Capturing and Grounding in Nature’s Beauty with Fire Breathing Bubbling to the Surface Smelling of Roses

June 3 2019:

Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful sunset walk with Thomas yesterday. Just adore the way the trees and the sun play together. Love capturing their beauty.

June 3 2019:

Sunset walk yesterday …

Found a quiet shaded spot, took the shoes off, stood barefoot in the grass, touched the grass with my fingers ….. breathed it in and breathed it out.

June 5 2019:

After sunset walk with Lillian last night. Almost missed it!

June 7 2019:

From the walk yesterday.

Thank you Mother Nature. Thank you.

When one receives news that brings forth fire breathing anger, she is there to let you know it’s okay to let yourself feel this old and new anger. Feel it. Let it all bubble to the surface. Scream. Sob. Cuss. I will help you release it.

Deeply grateful to Mother Nature. Ahhhhh ….. Here’s to a new day! So good at what she does .. 🙏💙💚💙💚💙💚🙏

June 8 2019:

Lillian and I had an appointment on Thursday and these beauties surrounded the building and parking lot. The smell!!!! Divine!!!

June 9 2019:

From a quick walk Friday night.  I very much enjoy the challenge of aligning the trees, and branches, and sun. Just love how the sun, trees, and bushes model for me. They’re the best!! 💛🌸

June 9 2019:

The scene Saturday night. Just had time to look at the photos I took! Wow!! Mother Nature can be intensely dramatic!! And gorgeous. And beautiful. And mesmerizing. 💗💗💗

Nature Poem by Lillian Darnell

New poem from Lillian in celebration of World Poetry Day

Flowers shine bright
through the gloomy winter
Into the glorious spring weather.

Flowers flow like a sparkling river
Through the snow and rain
As a welcoming robin ready to mate.

Flowers dance gracefully in the windy day
Of gloom and sunshine
Flowers thankfully drink water
from it’s thirsty roots.
©️2019 Lillian Darnell
(Photo by Camilla Downs – 2018)

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Amazing Tree in Virginia City and A Wild Ride Into the Sunset

March 16 2019:

Aunt Debbie is up from Mississippi visiting The Romano Duo. She always has to visit Virginia City when in the area.

Lillian and I went for a bit to listen to The Comstock Cowboys with them. And I got treated to a really yummy virgin Bloody Mary. Yum!! Thank you Aunt Debbie and Mom n Frank. ❤️❤️❤️

We always love to stop for photos of this view and amazing tree. Love, love, love …

March 19 2019:

Peace
Beauty
Knowing
Letting go.

The morning walk was the perfect way to begin yesterday. With an afternoon and evening that morphed into absolute wildness and unloveliness.

March 20 2019:

Sunset walk with Thomas, one of the humans I love the mostest. It was much colder and windier than I anticipated! My ears and hands were frozen. Check out the sky in the photo of Thomas. One side dark, the other bright blue! Wow!

Frozen in Time …. For a Moment

March 14 2019:

As I swiftly walked by the fountain this morning, I was stopped in my tracks. Nature is the most incredible artist. The beauty of these leaves suspended and frozen for a moment in time, captured my heart. And … I did spot a heart shaped leaf. Beautiful!!

I mean. Just had to give the heart shaped leaf it’s own post. The lil frozen bubbles, the green leaf down below, the frozen ripples, sections partially free from the frozen water. Ahhhhh ….

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More Magical Icicle Fairyland

February 19 2019:

I just can’t help it. Magical icicle fairyland.

It’s like they won’t leave me alone …. until I go photograph them! I’m sure I look quite mad squeezing between huge columns and air conditioner units and squatting to get them from underneath! Bwahahaha ……

February 22 2019:

One last time before they melt …

The View from Here

**THROWBACK POST**

July 22 2012:

Something to share from Team Member L …. Lillian took the picture and did her own editing … This was her first one so I helped on getting the text readable and in a good spot … 1st part of the quote is ALL her … I helped a little with the 2nd part of the quote … Go Lillian Go!!

View on a Lookout by Lillian 7.22.12

 

Spider Web and Magical Shadows and Perfect and Beautiful and Dancing and Cherish

May 7 2018:

From a walk this morning … Pollen dusted spider web. Cool!!! xoxo

Pollen Dusted Spider Web 5.7.18

And then I came across this on a walk today …. So magical …. xoxo …

Shadows 5.7.18

May 8 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. It was absolutely perfect. Beautiful weather, beautiful people, beautiful nature!!

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May 9 2018:

Took myself for a walk yesterday morning and saw this beauty!! xoxo

Solo Walk Vintage Lake 5.9.18

May 10 2018:

Dinner on the patio and we discovered this wee fuzz ball stuck in a web. Due to the wind blowing, it was dancing the night away. So cute!!

Fuzz Ball Stuck in Web 5.10.18

May 10 2018:

After dinner walk with Lillian Darnell. There’s nothing better than a walk with my loves. I cherish every walk taken with each one of them. Every walk …. Since they were wee tiny ones growing within me. She and I have taken walks together for nearly 17 years! And Thomas and I for nearly 13 years! Love, sweet love. xoxo

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New Beginnings and New Buds and Sweet Goslings and Beautiful Moon and Magnificent Trees and Pink Blossoms and Never Ending Artwork

April 24 2018:

Today’s Walk With Me theme was all about new beginnings. Brand new buds opening so tender and delicate. Fluffy and sweet goslings eating and being protected by their parents. Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings …..

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April 25 2018:

The pool is being filled with water!!!! We went to the lodge after dinner just to watch the water pouring in for a few minutes. It takes days for it to get full. So cool!! We get to swim soon. Yay! We also saw the beautiful moon framed by these magnificent trees.

Moon through the Trees 4.25.18

April 27 2018:

These two have their “hands” full!! 14 babies!!! That’s the most I’ve seen so far! So sweet and cute!

Goslings Vintage Lake 4.26.18

April 27 2018:

Thomas and I had a wonderful walk in the rain yesterday afternoon!

He’s created an entire new country of the lake with the sandbar as home base. Complete with ports, a capital, currency, military (ducks and geese), and much more. We spent much much time discussing this.

And, squeal!!! Got to see our first duckling!! Cutest lil peep peep sound!! Topped off with a carpet of pink blossoms. They’re even beautiful when the wind blows them from the trees.

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April 28 2018:

Sunset walk with Thomas last night. Perfect timing. Such a beautiful never ending art show from Mother Nature. xoxo ….

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Feel the Joy by Camilla Downs

Joy, Oh What a Feeling
You effortlessly glide my way
Gently wrapping your wings of love
around me as I become dizzy with
your tingling embrace.

Joy says, “Write about me too!”
I am as important to feel
and be with as are the
unlovely feelings and emotions.

Feel me, physically feel me
Let yourself know that
you are worthy of the lovely
feelings too.

Feel me. Try not to cling
to me. I shall always …. Visit the below link to read further …

Poetry and Photography: Feel the Joy