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.

Night Angel With a Library Visited by an Orange and Colorful Bouquet of Sun

July 21 2020

Walk with Lillian last night. We’ll have to take this again in daylight. She and I have been taking our walks together after dinner once it’s cooled down.

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Just back from the library. It’s been a little over a month that we’ve been able to pick up books from the drive-through window at the library. Thankfully, the line has gotten shorter, the wait not as long. The first time it took an hour.

We sure do miss our volunteer time. We used to be here every Wednesday afternoon shelving books and pulling holds. Last I heard, volunteers would not be returning until January 2021. We miss the library and especially the folks at South Valleys Library. However …. YAY for library books!!

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Lillian looked outside and said the sun was shining orange. I’ve lived here long enough to know what that means. Fire about 4 miles from us in one direction. Dark cloud in the other direction, bringing about 5 minutes of heavy rain. More rain please!! Seems to be small. Confident they’re getting it under control.

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Sunset walk with Lillian. Took some photos before it got too dark. Great walk!

July 24 2020

Another wonderful sunset walk with Lilian yesterday. Not a fan of all the lighting, but sometimes it looks cool.

July 24 2020

Bought myself a bouquet of colorful flowers.

The Beauty of Spooner Lake With an Art Showing of Clouds and Rare Purple

July 12 2020

Amazing socially distanced hike around Spooner Lake, organized by Tahoe Herbivores. Walked a couple of miles, sat for lunch, and then another mile. Incredibly beautiful and peaceful. My first time here, so lots of photos.

July 16 2020

Cloud update. These are from yesterday afternoon. It seriously feels as if we’re at an art showing, with nature changing the art every few seconds.

July 16 2020

Spotted on the morning walk. I rarely see purple ones. Gorgeous!!!

Early Morning Walk With Glowing Bird Song and Serene Sunset of Roses for Four Years

June 22 2020

Lovely walk early this morning. Much, much bird song and bird chatter to be enjoyed. Wonderful way to begin the day.

June 23 2020

Beautiful walk early this morning. The early morning sunshine has a serene glow. So peaceful.

June 24 2020

It’s turned into a bouquet of roses! Thank you to the beautiful Life of the Party roses. Living up to her name!

June 24 2020

Gorgeous sunset last night. And, Lillian’s first lengthy walk at our new place. Perfect!

June 25 2020

The sky last night was amazing. So gorgeous that I didn’t want to take my eyes off of it.

June 26 2020

Lovely walk yesterday morning. It was wonderful to visit our old neighborhood. Four years of walks taken around this wee lake.

June 27 2020

This cutie pie has her first bloom! Yay!!

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.