Sunset and Breeze and Rain and Grateful and Sharing Love

July 24 2017:

Team TLC sunset walk tonight! Perfect timing as it began to rain just as our walk came to an end. We went back out and played in the rain though! Walks, sunset, breeze, and rain ….. Incredibly grateful. xoxo

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July 26 2017:

Morning walk at the Galena Creek Visitor Center. Amazing beauty and peace, along with wonderful tree companions.

So incredibly grateful to Nature for the peace she brings amongst uncertainty and times of not knowing. This is the hugest and biggest surrender, letting go, and not knowing to date. xoxoxo

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July 27 2017:

A swim underneath an amazing moon was just the thing. Thank you water and moon! xoxo

July 28 2017:

Sunset walk with Thomas last night. Such a heart filled walk with this wonderful young man I get to share this life’s journey with as mother and son.

We fed the ducks along with a few wee ducklings and took our time. Afterwards we sat for a while on the lodge patio talking about movies. Then we came home, got Lillian, and went for a moonlit swim.

It was so much more than that. The walk, feeding ducks, sitting, and chatting, and swimming …. We were connecting and sharing love. I know we are both grateful for that and for Mother Nature. xoxo

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Sunset and Waves and Water and Breeze and Pelicans and Cormorants and Chipmunk and Tree

July 2 2017:

Sunset walk at Washoe Lake tonight. Wow! There’s no beach. Just WOW!

As we were driving I mentioned how badly I wanted to take them to an ocean beach. What a surprise when we arrived! Wave after wave just like an ocean beach! It felt absolutely incredible.

Thank you SO much. And bring us more please.

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July 3 2017:

First day of Water Camp for Thomas. We are incredibly grateful to Great Basin Institute for the scholarship! Doing it again on Wednesday! xoxoxo

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July 3 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian tonight. Shade from the trees, beautiful water, light breeze …. What a Wonderful World … xoxo

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July 4 2017:

The morning of July 4th brought the return of the pelicans and their wisdom to the little lake.

Good reminders on this Independence Day … Freedom from the ego, letting emotions float through, and the ability to return from extinction. Wonderful …. xoxo ….

Cormorant wisdom visited too! I just adore these creatures. They are so graceful. Cormorants brought wisdom of patience and use of the sun as a healing agent. xoxo

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July 5 2017:

Took my morning walk in the forest this time. After dropping Thomas at camp, had some me time.

Oh my yummy! Plus, that’s some darn ice cold water! My feet were resisting after I initially plunged them into it.

This is the kind of walk that lets you know just how out of shape ones body has gotten. Lots of chipmunk wisdom reminding me that I have the ability to see the light and the shadows, the ability to carry spiritual nourishment with me, and I have mobility.

Incredibly grateful to Mother Nature. What a blessing. Spent a few minutes with the amazing tree near the end of the pictures. Mr. Tree gracefully soaked in and transmuted some unlovely feelings. Whew!!!

Now for a quick swim with Lillian before a busy busy rest of the day.

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Wonderful and Balancing and Gratitude and Sunset

June 18 2017:

Sunset visit to one of our favorite parks to throw frisbee and for Thomas to test the drone that a friend gifted to him. He got it up a few times, just needs to study it a bit more.

Then we took our family walk. It was such a beautiful sunset. Wonderful clouds and birds with a light breeze. It was the perfect balance to an arguing Thomas and Lillian.

Incredibly grateful to nature for having been with us all these years …. for being my partner in holding a space for joy, complaining, fun, peace, forgiveness, and transmuting.

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June 21 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian on Monday night. Just when I think there are no more pictures to be made here. I just can’t stop! xoxo

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Peace and Calm and Wonder and Silence and Stillness and Strawberries and Shadows and Sun Rays

June 13 2017:

Sunset walk with Thomas yesterday. Nature offers a direct link to the peace, calm, and wonder that is within all. Nature teaches silence and stillness … The home of Peace and Love. xoxo

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June 13 2017:

Thomas and I got to pick strawberries at a friends house this morning. Oh my gosh! Sweet, yummy, fruit ecstasy!! Look how beautiful!!! I may or my not have put a huge dent in these while driving home. Thanks so much Bob!!! xoxoxo

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June 14 2017:

Had the most amazing blissful, peaceful, and love infused meditative swim this morning. I got to rescue a wee lady bug whose little legs running over my fingers felt like kisses of gratitude … Ahhhhhhh … Thank you … And, bring me more please … xoxo

June 15 2017:

Lillian and I had a wonder filled sunset walk yesterday. Shadows, sun, clouds, and the one white resident goose. Nature bursts with beauty. xoxo

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June 16 2017:

Sunset walk with all of Team TLC yesterday. More shadow fun, sun rays fun, picture taking fun, and Thomas established countries for each section of the lake; complete with types of currency used.

