Celebrating Color

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  1. Lovely post , Amy 💙
    I absolutely love how you have such a tremendous amount of dedication for Mother. All the best blessings and wishes to you💙

    Ps- the pictures were absolutely heavenly! My maa and I loved looking at them💙
    Your garden is so nice! Makes me want to sit there in early morning and watch the sun rise while I listen to the birds chirping!!!!! Divine💙

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    1. Thank you, Shruti. Mother gives me the privilege and honor of allowing me entrance into Her world. I love my gardens even though they are a lot of work. This year with what all has been going on, I wasn’t able to keep up with them as I normally do. Hopefully I can get most of them ready for Winter. One step at at time as I said.
      My flowers this year were exceptional. I think next year I will have to do a lot of repair work and decide what is no longer viable and what to replace those plants with. I’m so happy you and your maa enjoyed the glories from my gardens. Sending you much love today!! xo

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      1. You’re welcome 😊

        All the best to you for your garden🙏hope to see lots of your lovely flowers in bloom again😄💙
        Mother is just incredibly beautiful! Little bit of patience with a dash of love , and she gives us her lovely gifts😄

        Maa sends her best regards 💙
        Thanks for your kind wishes 💫

        Stay utterly , butterly and schutterly happy🙃🙃
        Xoxo
        💙

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  2. Oh Amy, these are all magnificent. Mother giving you and Cookie a beauty to share this journey with, they are so beautiful. Big hugs dear lady, just do you first. You deserve a little time to regain that inner peace, it has been challenged for quite some time now. Take care xoxo ❤️ 🙏🏼 🦋

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    1. Dearest Mark, I wish I could take some time off. I wish. Too much at this moment has to be done. Yes I am pacing myself. I honestly don’t know if all that is needed to be done in my gardens will get done this year. I’m listening to my body and I will NOT hurt myself. I suppose busy is good right now for it is when I am still (and yes there are moments I am still) the tears come and the pain rips my heart to pieces. I do have inner peace, strange enough to say, despite my heart being so sad. And yes my gardens this year displayed magnificent color! I’m missing them already and truly not looking forward to Winter. Again I will TRY to adapt and fall in love with that Season. There is always hope, right? Sending my so much love and appreciation for being you. (((HUGS)))!! xo

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  3. Omg❣️Soooooo many of my favorite colors and so very gorgeous hon! I hope you don’t over do it and have a great day and weekend babe❣️Lots of love 💕 and biggest (Hugs)StacyAnne xoxo

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    1. Aw, thank you, Stacy Anne. Yes I know the colors are outstanding! I’m pacing myself and trying not to look beyond what I am doing in the moment. I dream of having assistance with my gardens yet I just won’t have anyone and not only that, I’ve been so occupied with my babies I’ve really not had the “time” to advertise and interview. So for now, I do what I can. I will have a great day and weekend! Thank you! You do the same!! Much love to you! xo

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      1. I will GF it should be interesting girls day out 👯‍♀️❣️I’m getting ready as we speak lol 💁🏻‍♀️❣️I’m sure it’ll be amazing 💃🏻!!! I’m really excited ❣️Xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much. I actually did get some of what I planned on doing today done, but then hit a wall, ending up on the couch. Yes I do take time off …. we all have to at times. Hope you are having a great weekend!! xo

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    1. Honestly! Found you, Tim! And yes my roses this year were exceptional. We’ve experienced a huge decline in temperatures very fast lately and all are going down. I have ONE more flower, the last in my gardens to flower every year, I’ve yet to photograph. Hope they are OK cuz we had a frost last night. Already, I ask? It’s not even Fall yet! Darnation!

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      1. We went from 100º in the afternoon on 8/31 to 40º the next morning, September 1st. Since then, it’s been in the 70s and 80s during the day and low to mid-40s by early mornings. Our trees are turning and our flowers are fading.

