Bird Heaven

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  1. Those warblers are just wonderful ! Incidentally, you shouldn’t catch or pass on the disease just by brushing somebody’s hand. Perhaps you could slip a small bottle of sanitiser or similar, into your bag before you leave. It would no doubt allay anybody else’s fears.

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    1. John, you and I both know that a disease is not passed by touching, but I was so worried that I would make those people afraid. This whole mess is upside down and insane. I was just so relieved that these wonderful people were not afraid of me. What a Gift!! And those warblers! Oh my goodness …. I really did step into heaven!! xo

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    1. Of course I am well and safe, Orkidedatter. How else would I have been able to get such stunning pictures of these birds? This post is to encourage all who read it that we the people are happy, unafraid and healthy. May you have a truly blessed day! xo

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    1. And these are not ALL of what I shot that day, Mark. I was astonished by not only the sheer number of birds, but the variety of the Warblers I saw. I so look forward in going back to this place to again step into bird heaven. As for National Geographic … hubby says the very same thing! Much love to you this day! xo

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    1. I’ve been a bit concerned about you, Dan, as you seemed to have disappeared off the radar a little while back. So good to see you today! Thank you regarding the Warblers. I still have yet more to ID and edit! And yes those chance encounters, which I am experiencing more and more of lately, are a reality check that WE the people are strong, sane, kind, and happy, and NOT what the news portrays us as. May you have a truly blessed day!! xo

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      1. I was very busy last week, but I’ve also missed a lot of emails from WP. I’ve noticed that the number of notification emails I’m getting is down sharply. I’ve missed quite a few posts from people I never skip 🙁

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      2. I’ve been having trouble with WP too. My troubles seem to have been resolved. Sorry to hear you as well are having troubles. Keeping my fingers crossed things will improve.

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      3. I’ve nearly given up on WP. The only solution is to find new posts, unfollow and refollow bloggers. As I get busy around here, I don’t have time for that. It wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t already done it, in some cases, more than once this year.

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    1. Oh, Rob, I am so so happy this post lifted your spirits. That was my intention when I put together this post. There really are those who walk without fear and who have not forgotten the common decency of being human. That in of itself brings tears to my eyes! May you have a truly blessed day!! xo

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  2. Awesome shots Amy, and heart-warming story of a very lovely family! I love the legs on the gooseling – so cute!! Beautiful colors too on those warblers – awesome!! I’ve just witnessed 4 Blue Tits fledge from our bird box!! So inspiring and happy-hearted!! They are so cute – oh my gosh, watching them fly down to the ground them awkwardly walk around trying to find their new home on the ground for a couple days. Keeping a watch out for the big birds – making sure ours stay safe!! Am expecting another nest to fledge in a day or two. How exciting and wonderful to see new life happen as life goes on in the background!! My heart is filled! Have a lovely day!! Much love, Donna

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    1. Such encouraging and uplifting words, Donna. Yes these birds have a way of bringing our focus to that of love and awe. How exciting to watch the unfolding of the life process up close and personal. I’m seeing it as well and believe me, I’ve got my focus as much as possible on the goings on of what Mother is doing. Our backyard is a very busy one with so many different birds and critters. What joy to watch them, as you are finding out. Keep on finding the positive to see. It will be to your benefit in all ways. Much love to you, dear friend. xoxoxo

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  3. To be able to touch somebody has become quite a luxury. I’m glad that you helped them. And I’m glad that they were such understanding people. But then again, this isn’t a disease that spreads by a mere touch. Although I’d advise you to keep a bottle of sanitizer with you. It can come in very handy. And oh Amy, those are beautiful pictures. 800 frames in 2 hours! Whoa. It might have been quite a sight to behold. Take care, dear.
    Lots of hugs and love,
    Shweta

