my paradise. Much love to you! xo

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  7. These are hard times indeed and there is so much panic all around. There are some who are scared to go to their terraces and there are some who have no regard for the ardently needed social distancing. I just hope things get better and we don’t lose our sanity with all the projected statistics and data!

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    1. For one thing, I stay away from all news sources and I refuse to believe the news I do hear. Nope. I will not allow fear to paralyze me and I suggest other people to do the same. I have kept on living as best I can without fear. I follow the safety protocols and go on with my life as usual. We all have choices and for those who have chosen to live in fear, bless them. Fear will kill. I have too much life to live yet to allow fear to bring me down! This too shall pass and hopefully we all will have learned and grown from this experience.

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      1. I am in complete agreement with you. The media only project the worst case scenarios and statistics that send people into a frenzy! Although my cousin was annoyed because I was not reacting! I was in no mood to put forward my point of view. There is only so much we can do, be cautious and be careful, taking all the safety precautions that we ought to. Yes, this will pass and we will grow better from this, I hope and pray.

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      2. IMO, it is silly to react, to get pulled into the fear tactics that are screaming at us everywhere. Fear in of itself is detrimental. Ignore what others say. They have choices just like you do. As long as you practice the safety precautions, you will be fine. We all will get through this and I like you believe we will come out on the other side better for this experience. xo

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    1. I see more people abiding by the guidelines then those who are not. What stupidity to not to adhere to the safety precautions. Some just have no respect for themselves or for others. I too am appalled by some behavior I’ve seen.
      Little story …. Today I used my horn lightly when the car in front of me didn’t go when the light turned green. I don’t use my horn much and when I do it is either an emergency or when someone is sitting idling for a while after a light has turned green. Anyways …. I lightly tooted my horn and the person in front of me instead of giving me the finger waved “thanks” to me. YUP times have changed!

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      1. I am not opposed to the changes I’m seeing. I would say on this trail its about half and half of who is minding the guidelines and who isn’t. THough I don’t think it’s indifference as much as people dont think that being with ‘family’ is wrong. Or with close friends. They don’t think the rules apply to that.

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      2. I saw a group of people just yesterday who were laughing together with such glee. A conversation arose between they and me and within the context of that conversation, it was stated that they live together and hence don’t use the social distancing between them. With others, yes! Could it be that the people you are seeing live together, Colleen?

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      3. Oh yes, I’m sure many of them do. We’ve seen families, etc. But then we also see people (I shouldn’t assume) that it seems highly unlikely that many adults and/or teenagers are living together. I actually try to tell myself it’s possible they do. But there sure are a large number of them that are cohabitating. It actually makes me happy to see all the people. Then I remember why I am sitting on my porch in the middle of a work day and it is sobering.

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  8. I’ve already seen some selfishness and some outright angelic moments Amy. There always seems to be both sides to hopefully make people see into their hearts, whether calmly or in anger. By attracting those circumstances, only then will they realise where they are.
    As for those pictures of magic you have made dear lady, you too are attracting magic accordingly 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Much wisdom you hold, Mark. Let us all hope that those who are being less then worthy of themselves and to others, begin to see the error of their ways and correct those ways.
      I’m finding magic, dear friend. Stay tuned …. you will see!! LOL And the precious conversations I’ve been having! That is magic all by themselves. People (a lot!) are just so much more willing to talk to one another. What JOY!!! GRIN! xo

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    1. Believe me when I tell you, Julie, when I first saw all this it was like a punch to the gut. I was physically shaking with my stomach falling right down to my ankles. IMO this reflects poorly on the management of this park. I have little respect for them, pounding fear into people who are turning to a place to get away from the world’s insanity. Grrrrrr ….. Be grateful for where you live, my friend. I wish!! Much love to you!! xo

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      1. It’s actually disturbing, so much of the reaction. And, of course, we have the media to thank for that. I’m all for freedom of speech, but if anything needs to be shut down until May, it’s the media. I am definitely grateful for where I live.🌲💚🌳

