Common Sense

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  1. Amy , I hope you’re doing well.
    As always looking at the pictures made me smile. They look so cute!! It almost felt like I was there with them. Great work! Take care of yourself! I hope you’re having a marvelous day!

    Love , love💙💫
    Xoxo

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    1. Of course I am doing well, Shruti. Why wouldn’t I be? I am following the safety precautions and staying home for the most part. I am healthy and I am strong!
      As for my pictures, birds have a way of allowing me to photograph them. It is SO cool! I am having a marvelous day …. you do the very same!! BIG (((HUGS)))!!! and love to you! xo

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  2. My, my Amy, you have been a busy girl. These shots are lovely, like the birds were waiting for you. I think word has got out among the feathered brethren to give their best side 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
    And the virus is like any flu, we just touch something a sick person has touched and then we transfer it into our mouths because us humans touch our faces about 20 times an hour. That is why they keep asking us to wash our hands after handling anything by anyone else, especially public places like stair railings etc. We can catch it from the air but that is because someone has coughed and we walk through that air soon afterwards. Out in the wild blue yonder you would have to be the most unlucky person to be born to catch it.
    Thank you for sharing your ‘blue yonder’ Amy 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Yes, Mark, I have been a busy girl. If only you knew the “rest” of the story. LOL Word most definitely has gotten out about me. Yesterday I was seriously in bird heaven. I couldn’t believe how many birds there were. What FUN I had!!
      You are absolutely correct about how you get any virus. I make sure I don’t touch anything while outside and I maintain more then 6 feet. If people won’t move I do. Yes we can catch it from the air IF someone say sneezes at you or around you. But a virus just will not jump out of the thin blue air and bite you. Being outdoors in a forest is one of the best things we can for ourselves. The air is so clean and so fresh!!
      You are welcome for me sharing my blue yonder. More to come! I would have loved to go out again today but it is supposed to rain. Maybe tomorrow? Much love to you, dear friend!! xo

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  3. What a crazy law to try and enforce and really, people can be so ridiculously herd like in their mentality. Yes to common sense and giving a proverbial finger to that fear!As for your photos, wow, they’re just gorgeous. I love that Red Bellied Woodpecker especially. Thanks for sharing a bit of your world Amy. Take care my friend. 💚🌸❤️

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    1. THANK YOU, Miriam! If any of us are going to survive this complete insanity that has taken over this world, we all have to start using our common sense, question everything, and THINK! Oh yes I am seeing the herd mentality and that is what concerns me the most. Yet, I am seeing a LOT of people who keep doing their own thing without the fear of something is going to get them. And I am witnessing others using their brains too!
      I have been having so much fun lately. The birds have been in abundance this year and because there are not leaves on the trees yet, it is so much easier right now to photograph them. It still takes a lot of patience and a good eye but I am trying to squeeze in as much time as possible while the trees are still bare to catch these feathered friends of mine.
      Have a great day!! Much love to you!! xo

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      1. Yes, there’s all types of people out there, no doubt about that, but all we can do our bit to preserve our own sanity and common sense. Everyone is responsible for themselves hey.
        Keep enjoying those birds and that beautiful nature Amy. I’m still in bed (it’s early Monday here) but I’m hearing the early chortle of the birds which is encouraging me to get up and start my new week. Have a wonderful one my friend and stay well. xx 💚🌸

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      2. I feel like a horse in the starting gate, Miriam. I want to dash right back to this magical place to see what other adventures I will have. SO many birds are there this year! Last year, even though hardly anyone went there, this place was dead, with hardly any life to see. It broke my heart. And now to see how alive and thriving this magical haven is, I want to play and play and never come home. LOL
        Happy Monday!! I’m closing up here for the night and will soon be under my covers reading my good book. Have a great day! I am staying well, thank you! You do the same!! xo

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      3. Ooh, I got goosebumps reading your words Amy. The earth is coming alive again and the birds are clearly loving it. Snuggle in, enjoy your book and have magical dreams. xxx

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      4. Exactly! This in itself should excite us all as these birds sense the New Life that is presently in abundance. I cannot explain the tremendous high I am getting from this park. I am not able to get enough drinks at this fountain of Life!! xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you, Marie, regarding my pictures. Your words, “common sense is not very common” are the exact words an older woman yesterday said to me. Good to know there are some of us who do have common sense. I am being careful, believe me!! Have a great day today!! xo

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  4. Lovely shots – again seeing some I haven’t seen before, so always a pleasure! Glad you got to go to the park without a mask on!! How on earth would you be able to bring your camera up to your eyes with that thing in the way! I went for a walk today in the woods nearby too and people were very nice. I noticed they were more relaxed and less fearful. People may be missing each other – as human beings are not weapons to be feared. I want a T-shirt that says: I am not afraid. Take care and much love! Donna

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    1. Donna, SO glad you enjoyed my bird show. I shall continue going to the parks without a mask on my face. You understood immediately how difficult it would be for me to shoot. I couldn’t!
      I want a tee-shirt that says, “I survived insanity”. LOL
      You take care and much love to you!! xo

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  5. There is so much misinformation and bad information out there. Governments are one of the worse about handing out bad information, and making stupid laws. Beautiful photos.

