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Alabama as seen through a Vermonter’s eyes…i share my little corner of Birmingham, Alabama (& my trips home to Vermont) with my photography. i sometimes share my art, my art projects for/with kids. & when the earth rotates enough for the temps to rise (a bit like hell i would imagine), my flower gardens…& observations (like why Northerners swear & speak quickly and Southerners DO. NOT. SWEAR. or cuss, rather).

I am combining all my loves together here.  I will warn you however,  I do ramble on & babble…I’m no  good with grammmar, pun.ct,uation, sentence strUcture, etc.  Sometimes I skip    words.  I may take a nice picture, but I can mess up a sentence without any effort at all.

thanks for the visit.

amy

p.s. i’ve started posting my images in full size. i’ve done so because i thought if anyone wanted one for themselves (they make great screen savers for phones) they could take it. you have to click on the image to bring it to its full resolution, then slide it onto your desktop–i only ask that that if you do so, that you practice peace for the whole day. ~amy

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    1. Oh wow. to be missed. how WONDERFUL you make me feel! i’ve had some heavy duty changes & my art took a back seat for a few months. i would take a few shots, but their was no love in them. BUT i am back & very, very happy. Thank you so much for making my day. ~amy

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  1. As a dancer the Tiny Dancer post caught my eye, and I was brought into a blog full of beauty! Love your photography. I don’t know much about it but I know when I like It 🙂

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      1. Exactly, art is a matter of opinion. People that are brave enough to put their art out there deserve praise just for that. Got to roll with the punches 🙂

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      2. I always thought i am an artist because i have no self confidence at all, i pretty much felt failing art was to be expected. But now i think that as children we had to do everything in school, even if we sucked at it. As adults, we chose the things we are good at & avoid the rest. Adults are far too intimidated to try art again, because they know they will not get the results they want without failing. but we have to fail at everything first, it is how we learn. which is why i teach adults super simple toys or something silly to start out with. I am going to post, “how to draw everything in the whole wide world” this post is years in the making, but i’ve broken what we see in life into the simplest way possible. i hope you’ll check it out. ~amy

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  2. Amy, I’m the photographer who took your photo alongside the incredible IPC piece last Friday night. I just read your account of being in our Sanctuary and was very touched. That’s what it’s all about, right? We are all so much alike. I think you again for your gift and your talent. Our congregation will cherish it.

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    1. Hi Virginia!
      I remember you. Is it possible for me to have a copy of that photograph? My email is asaabsfables@gmail.com. I wish i could have been more present that night, but my son wasn’t feeling good & he made sure that when it was time to go downstairs, he demanded most of my attention. Thank you for your compliments on my post. Had i known it would have been read by so many from the church, i would have edited it better…i thought about going back & improving it, but since its been read by so many, i’d feel guilty if i changed. Thank you for taking the photo of me with the painting. I ALWAYS take good photos of my commissions before they leave me, but this time, i wasn’t given a lot of time to complete it & have only iPhoto pics i took to send to Rabbi Miller as updates. I really would love to have your photo. ~amy

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  3. Hi! I am just taking some time to say a big thanks to all those kind people who have followed my blog since starting last November. I really appreciate that you took the time when I was just starting out to show an interest in me and this inspired me to persist with my writing and photography. Having a chance to engage with talented bloggers has helped me develop my own skills and I am very grateful. I hope you are still enjoying blogging and look forward to keeping connected. Very best wishes and thanks! TJ Paris of https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/

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  4. Well, hello! Thanks for checking out my blog. We seem to be ex-pats on an exchange–Bham moi in mid-Atlantic (did not make it to Vermont). I am sure we can play the southern name-game in Alabama. Thanks for the follow! Lovely blog.

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      1. Hi Catherine,
        I am on twitter, i have no idea how to tell you to find me…its not in my book (i am a pen/paper girl). I seldom use it, i should though, but after this computer stuff, i just want to paint. Thank you! ~amy

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  5. I live your work. And your daughters too! Thanks for stopping by my blog to read Spring in the Time of Climate Change. Next year we will be wintering in southwest Florida and summering in the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. I can only imagine the adjustment needed. Sounds like you’ve made it very well!

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment & comments. I’m still adjusting. I suppose when moving from HOME to another state, if it is too different…like Vermont/Alabama, i never adjusted. Someday, i am going home. ~amy

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  6. “In Bermin’ham they luv the guvner.
    Sweet home Alabama.
    Where the sky’s always blue.”
    🙂
    A lovely blog Amy.
    Thank you.
    “Ye be good naw.”
    Brian

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  7. Hello you!

