There is something about this rock shaped by volcanic activity and I always look for it when in the area. The area I live in is so rich in variety, filled with so much beautiful landscapes that are completely different from each other, from one direction to another, no matter where the wind carries you. It’s beautiful if you love Mother Nature and can appreciate her many faces. Or you might simply enjoy the variety and the the impacts that volcanos, glaciers and the desert had on the landscape.
Sometimes we love a place so much that it becomes a part of us. It’s a place we feel at peace, where we can breathe deeply and let all the troubles melt away. Where time stands still and everything is ok.
Lake Tahoe is such a place for me that never gets old, no matter how many times I have seen it. And I’ve been lucky enough to live close to see it many times. It’s a magical place that will forever hold a part of me.
Day is over, night has come.
Today is gone, what’s done is done.
Embrace your dreams, through the night.
Tomorrow comes with a whole new light.
….today brought amazing light and it was a beautiful day. There was a glow in the air, reflecting on Washoe Lake, and within my heart. Nothing was missing and I felt rich in every way.
Oh, and today a business name for my dreams was discovered, finalized and available to be registered. Stay tuned for the reveal. 😉
Came across this oldie but goodie of Lassen Peak today, and it’s got me thinking. I can see it as a metal print, but then again on the other side, I think I can do better. It’s sure nice to look at and I love the colors of the day light fading, but I’m not sure it has that “WOW” factor that just totally grabs you and blows you away. And with that I think I just answered my own question.
The struggle of us artists, always our worst critic, but it also keeps us inspired and striving to get better. Not a bad thing if we learn to celebrate the achievements we already have accomplished.
This picture was taken on top of the Karwendel mountains above the town of Mittenwald Germany. I made several trips there during my stay in Germany last year and it reminded me of a little place that I have here in the states, close to my house, I call “The vortex”. There are many places like this here in the states, but the one that comes to mind is the closest one to my house, which provides a quick get away.
I know you may think of a vortex like a swirling mass, sucking up everything within it’s path, but to me it has a different meaning. Surely you have heard of the healing vortexes in Sedona Arizona, or Machu Picchu, described as a “healing energy vortex”. Millions of people flock to these areas every year to experience a calm and tranquil feeling of serenity they can’t explain, but which is said to come from these healing vortexes.
This is what this place in Mittenwald resembled to me and smaller vortexes can be found all over the world. If you are sensitive to the energy of such vortexes, you might be able to pick up their soothing qualities in other, not famous or well known spots of the world. Every time I feel that peaceful bliss, I always connect it to being within the vicinity of a vortex. If you have ever noticed a circular patch of grass in your lawn that seems to grow just a little faster with a color that is deeper and more saturated, it is compliments of an energy field, a vortex.
A vortex is not something that you can see, although you can’t deny the stunning beauty that was surrounding me in this picture, but it’s mostly something you feel. It’s a place that speaks to your soul, a place that lets you put your worries aside and breath in deeply. With every breath while you feel a sense of calm flood your veins, you feel more alive than ever and your batteries are recharged to handle and deal with the demands of everyday life. I have to warn you about that once you become aware, and once you have experienced such a feeling, it is highly addictive and you will crave it more and more. Excuses will fall to the wayside, and you will always find ways to make it happen somehow, each and every time. You will yearn for the experience to submerge yourself in this feeling as often as possible.
Have you ever taken the time to experience this somewhere, have you got a spot that makes you feel like that? I’d love to hear all about it.
One of the several entrances into my favorite medieval city, Rothenburg o. d. T.
With the anniversary of being home and spending nearly a year in Germany, there is no doubt that things were tough. But like with most things, not all was bad, and there are plenty of reasons that Germany will always hold my roots. I don’t think I can live there all year round anymore, but there will always be people, cultures, places and things that will always remind me of where I came from, and draw me back.
A older picture of Lake Tahoe, bluest of blues besides Crater Lake, Oregon.
More snow for Lake Tahoe and we are 170% to our snow goal for the year. Driving up here involved 4wheel drive conditions, a blizzard, and the clouds breaking just long enough to get my highest step goal in since coming back to the states. 8417 steps…getting stronger and I’m on my way. ❤️