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  4. Such beautiful roses and flowers. Over here we are in the transition from summer to fall. But instead of everything going down quickly, many flowers are having a second or even third bloom. I am completely surprised. Many spring bloomers are blossoming again. And my roses are more beautiful than ever! 😍

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    1. That is exactly what happened here, Erika. I was stunned as I saw my roses yet again bloom and bloom so fast. Then colder temps came in very quickly and as fast as those flowers appeared they faded. Yes even some flowers that should not have been flowering were. I hope, Erika, that we get a phenomenal color show for Fall. I’m not certain right now what will happen. Last year if I am recalling correctly, we had about 2 weeks of vivid color and I went nuts running all over the place finding those vivid pockets of color. Crossing fingers that will not be so this year. Enjoy your flowers and roses while you can. My eyes feasted!! Have a great weekend!! xo

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Thank you. All those colors are now gone, in a blink or so it seems. Now my focus is on trees and landscape and today OH did I luck out! I ran into a group of Bluebirds! I would have sworn they are gone and to my utter surprise, a flock fluttered before my stunned eyes. My bird muscles not having been used and these birds mostly in deep shade, it was challenging capturing a few. Haven’t looked at my pics yet but plan on doing so soon. And get this. There were a TON of people where I went today. I bumped into them wherever I went all but the place I stood still for a long long time photographing these birds. As I thought about that, I found that odd. Tears in my eyes. How Mother takes care of me! Crossing fingers those captures are good!! I’m confident at least one did. Mother would not disappoint me!!
      …. As I wrote this, Cookie kept coming to mind. Is it possible that she truly is now one of my Guides as I asked her to be? Goosebumps. More tears. 99% of those I met in passing, were grinning, SO happy, and some just laughing for the sheer delight. Cookie’s pure light being felt around me?? Now there’s a thought for you! And me! Much LOVE to you and yours!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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      1. I know! It “feels” like it is true. I’ve never had this happen. Though my heart at times is so heavy there is a peace and not only that, this family feels complete …. no holes. And, family for the most part is at peace too. Another first for suffering a loss. Just shaking my head ….

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    1. Hi, Randall. I actually did no enhancing to these flowers. These are truly the actual colors. My flowers this year at times looked as though they would glow in the dark! To answer your “hope”, all is going as well as it possibly can, considering the fact I live in NY and under terribly strident conditions. However, coming back from a park just today, I saw more HAPPY FACES then I have in a very long time. There were just bubbles of JOY all over the place …. a young woman carrying a guitar to play in the woods, a girl just laughing out loud for the glee, and a little girl talking about a Praying Mantis while walking her old poodle. Just wanted to pass that on to you to encourage you that despite the despicable conditions in this state, [some] people are actually showing happiness in a place they are free of masks. OH FOR THE JOY! So glad to see you here on WP again and I’m so so happy you enjoyed this post. Much love to you! xo

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      1. Your gardening skills match your photography skills 🙂 Amazing shots, and really do add color to life in a time we all need more color. It is nice to be able to go out and see/feel the joy of others, and this is the one thing missing in so many places but as you mention the joy will return even greater than before. Wishing you continued happiness and please take care ~ enjoy your week!

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  5. Dear Amy,
    EGADS!
    The flowers, especially the roses & most outstandingly the Cookie Rose, I’ve seen here today are beyond beautiful. Your flowers & photos just keep getting better and better.

    Before I rabble on; I am so sorry to hear about Cookie. What a pretty little girl. She reminds me of my Jeep. Jeep is always catching her toy mice, and over her 13 years has caught 2 real mice. She sleeps in our bed, and sometimes keeps us awake with her purring and demands to be loved.
    My Pupkin was 17 when he went home. I still miss him. I miss all of my babies who’ve gone home.
    I feel your stress and pain.

    Well, hopefully I bring a happy thing. I have begun the Art Gown I will dedicate to you. I finished the Art Gown I was working on for…8 months! Unusual disruptions created delays, but now it’s done, and posted.
    I expect this new one, based on earth and gardens and flowers in particular, to take about 4 months. I’m hoping it will be done for New Years, however, after looking at your roses & flowers, I am getting more ideas.

    Like your flowers and the photos, I believe my Art Gowns grow with beauty through time.
    The new girl “Cleopatra Capriccio” is stunning, and the work I put into her is evident.

    I just know the next one will be even more of a stunner.
    I wish you the best in everything!
    Sincerely, Resa 🌸🌹🌺🌹🌸🌹🌺🌹🌸🌹🌺🌹🌸🌹🌺🌹

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    1. THANK YOU, Resa, with all your compliments. My flowers this year were outstanding! The colors just glowed!

      Thank you regarding Cookie. Though this loss was huge, it feels as though she is still here. I cannot explain that. This has never happened before. Of all our cats, Cookie was/is the most emotionally and spiritually tied to me. I asked her before she left if she would be one of my Guides. Perhaps that is exactly what is happening. If so, that would explain a lot.