    Thank you so much for following my blog (LA-COCO-NOIRE) on WordPress. Just to let you know…after a very manic weekend and a lot of stress and cups of tea (!!!) I have finally managed to swap my blog over to Blogger. This means you won’t get updates from me through WordPress anymore.

    If you would like to continue following my blog (and I hope you do!) I will be at http://www.lacoconoire.blogspot.com – or you can find me on my new Bloglovin here: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/la-coco-noire-13788717

    I’m still on Twitter and Instagram in the same place: http://www.twitter.com/lacoconoire and http://www.instagram.com/katieanneleask

    Have a truly beautiful day, it’s almost the weekend baby!

    Katie xxx

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    1. Thank you! I love when i read people agreeing with the “buy Local” it is the best revenge we can have for the ugly walmarts that have taken over the earth. Thanks for visiting & the follow! ~amy

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    1. Oh, geez…That knocked me over! I thank you very, very much. I’m glad you like my blog. Thank you for your compliments, i think i’ll dance on cloud 9 today from it! I look forward to seeing you in my reader! ~amy

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      1. Hi Amy
        Beautiful work, both art and photos. One of my childhood friends is also an artist in Florida but doesn’t do blogs or social media so it’s great to follow an artist whose work is so nice

        I assume you are a fellow tribe member (although I am Jewish only in name; totally non religious although my parents are neurotic – lol)

        Thanks so much for following my blog. Unlike you (per your own words), my art is my writing and storytelling skills. My blog will certainly never get a huge following like yours because sadly, people gravitate to visual cues more than writing but I appreciate everyone that takes time to follow and I hope I can present my written art as beautifully as your “actual art”

        Rob and Diane

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      2. I do know you are right, visual is takes far less effort for anyone looking at blogs. Perhaps you can find some images that correlate with your writing, just to have people stop. I’m sure you could borrow any of mine to grab attention if you chose to do so. I’d be happy to share. Thank you for your wonderful compliment. ~amy

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      3. Hi Amy
        I don’t like to use other people’s work except when I need some generic image about a topic where I have no specific photos to match but thanks for the offer 🙂

        I don’t really care if I never reach 1,000 followers and beyond because I know I write better than many others out there and sharing my stories with fewer people that actually enjoy reading them is more important to me than volume.

        Enjoy the holidays

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    1. Thank you so very much, Elizabeth. I do hope you check in now & then. I’ve not posted in a while. Holiday photos have been keeping me from blogging. I went nuts today! ~amy

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  8. NIce to be in contact. Somehow you found the blog where I write about photography. If you browse you’ll find all my images always relate to the photographic topic I am writing about.
    I’m glad you found me, now I know about you and intend to spend time wandering through your pictures and thoughts on Alabama and everything else as I get to know you.

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    1. I am always looking for someone who loves photography as much as i do. I search for fellow photographers in my reader, to learn, to see the world through another’s eyes. I have learned a lot this way. I do look forward to seeing more of your posts in my reader. Thank you. ~amy

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  9. love love love! There is really something special about those vermonters! 😉 Your paintings are lovely. I especially enjoyed all the projects with kids. Hope my son can have such a teacher!!

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  10. I just wanted to stop by to thank you for checking out my blog, and I’m glad I made it here too because this is beautiful! I needed some eye-candy today! Thank you!

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    1. Hello Charanjit! Thank you for your follow in return! I love finding like minded people who share the same passion for photography that i do. It is so wonderful to see the world through another’s brilliant eye! ~amy

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  11. I like the concept, philosophy, and style of your photography. And thanks for following me, I’m always glad to see that advertisement bots aren’t the only ones interested in my blog 🙂

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    1. Well, i thank you very much for your compliment! Thank you for following me. To gain more followers takes some work, you’ve got to find like-minded people in your reader & follow them. If you’re lucky, you will find people from all over the world that you can become pen-pals with. I love finding artists & photographers from everywhere, just to see their world through their eyes. Thank you, Starfish. ~amy

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  12. Amy – Thanks for comment on my Close-up/Abstracts. The blurry one which seems to have lost its title is “Mould”. Like your pics. of places and scenes. Des.

