Amazing and Beautiful and Starlit and Shining Bright and Bee

June 3 2018:

Walk with Thomas before dinner. We watched for about fifteen minutes as this momma duck led her wee ducklings through the rocks to the water.

It was difficult to watch and not want to help as they kept sliding down the rocks. They finally made it!!! Safe and sound!! Whew! I circled the ducklings and the momma in blue because they blend with the rocks.

There was quite the cloud show.Rainbow cloud in the second photo. The photo doesn’t show all the colors; yet, it was amazing. Incredibly beautiful!!!

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June 4 2018:

After dinner walk tonight with Thomas. Just missed the sunset; yet, still incredibly beautiful! Followed our walk with a starlit swim in the pool. Ahhhhhh!!!! Feeling incredibly blessed and grateful!

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June 5 2018:

Shining bright for all to see and feel.

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June 5 2018:

Photo bombed by a bee. He thinks these are beautiful too!

Pink Flowers with a Bee 6.5.18

Healthy and Healing and Peaceful and Love Vibes and Trees and Holding Space

May 28 2018:

Sunset walk yesterday. Nature = Healthy, Healing, Peaceful, Love Vibes

including one accidentally zoomed in photo that turned out pretty cool!

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May 30 2018:

…. from yesterday’s walk … I love these trees. And, found a friend on the pedestrian bridge. Love, love, love …….

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June 2 2018:

Trees holding space for the sun … from a walk a couple of days ago. Forgot I made this photo. I can hardly walk by these trees and this spot and not take a picture.

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Awakens and Amazing and Magnify and Instant Calm and Beauty

May 20 2018:

There’s really not much I truly know. Yet. This. I do know. Nature awakens the Knowing of my Heart. xoxo

Not much I truly know Sunset Photo Vintage Lake 5.20.18

May 20 2018:

Team TLC walk this afternoon. Lillian heads to Surprise, Arizona later this week with The Romano Duo so we made sure to have a walk with the whole team before she leaves. And look at the amazing cloud show we got to see!!

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May 21 2018:

….. from a walk this morning …. Nature. Magnified. Take pause. Zoom out and See the Whole. Simply beautiful. xoxo

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May 23 2018:

Brings instant calm. The shoulders and jaw relax. The neck releases. And, if one chooses, whatever it is, can be released and let go.

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May 25 2018:

Beauty amongst the pins and needles.

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Reflections and Let It Roll and Neither Side and Awaken the Imagination and Holding Space

May 14 2018:

…. from a walk this morning …… Reflections. Cloudy and clear at the same time? Ahhhh. Such is it.

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Don’t hold onto it. Let it roll right off your back.

Nature always has a perfect message for us when we stop, be quiet, and listen. I mean, look at those cute little water droplets. How could I not stop, take it in, and capture the moment? …. from a walk this morning …

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May 15 2018:

This side. That side. Neither side holds the answer. That lies within.

….. from a walk with Thomas yesterday afternoon.

Thomas and I spent quite some time in this spot discussing things that were on his mind. Approaching from the other side was a group of wildly loud and profanity spewing kids ranging from a toddler to teenager.

They stopped to throw huge rocks at the geese and goslings. I could not sit idly by and observe this. I felt anger brewing, yet knew this not to be the answer as that must be all these kids know to be behaving in such a manner.

They dispersed from scaring the geese and goslings as I approached. Fortunately, none were injured. I do not remember the exact words that came forth. Yet, I channeled my inner Buddha and asked them to search for the love and kindness in their heart. And I pointed out that the geese are living beings and should not be treated in this way.

Some scattered. Some stood tall and laughed. Yet, if my calmness and non-threatening communication touched just one of them. Then, that’s one. They need a different way modeled. xoxo

As I attempted to fall asleep last night I mulled over and over how I could have handled this differently, perhaps more effectively, and even woke up thinking about it. I finally “woke up” and let it go knowing that I did the best I could do. xoxo

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May 16 2018:

This found me on a walk yesterday morning. Lots of goose quills around, yet have never seen two like this before.

I just had the chance to research online a bit and found that the quill of a goose has long been a preferred writing instrument. Apparently it awakens the imagination and intuition flows. The writer travels through time capturing stories of past, future and present.