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      2. Oh, friend, I could not agree with you more about the media. The damage they have caused! Oh OH! I’m at the point I no longer believe anything coming from a news source. I’ve also become much more aware of what people say and about what. Yup. Good is coming from out of this disaster. Much love to you! xoxo

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  9. So pleased you didn’t let the fear control your walk Amy and that you continued your walk into the park my friend.. This situation is both bringing out the best and the worst at the same time.. Common Sense it seems has flown out of the window with many people..
    On some way remote walks out in the Derbyshire peak shaming, fining people for walking out in beauty spots miles from anyone other than their family members..
    The article can be found here.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-52109160
    In it you will see a link to police drones they were using.. This police force has since been reprimanded for heavy handed tactics on the public just out walking. They even dyed some water with black dye… To apparently stop anyone bathing in it or paddling… March weather here is not warm enough for bathing..
    We are all of us facing difficult unprecedented times and yes respecting our distances should be adhered to with common sense rules.. Not Fear tactics like we are all seeing happening…
    I look forward Amy to your Duck photos..

    I hope to catch up a little here on your posts… I have reverted back to my garden and knitting needles.. 🙂
    Much love my friend.. Take care of yourself and your hubby.. ❤ and your feline family…

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    1. Sue, I’ve been saying for years I refuse to bend my knee to fear. And that holds true today even more so. If you knew what I’ve had to face in my personal life of late with situations that screamed fear, you would give me (thank you!) a standing ovation. (smile) What I am seeing around me is SO out of control! The absolute terror and the measures that governments have gone to and then the media …. don’t even go there! Hope springs eternal however for I am witnessing so much kindness and so much understanding that this fear is just that … let’s just go on living …. people are coming to embrace their true natures that which is LOVE.
      My duck photos will be coming soon. I am presently back out to my gardens and am a little taken aback how this body is protesting. I don’t know how I will do all I have to do, Sue.
      Much love to you, dear friend. Ignore the DELIBERATE fear agenda and keep peace and calm high in your heart. BIG changes are coming and in fact have already started. All GOOD. But first the dross must be exposed so that the light can transform it into LOVE. BIG HUGS!! xo

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      1. Peace and Calm my middle name and mantra Amy… Even though I am wide awake to certain things..
        I hope you will join in the global meditation on the 4th of April… I just created a post with the link… Sending Love and well wishes Amy… Take care and Much love…. Sending Positive vibes over the ocean… and into your Heart.. ❤ Hugs ❤

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      2. Sue, I will be over when I can to your blog. Re: the meditation …. I’m already do this, every day. My “energy” I am sending out to this world and beyond, especially when I am in my gardens and in the parks. I looked at the times of this mediation and it is too late for me. However, knowing what I know, if my vibrations are attracted to this group meditation, my energy will join this group. (smile)
        I awoke this morn not knowing where I didn’t ache. LOL I’ll be smearing liniment on much more then just my lower back. These gardens are tough!! Much love to you in harmony! (((HUGS))) xoxoxoxo

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      3. Sending healing energy your way Amy.. I know after planting all of those peas my knees ached along with my back…. 😀 .. Much love your way…. ❤ And yes we meditate daily…. See you in the collective.. ❤

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  10. I feel you, Amy. I live in a city and it’s not easy to do social distancing, then the only solution is to limit ourselves from outdoor activity. I hope people really pay attention on keeping distance from each other.

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  11. I’m glad you didn’t turn around and go home Amy. We would have missed out on your gorgeous sightings. And yes, there will always be inconsiderate people around unfortunately. Take care my friend. I’ve enjoyed my visit with you today. Sending you much love. xxxxx 💚🌸

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    1. I honestly was shaken by these circumstances but now that I know about these signs and ignorant people, I ignore the signs and give people more then enough room to pass me. I am so so happy you enjoyed your visit here with me today. Thank you so much, Miriam!! (((HUGS)))!! xo

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