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  13. Hello Amy,
    Thanks for the visit and follow on my blog. I’ll just repeat what Wayne said above. Many of your shots are downright stunning! You’re a very versatile and talented photographer. I look forward to seeing more and maybe finding out a bit about how you work: Equipment, workflow, post-processing etc…Cheers 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I am happy that you are following & i’m very flattered by your compliments. I look forward to seeing more of your posts in my photography reader! ~amy

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    1. Hello Wayne, I am always searching for others to inspire me & i found your blog on my photography reader. Please keep posting & thank you for the return follow & your wonderful compliment. ~amy

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  14. Hello Amy! Thanks for dropping by my place and giving me a follow! I too am a transplanted Yankee (hailing from the Western New York region), who now lives in the desert southwest. Unlike you though, I’d never go back! 🙂 No, no, no… As much as I don’t like the heat of summer, I could never handle the frigid winter temps of my childhood home again. I absolutely love the idea behind your blog, if more of us shopped local the world would be a much better place! And your photographs are stunning! I look forward to seeing more of your art!

    So nice to “meet” you! ~Kimberley

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    1. Hello Kimberly! I think i would do fine in the desert Southwest…the people are not so extremely different then the people living in Alabama.Thank you for following my blog & hope to see posts from you. So nice to meet you as well. ~amy

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  15. Thanks for stopping by and following my photo and travel blog. I appreciate it very much. I am sure I will enjoy a Vermonter’s perspective on the deep south. I need to visit there soon, my son recently moved to North Carolina and I plan a road trip through the southland to visit him (even though he’s a “NORTH Carolinan”. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, John for the follow. Alabama is an interesting place. Birmingham is a hodge-podge of old & new. I’ve been here 20 years, but still head home every year. Have a safe trip through the deep south! ~amy

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  16. Hello there, Amy! What beautiful photography! I have only just clicked onto here, but I am amazed at what I am seeing so far. Well done, you! I am such an amateur myself, but I surely appreciate the art of pros like yourself. Thank you kindly for visiting my blog and for following – I never take these things for granted! The fact anyone at all wants to read my work still amazes me. Thank you again – and it is a pleasure meeting you! Mother Hen

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  17. Your artwork is outstanding. I enjoyed looking through it all. I will be following.
    Thanks for following my blog (atrivialmindatwork.com) too – I do appreciate the support. I think my own camera work is very similar to your style.

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  18. Wow I love your pictures!! I stopped by to check out your blog after I noticed you followers mine recently – thanks for that. Love what I have found here. I will be following

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  19. Hi, Amy, thanks for following me. Glad you don’t think I’m scary…:) I just love your photography – it’s so vividly, richly alive that it quite draws one in! I used to play with a camera back in pre-digital days, and have happy memories of spending hours in a darkroom. Look forward to getting to know your work (and you) better.

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  20. Fabulous photos, Amy! I’m also intrigued by the New-Englander-in-the-Deep-South thing, as one of my best friends for life and former college roommate was an Alabamian who spent some time up North. “Outside” perspectives always fascinate me.

    Thanks for following the Jenn stories!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenn! How i came to be here & then make a life was completely out of my control. I never wanted to leave Vermont. My then-husband was to attend optometry school & then go back to Montpelier & buy my father’s practice…i am living in purgatory. I get to go home to Montpelier almost once a year. Cool that your best friend is a southerner!! ~amy

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  21. Hi Amy, thank you so much for visiting my blog and the follow!!
    You have taken some truly amazing photographs. You are a popular person in the blogging world too!! Keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi Tasha! Thank you for following me as well! Blogging is a great way to find other of like mind. I’m very flattered by your compliment. Have a wonderful day & it is nice to meet you! ~amy

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  22. You take some lovely pictures; loved the irony that someone called Saab photos a Mini! I’m lucky enough to have owned both and the Min wins hands down for fun. Thank you for the follow too. I’m touched since my pictures are clunky and amateurish next to yours..

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    1. You own a SAAB?! You are so very lucky. I’ve been a driver of SAAB (I grew up in Vermont…everyone drove them there) since the year 2000. But last fall, someone driving a HUGE SUV slammed into me, pushing my car into on coming traffic. I drove a SAAB wagon & it was totaled. We couldn’t find another within 200 miles. Sad me. Lucky you!! Thank you for the fantastic compliment! ~amy

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      1. We should start a campaign to ban SUVs Amy. Over here (in the UK) they’re known as Chelsea tractors – because the yummy mummies in Chelsea block the roads with them outside private schools when they drop off darling Tarquin and Gorgeous Tamara. I understand why you need one if you are ranching or working the land but not in a city please!

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  23. Hi Amy–thank you for the follow! I am a Yankee turned Southern gal, also. I’m about 5 hours from Birmingham–here in the FL Panhandle. I head up to English Village every time I am in B’ham–love it there.