      And about the gown …. OH, RESA!! That is another reason why I began to cry. There have been friendships lost due to differing ways of thought and living, or right out hurtful behavior towards me because of how I believe, and to know you my Canadian neighbor consider me so highly that you will make a ballgown for me, just blows me away. I know you told me a good year ago you were going to do this, but then the ground fell out from under both our feet. And here you are still going through with what you told me you would do. That, Resa, says a lot about you. Thank YOU for not allowing this crazy world to effect you. Thank YOU for making sure you stay you. Bless you from the bottom of my heart. I know just like you, how difficult these past months have been. I refuse to let anyone detract from who I am in any way! And it looks like ditto for you! BRAVA!!xoxoxo
      PS I will be over to see your latest creation. I’m running a bit on E right now so will get there when I can. MUAH! xo

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      1. Whatever happened to agreeing to disagree?

        There are many out here I disagree with, agree with, or half & half with. Thing is I focus on the creative content.
        There are oodles of creatives, and I like their output, yet, have no knowledge, or know very little about them, beyond that.
        Anyway, perhaps we do disagree on some things, but we sure agree about cats and nature’s beauty and creativity.
        I mean your flowers and photos are very outstanding, gorgeous, the best!

        An old friend sent me 14 lbs. of musty fabrics, last year. In the box, I found this huge old jacquard pillow sham, and this heavy peau de soie, both in earthy tones. The fabrics are from the late70’s/early 80’s. As you know, my Art Gowns are all made from recycled, repurposed, up-cycled, throw aways, etc.
        Trash to treasure.
        Garbage to gowns.
        Now earth tones are not the most gown(ish) colours, but I make Art Gowns. I thought somehow this earthy, yet very rich base colouring would make a great garden bed. Then I thought of your flowers…
        Then I thought, perfect, a gown to dedicate to Amy, in celebration of her beautiful flowers and photography.
        That’s how it happens for me.
        The last 6 months have brought out some … let’s say interesting…. issues. In the end I aim to stick with my/the philosophy – Make Art Not War! xoxoxoxo

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      2. In these very intense times, there are many who do not tolerate differing opinions or thoughts. Too many follow the “popular version” of reality, as we which I never have, never will, cuz I think for myself. And let’s just say these past 6 months or so have brought some very interesting aspects of people to the surface, inclusive of myself. For the most part I’ve been quiet for the vicious hatred that is raging right now I want no part of. None. I have chosen to BE in the light, focus on Mother and beauty and my family. I make my own life and one thing I will not do ever, either, is betray my Inner Guidance who I have learned is never wrong. So I know what I know, and go about my business. I am of the same mind as you, Resa. One, none of us will agree 100% of the time …. oh my goodness, not going to happen! I wouldn’t want it to either! Two, I am creating my own world from the basis of love and art/photography within all aspects of my life. I flow in peace. And I stay as far away from controversy as I can. Even hubby and I do not see eye to eye on current events so I just keep my mouth shut and know what I know, believe what I believe and give him space to do the same. It’s called respect.
        Anywho …. I couldn’t NOT get over to look at your gown but still right now am on the go with my gardens. I decided to answer this comment and later on leave a comment you so do deserve. Talk about AWESOME!!! Wow, friend, you have talent up the wazoo! Luv ya!! Later …. now I go climb a ladder and clip my bushes ….. what I don’t do. LOL
        PS As for colors I love earth tones contrasted with splashes of bright color, just like Mother. I’ll be very curious to see what you come up …. Resa, I am a very complicated soul. Teehee ….. Good luck!! xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Putting my gardens to sleep is a lot of work, Julie. I honestly don’t know if I will finish this year and that’s OK. I have to pamper me a bit and get my house in order as well right now. One day at a time. That is all I can manage. (smile) So much love right back at you, beautiful soul. It takes one to know one. xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I’m been up to my eyeballs of late closing those very gardens. Not sure if I will get all done. Just too much “other” going on concurrently. Hope you are having a great weekend!! Much love to you! xo

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  6. Love these late garden blooms, the varying colors of the roses and all. And don’t rush to get back to blogging or reading blogs. You have enough on your calendar.

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    1. God bless you, Patricia. You have no idea how your words embraced me. I’ll do my best to get over to see you. That’s just my way. So much love to you and a thank you on my roses. I’m right now preparing them for Winter. xo

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