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    1. Hi, Shweta! I know that this “disease” is not transmitted by touch. I was more concerned about scaring this woman more then anything else. We’ve been walking around with so much fear that I do not wish to add to it! As for sanitizer, I do not use it (GASP!) due to the fact I as an RN know that not only does it kill “bad” bacteria, but “good” that we need for our immune systems.
      And yes ….. those shots added up so fast I could NOT believe when I checked to see how many pics I took that it was more then 800. Time flashed by and in looking back I could not tell you how I held up my camera for so many shots. That thing is heavy. I was flying on air that day! At times I “feel” this golden energy and I am of the belief it is here to stay eventually. That is what I focus on. Life is precious and it is a Gift, one that I do not ever take for granted.
      I send you much love and hugs to you, dear friend. Keep creating, focusing on the beauty and good, and carry happiness in your heart as much as possible. It’s been proven those things not only elevate our state of mind, but they bring our immune systems into a stronger state of being as well. xoxoxoxoxo

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      1. I know, dear. People can be paranoid. Especially when they are with their children! It’s a good thing that she took it in stride. Ohhh I didn’t realise that it’ll kill the good ones too! Soap is really the best thing, I guess. I can imagine how it was. It must have been such a blissful feeling, right. Life is precious and it shouldn’t be taken for granted indeed.
        That’s such a great advice, dear. Yes, I will keep creating and focusing on the positives. Happiness is what we need. And yes being creative does elevate our minds. And our immune systems need all the help that we can held.

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  4. Beautiful words and photos. It is quite astonishing to think strange our world has become in so few months. May we keep smiling to each other, and enjoying precious, tiny moments.

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    1. Thank you ever so kindly! Yes let us all remember the horrors we’ve been through both on a personal and global basis in order to cherish every smile, every sweet touch, every interaction that brings joy to our hearts. May we never forget this horrific history all of us are living through. Much love to you! xo

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  5. Oh, Amy. None of us are contagion, and certainly not you. The media has people so paranoid. In order our immune systems to continue to function properly, we need exposure to human “germs” other than our own. We need to keep producing antibodies to new bacteria, etc. This doesn’t mean that we should completely stop precautions, but at least relax a little. I have stopped cringing around people.

    Your birdies are so beautiful. I’ve seen a lot this year, too. I really need to start learning their names.

    Sending so much love.💕

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    1. Julie, what timing. I just came here to see if any new comments came in, and voila! There you are! I know all you say about our immune systems is true. These masks are harmful to US. I refuse to wear one. So many here yet so afraid of close contact but I am no longer afraid.
      I’m eagerly waiting to hear when my hair salon will open but the bad news is, I am being told we must wear masks when there. I’ve yet to wear one! I’m feeling so angry! People have been so misled and still refuse to HEAR the truth that finally is trickling out. I’m desperate about my hair and IF I am FORCED to wear a mask, I will have written across it, “Under PROTEST”. And everyone will get an earful from me. I’m done staying quiet about what I’ve known right from the beginning.
      Birds ….. SO many and I’m in awe of what I am seeing. Julie, there were so many Warblers there that day, many that I’ve never seen before. I still have photos to edit. Learning their names …. that is challenging but doable. And when you do both recognize what they look like and what they sound like, you will walk around saying to yourself, “Hmmm I hear a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Oh! There is a Finch!” LOL Perhaps you don’t want those conversations going round in your head. LOL
      Thank you for the love. I accept is with open arms. Fyi … same day I had this event with this woman, I met THREE RN’s who are still working …. and we ALL agreed about what is really happening. Boy did we talk!! I no longer feel so along. For so long I only had my “Inner Guidance” telling me NOT to trust what is being said but no longer.
      Anyways ….. You have a great day! You sound like you are in a much better space! YAYAYAY!! Much love to you, dear friend! xo