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  24. Hi Amy, I’m very pleased you’ve decided to follow my blog, how was it you got there?!
    I find your blog simply spectacular; I love, mainly, three things of your photography: the colors, the freshness, and the D90!
    I quickly Scrolled down you home page for a (long) while, enjoying your fabulous images, and I got fascinated by two of them: “Soft Curves” https://2me4art.com/2014/07/05/soft-curves/
    and the second photo in “Playing with M on her 18th Birthday” https://2me4art.com/2014/05/19/playing-with-m-on-her-18th-birthday/dsc_0053-2-5/#main; for me, they both are GREAT images.
    Congrats for your BEAUTIFUL Blob!

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    1. Hello Jaime, your blog is very beautiful. I found you via the wordpress reader. I always look for other photographers who share the same passion for it as i do. I can learn so much about technique & i can find people from all over the world. It is so wonderful to find a personal way to connect with like minded people.
      Playing with M was a wonderful experience b/c she is my daughter’s best friend & she had hair down to the small of her back, she came in with my daughter to show me her new haircut & I begged her to let me shoot her. The soft curves image jumped out at me while I was walking around on a very hot day, i think i was drawn to the softness of the curve among all that brick & steel.
      Thank you for your amazing compliments & I look forward to seeing more of your posts in my reader.
      ~amy

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  25. Hi Amy, thanks for introducing yourself by following our site! We look forward to exploring yours, too. If you’re on Facebook we also invite you to visit the RAXA collective page. See you there!

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  26. Hi Amy,
    What a treasure here on your site! Glad you stopped by my little blog today so I could “discover” your work and your heart! Thank you.

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    1. Hello Erica!
      Thank you for the return follow. Yes, i have gardens, five raised bed & other little corners filled with fruits & veggies. I hope you have a wonderful day & thank you for the return follow! ~amy

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  27. As a frequent visitor to my site (very much appreciated) I need an opinion. In the past week I’ve developed another site with Blogger. I’ve gone to the “dark side” and made it more commercial (offering products I’ve used or read) through Amazon. At present it is an experiment. I’ve posted some older stories to start with. I’d like for you to visit and render a thought or two or word or two. Here’s the link: http://jitterygoat.blogspot.com/
    Thanks much.

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    1. I read & commented. I wish you luck with your adventure into the dark side. I would love to make money, but the one time i put adverts on my blog via wordpress. WordPress had the audacity of typing beneath the add, “this blogger has chosen to advertise to either make money or to pay for their site” so embarrassing, i removed the adverts as quickly as possible! ~amy

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      1. Ha, ha now we all know.
        Thanks for the reply. On the WordPress site I’ve made a few dollars, enough for a senior coffee at McDonalds for a couple of years. I would like to at least buy my wife a coffee and a McMuffin twice a week.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love your images taken with your smartphone. I have a lot taken with my iPhone. It is amazing what technology can do, however your smartphone images are great because of the human element that is consistently great. Keep it up! I look forward to seeing more. ~amy

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, Amy. Drop in any time. And as a native of Connecticut, I have to say I could never move to Alabama-I like cold New England winters too much.

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    1. How i yearn for Vermont. My soul screams for home. Luckily my husband sends me home almost every year, just before I go mad with missing it. I didn’t mean to be in Alabama. My first husband was going to attend the optometry school here, & the plan was for us to return to Montpelier & take over my father’s practice. Unfortunately my whole family joined me here. they were not fans of the snow. My whole family thinks i’m crazy for wishing i was there. Someday….~amy

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  29. Your portraits are exquisite! They all have that relaxed and natural look to them. I’m impressed! You must have a winning personality to make your subjects feel so free and easy. I’d love to watch you work. I do best with food, animals, and flowers! And trees, of course !! ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    1. Thank you so much, Judie. people portraits are my very, very favorite shoots. I wish I could post more of my work here. But a lot of people like their privacy & i respect that. As far as having a ‘winning personality’…i think it boils down to that i’m a bit of a geek, so they relax with me. 🙂 ~amy

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    1. Hi Irene…can you tell that i’ve not answered comments in a while? I know your face by now! Thank you for sticking with me, even it took me months to reply to this wonderful comment! ~amy

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  30. Thank you for following our blog. Through our photography and words we hope we can help inspire others to follow their dreams and passions. It’s never too early or late to get started on what you would really like to do. Cheers, Wooly and Raeski.

