An Afternoon Walk at Camp Casey

Last weekend, I attended a regional retreat of Amma’s northwest satsang members. The retreat was held at Camp Casey which is located on Whidbey Island. The island is in Puget Sound, 30 miles north of Seattle.

During the afternoon of the second day of the retreat, I decided to explore the area.

The sun was still very bright when I began the walk. I love how this photograph turned out.

One retreat participant had suggested I walk to the end of the road and then turn left. He said that path would take me to a lighthouse. I decided to take his advice. I snapped photos as I walked. I was intrigued by a tree I saw in the distance.

Once I passed the tree, I saw the lighthouse…

… and another interesting tree. I wondered what kind of trees these were. If you know, please tell me!

In this area, there were people who were not from the retreat center. I surmised that this part of the island must be a public park.

After I returned to Camp Casey, I decided to take a short walk on the beach. I was able to get close, but there was no clear path down to the beach. If I had brought a walking stick, I might have walked through the driftwood, but I hadn’t, so I took a couple of photos and then returned to the camp.

Before long, I was in the building where I was staying. I saw another retreat participant standing on the balcony with her camera. I went outside to see what she was looking at. It was an incredible sunset!

(To enlarge the photos, click on the gallery.)

The photos above don’t do the sunset justice, but at least they give you a glimpse of the glory I witnessed.

Night Approaches in Amritapuri

When I stepped off the elevator on my floor tonight, I saw that the sun was starting to set. I decided to photograph the sunset and beyond.

6:24 p.m.

6:25 p.m.

6:26 p.m.

6:27 p.m.

6:34 p.m.

6:37 p.m.

6:38 p.m.

6:43 p.m.

6:47 p.m.

As night approaches, the sound of birds coming home to roost fills the air… and eagles soar overhead.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

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Amritapuri Sunsets

My friend Prarthana sent me stunning photos of the sunsets she took here the last two nights. I asked for, and received, permission to share them with you. Enjoy!

August 30

August 31

When I got off the elevator on my floor tonight, I was blessed with the sight of a gorgeous sunset. I took a photo so I could add it to this series. The picture looks essentially the same as what I saw with my eyes. Generally, the colors on my sunrise and sunset photos are muted. I’m so happy with this one.

September 1

 

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