Sunset Walk and Beautiful and Blessed

September 18 2017:

Sunset walk with Thomas. Lillian is still recovering from the fall she took on Friday. The cool down has begun.

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September 20 2017:

Such an incredibly beautiful sky this afternoon. I received a special treat from a beautiful friend and this is the amazing sky that blessed me as I left her place and headed to volunteering at the library. Thank you Kathy!!!!

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Private Wild Child Nature Session

September 16 2017:

Now I’m even more excited! Look at the nature gem at which I’ll be facilitating tomorrow’s private Wild Child Nature session. So incredibly blessed!

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September 17 2017:

What a wonderful Wild Child Nature Session this morning. I was blessed to meet young Brian, Protector of the Forest.

Brian describes grass as happy and has an amazing tree house at home and now has one in his imagination that he can visit anytime.

Now he knows how to ground himself using the Earth and knows he and Nature are one. He learned two new words to look up when he got home: nodule and blessed.

During our short walk I found a great rock for him to use as a worry stone; which I infused with Reiki. I was incredibly blessed he received it as a true treasure!

Thank you to Kari, Brian’s mom, and their friend Russell for a peaceful morning.

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The Salt Doll Measures the Depth of the Ocean

Solo Sunset Walk Vintage Lake Salt Doll Quote May 2017

“Once a salt doll went to measure the depth of the ocean … It wanted to tell others how deep the water was. But this it could not do, for no sooner did it get into the water than it melted. Now who was there to report the ocean’s depth?” -Sri Ramskrishna

Solo sunset walk in May 2017. An orchestra of Love and Light performed for all. Amazing Grace.

 

Volunteering at the Library and Humane Society

September 7 2017:

First day volunteering at our home away from home! Thomas took a picture as we were leaving and we had Mary take a picture of us with our official badges!

Our library tour was easy since we already know everyone there and we already know the library layout having been going two or three times per month for the past ten years.

Lillian enjoyed getting to see behind the counter where the books are returned and where all the behind the scenes action takes place. We will be there every Wednesday from 2-4.

I may be a tad more excited than Lillian! Ha!!! I am truly inspired by the written word. xoxoxo

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Thomas’ turn now! He wants to volunteer at the Nevada Humane Society working with cats and small animals. Orientation set for October 1st! He’s very excited!

Here’s a picture of Cinamon who was with me for 18 years (from the time she was a wee tiny one). Thomas got to have about five years with her before she crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2010. xoxoxo

Nevada Humane Society Confirmation for Orientation 2017 Cinamon

Sunset and Frisbee and Ball and Walk and Clouds and Sun and Trees and Thank You and Cormorants and Pelican

July 30 2017:

Sunset trip to one of our favorite parks. Frisbee, throwing the ball, and a short walk. xoxoxo

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July 31 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian. Oh my goodness! What an amazing sunset. Clouds, sun, water, light breeze, trees, and great company …. Such sweet music for the heart and soul …. Yes. Thank you. Bring me more please. xoxoxo …..

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August 1 2017:

Such a beautiful and heart full time visiting with you, Barbara Richmond Chastain, and Bill this afternoon. Washoe Valley is incredibly gorgeous! We are so happy for you two for this amazing adventure you’re traveling!! Thomas and I sure enjoyed chatting with you both. xoxoxoxo

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August 4 2017:

Sunset walk for Thomas and I last night. Almost missed the amazing sunset. Thank you Mother Nature.

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August 4 2017:

Morning walk …. Cormorant and pelican wisdom. Such beauties! I’m always so excited to see them. xoxoxo

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Thomas Spring Break 2014 Vaulting

**THROWBACK POST**

April 18 2014:

Thomas had vaulting lessons again this afternoon. I got to do a photo shoot of the trail to add with the clubhouse photos from last week. This is only half of them Barbara Chastain! I’ll post the other half later. Will create an album for them. Thank you for such an amazing space … Center for Adaptive Riding!!

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Sweet Aroma and Savor Each Bite and Powerful Drum Circle

June 4 2017:

No utensils needed once cut into wedges. Breathe in the pure and sweet aroma. Use fingers and slowly savor each bite. Lick fingers when done. Mindful eating is like the bliss of a good, long soak in a warm bath. Ahhhhhhhh!! xoxo

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June 6 2017:

This was fun! First time at Swill and first time drum circle! Wow!! Powerful!! Loved it! Great running into you Melissa Palange!! Thanks for letting me use your drums!

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June 8 2017:

Today I turned in Volunteer applications for Lillian and I for the South Valleys Library. We have orientation on July 21st and then we can get some extra time in one of our favorite places!!! As Susan Moran would have said … Happy Dancing …. xoxo

 

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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