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    1. You got it, Tim. Knowing the truth on how you get a virus, I am doing everything I can within REASON to stay healthy. Thank you for realizing some of what is being told and made into law just makes NO sense.
      And I thank you about my photos. I’ve been having so much fun lately with these birds who are in such abundance this year! Have a great day!! xo

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    1. That’s is crazy! I mean it! That jogger is lucky he or she did NOT pass out. You cannot breathe right through a mask. People! They just do not think. Good to know you are. Cool beans!! Much love to you! xo

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  6. I’ve seen people walking their dogs and walking through the parks wearing masks, but most don’t. If people want to wear masks, I don’t care. If they want to tell me what to do, I won’t be responsible for what they hear in response. I wear masks where they are mandated and I wear them where they make sense.

    Lovely photos, today, Amy.

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    1. THANK YOU, Dan! I do the very same thing as you. I am responsible and I am staying healthy. But no one is going to tell me to wear a mask outside. If others do it, be my guest. It’s their loss, not mine! Fresh air and sunshine are some of the best things any of us can do for ourselves. Good to know you have a brain. (smile) I’m glad to know I’m not alone when I THINK and still act responsibly.
      I’ve been having SO much fun lately photographing birds. They are in such abundance this year and to capture them without leaves ….. ahhhh what bliss!! Have a great day!! xo

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    1. Aw, thank you, Chris! SO glad to know you are keeping your common sense. Yes fresh air is healthy for all of us. And I shall keep on breathing it. Much love to you! xo

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    1. LOL Yeah that Robin was giving me the eye, wasn’t he? He stood his ground however. I was very close to this guy and he did not fly off. He told me in spades what he thought of me being in HIS space. Too funny! You are VERY welcome for this post, Dana! Rock on, friend!! Much love to you! xo

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    1. How unfortunate for you that you are not able to get out in Nature. Chandra, that would do me in. Nature is where I find my peace and fun and where I detox. Bless you during these very trying times! xo

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    1. LOL Drew, I was NOT about to let anyone spoil my beautiful day! Instead of getting upset by the craziness I see, I have been laughing. And then, that laughter seemed to get all the birds in that park excited because I never stopped shooting for 2 hours. There were birds everywhere I looked! I was in bird paradise!! What fun!! Sending much love to you!! xo

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  7. Hi Amy! You make me laugh! I am happy to see you here and full of vim and vigor. And taking beautiful photos too! These are crazy times we live in, that’s for sure. I not only have been wearing a mask, but I have been making them and giving them out. 😉 I also wondered what people were thinking when they wear their masks in their cars…and then the other day I had to make two stops that were relatively close and instead of taking the mask off and putting it back on I just left it on. And then I saw myself in the mirror and I thought, “ok, wise guy…now I know why people might be wearing the masks in the car!” I just love when the universe answers my questions!
    I hope you and yours stay safe…stay well. Keep living in the moment and absolutely keep creating the beauty you share with the world!
    Much love ❤

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    1. Hi, Lorrie. Yes these are certainly crazy times, so crazy in fact, it feels surreal. I can understand why you wore a mask while driving and now that makes me think perhaps the people I saw were doing the same thing. It was just so shocking to witness what I did. We all are staying healthy here and have every intention of doing so. I am living in the moment and I highly recommend everyone to do the very same. Tomorrow is not a guarantee. Much love to you this day!! xo

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    1. Thank you, Milanka. I am healthy and strong and have every intention of staying that way! This fresh air reminds me when I grew up! Oh the delight to be able to breathe clean air!! Much love to you! xo

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    1. Thank you, Jude. No worries here. I’m healthy and strong and have every intention of staying that way. Don’t believe everything you hear. (smile) New York is only as dangerous as you “think” it is. I find it beautiful!! Much love to you! xo

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  8. Yet again beautiful pictures. The sparrow is my favourite!

    And regarding the concern you raised we are living in a world where there is an abundance of too much information, most of which is unverified and useless and sets people into a mode of frenzy and panic. Our news anchors scream from their Television screen so much so that I had to ask my cousin can we please watch some mindless, silly film lest I will have to pop some pills for a headache. 😀

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    1. Parikhit, you raise some very intelligent observations which are absolutely correct in my humble opinion. I do not watch the news. I will not allow the mainstream media to whip me into a panic, which it will do if I listened to it. I am proud of you for walking away from the “screaming”. It is GOOD to watch something that uplifts and at times makes you laugh. That is exactly what I am doing!
      I also thank you on the compliment on my photography. The pic of the sparrow …. that special bird was very close to me, just like the American Robin, showing no fear. What a moment that was!! Much love to you! xo

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    1. Thank you, Julie! have a wonderful weekend!! And about common sense …. those of us who do use it, know that common sense is surely not too common in this world. Much love to you!! You take care as well! xo

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    1. I do act fearless, Barbara. And I feel it too. That is not to say I do have “rational” healthy fears as is good for my benefit. But these “the boogy bug is gonna get you”, fears, no I do not fear. Death is reality on this planet and I do not fear death. Yes I am careful but do I allow paralyzing fear to control me? NO! I flow with the ALL and I shall do so to the day I die. (((HUGS))) xo

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