Why I Make Nature Photographs

Amazing solo walk on February 14th. Just WOW!!

I love the mystery of going for a walk and listening for that strong urge that whispers,

“Take a picture now. Squat for this one. Kneel for this one. Lie down on the ground for this.”

It’s so fun to see where it leads and the photos that are made. xoxo

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I feel like this Ted Talk should be included with these photos.

“Celebrate What’s Right With the World” ….

See It. Share It. BE IT … Spread Love Everywhere You Go!

Amazing news! My 16 year old daughter, Lillian Darnell’s debut book, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories” is published. Learn more and order here

Wonderfully exciting news! My 12 year old son, Thomas Darnell‘s book, Biggest Little Photographer is published. Be inspired! Learn more and order here.

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Inspired Living: Storm Excitement


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Loud thunderstorm and lightening storm adventures …. with big fat raindrops = Thomas and Lillian sitting on the floor watching and talking to the storm fairies! Blessed by their excitement! The amazing sunset that followed the lightening and thunderstorm ….. … Continue reading

Inspired Living: Rocks Make a Room Fancy

(Thomas’ Contribution to the Reiki Room … Artwork titled “Tree”)

The other day Lillian made my and her bedroom “fancy”. She rearranged the pillows on the beds and added special rocks to the dressers and nightstands. She loves what I’ve done to the spare bedroom in converting it to a Reiki Oasis Room.

I cleared out some things, added a bamboo plant, candles, rocks and stones. She says it’s open and fancy now! HA! Love that she feels rocks add to the fanciness of a room! 

Inspired by Rain

Just back from a refreshing, inspiring and delicious walk in the rain …… Ahhhhhhhhh!! My wish for you is that you get out there and FEEL the rain, SMELL the rain and LISTEN to the rain …. and experience how you FEEL emotionally afterwards. Lovin me some LIFE y’all! ♥

Live Your Purpose


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(Reno Sunset) No matter who you are, no matter what your age, no matter your religion or non-religion, no matter your race, no matter your gender, no matter your financial situation and no matter your different abilities; YOU have a … Continue reading

30 Day Journey of Life: Self-Love

“Self-love is the source of all other loves.” -Pierre Corneille

And so it is … I accept and realize that to become enlightened and enrich my own life I must stop searching, trying so hard, and waiting for some “thing” to happen. I must be that which I seek and that which I seek lies within me. On October 15, 2012 I embarked on a Journey of Life. For at least the next year, I plan to dedicate myself to a different 30 Day Journey of Life at the beginning of every new 30 days.

The first 30 Day Journey of Life was Giving. The second 30 Day Journey was Non-Judgment. The third 30 Day Journey of Life was Silence. This month’s 30 Day Journey of Life is Self-Love.

I got a little behind so this 30 Days runs from January 26, 2012 through February 26, 2012. During this 30 days my plan was to treat myself kindly with my thoughts. And, also to take more time to not DO so that I can accomplish more. And, lastly to be conscious of what I eat and drink during this period.

Since I’m posting this so late, I can say that I didn’t do such a good job with this 30 Day Journey of Self-Love. Up until yesterday morning, February 20, 2013, that is. It took me that long to move through and accept a few things. I reached out to a friend yesterday morning, I started my day with 20 minutes of meditation on a specific prayer/mantra, ended my day with another 20 minutes of meditation and began my day today the same way. During this entire 30 days I have cut down on sugar intake and alcohol consumption. I actually don’t imbibe that much. I just wanted to do this for myself. Why? Because I Can! In addition, I increased the amount/length of my daily walk.

I feel wonderful and am truly INspired y’all!

Onward! Next 30 Day Journey of Life begins on February 27, 2013 … The day after my birthday!