She Loved by Camilla Downs

May 18 2017:

It’s the 18th of the month. Chromosome #18 brought into our life family we never knew we had and has blessed us beyond the words to even describe. To a beautiful soul ….

Dragon and Angel Wings and Bird Wings Vintage Lake May 2017

Ever There

She loved.
She shined.
She let go.

Ever there with kind words,
with encouraging words,
with loving suggestions,
and, oh yes, hugs and happy dancing.

A smile that beamed brightly.
Greeting with open arms all who
were new to this different path.

The originator
of the “Different is Good” slogan.
She checked in on one
just when one thought she
was all alone.

She lived life
to the fullest,
coming to embrace this
different path.

Deeply she loved
her family.
Openly and freely
sharing her own
ups and downs.

Dear friends
and family the world over, has she,
who are deeply saddened for her
early departure.

She wanted to help all.
She wanted to cheer us all on.
She wanted to hug us all.

Every eighteenth of every month
my face to the sky I will turn,
to see and feel a warmth from above,
surrounding me with the
help, cheer, and hugs she
longed to provide.

Fly free beautiful soul,
Fly free and help, cheer,
support, hug, happy dance,
and LOVE for an eternity.

I love you, Susan Moran.

Camilla & Susan Savanahh Conference

Thomas and Camilla May 2017 Date Day

May 15 2017:

Thomas and Camilla May 2017 Date Day ….. Thomas bought us ice cream at Icecycle Creamery.

Vegan Passion Fruit Coconut for me. Yum!!! Thomas had one scoop of Dark n Stormy and one scoop Home Means Nevada.

Enjoyed it with a view at Audrey Harris Park. Then went for a walk around the loop. Tough, yet loving conversation followed by lots of laughs while walking.

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Field Trip: Goats and Llama and Alpaca and Horses and Chickens and Dogs and a Donkey with a View

May 2 2017:

Field trip today!! Thomas and I went to Melinda Bourke Blackwell’s place. Got to hang out with baby goats (cuteness overload!!), horses, a donkey, an alpaca, a llama, chickens, and dogs.

And some amazing ladies!!!! Barbara Richmond Chastain, Sheila Toole, and Melinda! So fun!!! Beautiful, beautiful property!

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Thomas and Camilla April 2017 Date Day

April 26 2017:

Thomas and Camilla April 2017 Date Day – First Stop: Gigantic sandwich for Thomas and yummy roasted red pepper bisque for me. Two scoops of yumminess for Thomas for dessert – chocolate and cookie roulette. xoxo

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Thomas and Camilla April 2017 Date Day -Second Stop:

Little Washoe Lake – “I just wanna lay in the warm sand.” – Thomas. …… So, we did.

Can you spot the itty bitty spiral shell? And, check out the piece of bark that has shaped itself to match the mountain range. Part 2

First stop was lunch at Icecycle Creamery.

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Helped him drag a huge limb into the water and he went to work. Last set of pictures.

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Love and Purple Carpet and Shadows and Reflections

April 24 2017:

Solo walk this afternoon … At least two messages of love and one amazing carpet of itty bitty cute purple flowers. xoxo

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April 25 2017:

Walk with Lillian this afternoon. Shadows, ducklings, egrets, reflections, wind, and sun. Perfect. xoxo

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Natural Fresh Water Pearl Beads and Skeleton Key Wind Chimes

April 17 2017:

I was inspired a few weeks ago to create hand made wind chimes. No two are exactly alike as I let myself be intuitively guided and the treasures used are upcycled items and gifts from nature (sticks and bark etc).

This one is natural fresh water pearl beads to hold a space of peace and calm. Pearls also represent transformation.

Four strands with each color of the seven chakras represented with a crystal bead. Anchored with the beautiful golden skeleton keys to open the door for peace and transformation. Rounded out with an infusion of Reiki during the entire creation process.

I am winding down this nature inspired project so if you are interested in having one let me know. I created two custom wind chimes and will be moving on as inspired. Contact me here or email to Camilla Downs @ gmail . com ….

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Movie Musings: Harvey

April 16 2017:

Extra Team TLC movie night …. “Harvey” ….. ’tis the season to watch a Jimmy Stewart and Josephine Hull movie about a 6 foot rabbit pooka.  Fourth time around for this one. I love these two in this movie!

“I have a good time everywhere I go and with whoever I’m with. We can be smart or pleasant. I tried smart for a while; now I choose pleasant.” -Elwood P. Dowd

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More Skeleton Key Wind Chimes

April 16 2017:

This one is next up. It’ll be paired with wild n crazy freshwater pearl beads, crystal beads, and the awesome skeleton keys. All to support the 3rd, 6th, and 7th chakra. Look at the cool worm markings!

Plus, plus! I get to create a custom wind chime for a family of five and their journey! So fun!

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Book Review: A Philosophy of Walking

April 15 2017:

A Philosophy of Walking

This was one of those books that chose me. I wasn’t at the library, nor a book store, just getting a cup of coffee in the lodge and there it was … front and center in the newly begun resident lending library ..

If I had time and space I’d most likely quote more than half the book! Yet, here’s a wee bit …

“Walking is the best way to go more slowly than any other method that has ever been found. To walk, you need to start with two legs. The rest is optional. If you want to go faster, then don’t walk, do something else: drive, slide or fly. Don’t walk. And when you are walking, there is only one sort of performance that counts: the brilliance of the sky, the splendour of the landscape.

The Native American regarded the Earth itself as a sacred source of energy. ……. The Lakota was a true Naturist – a lover of Nature. He loved the earth and all things of the earth ….

….. walking is movement, the heart beats more strongly, with a more ample beat, the blood circulates faster and more powerfully than when the body is at rest.

Landscapes summon the walker and make him at home: the hills, the colours, the trees all confirm it. The charm of a twisting path among hills, the beauty of vine fields in autumn, like purple and gold scarves, the silvery glitter of olive leaves against a defining summer sky, the immensity of perfectly sliced glaciers … all these things support, transport and nourish us.”

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