Another Sort of Love Story

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  1. Groundhogs wiped out my watermelon patch a few years back. That’s a great story, though, Amy. There’s no way he could’ve known. I had a very large rabbit eating my emerging stargazers this year. Then, I didn’t see her. A few days ago, a lot of tiny bunnies were hopping all over the place. Your eye candy is amazing, but I’m particularly attracted to your clematis. Stunning and vibrant!

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    1. I tried to peek into the hole today but could see nothing. It will be interesting when these babies emerge. I hope then to get some great shots. No we humans are not privy at times to what goes on in an animal’s mind nor do we understand until hindsight comes into play. As for my eye candy, my gardens …. I blinked and they were transformed. Now I have to get out there to cut back, shape, prune and weed and fertilize my roses so they keep on flowering as they have been. They are the best I’ve seen in years. Wait for what is coming you won’t want to miss. Much love and BIG HUGS, Rob!!! xoxoxoxo

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  2. This story is so beautiful and multi-layered. Some would see the addition of babies (more groundhogs) as more annoyance. That shows what a good soul your Hubby has.

    Love the eye candy. What delight to have such perfect roses in your garden.

    Have a glorious day, dear Amy.💖

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    1. Julie, dearest Julie, you of anyone would see the underlying weaving of messages this story contains. (smile here!) Thank you for telling me you “see” what I know is there.

      As for my eye candy, my gardens this year are magnificent!! I’ve been in flower heaven lately. You have a glorious day too! I have to assist Hubby to unclog some of our gutters. Fun? LOL Much love to you!! xoxoxoxo

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  3. Oh Amy, that story is beautiful. The determination of love from both counts finally met in the middle, not a condition to be seen in the end. Isn’t love grand. Hubby will probably stand guard over her new home now to protect them all 😂 🤣
    And speaking of grand, your roses are magnificent. I am most certainly in love with the top one, she is so beautiful in heart and mind dear lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. This story is beautiful, Mark, I agree. Hubby’s “determination” streak is a mile wide, all part of his “coping” with his environment. This groundhog among other lessons, taught him it’s OK sometimes to just let go of control and allow to BE be. When the truth of the matter was realized, he immediately changed his attitude from “that darn pest” to “my baby”. LOL Hubby and I both will stand guard over this home! One of the first questions I heard this morning from Hubby was, “Was our Mama out to eat yet?” Teehee …. The “critters” have a way of teaching my husband in a way that humans are not able to. We are loaded this year with squirrels and chipmunks and birds and bunnies and butterflies ….. paradise indeed!
      My roses this year! OH MY GOODNESS! I haven’t seen them this glorious in many years. I am taking extra special care of them and in fact will be fertilizing this week. Roses are fertilizer hogs. SO happy you enjoyed my flowers.
      I do know you have a new post up. I must help Hubby with some clogged gutters this morning (oh the JOY! with tongue in cheek) so know when I am finished I’ll be on over. Much love to you and many HUGS!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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      1. Haha, that is magic Amy, nature teaching us to just ‘be’ 😀
        I would imagine that the animals and flowers are going gangbusters because our ‘let go’ energy has allowed them to just ‘be’ as well. There are so many animals and birds around me still, even though our restrictions has eased back. I hope mother nature has shown us something about ourselves for the future 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      2. I really haven’t observed any letting go by the majority and those in power, Mark. If anything the pressure to “own us” has amplified here as the individual states reopen. I still will not bend to that vicious energy but instead will continue to feed love. Love is who we are. Simple. As I have learned throughout my life and who many are learning now, one must experience what love is not before we can step into true unconditional love. So on that note, knowing I have done the work most of what is transpiring today has no-thing to do with me. It is for those who are learning to step into love.
        As for Mother, she is my Guide. I am so connected and so grateful that I have earned the right for Her to trust me. What an honor!! SMILE!! xo

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  4. Wow, this is a very poignant story, Amy. It is amazing that she stayed and was so persistent.
    Your flower photos are gorgeous again. I have planted a lot of new rose bushes in my garden. Roses are so beautiful!

