|Roxane (a.k.a. Peace Garden Mama) in her autumn glory/Vicky Westra|
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
— Albert Camus
This weekend, my soul, eyes and heart were fed at a place called Carmel of Mary Monastery.
|Colorful Carmel Entry/Roxane B Salonen|
|The Road into Carmel/Roxane B. Salonen|
|Carmel Tree Peeking/Roxane B. Salonen|
|Cloister Closure/Roxane B. Salonen|
|Golden Bell/Roxane B. Salonen|
On this, my second visit involving an overnight, a friend joined me.
|Vicky and Roxane, Carmel Guest House/self-timed shot|
Sharing this beautiful place with someone I knew would appreciate it doubled the fruits.
A fellow lover of photographer, Vicky was in her glory with me as we explored the grounds, seeking treasures that were, gratefully, delivered beyond our expectations.
|Green Arch: Welcome/Vicky Westra|
|Shiny Specks of Crimson/Roxane B. Salonen|
|Yellow-Treed Curtsy /Roxane B. Salonen|
|The Turning of a Season/Roxane B. Salonen|
|Carmel Critters/Roxane B. Salonen|
|Rosary Beads at Carmel/Vicky Westra|
|Carmel Roses/Roxane B. Salonen|
|Bridge Over Wild Rice/Vicky Westra|
Thank you, God, for this gift…
|Golden Dusk/Roxane B. Salonen|