Teeny Tale

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    1. Hein, these birds are extremely tiny and fast moving. If you don’t know what to look for, you will miss them. I have very fast eye-finger reflexes and that day they really came in handy. Like I said, I don’t know how I managed to get this picture. Feather in my cap! SMILE!! xo

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  1. Yayyy….I’m happy you managed to get a shot of that bird Amy!! Bravo!! I’m so proud of you!

    ps- that lady didn’t have to be that rude. We exude the aura that we feel. Tho I have a stinking feeling she might have been a little jealous 🤷

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    1. Aw, thank you, Shruti! See? When you put your best effort forth, even if you don’t know the outcome, sometimes, not all the time, the outcome is favorable! I was just so thrilled I got that bird! Wow!
      You are absolutely correct in that what we feel INSIDE, that is what we emulate to others. No, this woman’s heart was far from happy. Yet, there again, we all have choices. She was focused on negativity while I buzzed brightly with the beauty found in the sky, the sun, the trees, the air, the birds, and all that encompassed that forest. Yes too she could have been jealous. I could “feel” she didn’t like the fact I was photographing the same bird. Her attitude stated because she was there first that was her bird and hers alone. Sorry. That is not a rule. Birders and photographers for the most part welcome others like them to share in the joy!
      May your day be glorious! I hope to continue working in my gardens today. Even though it is still chilly, [darn it!], the sun is out. If I can prune back and uncover a few rose bushes and lay down some new mulch in one of my big gardens, I’d get a lot done. Much love to you!! xo

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      1. Exactly😃😃
        I really believe that if you’re passionate about something then the only thing you should be concerned about is how much happiness and a sense of fulfillment that task is providing you. When you do something you love , it’s the best feeling in the world! You focus on growing towards it and encouraging others to do the same! To see people love what you love is perhaps the greatest joy in the world! Knowledge and talent are things you share and not just keep it to yourself. And I’m truly happy that you were able to capture that shot! And I know you must have felt really great! As for that lady? If you can’t have appreciation for your passion that other people are sharing as well , then it’s not your passion. It’s pure selfishness. Period. I hope she sees reason someday 😉

        And thank you very much! Hope your day is glorious as well. As a side note , I love gardening as well😃 And yeah , even though it’s a little chilly outside , I hope you get that done! Best of luck 💙
        All the love to you💫💙

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      2. Well said, Shruti! You are absolutely correct. When you are passionate about something you can’t wait to share that Gift with others. There are some mornings I practically jump out of bed just so filled with anticipation to post a new post.
        May you have a great day as we continue our Protective Home Nesting. (my phrase!) Much love to you! xo

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      3. Atta girl!!!😄😄
        Why settle for the negative when we have the sparkle to turn it into the positive?
        I’m so glad you came up with this term. So cheering in this crazy time period!
        Hope you and your husband are doing well🙏

        Hugs and kisses 💙💫

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      4. Pass it on, Shruti! I am! The negative just pulls us down and especially at a time in history such as this one, we all must do what we can to remain positive, happy, and flowing in love, NOT fear. Hugs and kisses to you!! My husband and I are doing the best we have in many years. He is learning to laugh and ignore the insanity that is roaring at our heels. I pray you and your family remain well! BIG SMILE on that one! xo

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  2. Times like these can reveal what a person is truly like. You, on one hand, find the beauty in nature, and in the connection between humans. She, on the other hand, appears to be selfish and rude. Not only did you take the higher road, but you got a snap of that elusive little bird!

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    1. You got that right, Rob, regarding what times like these tend to do! My dark side has been seen at times when fear has threatened to overwhelm me. But I don’t stay there! I shall continue to live according to what I have been taught by Spirit and by life itself, and that is live with love in my heart. I intend to take the Higher Road all the time, yet my humanness does make me fail at times. The most I can do with this situation is hope that this woman thinks about how I behaved and questions her own behavior. And yes!! I did get a shot of that elusive bird! YAY for me!! Have a great day today! I’m coming on over to your place …. I hope you reply to my comment. Much love to you! xo

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      1. Exactly! We just need to be self aware. We’re all fallible, we’re all human. Treating others with disrespect during this time only makes matters much worse. Big hugs to you, Amy! ❤ ❤

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      2. As I’m fond of saying, why make a bad situation worse by being nasty or miserable or an a-hole? The bad situation is bad enough! Big hugs right back at you! Stay safe, Rob!!! xo