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      1. One of my cousins is an ER doctor in Boston and she said this is all so overblown. I put a mask on but keep it pulled down unless I’m close to someone. I don’t feel like having a confrontation right now. I would hug you if I saw you! Yep. I’m going back to work this weekend. I am doing better. I had some personal issues to deal with, very deep pattern to hopefully finally banish. Even though I’m looking forward to the act of working, I’m really not looking forward to having conversations again. I have no tolerance for filling others’ silence. No tolerance for bs and masks- the kind people wear over their true selves. I overhear people in the supermarket, the wealthy summer residents have returned. They are so devoid of personality. I’ve become so connected to nature. I just want to be there all the time. Good luck with your salon. My hair is in such bad shape. I almost cut the fried ends with nail scissors! 😂

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      2. Agreed about this being overblown and not only that our stats our based on fake stats … hospitals are forging medial records saying many are C+ as patients and in death when they are not. Why? They get monies. Disgusting! Main stream news actually came right out and said they were doing this for money.
        I have zero tolerance for people’s nonsense any more. Confrontations I don’t like but I will not sit for 2 hours getting my hair done listening to lies. I just won’t do it. As for bad shape, I was tempted to shave my haied. No lie!
        Ditto on deep issues ….one I realized depression is a part of me and I’ve finally stopped fighting it. Embracing it, allowing it to be but telling it that it cannot control me, broke the “spell”.
        I’m so proud of you for doing the work, Julie. And good luck at work. It will feel so good to be productive again! xoxoxo

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      3. Thank you, Amy. I’ve heard that many are working through very deep self-worth patterns right now. And many have chosen to end toxic connections. Lots of relationships and friendships are finished as a result of this period of introspection. I’m so protective of my energy now and I don’t care if people think I’m a bad person. Done with energy vampires! I’m so grateful for my online connections, such as yourself. Thank you for doing the hard work, too. We deserve to celebrate ourselves for not taking the easy road. 💖Have a beautiful day, my friend.

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      4. And this too. I’ve ended toxic relationships as well. No more drain. No more! It’s not worth it, Julie. Remember me writing about that group of women I walked with? I told them goodbye because they all were coming from a place of fear. It is crucial that we remain either neutral or in “high”. Whether we know it or not, we are contributing to the light. I refuse to let go the ideal FACT if you will, that the light will gain momentum and evil kicked out. So many are waking up because of examples of those people refusing to bend to the dark. I am a FREE American and I refuse to allow anyone to steal any more of my rights! You have a beautiful day too!! I do love you!! (((HUGS)))!! xoxoxo

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  6. Everything is so gorgeous Amy: the interactions, the pictures, the way everything speaks to our souls, the wonderful energies that you posts exult.
    It’s a delight to read your post. It’s a delight to be with you. You are wonderful.
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Ever so kindly and humbly I say, thank you, Gabriela. My intention was to get the “energy” I felt that magical day right here for all to “feel”. To experience more days as this one I described is my goal. I will and have overcome so much! Golden times are ahead for all of us!! Much love to you! xo

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  7. I don’t even think I need to say it 🙃
    Your photographs are simply phenomenol 💙
    They are like a breath of fresh air during this ‘nesting period’ of ours.
    On a second note , I really believe that the one thing this pandemic is superbly expert in , is making us realise the true value of the smallest things in life. When was the last time we felt deprived of even the smallest smile and touch from someone? It is bittersweet for me. It was a very important lesson for us. But I think we’ve learned it well now. I pray this problem ends soon🙏💙

    ps- stay happy Chappy and helluva sappy Amy! Sending you all my love💙
    Xoxoxo

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    1. Oh, wow! Shruti! Thank you! I take it you felt the love! These birds this year have completely got me heart and soul!
      As for this travesty, I don’t think any of us will take for granted simple conversation any more, or a handshake or hug, or a shared smiled. My nature is to “help” and my knee jerk reaction was to help this woman. I know I am not contagious and I know a simple touch will not get someone sick, yet my main concern was I did not want to bring any more fear into someone’s life when we have been exposed to a tsunami of fear. It felt SO good to reach out and help.
      This problem is being addressed. Each day I am hearing stories that lift my heart skyward! Legal actions are being taken here in some states that what has been done to us is unconstitutional. Yep! People here are seriously fed up and are not taking it any more. I want to encourage YOU that the rest of the world, who is watching us, follows suit.
      I am happy, sunburned (ouch!) from gardening while I listened and talked to the birds in our backyard. The sky was so so blue today! Oh what JOY!!
      Sending much love and hugs to you, dear friend!! We’re gonna make it to the other side! (((HUGS)))!! xo

