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A Little Nature “Time Out” for Inspiration and Well-Being

beach3Some days I just feel like sharing the beauty of life and Mother Earth…all the miracle joys of creation and vitality that are all around us always. I feel that nature is so important to honor, be in harmony with, and to receive guiding wisdom from. It gets us in touch with our own true nature and teaches us the value of creative energy, cycles of life, and life force energy.

I truly believe that time spent in nature or in any way surrounded with all things natural would support balance and well-being in ways inexpressible.

Because my life is about creating beauty and seeing all of life to be natural creations of art, I am constantly in awe (like a little child) of the brilliance around me and see everything as a masterpiece, being and unfolding, before our very eyes.

catalinaSo today I felt guided to simply share some of the photos (as always, click on each to enlarge for detail) from all of my time in nature over this long weekend so you can enjoy a bit of natural beauty and immerse yourself in smelling the “roses” even if just for the moments you come across this post. Images have a way of touching us in deep ways.


one of the dolphins from the 3 dolphin pod – where’s your good camera when needed?


monarch butterfly that glided through my photo as i took it

I spent enormous amounts of time Friday through Monday out with nature, feeling the need to take time off from work and explore. I saw many of Mother Earth’s children and came across some magical gifts as well, including a full shedded snake skin and a road runner’s tail feather. They will become part of some sacred shaman ceremonies indeed, to add to my collection 🙂 Some of the magical creatures included seeing a roadrunner (actually not long before the tail feather), a horned toad lizard (wow), a toad, (love amphibians!), a huge pod of like 100 dolphins and then a small pod the next day of 3, and many Monarch butterflies that were gracefully gliding into me at the garden grounds of the Mission we visited.

This all took place while I spent a day in Catalina, did a 5 mile Full Moon hike, a beach walk, an 8 mile day hike, and spent time outdoors in Camarillo on a property full of trees, gardens, koi pond, and tortoise sanctuary. Loved it!

I hope you enjoy these images and quotes of nature and that you come to experience more of the magic that is available to you always.

sj16If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent van Gogh

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. ~William Wordsworth

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. ~E.O. Wilson

sj4Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ~John Muir

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ~John Muir

cat26There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords. ~John Muir

beach11The mountains are calling and I must go. ~John Muir

Like John Muir I find myself most at home in the wilderness of life….the great outdoors. A place where timelessness is the blending of horizons between sea and mountain, land and sky, Earth and Cosmos, body and soul.

More and more the experience of life for me no longer feels contrasting, as much as it seamlessly is becoming a living meditation of harmony between all things.gaia20


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