I’ll take it! Time to write more. I’ll imagine my fingers are goose quills and that I’m writing like the wind as I type. My fingers and hand begin to hurt after about 5 minutes of handwriting so I just can’t do it.

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May 17 2018:

More reflections ….This time with trees …. xoxo

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May 19 2018:

Trees holding space for the moon ….. xoxo

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Spider Web and Magical Shadows and Perfect and Beautiful and Dancing and Cherish

May 7 2018:

From a walk this morning … Pollen dusted spider web. Cool!!! xoxo

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And then I came across this on a walk today …. So magical …. xoxo …

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May 8 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. It was absolutely perfect. Beautiful weather, beautiful people, beautiful nature!!

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May 9 2018:

Took myself for a walk yesterday morning and saw this beauty!! xoxo

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May 10 2018:

Dinner on the patio and we discovered this wee fuzz ball stuck in a web. Due to the wind blowing, it was dancing the night away. So cute!!

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May 10 2018:

After dinner walk with Lillian Darnell. There’s nothing better than a walk with my loves. I cherish every walk taken with each one of them. Every walk …. Since they were wee tiny ones growing within me. She and I have taken walks together for nearly 17 years! And Thomas and I for nearly 13 years! Love, sweet love. xoxo

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Amazing Sky and Amazing Grace and Dramatic and Beautiful and Love and Magical

April 30 2018:

Wonderful walk this morning. Amazing sky. Amazing grace. xoxo …

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May 2 2018:

Thomas wanted to go for a walk yesterday before heading to the airport. We didn’t have time for a full walk around, so instead we walked to the lake and stood for a few minutes. Such dramatic clouds and sky lately. Incredibly beautiful.

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May 3 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian. Such a celebrity. We passed a couple who have bought and read her book (one of them a special education teacher) and another person who has seen her on TV. I love connecting with others. Love is beautiful. Love is magical. xoxo

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New Beginnings and New Buds and Sweet Goslings and Beautiful Moon and Magnificent Trees and Pink Blossoms and Never Ending Artwork

April 24 2018:

Today’s Walk With Me theme was all about new beginnings. Brand new buds opening so tender and delicate. Fluffy and sweet goslings eating and being protected by their parents. Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings …..

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April 25 2018:

The pool is being filled with water!!!! We went to the lodge after dinner just to watch the water pouring in for a few minutes. It takes days for it to get full. So cool!! We get to swim soon. Yay! We also saw the beautiful moon framed by these magnificent trees.

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April 27 2018:

These two have their “hands” full!! 14 babies!!! That’s the most I’ve seen so far! So sweet and cute!

Goslings Vintage Lake 4.26.18

April 27 2018:

Thomas and I had a wonderful walk in the rain yesterday afternoon!

He’s created an entire new country of the lake with the sandbar as home base. Complete with ports, a capital, currency, military (ducks and geese), and much more. We spent much much time discussing this.

And, squeal!!! Got to see our first duckling!! Cutest lil peep peep sound!! Topped off with a carpet of pink blossoms. They’re even beautiful when the wind blows them from the trees.

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April 28 2018:

Sunset walk with Thomas last night. Perfect timing. Such a beautiful never ending art show from Mother Nature. xoxo ….

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Team TLC and Earth Day 2018

April 22 2018:

We spent as much time outside as possible today to show our love to Mama Gaia. Lillian and I took a very slow and relaxing walk around the lake, had fun with our shadows, found some cool tree shadows, and picked up trash. Then headed home to eat lunch on the patio.

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This afternoon we went to one of our favorite parks to read and throw the frisbee. And then home to the lodge patio and grills for grilling Thomas and Lillian’s dinner.

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Beauty and Wind and Beautiful and Grateful and Cute Lil Shadows

April 17 2018:

The wind was blowing too hard to get a good photo of this beauty! Will try again on a calm day. So beautiful! xoxo

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April 17 2018:

Thomas and I had a beautiful walk this afternoon. I’ve had a couple of days of feeling a failure …. at everything.

I’m so incredibly blessed and grateful for nature and the time spent in nature alone, with Thomas, with Lillian, and all three of us together. xoxo

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April 20 2018:

Look at the cute shadow this little fella creates!

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