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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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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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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Amazing Grace and Moonlight and Dragon and Angel Wings

May 8 2017:

Solo sunset walk yesterday. An orchestra of Light and Love performed for all. Amazing Grace. xoxo

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May 9 2017:

Moonlit walk with Lillian last night. Thank you Lillian for insisting we go for a walk. Beautiful, peaceful, and inspiring. xoxo

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May 10 2017:

This leaves me breathless. Taken yesterday during my walk. I know what I see. May you see what brings you joy. xoxo

Dragon and Angel Wings and Bird Wings Vintage Lake May 2017

May 11 2017:

Team TLC at the park after dinner last night. Hitting tennis balls, making tons of dandelion wishes, throwing the football, walking, and taking pictures. Perfect … xoxo …

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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

 

Love and Purple Carpet and Shadows and Reflections

April 24 2017:

Solo walk this afternoon … At least two messages of love and one amazing carpet of itty bitty cute purple flowers. xoxo

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April 25 2017:

Walk with Lillian this afternoon. Shadows, ducklings, egrets, reflections, wind, and sun. Perfect. xoxo

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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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