May 29-31, 2019

The further we walk on this pilgrimage, the more I see reasons to pause and treasure an awareness of the moment.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”


Walking through beauty!

“Feistiness might be a heck of a lot more use than beauty.”

—Ali, the Mindful Gardener

One feisty flower!

“Beauty ain’t always little, cute colored flower. Beauty is anything where people be like, ‘Damn.’ ”


Ruinas del Castillo de Belorado

Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.

—Wayne Dyer

What joy to feel the wind whistling past our ears and reach for the trees with our toes! A passing pilgrim laughed as she took our picture.

Each day we walk.

Each day brings…

new sights…

new people…

new thoughts.

Two dogs in the town of Villamayor del Río have an airy perch for watching the world pass!

Our side trip to the ruined castle of Belorado brought an awareness of the ephemeral character of human buildings and the timeless essence of nature.

From sweeping vistas of verdure to the intense focus of a bumblebee harvesting pollen, opportunities for a pause in our walk abound!


One hot day we climbed a ridge, to be surprised with an Oasis del Peregrino. Trees cast needed shade across dusty ground, and many peregrinos (pilgrims) had used their rest time in creative ways!

A guitar playing totem pole wears a headband for relief from the heat!

Those hot, dusty ridges separated major watersheds. The Ebro River with its tributaries brought water to the Mediterranean Sea. The Tagus and Douro river systems flowed into the Atlantic Ocean. A few meters of land provided welcome shade and laughter to me while quietly directing the course of trillions of water droplets! With silliness on one hand and awesome forces on another, who can resist the invitation to enjoy life?

I end this post with ten seconds of wind in the grass and a mosaic of blooms.

4 thoughts on “Invitation!

    1. I’d love that also! I’ll be coming through Seattle a few times this fall, but it will be flying visits for seeing my orthodontist. However, we’ll be in Seattle for the whole month of December. I do hope we can get together.


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