Lillian and Camilla October 2020 Date Day

October 10 2020

Yesterday was the Lillian and Camilla October 2020 Date Day

First stop: I picked up an order of fries for Lillian and we had a great lunch at home.

Next stop: A trip to Wilbur May Arboretum. So much gorgeousness = tons of photos!

Last stop: Lillian picked out her pumpkin and chose a sugar cookie with red icing, in the shape of an apple.

Badminton Followed By a Beautiful Moon Bath of Poor Air Quality

October 1 2020

Air quality was back in the red/unhealthy today, so Thomas and I played badminton in the indoor sport court. It was our first time using it.🏸

As soon as we get a basketball, a volleyball, and a pickle ball set, we have those as options, too. Looks like they’re almost finished with the outdoor sand volleyball court and the bocce ball court too. Fun! 🏀 🏐 🥒 🏀

The air quality finally improved just before dinner, so Lillian and I went for a moonlit walk. Beautiful moon bath.

October 8 2020

Lovely walk this afternoon. Air quality not so good, but not too bad for a walk.

October 9 2020

Lillian and I have been having our walks after dinner. It gets dark on us so we stay in our community and walk around. They’re slowly finishing more buildings and opening up more of the property. Last night, we saw that the sand volleyball court is finally finished! Can’t wait to try it out!

Sunrise With Wild Wind Bloopers at Sunset

September 22 2020

Sunrise this morning. Fingers crossed that we’re past the worst of the smoke.

September 24 2020

Thomas and I went for a hike on the Tamarack Lake Trail earlier this afternoon. Incredibly beautiful and peaceful.

Thomas had fun hitting rocks into the lake. I included some blooper photos of trying to take selfies with the wild wind that was blowing, and a blooper of what happens when Thomas takes my photo … He keeps taking the photo until I take my phone away! Crazy kid!

September 26 2020

Gorgeous sunset tonight.

Walks of Love With a Wild Sunset While Being Hot and Humid

August 15 2020

After dinner walk with Lillian last Thursday. Love these walks.

August 16 2020

Wild sunset last night. Sounds like it was mostly due to a raging fire in northern California.

August 18 2020

Morning walk. Whew! Humid and hot. The rain yesterday afternoon was refreshing. Needed more though.

Wonderful Walks With Clouds and Thorny Sunsets While the Ornamental Grass Glows

August 9 2020

There were many wonderful walks, clouds and sunsets during the two week stay at home vacation and social media break.

August 11 2020

Sunset walk with Lillian.
Sometimes parenting is a bed of roses.
Sometimes parenting is a bed of thorns.
Sometimes I know exactly where I’m going.
Sometimes I don’t know whether I’m coming or going.
Yet, the walks I take, the scenes my eyes frame, the photos I take, being in nature, always brings peace and comfort.

August 13 2020

Wonderful early morning walk. I love these lil fuzzy ornamental grasses. They glow in the sunlight.

Soul Food with a Smoky Sunrise Alongside Ornamental Grass

July 21 2020

A lovely walk early this morning. Soul food.

July 23 2020

Sunrise walk this morning. Fire in the Virginia Foothills this morning. It was contained in a new construction area, but seemed to take a while to get fully out. They were still working on it, when I got home from the grocery store at 10:00.

July 24 2020

Early morning walk. Love this lil fuzzy ornamental grass.

July 25 2020

Sunset last night.

Thomas and Camilla June 2020 Date Day

June 25 2020

Thomas and Camilla June 2020 Date Day

First stop: Yakisoba style spicy bowl and Rangoon for Thomas from Teriyaki Madness. Red miso ramen for me, from my kitchen. Dessert: Vanilla bean “ice cream” sandwich.

Second stop: Galena Bitterbrush Trail. Ended the walk with seeing a doe and buck. Beautiful.

Flock of Pelicans With Magical Wind Clouds While Almost Playing Tennis

June 15 2020

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a flock of pelicans flying overhead. There were about 15 of them. It was beautiful! I’ve seen a few in the lakes around here. Just not that many. (Absolutely horrible photos, but I couldn’t resist sharing.)

June 15 2020

Incredibly windy walk with Thomas this afternoon. Still beautiful. Still magical.

June 18 2020

Thomas and I had a beautiful walk at a park we visited many times when he and Lillian were younger. We’d planned on hitting tennis balls around, but the court was occupied. Next time.

June 19 2020

The sky and clouds last night. I mean. Who else saw it? Magnificent.

Lillian and Camilla June 2020 Date Day

June 9 2020

Lillian and Camilla June 2020 Date Day … Part 1

Fries from Ike’s and lemon cheesecake cookie from Whole Foods for Lillian. Fabulous French onion from GreatFull Gardens and Coconut Bliss chocolate walnut brownie “ice cream” for me.

Part 2

A walk in one of our favorite places.

Part 3

A beautiful drive to Audrey Harris Park, stop to take in the beauty, and a wonderful drive back home.