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    1. Thank you, Katie! You’ll do great taking Alabama with you & season up your life with California. I hope that you learn to go with California’s flow, reminding yourself that you can always move back home when you graduate! Thank you for the amazing compliment. ~amy

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    1. Hi Elouise! no, you are not scary…Thank you for the return follow, i hope we have much to learn from one another. Thank you for the compliment as well. WOW. ~amy

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  31. Thanks you for following my blog Amy! I hope I can provide you with a taste of Vermont …but not so much that you become homesick! I am an avid gardener, and photographer, and really enjoy the pictures you have posted on your blog. It’s especially nice to see the flowers after such a long winter. ~Peter

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    1. thank you, Peter. I so look forward of any images of home. I’d love to see your garden, i know spring just started for you, so i bet you have flowers blooming now that have long since pasted here. Thank you for your comments & compliment. ~amy

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  32. Elegant, flexible and humane concept to your website. The mercantile setting of any U.S. town holds fascination, but there is an appealing and verdant zing to the Southern life, as you well know. Keep celebrating the American shopkeeper, the ‘bravest of us all.’

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    1. I am very grateful for your words. I am grateful that you believe in what I’m trying to do. Southern life through the eyes of a Vermonter. In my small town of Montpelier (Vermont) every shop was privately owned & the residents knew if their town was to thrive, they must support it. We have, in Birmingham, far too many franchises pushing out the American Shopkeeper. It is my hope to bring attention to the bravery of our family owned businesses. Wish me luck! Thank you so much. ~amy

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    1. Better to admit that I make many mistakes with words, then to let someone think i’ve no idea! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading my about page & the follow! ~amy

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  33. Mushing in Vermont? Who knew 🙂 Amazing to watch the power of the dogs as they worked together as a team. And the mushers were all such wonderful people who clearly cared deeply about their dogs. There’s something very special about rescue dogs; I had a Golden Retriever mix rescue – best dog ever. Lucky Husky to have you.

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  34. Your blog is so pleasing to the eye… What a pleasure to scroll through! Ankhs for stopping by my blog and the follow- I truly appreciate it!

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  35. Amy, I am honored by your follow. Thanks so much. I have spent the past 20 minutes hopping from page to page, enjoying each and every one. Unique blog, wonderful photos, love that you support your local shops and artisans. I’m a happy new follower 🙂

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    1. I loved your blog. My favorite was your post about Alaska & the sled dogs. I have a Siberian Husky rescue, so your photos really interested me. I used to watch dogs pull sleds in Vermont when I was a teenager. Love it. Thank you for your follow & I enjoy seeing more of your posts in my reader. ~amy

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      1. Have fun with the process, Amy. Revealing details about yourself can be challenging, and nominating others quite satisfying. Have a great weekend, and congratulations to you!

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  36. Amy — thanks for the follow at That Comeback Season. I just started the blog last Thursday, so I’m glad you found me. Your blog is amazing. I’ll come back often. I love art. Don’t know much about it but I love it. Thanks again!! John

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      1. A free filling for an airbag? Or foot trip to Rome? No, but I am happy you subscribed together with all the others. I hope you will enjoy my pictures. And I appreciate critique and feedback!

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  37. Wow, another southern girl , though displaced Yankee! I was born in Virgiania and loved seeing the pictures of Dogwood, blooming. I am in the dark, rainy dreary upstate New York now! I thank you for the follow of my blog. I hope you will return again soon and often! Big hugs ! Anne

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    1. Upstate New York is very different from the Virginia. I lived in Burlington, Vermont & i could see New York state from across the water. I envy you your rainy, dreary weather, because I know what’s coming this summer. Thank you for the follow too. I will visit your blog as often as I can. Thank you, Anne. ~amy

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      1. That is true to some extinct, but I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley with its mountains, rolling hills and farms. Actually there are similar landscapes near Albany, and the winters are minder down there!

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    1. That is about the same amount of years I spent in Vermont. Where did you end up moving? Birmingham can be very beautiful, especially in the spring. Nice to meet you & I look forward to seeing your posts in my reader! ~amy

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      1. Goodness, are you ever going to drop anchor anywhere? Is it your job that has you in so many places? Wonderful life to see so much, in so many very different places. ~amy

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  38. Hi! Thank you for following me! And in true, stalker-like fashion, I will now start following you. 🙂 (But, I’m not scary. So don’t worry.) I’m the opposite of you. I can’t take a great picture to save my soul, BUT…I can string together a pretty, decent sentence.