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    1. Oh yes, Rabirius, I know only too well how challenging capturing birds not can be but is! I put every effort I had into this picture not knowing if I would be able to do it. When I discovered I did do it, oh for the JOY!! Thank you for stopping by to see my victory with this beautiful teeny bird!! Have a great day!! xo

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  3. Your photo is absolutely gorgeous Amy. Well done you! But I had to laugh, especially after I’ve just written in my reply to your comment how I’ve found people to be so friendly and happy when I’m out walking. Clearly that didn’t apply to this photographer. There’s always one sour puss isn’t there! 🤨 You keep enjoying yourself in nature and your vibe high my friend. Big hugs and love xx 💚

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    1. For the most part, Miriam, people have been wonderful! I’ve had such beautiful conversations as so many now seem much more willing to engage in talking. Oh yes there is always a rotten apple in the barrel, of course. That is human nature. I am enjoying myself in the way I know how. Today however, I am again trying to get into my gardens. The weather has not been too cooperative. (smile) Much love you!! xo

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  4. Captivating picture and you have taken it so well, Amy even though you were disturbed by a cackling woman. Just outside my house I have a huge tree and yesterday even we saw a beautiful bird just like yours and making such a wonderful sound.

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    1. Thank you, Kamal! Yes I wasn’t going to allow anyone to get me to miss a chance at capturing this teeny bird. In listening to that beautiful song from that beautiful bird, you now begin to understand my fascination with them. Much love to you! xo

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    1. Thank you on the bird, Gigi! I do my best to avoid icky people these days. Sometimes it is unavoidable. In this instance, I was not about to let her block an opportunity for me to capture this bird. If I had, you wouldn’t have seen this Kinglet. Hope you had a great day! xo

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    1. Thank YOU, Dan, for appreciating my effort here. Yes mean people are everywhere and I do my best to avoid them as best as I can. I don’t feel bad for them. Not any more. We all have choices how to feel and how to live our lives. Being sad and low is one thing but to be outright nasty is another thing all together. Hope you had a good day! Our temps are still so darn chilly darn it, making it not possible for me to get into my gardens. Grrrr ……

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  5. Isn’t it interesting how people who carry so much light (like yourself) tend to attract such negative people. I’m glad to know that you got away from her as fast as you could. Congrats on the teeny birdie shot! I saw some gorgeous little finches yesterday but my zoom is not powerful enough. Have a beautiful day, dear Amy.💜

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    1. The good news is, Julie, I seem to attract those people less and less lately. I do however, seem to bring out the “worst” in some people and I know that is for THEM to see and I am just the mirror. Today in fact, I answered someone with my truth who again attempted to put fear into me. Not only did I write my truth but I put out to the Universe that this person through life itself gain understanding of my situation. Without understanding, no one can honestly understand another.
      As for that teeny bird THANK YOU!! Big feather in my cap on that one! Still don’t know how I got a shot like this. I went for it and just did my best despite aching and shaking arms. LOL That lens does get heavy, believe you me, especially when aimed toward the sky.
      I captured some Finches myself …. a purple one and a Goldfinch. I put my feeder up recently that has nettle seeds which finches love and yes they are beginning to come. (smile) I will have a beautiful day, thank you! I am attempting to continue in my gardens. I had to stop due to weather that was not cooperating. Much love to you!! xo

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    1. Thank you, Wendi! I was determined to do my very best to get that bird, despite the heavy woman next to me. I also did not let her spoil the rest of my time in that park. Although …. I have another story from that same day and that interaction almost did spoil my day. Almost. But did not! Stay well and happy as we continue our Protective Home Nesting. (my phrase!) Much love to you! xo

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      1. I am so thankful that those individuals did NOT destroy your day! I know that takes a lot of effort when others work so hard at doing so.
        I like the thought of protective home nesting……..so much lovelier than isolation. 🙂 God bless you……

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  6. It’s a wonderful shot- makes me joyful just looking at him. Poor her, she couldn’t see/photograph. Her misery is her problem! If she has enough encounters like this, hopefully she will reflect.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy, and OH I’m thrilled I brought you joy with this picture! My “job” is done! YAY! I feel ’bout the same regarding people like this. They cause their own misery most of the time, and hopefully when this woman has enough encounters that resemble mine, she then can change in order for her joy to bubble. How anyone can be miserable with the majestic beauty all around that is within this park, is beyond me. Much love to you this day!! Keep on shining your light! xo

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  7. Those people will have to go through this many times until they find out that it is not the others but them who keep them from the best things in life.
    Fantastic photo, Amy! Congratulations💖

