Throwback Post: Warm Blanket of Love and Memories


November 27 2014:

This morning I woke to a strong, warm blanket of love and memories.

Thoughts and visions of childhood Thanksgivings. The love, laughter, silliness, and craziness. Love shared with cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents. And then came a wave of memories of old friendships and special moments; including moments where I’ve not been at my best and asking for forgiveness. It was so very special and filled my heart with love.

I am thankful for this. May your hearts be open to give and receive unconditional, compassionate love today … xoxo

(Camilla – 2014 – Washoe Lake)

Throwback Post: Pretty Young Thing


July 17 2012:

Just heard a song that brought back warm and fuzzy memories of my Mammaw & Arthur Mann.

After my step-grandpa, Arthur, retired from construction work in Nigeria, they weren’t ready to settle down and still wanted to travel. So they took on the task of motel management … they were at a different location about every 6 months. It was such fun to visit them while they were doing this.

One of their front desk employees when they were in Helena, Montana was also a DJ. Guess hearing this song by Michael Jackson that he dedicated to me on one of his DJ’ing shifts brought these fun memories to the surface!!

Miss talking and visiting with y’all and love the memories we created!

Throwback Post: Honeysuckle Memories


July 24 2012:

I walk by Honeysuckle every time we are on a walk on the trail by our house … I LOVE the smell of Honeysuckle … it reminds me of my Mammaw Downs … Loved being at my Mammaw’s house and hanging out with my cousins. Always felt like HOME!

She had honeysuckle and blackberries in the backyard (and a big ole garden!!) I so enjoyed picking the blackberries (only half of them made it into the house) so she could make all kinds of yummy stuff with them and pulling the middle out of the honeysuckle flower to get that itty bitty bit of nectar inside of each one! Hope this brings a wave of warm precious memories to your day too!!

Did Someone Say Big Hair

November 27 2021

Did someone say BIG hair and black eyeliner?

Found these wild gems while going through the piles of old photos, taken 1992. I’m thankful I finally laid the black eye liner to rest. RIP black eyeliner! 😂🤣😂

After seeing these, Thomas commented that I sure wear my hair boring now. I guess you could say that I’m all around quite boring these days compared to back then. Wild hair = Wild child … I guess??!! 😁😁😁

Leaves and Love and Beauty and Beautiful Memories and Fairy Houses and Quiet

October 2 2018:

An after dinner walk with Lillian on Sunday and these beautiful leaves were just hanging around. 🍁🍁🍁

October 3 2018:

Wonderful five mile walk Tuesday morning. The trees, leaves, and sky whispered of love and beauty. 💚💚💚💙💙💙

October 4 2018:

Lillian and I spent a few minutes in the library garden yesterday after doing our volunteer work. Team TLC used to visit the garden after every library visit. Beautiful memories! 💚💚💚

This beautiful creation of nature brings to mind that it’s a wee little fairy house. I just love these cute wispy beauties!! xoxo

October 5 2018:

Beautiful and quiet afternoon walk. Sigh …. Deeply grateful …. 🙏💚💙🌲🌏

A Heart Opening Memory by Camilla Downs

October 5 2018:

A Piece of Myself Back – A Heart Opening Memory

*THROWBACK TO DECEMBER 14 2013 with Memories of 1989**

(I’m doing housecleaning of my blog and came across this post that got buried before I had the chance to go back to it. Seemed like the right time to share it now.) …..

A Piece of Myself Back – A Heart Opening Memory

A Haunting Memory by Camilla Downs

June 10 2018:

A Haunting Memory

Why does this memory haunt her? Why does it keep returning? She does not remember the exact age of when this happened. She would have been 5, 6 or 7 years old. The past couple of years when this memory surfaced she has taken the time to feel emotions she buried from that time …. sadness and anger. Even though she remembers not who was involved, she has forgiven whoever it was.

She used to ignore it. Telling herself either she imagined it or if it happened …

Alchemy: A Haunting Memory Reveals the Truth