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    1. Erika, so happy you stopped by to witness a few moments from my life. Our property truly is a haven and these animals and birds do know it. As for my gardens, I blinked it seemed and voila such marvelous color around me! Good for you for planting new rose bushes. They are I find very challenging to take care of! Much love and peace to you! xo

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      1. Most of my roses are doing so well. I have some of them for 10 to 15 years and they are more beautiful than ever. I love roses. Most of all the white ones. I want to take pictures of my beautiful garden soon. All is new and we also made a little brook with waterfall. I cannot wait to share this all in one of my #MomentsOfJoy posts 😊

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      2. Oh I can’t wait to see your roses, Erika. I just finished up today fertilizing mine in anticipation of some heavy rains coming our way. I’m waiting on Mama groundhog to finish eating so I can go get my gardening supplies that are still outside. She is on high alert on account of her babies and I do not want to stress her out. WE are one big happy family here! LOL

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      1. Aw, to know I touched you with my story brings a sting of tears to my eyes. Oh yes this is how my life unfolds on a daily basis. And knowing how my husband is, I just allowed events to unfold knowing that somehow we would have understanding. And we got that all right. (smile) Much love to you!! xo

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  5. Lovely story Amy. Nature humbles us, it really does. It teaches us about sharing this Earth with them in harmony – though sometimes they can find themselves in charge of our space – but only for a time. The first pink rose – I actually smelled it!! I’m not kidding – I smelled it as soon as I saw it – it was that real. Amazing!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden lovelies with us and your story of the groundhog and hubby!! Much love, Donna

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    1. Thank you, Donna. These beloved creatures of Mother’s have so many lessons for us if we but listen. I’ve learned so much from Her and I would have to say She is who I look for guidance from. Yes I have “spirit guides” yet Mother and I have a unique relationship in that I can “see” Her. That is important to me.
      As for my roses this year! Yowza spectacular!! I’m making a special effort this year to make sure they get fertilized enough. So cool you could smell that first rose. I’m grinning as I write. Could you imagine if someday we could actually smell that which we see here in virtual world? Or feel or taste? How cool would that be. You are most welcome for the share, dear friend. Much love and BIG HUGS to you!! xo

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    1. Sonia, you in turn touched me deeply by your genuinely loving words you left for me to read. Bless you! This story had to be told. It was just too precious not to share. I’m so happy that you feel the way you do when you come by to visit here. You in turn have inspired me to keep on listening to my heart as what to post on my blog. Much love and peace to you, dear friend!! xo

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      1. I hope you are well, dear Amy. It has been a rollercoaster to me the last four months, and I am trying to slowly return to some form of normality at the moment. Miss your posts and our interactions so much.🙏💟💟

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  6. How exciting to have a family to watch over… in such a beautiful and loving environment Amy, just lovely your fliers, especially the roses… I smell them❤️ Sending you all love and adventure, Barbara x

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    1. You bet Mamas are tough cookies! We have to be! Today I did get a picture of Mama taking the picture through our glass window. She is on high alert and even I she will run from when I am in the backyard. No Mama doesn’t touch my flowers. Just our clover in our grass. Thank you for stopping by, Eliza!! xo

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  7. I am fighting a war with a grey squirrel. Somehow, he can get into the hollow spaces between floors. I have tried so hard to get rid of him but he won’t take “No” for an answer. The trouble is that pest control have only one solution.

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    1. I thank you so much for this beautiful comment. I shared a moment from my life and just am so happy you enjoyed it with me. May your Sunday be blessed and filled with so much peace. xo

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  8. Such an amazing story hon ❣️And the eye candy is sooooooo gorgeous hon hope your weekend is going great big ((hugs))and lots of love 💕 xox Stacy Anne 💁🏻‍♀️

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      1. I did i wore my new bikini 👙 and laid out in the sun for a few hours and listened to mother it was orgazmic to say the least big ((hugs))and kisses 😘 back babe ❣️💁🏻‍♀️Stacy Anne

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    1. Oh yes we do have more holes. Now the chipmunks who hubby has been shooing out, are in chipmunk heaven. They bounce and run in delight for finally they too have made their homes in that stone. I just laugh. For so long hubby fought them no matter what I said ….. as in ….. oh just leave them alone. What harm can they do? We are all learning to let go of control so hubby is no different.
      My roses this year …. just wow! Right now most of my bushes are in between flowering. I have to actually deadhead them today to encourage new growth. Hubby must spray our Maple tree and my Lilac bushes today ….. some unknown insect is killing both. Never before, Sue, has this happened and I’m talking over 30 years. I’m seeing some strange things happening in the insect world. Much love to you!! xo

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  9. I love this story. Those little critters sure have a way of working themselves into your heart, don’t they? Are they still around? The story made me laugh as well as tear up about the same time you did then and probably even now when you remember it.

