Monday, October 1, 2012

memento mondays: finding rest, beauty at carmel

Roxane 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


Jade said...

Oh wow :O, these photos are incredible!!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Great shots, Roxane. You were truly gifted by all that color. Glad you had such a beautiful retreat!

Vicky said...

I'm still taking my time through the photos- savoring and trying to pare down when really I want to highlight each little slice of rainbow we were so exquisitely shown :) AHhhh- still riding the ebb of serenity :)

lenore said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Roxane!