Oh My God!

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  1. What a delightful collection of beautiful photos, Amy. I tried picking a favorite, but it’s impossible. I don’t even think I could narrow it down to a top five. Rainbows, clouds, sky color, flowers, birds, they are all wonderful. I hope your leg heals and you are able to get around without pain. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, Dan! Mother has given me quite the thrill lately and I am very grateful to Her. Between the skies and the birds and rainbow and the flowers …. just wow! Recovering from this kick has been incredibly painful especially where ground zero bruise broke up and landed on other areas of my leg, thus putting pressure on nerves. I’m finally over the hump! Hopefully this coming week I’ll be able to go out to some forests with my cameras. I have to see however …. I will not have a setback. Have a great day today!! xo

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  2. Wow, such breathtaking photos, Amy! All of them such precious moments and proofs of nature’s greatness. I am glad you are doing good after that injury and I wish you a continued good recovery.💖

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    1. Erika, thank you so much!! A lot happened in a span of a few days, as though Mother intended to keep me entertained so I would have a few moments distracted from the “healing pain” of my leg. I’m doing well, and will keep on doing what I know to be the best things to do until fully healed. I really am lucky to be alive for I had not one, not two, but three close calls. I’m SO relieved June is over with. Sending you much love this day!! xo

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      1. I am glad you heard the calls. Who knows, what they kept you from which you might never know. However, I am glad you are doing well, Amy 💖

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    1. Hi, Krish! And thank you for the compliment on my photography ….. so glad you stopped by to enjoy my images. Here where I live it has been doing nothing but rain and I am presently waiting for it to stop. The heat and humidity this year have been extreme so I do understand why you would look forward to rain. Sending much love to you this day! xo

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    1. Thank you, Molly. Oh I know when to call it quits. I saw those clouds coming in fast and very threatening at that, and I made sure I got inside. Hope you had a good weekend. Much love to you! xo

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  3. The flower pictures are well done 👍 We love them. And very beautiful light in the rainbow-pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  4. What a great set of photos with beautiful skies, cloud and a rainbow. The bird and flowers are fantastic. The yellow jackets we have out here nest underground. They have a small hole in the ground for the entrance. We only see a few wasps out at a time, but they can have thousands of wasps in their nests under the ground. I once stepped on a hole without knowing until I had about a dozen wasps came after me. Their stings are very painful. Wishing continued and full recover from the kick.

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    1. Thank you, Tim, for the compliments on my photography. It took me quite a while to put this post together! I’ve never seen a yellow jacket nest like this, to be truthful with you, and yes those stings are excruciating. I thought I would go out of my mind between the pain and the itching. So you do know they will send out a swarm when their nest is in danger. I consider myself very fortunate to have received only two stings. I’m getting there with my leg …. I’m over the hump so to speak, finally! Hope you are having a great Sunday!!
      When it gets really cold here, hubby is planning on taking this nest and destroying it. Today he has got to set up a sugar water trap for these insects for they are already all over the hummingbird and Oriole feeder, with many floating on top drowned. And yes they do go after the birds who are attempting to drink.

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  5. I do not know much about yellow jackets and whether they are similar to wasps. I will Google. We carry antihistamine with us on trail walks and camping, since someone is often sensitive or allergic to stings. I love your sentence “Just how intelligent is Mother Nature?” Your stunning pictures say infinitely more than words, AmyRose. A great capture of the nest. I have never been up this close. I read an article yesterday about clouds and I learned a great deal. In awe of your photos! That hummingbird…Wow! Thank you for sharing an exceptional post, sharing the beauty of our planet. ❤️

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    1. Erica, antihistamines did nothing for these stings except for the external gel. I am very happy you enjoyed this post that took me a long time to put together. I’ve never seen a nest like that either so even though it represents something I do not want in our backyard, it fascinates me how this nest was built. I’ve been really looking at the sky lately and noticing how beautiful the clouds are. Hope you had a really wonderful weekend. Much love to you this day! xo