    Love the photos also. You really have a way with flowers! I especially love the roses — should change my name to Rose. I love you kiddo!💖🌹💕😇

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    1. (smile) Thank you, Angie. Good to know you got a good laugh out of this. So did I! The babies have grown and in fact one of them is insisting like Mama to dig a hole in the stone. He is just so cute and yup hubby is running out there with shovel in hand to fill the hole up.
      I’m running low on my flowers. This time of year is tough until (hopefully) round 2 of my roses bloom. My Rose Of Sharons are flowering but not much else except for a new annual I planted this year from seed. Thank you for stopping by to enjoy what I share. Much love to you!! xo

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  10. Oh, I hope your flowers come out of it, whatever it is that is working black magic on them. I’ve had so many of my plants give up and just seem to wilt in front of me. Maybe they have some form of CV-19, who really knows? Maybe it’s the weather. I just hate to lose them.

    Have you been able to get photos of the babies? I suppose it’s only natural that junior would imitate mama. I feel sorry for your Hubby, he sure has picked his battle here! One human with shovel in hand is a poor match to some determined little critters. It’s good exercise though and I’m sure from reading this post that he hopes to win the battle in the end. Also something to do when you are in self-isolation and bored with the usual every day living. I think I would be in bad shape without my dolls and my resolve to make complete wardrobes for as many as I can by Christmas, or a week before. It’s possible to order fabric again and get in faster than when I first began the project. 😇💕💕🌹💖

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    1. There is no black magic, Angie. We’ve been hit hard by extreme weather, borers that are killing some beloved old bushes that we are fighting so hard to save, and my roses are in the in-between stages of flowering. There too the insects have been voracious and just today I have to grab my insect repellent and spray again my roses. In only one day I am seeing destruction.
      I was not able to get any photos of the babies. Their nest was on the side of our barn that is hidden from view. Hubby in still filling in holes. I’ve personally never been in isolation for I’ve known I will not fear anything. If it’s my time to go HOME it’s time. I have been avoiding the madness in the world at large however, and just waiting it out until things simmer down. I will not tolerate that nightmare into my private life not at all. I actually said farewell to a business and friends of that said business due to how horribly I was treated and they acting from a state of fear. I’m only giving my business to those who deserve my money and it sure are not those who are running around chasing their butts screaming OMG the sky is falling! Good luck on your doll outfits! Just was telling hubby I am looking for a long term project for myself to get involved in over this winter. Hope you are having a great weekend!! xo

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      1. My form of “isolation” is the same as before it all happened. I’m a loner by nature and prefer to remain at home even though I welcome any who want to visit. I do wear a mask when I go out, but that is to protect others from anything I might have. The mask doesn’t protect me from anything others have, but then I’m so used to some of the people who live here getting on a crowded elevator and talking about spending the night before barfing and with diarrhea. Since I have no immune system I have always worn turtleneck tops so I can pull that over my mouth and nose when these people shove their way onto an overcrowded elevator and expose us all to whatever kept them up all night. Have even exited the elevator so they can hurry down to whatever their destination should be without everyone in the elevator suffering from the overcrowding.

        It’s been so hot here with temps in 3 digits the past few weeks that I’m staying inside with my a/c going full force. Getting too hot really takes the starch out of me and I have too much to do to go limp from the heat, That’s typical Kentucky weather for this time of year and I would guess it’s accompanied by bugs but as long as they stay outside they are safe from me. The ones that get inside are another story though.

        The doll clothes are coming along slowly since some of the dolls are so small I have to cut and recut the clothes to get them small enough. It keeps me off the street corners at night though, so the little girl in me who will never be old is loving each moment of the process.

        Make a quilt for your winter project. With your artistic touch it will be wonderful plus will give you something warm to snuggle under when the snow comes. And to learn the process, if you don’t already know how to do it, make some for the kitties. I can tell you with certainty that they love quilts!

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      2. Angie, there are multiple afghans all over this house that I have made. That is a good idea however about the quilt. Hmmmmm ….. I’d love to make one for my bed. Thank you for that idea!! I also love to work with my hands repairing things and there is so much in our home regarding that! The problem with that is getting hubby started. I WILL have at least one project this winter! You can put money on it. I like to do several things at once just in case I get antsy with one project I can then switch to another.

        I have a medical exemption for masks from my doctor and truth be told I am not able to wear them. I’ve found several places that will accept me for who I am. Other business places who do not, well, they have lost my patronage. It’s called decency and integrity.

        Been very hot here too so today I spent the day indoors cleaning. Told hubby who gave me a hard time initially with “it’s not a good day to wash floors” hey! I’m cleaning cuz I’ve got the energy today. Then the zinger that drove my point home. Question to hubby … Did your mother only clean when she could open widows? NOT! LOL Much love to you!! xo

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