Winter Wonderland at Night and Love and Dreamy and Sparkly Magic

January 23 2017:

It was so bright last night while I was taking Happy for his last walk of the day. I was able to take pictures!!! These were taken about 9:15 last night. Another Winter Wonderland for us last night and today.

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January 23 2017:

Lillian and I went for an amazing and sparkly winter wonderland walk this afternoon …. I just had to give this picture its own post.

This is zoomed as far as I could go. A tiny snow and ice heart hanging from the tree limb.

Perfect and magical message to match the perfect and magical phone call I had with the Parks Ranger for Rancho San Rafael. She is over the moon excited about Thomas’ book. She bought a book at The Discovery Museum and that’s how she found out about it.

During the call, I found myself thinking, is this call really happening? Well, YES, yes it is and …. YES!!! Wonderful things are being planned!! Life is truly magical and miraculous when we get out of our own way … xoxo

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January 23 2017:

“It’s like a dream.” …… Said to me this morning by another resident who had just stepped outside.

I was on an early morning walk with Happy, taking many pictures. This persons comment caused me pause, inspired me, and brought forth oceans of gratitude for not just this ….. for life itself. xoxo – part 1

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January 24 2017:

Icicles and ice are fun to photograph!! More walking and being outdoors yesterday. xoxo

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January 24 2017:

Magical, sparkly, icicle and love filled walk with Lillian yesterday afternoon. Grateful to the icicles for letting me practice with the macro lens. xoxoxo …

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January 25 2017:

Walk with Thomas and Happy yesterday ….. Another snow heart and check out how the lake is thawing. Like a sun and sunbeams!

My time is nearing an end with Mr. Happy. He and Debbie head back home to Florida in about two weeks.

I’ve been walking him almost daily since they arrived in September and dog sat a few times while Debbie was out of town.

In November I noticed he was wobbly, unsteady, and dragging his left back paw.

Debbie took him to UC Davis where a tumor was discovered on his brain; which was later removed at UC Davis. They weren’t able to get all of it and the symptoms are still there a bit.

He seemed incredibly sad before the surgery and now … he’s “happy”! yaY!!!!

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January 26 2017:

More icicle magic yesterday. Love the wee little ones!!

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United Nations Replica and Biggest Little Photographer Coming to Rancho San Rafael

January 15 2017:

This morning Thomas asked if he could show me what he’s been creating.

Minutes later I sat cuddled next to him looking at a replica of the UN building and grounds ….. in Minecraft. He says he did a few searches to find out what it looked like. xoxo

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January 18 2017:

Message received today from Ranger Marie with Washoe County Parks – Ranch San Rafael Park … “We’d love to help share Thomas’ book with the community and discuss an exhibit. I am so happy! I talked to all the Rangers about it and we are so thrilled!!!! …. you can call me on my personal cell anytime …. ”

PLUS an email from one of the BIG casino’s here in town about the book for their gift shop … We shall see what happens with this one …

It is when we are in the depths of our own darkness, we can rest assured the light and solutions are simply awaiting our embrace of said darkness ….. for the light will shine, shine, shine once we patiently dance with the darkness … xoxo

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Little Sleeping Buds and Freezing

December 29 2016:

I love the little sleeping buds on trees. Finally got to take a walk yesterday morning and briefly played around with the macro lens I received as a gift. Thanks Momma! Can’t wait to play with it more. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

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December 29 2016:
Fun walk with Thomas this afternoon! Love watching the changes with the water slowly freezing.
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Quiet and Serenity and Peace and Hypnotic and Contrast

December 4 2016:

Sunset walk with Lillian …. Amazing colors, amazing clouds, surrounded with quiet, serenity, and peace. Love, love, love … xoxo

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On our sunset walk this afternoon, we paused for Lillian to share about her unique talents and gifts and about her favorite time of the year. xoxo

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December 5 2016:

Beauty from this mornings walk … This tree catches my attention every time I walk by it. Called for another picture this time! xoxo

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December 6 2016:

Lots of black-billed magpies around lately. One let me snap his picture before he flitted away. This time I took a few minutes to sit, snug with my back leaned against a tree and my feet leaning on a huge rock. Nice and cozy. xoxo

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Where I sat for a while this morning. I was so comfy; I didn’t want to leave …. leaned against a tree and surrounded by four huge rocks. Listening to the water, wind, and geese. So wonderful! xoxo

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December 7 2016:

Cold, cold, cold family walk yesterday afternoon …. Walking for me is a poetic act, a communion with Nature, and a contemplation of landscape. I love sharing this with Thomas and Lillian. xoxo

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December 9 2016:

Thomas and I took a walk yesterday morning in the first snow of the season. There’s nothing like the feel and sound of the first snows crunch as you walk through it. xoxo ❄️❄️xoxo

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December 9 2016:

The moon was amazing last night. There was a large halo and the clouds were gently and quickly drifting by the glow. Seriously, I took 555 pictures …. it’s at times like that I wish I had a good quality camera. One day. xoxo

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Hypnotic and magical moon last night …. I could not get enough of it. Every second was a different view. xoxo

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December 9 2016:

Spotted this beautiful black cat on the walk this morning and was moved by the beauty and contrast of colors. Then the water as I walked over the bridge caught my attention. Am I looking up or down? I’m blessed and grateful that Nature never tires of shining and showing me. xoxo

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Library Day and Romano Duo and Long Lasting

November 28 2016:

Library day for Team TLC!! So beautiful when we stepped out of the library …. with our 7 bags of books! Yes. A family of book and nature lovers. Yum! 📚

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November 30 2016:

We’re so excited! When The Romano Duo visit for Christmas they get to stay in the same condo complex where we live!! Wahoooo!! (Picture from this past July when we got to cross paths in New Mexico)

Oceans of thanks to Happy’s human companion, Debbie, for letting The Duo stay at her place while she and Happy go home to Florida! Plus, they get a view of the beautiful wee lake from her place!