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  6. Amy, your pictures are so beautiful and captivating. I love your post and so nice to know that all is good with you. Great to know Mother is taking care of you. Never seen a yellow jacket nest in my life and you must have gone thru hell with the stings. Superb and awesome post. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Thank you so very much, Kamal, for the wonderful compliment on my photography. Bless you! I’m recovering little by little and believe me, I’m so grateful! Yes I did go through hell with those stings for 3 days. We have a real problem in our yard right now yet we have devised a way to entice the yellow jackets away from the sugar feeders with a “trap”, a bowl filled with very strong sugar water with a big yellow flower like ribbon. The plan is they will fall into the sugar water in their greed and drown. Sounds terrible, but Kamal, these insects are a danger to both my husband and myself, our neighbor, and all wildlife that comes into our backyard. I look forward to when it gets cold, these insects go dormant, and hubby can take the nest down to destroy it. Hubby and I do not believe in destroying anything Nature but I draw the line when it comes to danger.
      Thank you again for stopping by to enjoy what I see in my part of the world. Mother really entertained me!! Much love to you!! xo

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      1. Yes Amy I completely agree with your words at times it is very dangerous for humans and can be fatal too but as you said hope the cold weather starts and everything becomes alright. You are always welcome dear. Take care and stay safe and blessed. Lots of love and light ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  7. Whoa, that’s one huge nest! Glad you managed to avoid what could have been a painful experience, Amy. And those cloud photos are certainly ominous — glad you found safety indoors before they opened up onto you. What a gorgeous rainbow! Seems fitting to include one here, even if you couldn’t capture the right portion.

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    1. Debbie, I did get stung and just those two stings were enough to send me over the edge between pain and itching. So happy you enjoyed my pictures. Mother had been showing me quite the show! So much love to you this day! xo

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  8. Your photography and in touch with Nature are awesome, Amy. Couldn’t you just be entertained all day and night with Mother Nature? Who needs movies (and junky TV) when all this splendor is around us and in abundance? So glad you appreciate it AND share it with the rest of us! Love and well wishes to you — I’ve been stung by those nasty yellow jackets while innocently clearing brush…now I need an epipen. Thankfully, I haven’t experienced the horse’s kick, but have been experiencing my own set of health issues this last month 😮

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    1. Hi, WG! I love Mother Nature and am in awe of what I do see, believe me! Be careful with an epipen. The side effects are so bad you will end up in a hospital where more drugs will be given to counter the effects of the epi. Now, IF you have an anaphylactic reaction, that is another story. I pray that your health issues resolve and soon. I know what I have to do and then I put my trust in the Energy that is pouring on our Earth right now, KNOWING that my health is being taken care of now. Sending you much love your way!! xo

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      1. Thank you, Amy. I’ve never actually used the Epipen but after the last hornet attack (and I truly pray it was the last one forever), my reaction was worse where my throat began to close…Benydryl wasn’t cutting it but I will keep in mind your comment. So glad your health is being taken care of and hopefully you will soon be out and about in your gardens and with your critters who I know rely on so much of your devoted care and love. Love and warm wishes to you —

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      2. No, Benadryl did nothing for me either, WG. My tongue began to swell which got me extremely concerned. Benadryl gel and Homeopathy is what saved my butt. As it was, I went out of my mind between the pain and the itching. My left thumb, where I got stung first, still hurts in the joint. My neck is OK, thank goodness. I’ve not been in my gardens for a while due to extreme heat and extreme rain. And now we have to come up with a way to get rid of these yellow jackets. The trap we set out today is doing nothing. We have to come up with something else now.

