Finding Our Groove While Nature Changes Things Up
We’re finally down to the wire with house renovation work, which means we’re beginning to find our new groove with what life will be like here without all the commotion and activity of contractors. We are basically done redecorating (I think we’re only waiting on one piece of furniture to arrive) besides minor touches I’m sure we’ll continue to fine-tune over time, only have a hand full of contractor days remaining (that will be spread throughout now and end of the month (so no more daily invasions), and are starting to get back to our longer hikes and Dave’s been getting out skiing.
One cool thing that completed this last week was our downstairs room we made into an exercise/meditation room, which we’ve never had before, but because the physical is equally as important, this is a good integration room. We feel it important to bring even more body and resonant/aligned types of exercise into our lives when we aren’t out in nature doing that, alongside the peace and stillness we’re bringing in. That’s a good way to ground, embody, and manifest too!
And speaking of exercise, we got out on some bigger hikes this week, which included hiking from our house to the lake for the first time. The full loop is about 4 and a half miles.
We are only a two mile hike away from Lake Tahoe and whether you go one way and back or take the loop, you’ll find yourself meandering through a variety of beauty to include, creeks, forest, meadows, rock outcrops, ponds, beach, and yes, the huge ocean-like lake.
We also discovered that in 18 minutes we can walk to our favorite Thai restaurant from our house or the Italian place next to it that has yummy vegan pizza. There’s also a hot pot place and a sushi place in the same complex – all with vegan options – so we can basically walk down for lunch if we want, not to mention can either walk or bike down to the beach in the summer to avoid the parking crowds. The same distance the other way also takes us to Safeway and all the shops there.
We’re constantly hit with surprises on why this house was so perfect for us and definitely creates a wellspring of things to be grateful for.
Alongside settling into life here and being able to focus more on other things besides the house, we’re gearing up for our first visitors in about a week and a half here.
However, in the meantime I’m finding it REALLY nice to be in the peace of my new shared office with Astrid and seeing my list of to-do’s dwindle completely away so that my time is freed for my book fully once again.
That’s a huge phew! as although I know getting the house anchored in was important, I have been hearing the call of my path saying, “it’s time!”
I will soon share photos of our new magick room where Astrid and I immerse in the good energies together and are master minding the new, but for now I thought I’d share some nature inspiration.
We are having a warm and late Winter so far, which means we’re still hiking and not snow shoeing yet, as we’ve only had 2-3 inches of snow dustings here about three times, even at 6600 elevation.
There’s more snow at the higher altitudes, but nothing close to last year’s record setting amounts, at all levels, and the overflowing creeks and rivers.
You definitely can’t predict anything anymore and it just makes you surrender into the beauty and surprise of the moment.
Like this beautiful, large grouse I noticed and who seemed to take note of us very deliberately.
Anyway, for my blog friends AND my mom who diligently follows along here as well, I thought I’d share some of Nature’s beauty recently from our getting back in the swing of things here. I post on Instagram, but know not everyone is on a social media platform.
Posted on January 15, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged earth healing, embodiment, integration, lake tahoe, nature, personal growth. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
Is that the pizza place you took me to that is 18 min walk away? If so yummy and kombucha too!!!!!!
hi D!!! no, that one actually is down the other end in south lake tahoe…about a 15 minute drive. this is that new one we discovered when we moved in here and ordered that huge overloaded with veggie pizza. still yummy though, but no kombucha on tap like the other place. i can’t remember if he sells kombucha in the bottle maybe, but you’d like this pizza too!
Awwwww yes!!!! I remember the one are bottom of hill almost. How great so many choices that lend themselves to your palates!!!
yes! that one! i know! we’re so happy and feel so grateful and lucky.
Yay! Walking to nearby errands and food spots is the best! Gorgeous photos as usual. I’m still trying to sense where you are, but I think I know from what I recall of when we lived in Stateline. ❤️🌲
yes, it’s fun…and we love that it doesn’t involve streets (unless you wanted it to, in which case you could walk streets to kingsbury and down), as it’s all through the forest (like a secret back door) until you hit the highway and then you cross at a light and on to the next meander of trails to the lake. but to get to the restaurants or safeway it’s all nature. sneaks! we’re in what they call middle kingsbury…we were at upper kingsbury when we lived at the top in the condo…if that helps
Yes, you’re where I thought you must be. Very cool!
So gorgeous!!! 👍👏👌And I’m so jealous!!! 😉
aw thank you nadine! ❤
Beautiful colors, an incredible beauty represented in a chameleon. This is the type of pieces that should be best represented within the galleries of modern photographic art.
I take this and cordially invite you to attend during the month of February the auction of artistic works to be held at the Prado Museum, will feature works by artists such as Rutilio Gaci, Gabino Amaya Cacho and more. With the special participation of the photographic cabinet of Las Palmas.
thank you william
I love where your live, it’s so beautiful ☺️
thank you simon!! i love it more every day ❤
I think I would too ❤️
Wow, gorgeous pictures as always. I love the ones of Emerald Bay, as you so rarely see pictures of it from that angle. My favorite is the wide shot of Emerald Bay, as it could be a painting. So happy for you all.
so glad you enjoyed these! emerald bay really is beautiful and of course i love its name ❤ thank you so much!