This year my Lilacs and Peonies did not do well. This Spring has seen very volatile weather from freezes to snow and torrents of rain, to hail to vicious winds and then on a dime, to very high temperatures. As these flowers began to bloom, the temperatures soared and in so doing, my flowers basically … Continue reading Lilacs And Peonies
I knew it! Signs of Spring have arrived. Even though I froze my betooties off yesterday crawling on the ground while the winds [COLD!] blew, I captured the first colors in my gardens. Something odd is happening this year. Normally there is a growing order with my flowers. First my Crocuses come up, then my … Continue reading Spring Is Springing!
I thank the few of you who voted in my three polls found within my last post from “Three”. Below you can find those results if you are interested. If not, just skip down to part 2 of this post. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Would you have attempted a conversation with this woman (with the lavender hair)? Yes … Continue reading Tallies, Birds, and Scapes
I’ve had some unique conversations lately. One was with a young woman with lavender-colored hair. I could have chosen not to start a conversation because of her “odd hair color”, or I could have complimented her on her hair and see if a conversation developed. I chose option two. A very pleasant conversation ensued, one … Continue reading Three
This week! My posts have been brief for a reason. We lost our electric for 5 hours on Sunday due to an extremely bad wind and lightning storm. Poor Rusty who was sleeping on my bed, careened sky high when thunder clapped directly overhead. In midair he pooped he was that terrified. Never have I … Continue reading Friday Wrap Up
Winter this year is not cooperating so far as in giving me beautiful white landscapes. With barely any snow on the ground at all, I’ve had to be very creative when out in the field. I went to Reinstein Park recently and saw another photographer shooting by the bird feeders. I had nothing to lose, … Continue reading Heart’s Passion
What did the woodpecker say to the tree? “Thank you for giving me a wee bit of your life force cuz I’m free- zing as I hug you to me!” ~~~ Yes, it has been cold here. The day I took a picture of this Red-Bellied Woodpecker though our dining room window, he actually looked … Continue reading Nature Speaks
To know what love is what love isn’t has to be experienced first and then and only then real love becomes known to the heart. ~~~~ I get super nervous photographing people as I feel it is an invasion of privacy. If I do take human pictures it mostly is from the back or in … Continue reading To Know
What are the chances it poured yesterday, the very day I planned on watering all my gardens? In fact, I had a sprinkler on, timer set, as I went upstairs to change from my pj’s into the clothes for the day. By the time I came back downstairs, a matter of about I’d say no … Continue reading Life!
What I went through yesterday just to get some pictures! I was eaten alive by skeeters even though I had insect repellent on! I was shocked! These insects this year have been ferocious, vicious, and in such a huge quantity that I cannot even walk out my door in the evening without putting insect repellent … Continue reading High Price To Pay!
This is my tale of endurance. This past Winter fierce and biting winds tore at my branches as I dug in harder and deeper then I’ve ever done before. I would not allow those winds to bring me down! I shuddered and groaned, a part of me just wanting to succumb. Yet my persistence … Continue reading The Azalea’s Tale
Last week was straight out of a nightmare. I’ve spoken to some who admitted the same thing. The top horror story in my life is I lost over 200 pictures that were taken at my fav park. My computer gobbled them up after I uploaded them into my editor. That, or I did something I … Continue reading Rainbow
It’a unanimous. Slam-dunk. Across the board win. Everyone who commented on my last post told me they do not get tired of Fall Colors. Between life and weather, I’ve not been able to get out much with my camera in the last few days. Wild winds with gusts that bring trees down and rains coming … Continue reading The Final Mad Dash
Checking the weather forecast and radar too, it looked to be a good day for a bike ride. I was psyched! So onward I went, my camera strapped to me with every intention of having both an exceptional bike ride, and along the way taking some great pictures. Except … Beginning the ride I noticed … Continue reading 10% Precipation
*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I played in Ribbet with this image. It is so hot outside it is like an oven. I’m beginning to feel very restless and fed up. First the icy cold prevented me from doing much of anything outside. Then the torrential rains had me running … Continue reading Growing Pains
My poor Daffies …. Will they ever get a break this year??? ~~~~~ We’ve had snow, blizzards, pouring rain, an ice storm, high winds …. all one on top of one another. There still is snow on the ground right now, darn it! It is so weird to hear Spring mating bird song with snow … Continue reading Blibs And Blops (9 IMAGES)
Primrose ~~~~ Bleeding Heart ~~~~ Creeping Phlox ~~~ Mini Grape Hyacinth ~~~~ Lily ~~ Rose ~~ Peony ~~ Since SO many of us are having miserable experiences with snow and ice and such right now, with great Intention I put together a post in hopes it would lift spirits. So ….. On the 13th (2 … Continue reading Stirrings (7 IMAGES)
Yes, it poured. Yes, the skeeters ate me alive. Yes, my cell that barely rings rang 4 times, 3 being an unknown number. Grrrrr …. Yes, hubby called telling me there is a tornado watch. So? It’s only a watch. Besides today is a good day to die. I really stood there looking at the … Continue reading I Got The Shot
Talk about excitement! Mother Nature has been giving us quite the show here. Honestly! Just last week flash floods and now two days ago 2 tornados [oops as of last night the news said 3 tornadoes] touched down one at Chestnut Ridge Park the park I go to all the time! I heard the tornado … Continue reading Wet And Wild (5 IMAGES)
Be still my Heart!! Flowers, color and JOY all to behold as I Journey in a world of Wonder galore! ~~~~~ Macro Photography Without Tripod/ “Oh For The Joy”/ February 2017©AmyRose http://www.herladypinkrose.wordpress.com The weather here in WNY last week was extremely warm, unheard of at least in my lifetime. The high Friday was around 72-78°F depending upon … Continue reading Oh For The JOY (2 IMAGES)
IIn a matter of 24 hours we went from here to here. ~~~ Photography/ “24 Hours” November 2016©AmyRose http://www.herladypinkrose.wordpress.com It seems a lot can change and does change within only 24 hours in Western New York. These two images were taken at approximately the same time, early morning, the first one yesterday in a field … Continue reading 24 Hours (2 IMAGES)