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  9. Wow Amy, we should have you laid up more often 😂 🤣 Well, not literally anyway. These are fantastic, what a collection. Mother has come to you, she knows your indisposed so came a’knockin to make sure your comforted from all you’ve been through 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Mother made sure She came to me while I was at home recovering from a one-ton horse kick. My leg still is really painful but it is getting there, thank goodness!! Mother really takes care of me, Mark, I have no doubt. Those yellow jackets should have swarmed me when I came inches away from their nest. I count myself blessed to only have had two stings. So glad you saw these miracles that unfolded in front of my eyes.
      Hubby and I are on a mission right now to keep those yellow jackets away from the sugar feeders that both hummers and Orioles feed from. They are nasty, combative, and they will attack. I wish we could get their nest out now but we have to wait until it gets cold and these insects go dormant. Then the nest will be destroyed. We also are learning how to prevent this from happening in the first place by putting out traps in March. That is exactly what we are going to do. Sending you much love your way!!! xo

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      1. Glad you are healing from ‘nature’, between Karma and those yellow jackets I think you have been tucked inside for something. Maybe you’ve been working on something that you wouldn’t normally do inside because you would normally be out in the sunshine somewhere…probably your garden. Maybe your just being told to rest lol 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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      2. I was told to rest, Mark. About the entire time I was down for the count, it was very rainy here. And I cannot prove it but I did a lot of Inner Healing as well along dealing with major energy shifts. It has been a very “interesting” couple of weeks. Whew!

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  10. I am glad that you were not stung again. Yellow jacket venom can lead to sever allergic. It can cause more allergic with subsequence bites. So please be careful not to get bitten by them again if you can.

    You have a magic long lens that I can see from these beautiful pictures.

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    1. YC, I was stung by a yellow jacket last year and I can attest to you that my allergic reaction was worse from that of last year’s. We have a real mess right now which may involve professionals coming over to get rid of this huge nest. These insects are swarming the sugar feeders, not allowing the Orioles and Hummers to get close. I’ve never seen it this bad. Ever.
      As for my pictures, thank you. There is so much beauty if we know where to look. Thank you for your comment and I hope you had a really good weekend. xo

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  11. Oh Amy, so great to “see” you!!! I am so sad to read you are recovering from a horse kick……from someone who has experienced a horse accident, I know your pain. Prayer sent up for a quicker and complete recovery. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sky photos………..the sky was definitely communicating with you!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Wendi. Anyone recovering from a horse injury I now know is a very painful process. Just now, 2 weeks and 4 days later, my bruising is finally tolerable. Now it’s time to return to my walks, hikes, and working legs at the gym.
      As for my sky pictures, it was challenging to pick out the few I showed, for I had a lot more from the days Mother put on a show for me. Incredible the way Mother and I interact. This is something I do not take for granted, and I am so so grateful for having in my life. Sending you so much love and peace this day!! xo

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      1. Prayers sent up for you this morning and your complete healing………so thankful we get to enjoy a bit of your interaction with Mother! How blessed are we!!! Much love!

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  12. That sky. Beyond words. Sorry to hear about the yellow jacket stings. I just learned that skunks will fearlessly dig into their nests and eat them. Nature is so incredible. Everything has a purpose. 😊 Sending you love, dear Amy.💕

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    1. Oh yes that sky, Julie, speaks volumes I’d say! As for skunks that is incredible indeed to know. Thing is, this nest is high up in one of my bushes so odds that a bush climbing skunk will come on by, is near to none. I’ve always associated these types of nests to be underground so this IMO is highly unusual. And yes. Everything does have a purpose. It’s usually with hindsight that we get understanding. Sending you much love!! xo

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      1. Hmmm. With all of the unusual things happening to you, I wouldn’t be surprised if an acrobatic Pepe Lepew came to the rescue. 🦨Hey that rhymes.😂

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  13. Spectacular Amy! I love the hummingbird and the rainbow photos. The flowers are always magnificent too! Im glad you didn’t have further sting’s from the yellow jackets. Some years ago I had a huge bee’s nest built in my magnolia tree. I actually watched them build it over time. It was so interesting. I stayed away from it and continued to observe after it was done, witnessing how the bee’s would come and go. I think my neighbor thought I was a bit crazy for not taking it down. As the seasons changed, the nest (like the size of an oblong basket ball) started getting picked at by the birds and used for something until it finally was gone. It was so amazing to just witness and not get involved with the nest at all and just watch how it disappeared on it’s own and provided for something more than just the bee’s who created it.