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    1. Oy. Maybe I should hire you to edit my words. I try not to write too much, but some photos drag words out of my head & I can’t help it. Even though I am, once again, proving to all that I can’t string together words without error. Liz, I am happy to have you as a stalker! I look forward to reading your words. ~amy

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      1. Thank you and I’ll make a promise. If you post any words with your photos, I’ll try not to look at them. The words, that is. But if by chance I do, I won’t proofread. 🙂

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      2. I usually can’t sit still long enough to proof read my stuff & hope that people understand my point in my ramblings. Luckily I don’t write too often. Have a great day, Liz & thank you! ~amy

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  39. Hello Amy – many thanks for liking my latest post and follow for it brought me to your lovely website. Have a great Sunday, Andrea 🙂

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    1. Thank you again, Virginia! I love meeting like minded people through blogging. Its nice to know there are other’s who share the same passions. Thank you for the award!!! ~amy

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      1. You are very welcome! You truly deserve it! I agree on the fact of meeting others with the same passions in life. I look forward to your posts daily in my reader as well. I wish you the best in all that you do. Hope you have a wonderful week, friend!

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  40. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I’m really enjoying the little I’ve seen so far and plan on seeing a lot more! I love your idea of the “happiness delivered”. I wish you every success! All the best! 🙂

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much, Linda. I hope it works too. In any case, friends & family will benefit b/c i have a garden full of flowers & empty tiny vases from thrift shopping. I would send you one if it was possible. ~amy

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  41. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to getting to know you more as i explore my way through your beautiful photography. If you liked what you read on my blog this week there are many more helpful ideas there for raising awesome readers!😄 Cheers Sandra

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  42. Amy thanks for the follow we have many things in common, I enjoy taking photo’s of the things around me. I love to experiment with art and so does my daughter. Your site is unique and beautiful I look forward to reading more, I will be back to read more Kath.

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    1. Wow! Hi Kath. So nice to meet you. I appreciate the compliments so very much & the follow. I love meeting other’s who enjoy Minuscule Moments & catching them just in time. ~amy

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  43. Very nice photographs and I really like your about page. Don’t worry about grammar, punctuation, and other snooty stuff in the English language. Some of the greatest writers don’t worry about what the rules say, they write like they speak. As a color blind photographer who has also lived through a stroke, photography remains a mainstay for me to communicate to others the world I live in. Keep up the good work!

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  44. Thank you Amy for visiting and following my blog. I really like your expressions of art and am intrigued to see more. Hope you will enjoy some of my posts 🙂

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  45. Hi Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog , the like and the follow , I really appreciate it . Very nice posts you have here, and such a nice and warm atmosphere. Your pets and neighbouring pets are soo adorable, lucky you 😉 I will come back, I very much like it here. All the best from Germany from Cristine

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  46. Thanks for visiting and following. I look forward to checking out yours. Love that you shop and shoot locally. I also live in a rural area with my town being 5 miles away. My closest neighbors are campers during the season. Deb

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    1. I’ve decided that looking into other blogs is a bit like looking into a vacuum. Amazing who we give away our hours looking into other people’s photography & stories. Thank you, David for looking into mine. I look forward to seeing you in my reader. ~amy

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  47. Thanks for the follow. I love your work is full of color, life, beauty, grace. Those little moments you capture speak to my senses like a rainbow after the rain. Looking forward to seeing you in my reader with your wonderful images.

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    1. Thank you, Sophie for the follow. My middle child is a Sophie. She is an amazing artist, but at 12 can’t admit it. Before puberty hit, she had no doubts with her creations. Puberty gave her self doubt. I teach art to kids before the hormones because their freedom is contagious. I look forward to seeing you in my reader. ~amy

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      1. Hi Amy, I teach art to 16 plus, it is very hard getting the students to explore, and very frustrating! Tell your Sophie that Sophie’s don’t care what people think because if they are mean they aren’t worth our time, our creativity is what makes us special and fabulous! Xs

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      2. Ha. You teach kids with hormones…too self-centered & insecure at the same time. Ages 12+ are no longer fun for me to teach. I need the younger ones that are still uninhibited by what their results may be–they don’t worry about the end result only the process…i.e. living in the moment. It is that age that has freed my own limits of exploration. I taught Sophie all that I could & she excelled, the rest is up to her & who she wants to be! Its very nice to talk to another art teacher. I’ve done 15+ before. Too much texting, whispering, condescending. I wish you luck!! Thank you, Sophie. ~amy

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    1. Alabama’s mountain range looks a bit like Vermont’s. But no maples 😦 Nice to meet you Anabel. Thank you for your follow & compliment. I look forward to seeing more of your posts. ~amy