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      1. You’re welcome 😊
        These birds sure are simply amazing! But then again , is any creation of Mother ever not? 🙃
        True. These few lessons , I think will leave an imprint on our mind forever’. And also be a huge lesson for the future generations. That was so thoughtful on your part! To recieve such love and care from people like you in these times can be the best thing for somebody to happen to! To know that people are ready to fight this with all their spirit gives me so much hope!! That’s the true power of humanity! That’s what I live for! In times of distress , when we fall , we are also our greatest uplifters!
        Talking to the birds? Lol when did you turn into me 😄😄I’m honestly very happy to see you so happy Amy!

        Much love and affection to you!
        We’ll make it through this! 😄😃
        XOXOXO
        💙💙💙💙

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      2. When all is said is done, dear friend, humanity will rise so high that something as we have been living through will never happen again. As for those naysayers and the gloomies and the zombies, they are in for a huge surprise when the world at large shouts ENOUGH and we all as ONE take back what is rightfully ours. It is trickling now those stories of HOPE which in of themselves boost my HOPE. You watch. The momentum will gain speed and before you know it there will be such a MOVEMENT on this earth never before seen that will lead all of us to a Golden Era. I can taste this, I can see this, I can feel this. Will we win over those who continue to focus on the ugly and nasty? I don’t know and I don’t care. What I care about are those whose hearts have remained light, whose spirits are unbreakable and who know how to love and will fight back to take our freedoms into our lives once again. I don’t talk about this on my blog for I will NOT get into debates. No my “role” on my blog is to encourage, to lift up, to bring light and love into this world and allow my example to “sink in” without me banging someone over the head. LOL
        I am happy, dear friend. It finally is sunny here and the sky so blue …. a blue never before seen here. I am yes taking pictures and will be showing soon. You sound so good too!! Stay happy and focused on the GOOD of this world and know deep in your heart GOOD shall overcome evil! Ha! I feel like I just went to church or something. LOL Teehee ….
        Much love to you!! (((HUGS)))!! There is light at the end of this very ugly tunnel! YAY!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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      3. Your words truly give me hope for a better future. I see it too. One day , when all this is behind us , we can look back on it and cheer ourselves up on how humanity wrestled its way through the tough times with so much bravery and hope from people like you! We become what we think! We’ll get through! We just have to be a little patient and with lots of love and hope in our hearts💙
        It’s good to hear about how you are enjoying yourself. It’s an immense pleasure to see you so happy , dear friend! I’m doing good too , just as you thought😄

        Love and hugs💙💙💙💙
        XOXOXO

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    1. I am so very happy you enjoyed my post, Kamal. I’ve got a big smile on my face! I shall keep on posting about the beauty, the truth, and the love. Much love your way today!! xo

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  8. Hi Amy, loved the images but story struck a raw nerve. Hoping that there could be a time in the not too distant future where it would be OK if somebody brushed against your hand accidentally. Glad how it all panned out.
    Thanks and much appreciated for sharing

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    1. Some day soon this nightmare shall be behind us and in so doing, all of us will cherish every glance, every smile, every touch, every hello, every conversation. Humanity will be more humane. I’m seeing it already in fact! Sending much love to you! xo

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  9. Wonderful captures, Amy! I think the lack of humans might have made the migration less dangerous for them. I’ve seen so many warblers in the last 10 days – delightful!
    Your story was touching… (literallly! 😉 ) we really do crave simple human contact. ❤