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    1. Cathy, I know how fascinated I am with this nest for in seeing it, how it has been created is mind blowing. However, these yellow jackets are interfering with our hummers and Orioles and present a potential danger to myself and hubby and our neighbor. I do not feel comfortable going out in some sections of my backyard to do my gardening. Hubby right now has a trap set up to catch and kill, but as yet the yellow jackets are not going to it. We won’t call a “professional” who will use chemicals because right now we have honey bees harvesting my lavender which is right next to this bush. Nope. We are doing this the safe way.
      So happy you enjoyed my photographs. Mother sure gave me quite the show!! Much love to you, dear friend. xo

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  14. OMG truly!!! That sky, the birds, the flowers, the nest, the rainbow and the incredible magical moments that you weave together in this post – simply makes me humbled and thrilled in awe and admiration and inspiration!!! You mentioning Mother’s Protection is a repetitive message coming to me in these recent days in those exact words through different mediums – I take it as a personal message of Mother’s Protection that I have always been blessed with unbeknownst to me and holding me through my current transition and transformation.

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    1. If there is one thing you walk away with from my posts, that is, Mother really protects when we allow Her to. When we believe She does. When we acknowledge Her power and majesty and become absolutely in awe of Her. Her Power and Her Protection have surrounded me all of my life, many years to me unknowingly and blindly refusing what She has to offer. What She shows me and teaches me, the things I find myself thinking about, all become so meshed into my life that She and I have become ONE. She has got you, Prag. Feel Her and know you are exactly where you are supposed to be. xo

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      1. Your words are a prayer and blessings for me, inspiration and affirmation, empowering and embodying all combined in one glowing energy of trust and assurance. Thank you for being this channel of faith energy always _()_

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  15. Wow…just wow! You are blessed beyond measure….that nest…the baby oriole…the rainbow, the cotton candy sky!! I could go on and mention every picture but I think you get the idea. I keep coming back to that nest and how lucky you are,I’m so glad you were only stung twice. Have a beautiful weekend my friend and keep shining bright! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Zia!! Yes I know I am blessed beyond measure. And believe me, I do not take that fact for granted. Hubby tried to trap those that stung me, but they did not go to the traps thus we are just cohabitating with them with respect for them. It is very very wet here, raining like I’ve never seen it rain before. It just keeps on coming down. You have a beautiful weekend as well. Much love to you!! xo

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  16. Hey Amy, oh my, your flower photos made me smile, aren’t they just divine! Your skies are beautiful, dramatic, and those clouds! Thankfully we don’t have yellow jackets here, their nest looks like some serious work. Mind you, we do have wasps and there were lots of them last summer. Time for me to plant more lavender 🙂Hugs x

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    1. Why thank you, Julie! We are having so much trouble this year with hornets and yellow jackets and are amazed by the sheer number of them. As of this writing, I cannot get anywhere near the sugar feeders due to the intense swarming around them and on them. So many are dead in the sugar water, numbers I’ve never seen before. Tonight when it gets dark, I’m taking some peppermint oil spray to protect myself with and take down all the feeders. I feel so badly about doing this for they are a combo for hummers and Orioles. As for Orioles, I’ve not seen a one lately and have been questioning if they have left already, a good month early. Very odd things I am seeing and it is just not the stinging insects. Lavender fyi is right next to the bush with that nest in it. It did nothing to deter these insects from building their nest. Just saying. Big hugs!! xo

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  17. Breathtakingly beautiful photography, Amy Rose! It is good to be back on WP and find your inspiring work still here. Much love, always. – Noora

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  18. Oh my god❤️ Natural awesome beauty you have captured Amy! All to help you heal inside and outside. Thankyou so much for pushing through this healing time and send love to you🥰 take care and would love to know how we can set traps for the attackers! Barbara❤️

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    1. Dearest One, so much has occurred quickening in so many changes to which have left me knowing I’ve been forever changed. I must go slow and as you will see, as I begin here once more, what is most important is the message. God bless you for your continued thoughts. May Light ever guide you through these tumultuous times. xoxo

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