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! I agree photos say much, other images inspire words from me, i don’t know where they come from, the just come out of my fingers. I put the disclaimer for my writing & my lack of skill to let people know that proof reading doesn’t really work well for me–on my own work. I am a sight reader & a very fast typer…maybe people will be more forgiving if I tell them upfront that I lack the attention span to correct the words write. So cool that you like my photography!!! ~amy

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  48. hello & thank you for visiting my blog!
    i can totally relate with your experience with sending out a post & what follows internally…
    and look forward to reading more of what moves through you
    wishing you all good things

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    1. Thank you so much, Marneymae! I love seeing other parts of the world through so many different people…all of us interested in sharing our passions for capturing life in our own way. I look forward to seeing more of the life you capture, in my reader. ~amy

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  49. Pingback: About | 2me4art
    1. Hi CC! You are welcome for the follow & thanks for checking out my blog too. I love looking at other’s work for inspiration & just to see other parts of this giant world.
      Cheers, amy

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  50. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for dropping by my site and the kind follow, though I couldn’t figure out which of my posts prompted the gesture… 🙂 I hope you find my ‘experiments’ interesting. Am off now to go through yours ….I see some beautiful stuff for sure…
    Preeti

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    1. Hi Preeti, I found you under Photography in my reader. I go in search of other photographers from all over the world & I saw yours there. Your work is so very sharp & vibrant. I look forward to seeing more of you in my reader. ~amy

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  51. I like that you ask the store’s permission. This is very respectful and I’m sure they appreciate it. Besides, they get the benefit of some great pictures! Thanks for following my blog, Muse-ings.

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    1. I love your very educational blog for me. I’m a beginner (I’ve been saying that every year for 20yrs) i have four raised beds in my small backyard & I’ve been looking for tips from someone like you! Thank you. ~amy

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  52. Thank you for your follow! Your pictures are pretty, I’d love to write about them and feature them too. I travel around the US constantly, maybe we’ll bump heads . How did you find my blog? its brand new 🙂

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    1. I’m not sure how I found you. I go in search of photography & when I see images I like, I want follow the blogger to learn & see the world through their eyes. Is it possible that you posted & tagged it as photography? I will follow, it helps to get your blog out there when you go find others with similar tastes. ~amy

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    1. Morgan, you are so wonderful to nominate me. I used to have my daughter go & accept awards for me (she is 12) because I lack the knowledge of doing it myself. Thank you so much for your kind words & the nomination.
      Happy New Year! ~amy

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    1. Thank you, Angeline. Thank you for visiting mine. I lose hours scrolling through WP photography… as my house falls apart around my feet. 🙂 I look forward to seeing more of your work. ~amy

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  53. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

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  54. Hi Amy—this is Julie from cookiecrumbstoliveby and Carrollton, Ga—not too far from you. I wanted to introduce myself and thank you for viewing my little blog today and for now wanting to follow along on my life’s little adventures. I taught art at Carrollton High School for 31 years so I am greatly intrigued by your work and greatly appreciate those oh so southern roots 🙂
    Happy Holidays.
    Julie

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    1. Hi Cookie,
      Sorry it has taken me so long to answer you. I love that you are one state away. Thank you for the compliment on my art. I hope to see lots about you in my reader. ~amy

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  55. Hi there!
    Thanks for following. I’m a happy camper now you are joining me as I trip around by RV, plane, car and time machine to the past.
    Comments, compliments, critiques and wisecracks are most welcome.
    I’m glad you don’t think I’m scary what with the tornado, alligator and snake posts!
    You have a great blog. “See” you again soon.
    Which Way Now 101 aka Carol

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    1. I miss Vermont to my very marrow. When I was a Vermonter, I read books about the South. I thought they were so interesting. It is not. Southerners know my accent is not theirs, I am treated kindly but not as a familiar. Summers here are too hot & we treat them just like Vermonter’s treat winter, only opposite- run from a/c to a/c. So I miss summers! Last time I went home, I called my Alabama husband, bawling- that I didn’t want to go home, ever. I will move home someday.
      You are an easy man to follow-I have in my WordPress reader, Vermont- most of the photographs belong to you & they are wonderful. My son, he is ten, LOVED your little man series. Thank you for giving me a bit of home, John. ~amy

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  56. Thanks for following my photography blog Amy. You’ve got some great stuff here yourself! I particularly like the image of your daughter’s art in the window. Budding talent indeed!
    Cheers,
    John

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  57. Hi Amy, Thanks so much for visiting my site and too boot following it. I really like the photographs on your site so much that I decided to follow. I really love the black and white section.

    Cheers!