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    1. Hopefully this woman has thought about this interaction, questioning why I acted the way I did and why she acted the way she did. I thank you for your praise of this image! Oh yes most definitely I now have a big feather in my cap!! (smile!) May you have a glorious day as you keep practicing Protective Home Nesting (my phrase!). Much love to you! xo

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      1. As Wayne Dyer said: “How others treat you is their path. How you react is yours.”
        Thank you dear. There was not much time for home nesting the past two days. There was a lot to do at the office.
        Stay safe, Amy, and big hugs 💖

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  8. Beautiful little bird!! Great shot! There is lots of division and anger out there. Humanity is being put through the mill and I have decided not to join in – or I’ll be angry too!! The scenario here is really pushing us to find the dark places within and use them to heal even further. No time ever in this lifetime has this been more critical, because as you noticed too – the anger is huge. So if my triggers are in check – I’ll survive! It’s a jungle out there!! Take care of yourself and much love!! Donna

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    1. Thank you, Donna! I am so proud of myself for not only getting this shot, but maintaining my calm while in the presence of very dense and ugly energy. Oh yes I am very aware of what is out there and it seems my “radar” is even more keen then before. By that I mean I can “feel” the energy before I am even near the person, thus saving me a nasty encounter. I wouldn’t normally have gone anywhere near this woman but that bird drew me in and gosh darn it, I wasn’t going to allow someone to spoil my victory!
      I’ve been meeting incredibly beautiful and kind people, Donna. On the whole, that is who I am seeing and meeting. As time ticks on, however, it seems that the anger is more evident in more people. Yes we must figure out and face those things in us that are not to our benefit. Present day events are both horrifying and surreal. I am taking good care of myself and my family. You do the same!! Much love to you!! xo

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  9. We only ever attract what we give out dear lady. Your heart was on that little critter so it gave back accordingly to you. The lady on the other hand was suffering her anxiety, so she attracted your calm too, to show her heart a way forward instead of against. She will make it.
    Nice shot Amy, considering lens magnification where if the tiniest movement occurs of you or subject, it blurs it. And those little birds are always dancing on a pin head. Well done 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Mark, you really think I touched that woman deeply enough that now she will begin to question herself how she acts? I honestly didn’t think so when I walked away as she was still so stuck in your muck. She was more then anxious. She was downright nasty.
      Being that bird is SO tiny I am “pinching myself” to believe that I got this picture. A feather in my cap for sure with this one! Much love to you! xo

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      1. Oh yes dear lady. Any clash (after the first burst of emotion), will always ask us to justify us to ourselves. She will point the finger in her mind that you were in the wrong etc…but in doing so she will question herself to ensure she was in the right and see those things within herself that she is feeling uncomfortable with.
        But for you, if you were comfortable in your actions, let it go, it is no longer your journey. If it affected you, only then, like her, do you need to look deeper and ask ‘why’. Any reaction is nearly always something that is still holding us.
        Mind you, after understanding and stepping past our fears there will be times, and this is usually just out of habit that we will still react a little until as time goes by it means less and less to us until we no longer react at all.
        Once all of our decks are clear we smile a lot, be happy for no reason and even have people think we are loopy because the world is falling down around their ears so why should we be smiling.
        You have created your world kind lady, as we all do. It is up to us all whether we want a world of sunshine or continue in our ‘stuff’. That is the beauty of our journey, each step is ours to choose and eventually we all find that love has much more to offer our hearts and we move away from that old way of being.
        Just keep smiling dear lady, it offers others a light in the darkness 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      2. Bless you, dear friend. I have no aftereffects of this interaction …. I just couldn’t get away fast enough and then I became so immersed in Mother this woman was forgotten. I knew however that this story was one I was going to share here as an example of how we create our own lives.
        When we have our peace, you can’t help but smile. There is a calm and a glow in our hearts that radiate out to all those who see. Why do you think little kids and animals are so drawn to me? LOL
        Speaking of …. Karma today gave me extra kisses and for some reason looked deeply into my soul a lot today. What a feeling! It’s been so chilly here lately I couldn’t stand out in her pasture for long but in that time I did, I made sure she knew how much I adore her!
        Keep shining your light, dear Mark! Your family is bound to see one day! I am seeing in my husband lately what I’ve waited years to see. Oh yes it all began with me and walking away from my own fears and dysfunctions. To see him smile and hear him sing these days at a time when he would otherwise be paralyzed in fear …. what a Miracle! I pass this on to you to encourage you! (((HUGS))) xo