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December 1 2016:

The strap on the Coach purse I’ve used for the past 17 years broke. It was given to me as a gift by Drew Henke; one of the prosecuting attorneys I worked with as a paralegal.

We worked together in the Civil Division at the Pierce County Prosecutors Office. My last stint before I left all that behind and began a different journey. Rest in Peace great little purse!!

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White Duck and Inspiration and Dancing and Sparkling

November 30 2016:

I got to see a white duck when I was walking Happy this afternoon. So beautiful!

Then we finally had our Team TLC walk right at sunset. It’s been about a week for a family walk as we waited for everyone to get healthy again! It was a blissful walk!! xoxo

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December 1 2016:

Such a wonderful walk this morning. Walking inspires me. Nature inspires me. Photography inspires me. Yes. Thank you and bring me more. xoxo

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December 2 2016:

Magnificent ….. Sunlight sparkling and dancing on the lake water this morning. Nature blesses me so ….. May you sparkle and dance through your day ….

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December 2 2016:

Walking this morning … Dancing, sparkling sunlight, full trees, and bare trees. Incredible testimony to presence. So uplifting! xoxo

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December 3 2016:

Galena Creek Park … Yesterday on the Thomas and Camilla November 2016 Date Day. Rushing water = Beautiful!!!

Strong Wind and Mindfulness and Thanksgiving

November 20 2016:

Thomas and I took a walk yesterday afternoon. Incredibly strong wind! It was so great and refreshing and we had a ball playing with the wind. xoxo

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November 21 2016:

This mornings Walk With Me message: Mindfulness …. These tiny little rain drops caught my eye. Great message tree and water. Thank you ….

The practice of mindfulness can be trying … releasing thoughts of the past and future and focusing our entire being into whatever it is we are doing in that moment … it can seem like an internal tug of war. Yet, with practice it gets easier.

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November 21 2016:

Wonderful walk with Thomas this afternoon!!!! So incredibly beautiful!!!! xoxo

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November 22, 2016:

Lillian and I took a walk this afternoon. Just gorgeous! We stopped for a few minutes so she could share a bit about the extensive Thanksgiving post she shared a few days ago. xoxo

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November 25 2016:

Beautiful, peaceful, and reflective walk yesterday. So wonderful that I got to see a blue billed duck. This is where I sat for a bit watching the ducks. xoxo

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Watching and listening to the ducks yesterday. This was going on the entire time I sat there. Nature and animals are wonderful teachers. xoxo

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Amazing Sky and Beauty and Grace and Magic and Trotting and Leaves and Wind

November 13 2016:

Amazing sky greeting us when we got home on Friday. Just WOW!!!

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November 14 2016:

Oh so wonderful walk with Lillian yesterday. Beauty and grace in every direction. Magical! xoxo

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November 14, 2016:

Thomas doing two of his favorite things!!!! Trotting on Meg and Asking Questions! He has certainly mastered the technique of learning by asking questions. Thank you Barbara Richmond Chastain …. xoxo

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November 15 2016:

On our walk yesterday Lillian took a moment to share her thoughts on why the leaves change color and fall from the trees. xoxo

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November 16 2016:

A Team TLC windy walk yesterday. Lillian pointed out the wind was creating waves in our little lake. So … sharing with you ….. xoxo

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November 16 2016:

More from our windy walk yesterday …. Beautiful and brrrrrrr!! Just breathtaking …. xoxo

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November 16 2016:

Wind …. from our windy walk yesterday … Watch, listen, let it blow away …. xoxo

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November 17 2016:

Spa day here I come! So blessed and grateful! This morning I get to trade Biggest Little Photographer for a massage. THANK YOU Michaela Koenig!! Can’t wait!!

This afternoon I get to float in bliss for 90 minutes. I WON a 90 minute float session at Healing One!!! So looking forward to this! It will be my first time!

Thank you … Bring it on … I’m so grateful …. And, yes, I’ll have more …. Thank you ….. Hope everyone has a GREAT and LOVE filled day. Signing off til tomorrow morning … xoxoxo

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November 19 2016:

Thomas and I decided to take a walk about an hour ago. WOW!

Strong winds and drastic contrast between directions. Storm clouds vs blue skies.

We got blown around almost like rag dolls, got rained on, saw the most white caps I’ve ever seen in this little lake, saw a huge, gorgeous rainbow, and laughed a ton!!!

Wonderful and beautiful!! xoxo

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