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Sun and Shadows and Magical and Bissful and Refreshing and Treasures

June 4 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian. Playing with the sun and shadows. xoxo

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June 5 2017:

Another wonderful sunset walk with Lillian. Magical sun and clouds captured our attention this time …. xoxo

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June 7 2017:

Cloudy sunset walk with Thomas … Felt so good and cool …. refreshing.

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June 9 2017:

One wonderful thing about our morning weather …. The beautiful pool all to myself for a blissful, refreshing, and invigorating swim. Thank you. And bring me more please. xoxo

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June 9 2017:

Treasures from this mornings walk. Bunches of love … xoxo ….

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Beauty and Heavenly and Hugging and Incredibly Beautiful

May 30 2017:

Such a beauty …. and smells oh so heavenly. This cutie has a heart shaped petal plus she’s hugging herself! You go! ….. from a walk yesterday. xoxoxo

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June 2 2017:

Sunset walk yesterday. Incredibly beautiful. Grateful to nature as there was complaining and grumpiness along the way. Nature is amazing at absorbing and transmuting. xoxoxo

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Notice Nature by Camilla Downs

Thomas Walking Bartley Ranch Summer 2016“Notice”

Notice nature.
Feel and smell the air.
Study the clouds and the trees.
Listen to the birds.
How many different kinds of songs can you hear?
What kinds of birds are they?
Injoy a sunset.
Notice and smell freshly bloomed flowers.
Notice and study new buds on a tree.
Notice the smell of newly fallen leaves.
Study the moon, stars, and clouds.
Walk barefoot in the grass, dirt, or sand.
Watch the waves in the ocean,
Or the ripples in a lake,
Or the rushing water of a river.
Notice the glimmer of freshen fallen snow.
Watch the sunlight dance and sparkle on the water.
Study all types of trees.
Get up close. Touch them.
Go for a walk for no reason other than to commune with nature.”

-2016 Camilla Downs – Author, Lessons from Nature

 

Windy and Love and Peace and Calm and Endings and Beauty

April 16 2017:

Windy walk with Lillian this afternoon. Wonderful message received right when we started. It all means the same thing ….. Love …. Love …. Love!

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April 18 2017:

Afternoon walk for me. I am in the depths of a peace and calm that are in divine time and grace. Feeling incredibly grateful for all the years of deep meditation and blessings of nature. And …. look …. babies!!!! I love the little goslings!!

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April 19 2017:

Beautiful blossoming tree greeting us after Lillian’s physical therapy this morning. One Wednesday of PT remains and then we are done!! After about 6 years. Next Wednesday will call for a celebration! xoxo

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April 22 2017:

A beautiful walk with Lillian this afternoon to admire the beauty of nature. Complete with some amazing rock love.

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Tennis and Snack and Walking and Soothing

April 4 2017:

Thomas and I did our walk different today. Hit tennis balls, then sat in the shade for yummy sour dough bread and grapes. Then a walk around the soccer field. xoxo

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April 5 2017:

Team TLC walk at Wilbur May Arboretum today. Being outdoors with these two is like a healing ointment that soothes the sore spots.

There was some heavy duty rubbing of one another’s thorns just before heading out for our walk. Nature is wonderful at bringing everyone back to center.

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Tree Limbs and Wonderful and Sun and Beauty and Warm and Reflection

March 6 2017:

Love how the tree limbs appear to be cradling the sun. Wonderful walk this afternoon …. Thank you Sun!!!! xoxo

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March 7 2017:

Blessed by the beautiful sun this afternoon on a Thomas and Camilla walk. Such amazing beauty …. Thank you Nature. I so very much like the one called Thomas. xoxo

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March 9 2017:

Lillian and I had a wonderful and warm walk yesterday. Time to shed the big jackets!! YAY!!

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March 10 2017:

It’s been an intense five weeks. Five weeks of swimming into the depths of my own darkness and shadows. What a wild and crazy ride. The curtain has lifted and the stage is set for the shift ….

From our walk this afternoon. I am so grateful for these two kids who have held space for me. And for always being incredibly patient with my picture taking.

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Beautiful sun …. double sun
Reflection
Playing with the moon and tree branches
Throwing mud rucks into the puddle
Shadow fun

This was so good and yummy for all three of us. To be asked, “Can we stay out longer?” ….. sweet music to the soul.

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