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  10. Hey Karma! I was wondering whether this virus has had to reduce your visits because of being close to your neighbor. Thankfully no or it would have made this isolation worse. That’s great 😀
    Your clearing your decks nicely my friend. In doing all this hard work it is a beautiful thing to see in ourselves and those around us. It is a very big creation and to reach that peak so that we can now see forever is a blessing within our hearts forever 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
    Thank you for sharing dear lady, a smile in this wilderness is a very big warmth indeed 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. I don’t see my neighbors for they go to the barn when I don’t. I make sure I wash and disinfect my hands and my pail when I do come home.
      Bless you for your encouraging words. It’s been a long road and tough very tough at times, but to come out from the raging river and stand on dry line, oh what a Gift!!
      xoxoxoxoxo

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  11. It is a beautiful shot. I think this Covid Virus is making people either, angry, frightened or perhaps she is just a nasty person anyway. I hope she didn’t ruin your day Amy.
    Best wishes and have a lovely day.

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    1. Karen, most people who I’ve interacted with have been kind, respectful, happy and a lot are now more willing to stop to have a nice conversation. There is a big difference in people’s attitude and overall it is GOOD! No I did not let this woman ruin my day.
      Much love to you! May your day be filled with smiles and happiness as you continue to practice Protective Home Nesting. (my phrase!) Much love to you! xo

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      1. Such a lovely phrase Amy – Protective Home Nesting. Yes the majority of people here are kind, helpful and generally happy as well. I am glad that woman didn’t ruin your day.
        Best wishes to you Amy and stay safe.

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  12. So gorgeous hon what a pic and you go girl 💁🏻‍♀️❣️Some people just don’t have a grasp on what’s most important and beneficial to everyone and to be shared but for the sticks in the mud lol… I think you got it covered for the ones that appreciate and admire gf lots of ((hugs))💜💁🏻‍♀️❣️Stacy Anne xox

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    1. Thank you, Stacy Anne! Those with unhappy hearts and heavy souls don’t know what is beneficial not only for themselves but for others as well. Truthfully she was the first photographer I have met over the years whose energy was so dense. My goodness all I heard were complaints out of her mouth …. about the people and more.
      One of my greatest joys in life is sharing what I am so passionate about here at my blog. For me when a person truly loves something that person always wants to share the joy!
      Bless you for again stopping by and leaving such a beautiful comment. Both mean so much to me! Much love to you as you continue to practice Protective Home Nesting (my phrase!). xoxo

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      1. You’re amazing gf just keep doing what you do hon just keep taking people to where they’re not allowed to go or never will be or go because they won’t let themselves I’ve been closer to mother since I’ve seen your pics and have witnessed things I probably wouldn’t have thank you ❣️ Lots of ((hugs)) And lots of love 💕 Stacy Anne 💁🏻‍♀️❣️Xox

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      2. Stacy Anne, to hear that you are now paying more attention to Mother Nature makes my heart just sing! YES!! The peace and comfort you will derive from doing so is amazing! Nothing will stop me from being with the One I love …. Mother Nature! Lots of hugs right back at you!! SMILING here!! xo

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  13. I don’t think some folks have the ability to understand or empower themselves to know they DO have a choice in creating the atmosphere they live in. Perhaps this woman was on the brink of some bad moments in life. Hopefully your cheerfulness was something that helped her later on as she went through her day. We can hope 🙂

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    1. Colleen, I think everyone has the ability to empower themselves. It is just they choose not to by cowering under the dark umbrella called fear that they are so used to. It takes a lot of courage to change to ways we are not familiar with. I’m not privy to know what was causing this woman’s “bad attitude” but I walked away “thinking” her pattern, her habit in life in general was to be critical and complain. I know the type. That is their way of coping with life and take my word for it, it is unbearable to be around when you don’t feed into that negativity. Bottom line, they do NOT feel good about themselves at all so they project that unhappiness outward as misery. I can only hope my cheerfulness did affect her. I probably will never know. Hope. Now that is a good word! Much love to you!! xo

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  14. What a gorgeous shot! I truly believe that we attract things based on how we behave. There was goodness and innocence in your heart and the little magnificent bird chose to leave her happy image with you. As far as the other person is concerned, I am nobody to judge but I guess her confused state of mind left her with a blur of an image! I agree that so many of us come from places where confusion reigns and where getting angry or annoyed or negative is the easiest thing to do. In fact I have often observed that anger comes naturally, without an effort while to be happy and positive requires so much effort, although it should have been reverse. I was just telling this to a friend that I may just ‘Konmari’ him because of his overbearing pessimism. I feel sapped!

