Spring Beauty and Almost Tennis and Windy and Amazing and Breathtaking

April 2 2018:

More Spring beauty …… One of my favorites!

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April 3 2018:

Thomas and I visited one of our favorite parks yesterday afternoon to hit tennis balls ….. Except …… Thomas put his racket down right before leaving so we arrived with one racket! Oh well … We made the best of it and had fun anyway! xoxo

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April 5 2018:

Windy afternoon walk with amazing clouds. Plus, the white blooms have arrived! Nature’s art is truly breathtaking!

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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

Abundance is Thanking Mother Earth by Camilla Downs

Thank you to The Urban Howl!! It’s wonderful to find a place of belonging for one’s writings!! Wahooo!! xoxo

Do You Feel Nature’s Abundance?

I feel the frosty cold
embrace as You brush
across this body.
I feel and Know
your Abundance.

I touch and hug
the beautiful,
scarred and knotted
trees that sprout
and …. Go below to read further … xoxo

Abundance Is Thanking Mother Earth — Touch & Hug The Beautiful, Scarred Trees

Nature’s Abundance by Camilla Downs

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Nature’s Abundance

I feel the frosty cold
embrace as You brush
across this body.
I feel and Know
your Abundance.

I touch and hug
the beautiful,
scarred and knotted
trees that sprout
and grow from Your soil.
I feel and Know
your Abundance.

I delight in the sparkling
and unique snow flakes
as they drift from
the brooding clouds
above and lightly fall
upon this body.
I feel and Know
your Abundance.

Lo, even as I dodge
and walk through
the nuggets of
geese waste left
behind by these
majestic and
interesting creatures,
I feel and Know
your Abundance.

Yes, I feel Your abundance
I Know it now.

It’s been a ….. Go here to read more …

Poetry and Photography: Nature’s Abundance

Love on a Walk and Rainbow Peace and Natures Abundance

February 21 2018:

Discovered some love on a quick walk this morning. Then, when I got back home, rainbow peace greeted me! xoxo

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February 22 2018:

Solo walk earlier today for me. I stood next to this wonderful tree for a few minutes just soaking it in. It was a walk overflowing with knowing, noticing, and feeling natures abundance. xoxo

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Beautiful Moments Together and Grateful for the Magic and Mystery

February 11 2018:

Cold walk with Thomas yesterday afternoon. Brrr! Winter is not done sharing with us yet. The cold was too much for my phone and it died, so no more photos after these. No matter. Thomas and I shared beautiful moments together.

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February 13 2018:

I am so incredibly grateful for the magic and mystery of life. The mind stands in a stunned state, while my heart and soul say, “Yes, this is the way it can always be.”

Immensely grateful that I am listening and writing. As during journal writing a few mornings ago, the words that came forth finally helped me to understand something that I have been confused about for years.

And once I started applying it, over the past few days …..

Simply magical and jaw dropping results. Hugely, hugely, hugely grateful to and for all of you, Mother Nature, writing, and Thomas and Lillian.

Tree Caressing Sun The Vintage lLake February 2018

February 14 2018:

Amazing solo walk yesterday afternoon. Just WOW!!

I love the mystery of going for a walk and listening for that strong urge that whispers, “Take a picture now. Squat for this one. Kneel for this one. Lie down on the ground for this.” It’s so fun to see where it leads and the photos that are made. xoxo

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Wonderful and Present Moments

February 8 2018:

Wonderful walk with Thomas this afternoon. This amazing young man causes me to stay in the present moment and l i s t e n!!!!

For the topics he wishes to discuss require more than a yes or no. I find myself responding “I don’t know” quite often.

He’s 12 and he likes to talk about some deep stuff. He told Lillian tonight that age doesn’t equate to how smart you are. I am so grateful, grateful, grateful for him.

Tonight after dinner he thanked me for listening to him and talking with him about all that interests him. I do, at times, get frustrated with his topics and I don’t hide it. I’m thankful that I can share honestly with him at those times and roll with it at those times when I find the topics fascinating and interesting. xoxo

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Lillian and Camilla January 2018 Date Day

January 23 2018:

Lillian and Camilla January 2018 Date Day –

First stop: We shared Parmesan sea salt fries and jalapeño cheddar bread. Dessert of Mexican wedding cookie for me and gingerbread bar for her. Here’s to 15 and a half years of once a month Date days!!

Second stop – One of our favorite parks and walking trails for throwing the frisbee and a beautiful, peaceful, and quiet walk. xoxo

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Nature Calls Us To Be With Her

**THROWBACK POST**

November 21 2015:

Day 3 of nature photo challenge … Thomas says that sometimes he doesn’t really want to go for a walk, yet he feels compelled to come along …. And he’s always glad he did. Nature does indeed call us to be with her. She soothes, inspires and refreshes us. xoxo

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