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    1. These birds have literally stolen my heart, Eliza! I cannot tear my gaze from off of them this year. I was in my gardens today and tomorrow hopefully I can get out with my cameras to do more bird shots. I am stunned to see how many Warblers there are this year …. some I’ve never seen before.
      As for my story …. I’m a “helper” in my soul, and to watch that woman struggle I just could not do it. I was concerned I brought more fear into her life when our hands accidentally touched. What a Gift not to be treated as if I were a walking germ. There truly are good people in this world who know how to THINK.
      Fyi …. getting ready to plant your seeds. Any day now ….. SMILE! xo

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  10. That family photo — yes it did warm my heart with a smile and all. And what you shared later touched way deeper. It is so tender to even begin to think what the human world is going to be like inching in the future. The bird photos – absolutely stunnnning!!!!

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    1. Pragalbha, the world at large may inch forward but in my world that is not true. I live my life fully and I keep growing and moving forward in the way I choose. Here in the USA so many of our God given rights have been taken from us forcefully, yet I still will not allow anyone to dampen my free spirit. When the light of the truth comes to pass, and it will, the world at large will experience a Golden Era.
      I am in love with Mother, dear friend. She has totally captured my heart and I am so fully Hers. Her beauty stuns me! May you know true love each and every day regardless of what this insane world is doing. Much love to you this day!! xo

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    1. I did not state life is feeling normal again, Cris. I have however, attempted and have done my best to keep on living fully within the parameters that were put upon my life by others. I’m thrilled you enjoyed my photography, my passion and my love! Have a great weekend.

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  11. Aww Amy, this post warmed my heart. I think despite all that’s happened in the world most people are fundamentally good and kind and crave a sense of belonging. We all need that sense of touch. It’ll be a sad day indeed when we can’t reach out to help a neighbour.
    I love all your bird photos too. Keep enjoying nature my lovely friend. She is a blessing. And so are you. xxx 💚🌹❤️

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    1. If you were to ask me in my near past if I would hesitate to help another, I would tell you absolutely not. Many are basically good I agree with you. Humankind needs touch and interaction for we are a social species. I will keep on enjoying what Mother gives me so that I in turn can share that with all here. Much love to you, dear friend! You are a blessing to me!! xo

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      1. Yes Amy, what we receive we give back, for sure. Continue to open your heart my friend. We need more people like you in this world. Much love and hugs always. xxx

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      2. Well, I just have to say to you, dear Mariam, that what you see in me is a reflection of you. I can say the same about you … we need more people like YOU in this world. SMILE!! xo

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  12. Beautiful pictures…you know how I love my birds. I’m glad you were able to have human contact, if we lived closer, I would hug you…I’m not scared. Every time I hear “social distancing” when I’m at work, I hug a coworker. There are a lot of us out there who think all of these rules are a load of horse hooey! Keep capturing the magic my friend…xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Zia! I’m not scared either, dear friend. I had my first human hug today since this whole nightmare began and I kept in the embrace for a long time with tears in my eyes. Friend, I am an RN and I know for a fact that these rules are horse hooey. I know! Medically speaking I understand microbiology and the life of a virus. So yeah, I’m on the same page as you! I am SO darn proud of you for hugging. There is nothing to be afraid of. That I also know. What we all have been put through I call POW’s …. prisoners of wealth.
      I will keep on capturing the magic, you have my word. I am the happiest in the Moment when I am so immersed in Mother that the world disappears. So much love to you!
      Fyi …. You really made my day! You encouraged me so much by saying there are “a lot of us out there who think these rules are a load of horse hooey”. There have been too many times I have felt so alone. Bless you for passing on the torch to me!! BIG (((HUGS)))! xo

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      1. I’m glad I made your day and I am totally using the POW…prisoners of wealth from now on. You are so creative, I love it!! I had another friend use the term “sheeple” which makes sense in the same scary way. I just don’t understand the blindly following business? Thank you for being your magical self my friend!! xoxo

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