First stop – French fries for Lillian and dessert cookies for both of us. Lillian is such a Star! A lady waiting to order commented she had seen us on TV. She was incredibly kind with so many wonderful comments. Then for a walk at one of our favorite parks. Beautiful bird song too!!!!
…. from a walk this morning …… Reflections. Cloudy and clear at the same time? Ahhhh. Such is it.
Don’t hold onto it. Let it roll right off your back.
Nature always has a perfect message for us when we stop, be quiet, and listen. I mean, look at those cute little water droplets. How could I not stop, take it in, and capture the moment? …. from a walk this morning …
May 15 2018:
This side. That side. Neither side holds the answer. That lies within.
….. from a walk with Thomas yesterday afternoon.
Thomas and I spent quite some time in this spot discussing things that were on his mind. Approaching from the other side was a group of wildly loud and profanity spewing kids ranging from a toddler to teenager.
They stopped to throw huge rocks at the geese and goslings. I could not sit idly by and observe this. I felt anger brewing, yet knew this not to be the answer as that must be all these kids know to be behaving in such a manner.
They dispersed from scaring the geese and goslings as I approached. Fortunately, none were injured. I do not remember the exact words that came forth. Yet, I channeled my inner Buddha and asked them to search for the love and kindness in their heart. And I pointed out that the geese are living beings and should not be treated in this way.
Some scattered. Some stood tall and laughed. Yet, if my calmness and non-threatening communication touched just one of them. Then, that’s one. They need a different way modeled. xoxo
As I attempted to fall asleep last night I mulled over and over how I could have handled this differently, perhaps more effectively, and even woke up thinking about it. I finally “woke up” and let it go knowing that I did the best I could do. xoxo
May 16 2018:
This found me on a walk yesterday morning. Lots of goose quills around, yet have never seen two like this before.
I just had the chance to research online a bit and found that the quill of a goose has long been a preferred writing instrument. Apparently it awakens the imagination and intuition flows. The writer travels through time capturing stories of past, future and present.
I’ll take it! Time to write more. I’ll imagine my fingers are goose quills and that I’m writing like the wind as I type. My fingers and hand begin to hurt after about 5 minutes of handwriting so I just can’t do it.
From a walk this morning … Pollen dusted spider web. Cool!!! xoxo
And then I came across this on a walk today …. So magical …. xoxo …
May 8 2018:
Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. It was absolutely perfect. Beautiful weather, beautiful people, beautiful nature!!
May 9 2018:
Took myself for a walk yesterday morning and saw this beauty!! xoxo
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!!
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
Wonderful walk this morning. Amazing sky. Amazing grace. xoxo …
May 2 2018:
Thomas wanted to go for a walk yesterday before heading to the airport. We didn’t have time for a full walk around, so instead we walked to the lake and stood for a few minutes. Such dramatic clouds and sky lately. Incredibly beautiful.
May 3 2018:
Sunset walk with Lillian. Such a celebrity. We passed a couple who have bought and read her book (one of them a special education teacher) and another person who has seen her on TV. I love connecting with others. Love is beautiful. Love is magical. xoxo
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 …..
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.
April 27 2018:
These two have their “hands” full!! 14 babies!!! That’s the most I’ve seen so far! So sweet and cute!
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.
April 28 2018:
Sunset walk with Thomas last night. Perfect timing. Such a beautiful never ending art show from Mother Nature. xoxo ….
It’s been an afternoon of phone calls … Ingram Books, Createspace, and scheduling appointments for Lillian. Thankfully I went for a walk this morning and sat for a bit by the water. Ahhhhhh ….. (photo of where I sat)
Nearing completion of changes that need to be made so Lillian can have a book signing at the Reno Barnes & Noble and they can have them for sale there too! One form to fill out and email and then we wait for the change to process.
YAY for progress!!! xoxo
Am I alone in NOT liking to use the phone? Not sure what it is, yet, I will try all other non-phone communication methods before using the phone!
Lillian Darnell and Camilla April 2018 Date Day ….
First stop – Wilbur May Arboretum …. An amazingly beautiful and vibrant oasis. Incredible amounts of bird chatter too. Plus giant turkeys!! Ended with walking the labyrinth …. Love ending our visits here with this meditative walk!
Second stop: Parmesan sea salt fries for Lillian and oh so yummy green juice and coconut yogurt for me.
Then back home and to the lodge for eating our dessert of vegan ginger cookie for me and brownie for Lillian. Next up, UNO and reading. What a beautiful day!!
Last on the agenda: A walk around the lake. Deeply beautiful and peaceful. Sat for a while on a lovely huge rock with an amazing view.