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.
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
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
January 24 2017:
Icicles and ice are fun to photograph!! More walking and being outdoors yesterday. xoxo
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 …
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!!!!
January 26 2017:
More icicle magic yesterday. Love the wee little ones!!
This morning Thomas asked if he could show me what he’s been creating.
Minutes later I sat cuddled next to him looking at a replica of the UN building and grounds ….. in Minecraft. He says he did a few searches to find out what it looked like. xoxo
January 18 2017:
Message received today from Ranger Marie with Washoe County Parks – Ranch San Rafael Park … “We’d love to help share Thomas’ book with the community and discuss an exhibit. I am so happy! I talked to all the Rangers about it and we are so thrilled!!!! …. you can call me on my personal cell anytime …. ”
PLUS an email from one of the BIG casino’s here in town about the book for their gift shop … We shall see what happens with this one …
It is when we are in the depths of our own darkness, we can rest assured the light and solutions are simply awaiting our embrace of said darkness ….. for the light will shine, shine, shine once we patiently dance with the darkness … xoxo
I love the little sleeping buds on trees. Finally got to take a walk yesterday morning and briefly played around with the macro lens I received as a gift. Thanks Momma! Can’t wait to play with it more. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt
Thomas and I went for a cloudy and cold walk. He had a great time testing the thickness of the frozen areas of the lake. We also got to see some new handiwork courtesy of our beaver friends. Love our walks together …. xoxo
Lots of black-billed magpies around lately. One let me snap his picture before he flitted away. This time I took a few minutes to sit, snug with my back leaned against a tree and my feet leaning on a huge rock. Nice and cozy. xoxo
The moon was amazing last night. There was a large halo and the clouds were gently and quickly drifting by the glow. Seriously, I took 555 pictures …. it’s at times like that I wish I had a good quality camera. One day. xoxo
Hypnotic and magical moon last night …. I could not get enough of it. Every second was a different view. xoxo
Spotted this beautiful black cat on the walk this morning and was moved by the beauty and contrast of colors. Then the water as I walked over the bridge caught my attention. Am I looking up or down? I’m blessed and grateful that Nature never tires of shining and showing me. xoxo