    Nareen

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      1. Lol! No, I don’t follow myself. However, at times, I don’t see blogs on my reader. But I’m usually on my iPad so it’s not as friendly. Maybe you need to click follow a couple of times – almost like turning it on and off. Dunno… As my boys say, I’m turning into my mother (when it comes to technology) 🙂

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      2. iPad is not user- friendly with WordPress. I sometimes look at what I did, to check for mistakes are many, but for some odd reason, I’m not interested in checking. I guess I don’t mind looking like an idiot & figured most just hit “like” on my reader & move on. I follow myself so I can see how my stuff looks on my reader…~amy

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    1. You are very welcome. I get lost in the reader, I’ve learned so much about gardening, I’ve seen Italy, Ireland, Scotland,south Africa, etc.thank you for following me, I am grateful!
      Amy

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  58. Hi and thanks for liking another one of my posts. I must say I always look forward to seeing a new post from you on Reader. Your images and style are instantly recognisable – I just see the image and know its one of yours. That is pretty cool in this generic world. Keep it up

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    1. Wow. That is an incredible compliment. Thank you so much.
      I photograph sweet compliments on my iPhone, so when I’m blue, I can just pull them up. I have to go find my phone…
      Thank you. -amy

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  59. A very nice site, Amy. Thank you for stopping by and following Rural Rhapsody, and for introducing me to your world here on WordPress. I will be adding you to the list of those I am following.

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    1. Hi yinyin- Thank you so much for the award, but I already have the very inspiring blogger award & one time I posted two of the same awards & wordpress took one off!!! I did think I thanked you before & I thought I did take it & answer a few questions (am I going crazy??) Anyway, my daughter is trying to take my awards & make them all tiny so they can sit in a box. I found it distracting to have them so big on the side of all my pictures.
      Your photography is STUNNING! -amy

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  60. The soul of an artist, writer, or creative person is infected with a “superbug!” It can neither be cured nor satisfied. We live with the need…that drive to create, and create again. I understand what you’ve said in this section. I am looking too, trying to create something which I like aa well as a segment of others.

    Thanks for following me. Give me feedback on anything. We are always looking to create…Skip

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    1. My pleasure, I enjoyed your blog very much! Thank you for following me back. That is how you get more people to see who you are by the way, you go to your reader & pick a topic, gardening, & you ‘like’ and ‘follow’ & you will see all your hard work recognized. -amy

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  61. I know you have one already but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Since discovering your blog recently it is the highlight of my day when I receive a new post. Your photographs are amazing. Thank you! (P.S. don’t feel you have to respond to the award, I’m sure you’ve done them all before!)

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    1. Thank you for the nomination, it means so much. When I have more of the same award, wordpress seem to remove it off after a few days. Unsure as to why they seem to have the right to do that. You compliment means so much. I am off to Vermont this morning, so I will not be posting until I return in a week or so. When I get back, look out I’m going to have a million new pictures! Thank you, amy

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  62. Every so often when I visit my Mum she will get a very loved box of old photos down from the attic and we’ll look through them together. Your blog reminds me of a box of loveliness, beautiful photos and cherished memories. Great job!

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  63. Thank you for taking a look at my photos and I see you are now following me, I will reciprocate the complement and follow you… Like what I have seen already… Thank you…

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  64. Hi Amy, thanks for your very generous post and reference to In My View on your blog. No need to link back. I just wanted to recognize you and let you know how much I enjoy your blog and photos. The rules for some of these awards can be quite taxing, and I’d rather you spend your time blogging or doing something else rather than trying to figure out award protocols 🙂 Have a great day! — Rob

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    1. Gosh,you are sweet. I have a billion question, but for now, just one. I posted a big thank you on my blog, am I to ask S. to link what I said as my thank you to your blog? My eyes won’t stay open—amy

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  65. Amy, because I enjoy and admire your blog so much, I have nominated you for the ABC Award.
http://avian101.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/abc-award/ ‎. In order to accept this award, you must comply with the two rules. Then you may place the Award logo on your site. Please do not feel any pressure to accept this award, I understand if you do not wish to participate. But know your site is appreciated, and your blogging is interesting, your photos are beautiful! I enjoy reading your posts! Have a great day! H.J.

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    1. Do you think its too late to try this? I was nominated for another type & I thought if I figure out how to do it, then I’l like to try yours-unless its expired. Thank you, Amy

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      1. Geez, Erica, what an extraordinary compliment. I’m going to savor it for days. Thank you for peeking into my blog & i look forward to seeing more of your posts. ~amy

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