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    1. Thank you, Parikhit! I believe the very same, that is, we attract who we are within. This is one of the reasons why it seems birds allow me to photograph them as they sense my pure joy and love.
      I also agree that so many of us have come from a place of confusion and anger. I know I did and I worked very hard to arrive at a place where I have genuine peace in my heart. When you practice happiness, over time, that happiness becomes the natural state. Anger no longer is my natural state. And OH am I grateful!
      People with overbearing pessimism do drain. I suggest you either learn how to block that pessimism or call an end to that friendship. It’s just not worth feeling constantly drained. I am saying this from experience.
      Much love to you!! Have a wonderful day!! xo

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      1. I am so happy that it is happiness that is your default state of mind. Isn’t that powerful and makes everything rosy and candid, attracting happiness and joy. Certainly it takes time to get there but once we embrace that everything looks joyous 🙂

        And you are right, pessimism is draining and can leave a mental strain. I am gradually cutting off and blocking it completely. The art of Konmari on people 😀

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      2. Good for you! What you doing is called self-love! I am SO proud of you, Parikhit! I know this is not easy to do what you are doing, but once it is done, you will feel so much better, I promise you!! xoxoxo

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      3. I already feel light headed and happier ever since I consciously chose to distant all the non happy thoughts. Only when we practise self-love will we be able to love the world 🙂 Love and wishes.

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    1. LOL@ bad juju! Oh yes, I can feel bad juju a mile away it seems at time. Heavy. Yucky! I am keeping my chin up and finding laughter within all this mess. I’m so proud of Hubby who is learning to NOT focus on the insanity that is raging about but rather focusing just on our family. We’ve been having fun as my latest post attests. Keep your spirits high, Eliza. Believe it or not, it SNOWED here and yes I am groaning. First winds, then cold, then rain, and now snow are preventing me from continuing in my gardens. Good thing I got flower shots before this snow! Darn it! Have a great day today!! xo

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  15. Congratulations on getting that shit. Some people are way too rude and nasty. It’s better not to interact with them. They will just pull us down to their level and beat us with their experience. Great job, Amy. No wonder she didn’t get a clear shot. That’s KARMA for you. 🙂

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    1. I don’t normally interact with rude and nasty people, Shweta. However, the extent of how some people are acting is so ridiculous I actually laugh. And then I say my piece of mind, whether they like it or not. LOL
      Tell you true, Shweta, when I went back to this park and was taking shots alone, again the Kinglet appear, this time the Ruby-crowned Kinglet who allowed me to photograph her. Yes she led me a song and dance (typical of their erratic behavior) but on more then one occasion she let me photograph her by perching nice and still. I was in AWE! I know that I know birds feel my energy and trust me. What a humble feeling that gives me!! Much love to you! xo

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    1. Most people these days have been truly awesome, Julie. There is however, or so it seems a rotten apple of two in every barrel. SO glad you enjoyed this!! Much love to you! xo

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  16. Why indeed Amy…. The reason you do not have the same issues as she does, is that your energy attracts a whole different reality around yourself… You exhume Calm and peace… She on the other hand obviously has a negative mistrusting vibration…
    We reap what we sow Amy.. And Amy… You just got your wonderful reward… ❤ Great Shot.. ❤

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    1. Well as you now saw, Sue, this tiny bird that I honestly couldn’t at the time get a really clear shot of, a few days later I did. The bonus was that woman wasn’t there and Mother allowed me to capture the Ruby-crowned Kinglet! Now that believe me, is the jewel of all Kinglets!
      Yes my energy attracts an entirely different world then this woman’s does. And boy am I glad it does. I couldn’t wait to get away from her! I’ve yet to tell the tale of the ticks which I believe will be the subject of my next post. Thank you so much for saying “good shot” when I know it really wasn’t that great. I did what I could with what I was given. (smile) Much love to you! xo

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      1. Yes we attract into our vibration with our thoughts… And my daughter is a light spirit who when she goes shopping has no ques and breezes in and out and gets all the things she usually wants… While others tell her of their terrible ordeals of their experience in the same place… All is energy!!… 🙂 lol…. And what we surround ourselves within.. ❤

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      2. Cool about your daughter, Sue. I basically have the same experience with hubby who tends to have a “terrible” time while I just glide. What can I say? SMILE! xo

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