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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  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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