Underneath Wild Clouds With Birds Serenading in a Field of Miniature Flowers

May 6 2019:

Crazy fun clouds on today’s walk.

May 7 2019:

Absolutely breathtaking walk this morning. I was serenaded with birdsong nearly the entire walk.

May 8 2019:

Afternoon walk with Thomas yesterday. So much loving this little patch of tiny yellow flowers!! 💛💚💛💚💛💚

Even the Wind Likes to Read While Beautiful Buds Listen in the Shadows of Us and Birdsong

April 23 2019:

A book.
An egret.
A flowering bush.
All discovered on the walk yesterday. When I came across each one, I was moved to stop and take in the scene. Most especially, the open book with pages being turned by the ghostly wind. Even the wind likes to read. 😘📖💨🌸💖 (To clarify, the book is not mine … it was simply sitting on the rock with its pages being turned by the wind .. Struck me as beautiful!)

April 25 2019:

It was the long walk today. Will need to start getting out there earlier. When it warms up here, it don’t mess around!! Loved these beautiful buds!!

April 25 2019:

Sunset walk with Thomas … Nice and warm with a light breeze. Beautiful and peaceful. Largest family so far … 23 or more goslings!! He’ll let me take a photo of his shadow. I’ll take whatever I can get!

April 26 2019:

Today’s walk. Sat for a bit underneath this tree. Listened to the birdsong and the ducks and the geese. Felt the silky air against my skin. Smelled the smells. Haven’t done that in way too long. Ahhhhhh …

 

Earth Day 2019 – Making Wishes and Sunset Beauty

Mother Nature showed up in a beautiful way for Earth Day. She called me out for three walks. One with Lillian. One by myself. And one with Thomas.

She knew after I spent the morning looking into how much to replace the radiator in our car, I would need some Nature Love. 💙 🌏 🌏 🌏💚

Made wishes with Nature Made wishing “flowers”. Isn’t she beautiful?? Just can’t get enough of her loveliness.

Loved these wispy clouds. Lillian had a great time taking photos.

Earth Day sunset walk with Thomas yesterday. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Grateful and Love and Beautiful and Blessed and Clearing

Just after sunset walk sometime in August 2018 …

August 12 2018:

Sunset walk with Thomas tonight. Incredibly grateful we can see the sky again!! Love walks with Thomas!

August 14 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian last night. I’m deeply grateful for the beautiful respite nature provides during times of uncertainty. Incredibly blessed.

August 16 2018:

Solo sunset walk tonight. Gotta get out there earlier. Thank you Nature for the beautiful breeze as I walked, the orange glow of the sunset, and the amazing clouds and trees.

As much as I want Nature to provide the solution and answers, she can only help clear the sludge from the heart …. where the solutions and answers rest. May I relinquish fear, May I respond from Love, May I have Faith and Trust. These are my intentions. And, so it is.

Yummy and Honeysuckle Drunk and Look Up and Tree Whispers

June 7 2018:

Sunset walk with Thomas. Yummy clouds. Yummy sunset. Yummy trees. And yummy company!!! I inhaled the honeysuckle scent until I was honeysuckle drunk. I seriously adore this smell. It is my absolute favorite! Ahhhhh!!!

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June 8 2018:

Looking up. Breathtaking!

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June 9 2018:

The tree on the right whispers to the tree on the left, “Hey! Check out this amazing view we get every single day! And it’s always different. The sky, clouds, and sun are so good to us. They deeply love us!”

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Isolation and Loneliness and Beauty and Confidence

November 21 2017:

Solo walk on this cloudy and cool morning.

This beauty caught my eye. Hanging out all alone while the other leaves are off playing in the distance.

On the one hand it displays beauty and confidence … and on the other, isolation and loneliness.

Speaks and mirrors how I have felt recently. Nature is so amazing. Nature also presented a beautiful heart shape too, yet I wanted this to have its own post. xoxoxo

Solo Walk and Solo Leaf 11.21.17

Beautiful and Nature Teaches

October 29 2017:

Beautiful afternoon walk for all of Team TLC this afternoon. So incredibly wonderful! Nature has much to teach about change and that life continues to move forward. There’s no stopping. Nature teaches to enjoy every single moment, for that moment is essentially already gone.

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The Key of Alchemy by Camilla Downs

Sun Rays with Poem 2017

“The Key of Alchemy”

When ignored,
the darkness within
slowly erodes this physical body
When stuffed and buried deep within,
it silently grows stronger.

At some point along the path
and at many times,
the darkness surfaces.
Like a bullet train
or ever so slowly as a tortoise.
It will not be denied.

Keep turning our hearts away, we can.
Yet, the darkness will not depart
until it has space to be recognized.

The darkness, the shadows
only wish and pine for this space.
To be seen and accepted and felt
with compassion and deep love.

As the darkness is wrapped
in a loving embrace,
the transformation begins.

Acceptance, compassion and love,
serve to alchemize the darkness and shadows.
Transforming and melting the darkness
into the light.

The darkness may transform like a
freight train or may ever so slowly
transform as a tortoise.
Yet, it will transform when met
with love and compassion.

The irritation,
The anger,
The loneliness,
The despair,
The confusion.
Surface as they rub
the darkness within.
These feelings and emotions are the
key that allow an
opportunity to free oneself
from the suffering of denying
the darkness.

Freedom to live
consciously and authentically
is the gift this Key bears.

Oh, glory be,
the Key of Alchemy.
-2017, Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature