Beautiful and Transformative and Wonderful and Cherry Top on Top and Blissful

December 31 2018:

Last five mile walk of 2018.

You know how you get a brain freeze from eating ice cream too fast? Well. I got a face and brain freeze from how COLD the air and wind were! Brrrrrr!!!

Beautiful walk to end this transformative year … Deeply grateful to Mother Nature … 🙏💙💙💙🙏

January 1 2019:

Wonderful afternoon walk …. The sun was incredibly warming on this 30 degree walk. Brrrr …. 💙☀️☀️☀️💙

January 4 2019;

After an hour and a half phone interview for the ghost writing I’m working on, and ending the phone call having been touched deeply by this persons story ….

Walked outside to this beautiful scene. It was the cherry on top of how much joy and peace I have felt today. 🍒❤️💚

January 5 2019:

Blissful walk yesterday afternoon. The freezing of the wee lil lake has begun. 💙💙💙

Wonderful and Amazing and Love and Inspiring

December 18 2018:

Wonderful walk today …. Amazing nature .. I love YOU! 💙💙💙

December 18 2018:

An inspiring two hours with this view, watching the sun set, sipping tea, and chatting with two incredibly dear friends.

Thank you Barbara Richmond Chastain and Bill for such lovely, inspiring conversation. Thank you for Seeing me, Hearing me, and Listening. Thank you for being a mirror so that I clearly see this amazing path I’ve traveled.

Love you both!!! 💗💗💗

Wonderful and Cold and Reset and Grateful and Go With the Flow and Magical and Gorgeous

December 9 2018:

Wonderful and COLD walk this afternoon. Brrrr! Nature is the perfect reset button for me. Deeply grateful. 🙏💙

Welcoming committee of one this afternoon as I crossed one of the foot bridges. Cutest lil rubber duckie with a message to go with the flow and be in the moment as that’s where the power exists and is available.

Ian Moran and Anne Weasley … I thought of Susan and just know this was her way of hugging me and happy dancing. She must know something I don’t! 💛💛💛🧡🧡🧡

Magical clouds …. 💙💙💙

December 15 2018:

Creamy layered clouds with a side of sun on the afternoon walk. Gorgeous!! 💙💙💙

Wind and Love and Fun and Turbulent and Beautiful and Gorgeous and Miraculous and Let Go

November 27 2018:

The hour long walk today was a workout!! Wind blowing so hard I couldn’t walk straight. Nature took the opportunity to remind me to love myself through the fun AND turbulent times …. and that love is always with us! One was even wrapped in a bow! Beautiful!!! 💙💙💙💨💨💨

November 30 2018:

Wonderful walk today with a gorgeous sky and clouds. It is truly miraculous when one lets go of an issue that the mind is determined to control and figure out.

The moment it is let go of from the mind, the solutions, opportunities, and signs flow. Almost so fast and so many, one can hardly keep up. 🙏💙

Wonderful and Inspiring and Breezy and Colorful and Wispy and Beautiful and Mild and Peace and Knowing and Comfort

November 4 2018:

Wonderfully inspiring and breezy walk this afternoon. The letting go is almost complete with these three trees. 🌲 🌳 💚

Beautiful bright orange and hot pink sunset tonight. Love the wispy clouds. 💞🧡💛

November 6 2018:

Afternoon walk. Incredibly beautiful and mild weather. 💚💚💚

November 8 2018:

This mornings walk …. Deep beauty, peace, knowing, and comfort. Nature is one of the greatest gifts …. 💚🌏💙

Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day – Bowers Mansion

September 22 2018:

Free museum day!!! After all these years, Thomas and I finally toured the inside of Bowers Mansion.

(Not Lillian’s thang! She loves the grounds but no interest in seeing the inside.)

Lots and lots of photos to follow as I love the grounds and trees!!

This is a group of accidental photos Thomas took after taking my picture. I think the blurr from the movement looks wonderful!

Water Dance by Camilla Downs

August 12 2018:

Water Dance

As the suns reflection
Becomes a dancer
Of the water,
She takes by the hand
the one who walks.

She whispers sweet reminders,
To the walkers heart.

She dances elegantly.
She dances of love and grace.
She dances unknown ….

Poetry and Photography: Water Dance

Life Loves Me


July 20 2015:

Such a wonderful walk this morning, surrounded by a symphony of birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. This morning the mantra was “Life loves me” with thoughts of gratitude for these legs and feet that assist me in going for these walks, these eyes that allow me to see all the love, the ears that allow me to hear the love, the water that I drink to love my body, and whatever I experienced in the moment.

Immediately upon my return, Lillian began escalating into a full blown melt down. I continued the earlier mantra in my thoughts and was able to remain calm. I suggested to Lillian that we take a break and focus on something else for a few minutes before she expanded (her word for blowing up); and then we could come back and continue our conversation. She said “Okay”.

We did that and afterwards I said, “Now, let’s talk.” She said, “About what. Everything’s okay now.” Good job Lillian!! That is huge for her! We are making progress! Wahoo!

And life does indeed love us. May you make this your mantra for today and let life LOVE you … xoxo

Life Loves Me Walk 7.20.15

Knowing of the Heart by Camilla Downs

Knowing of the Heart

We have come together upon this Earth
to travel our own separate paths
Yet, traveling them together.

It has not escaped my attention
that there were and are places
and experiences we talked and
dreamed of experiencing.

Our lives together seem to
have become mundane and boring.

Seeming to have the same days
over and over again.
With little new experiences
by way of sights, sounds,
and experiences.

Poetry and Photography: Knowing of the Heart