We refreshed our spirits with the desert's quiet beauty.
We meditated in the sanctuary.
The quiet was what we loved: Listening to the wind, the birds, the water falls.
I found peace in the desert and a renewed bonding with my daughter.
My daughter is a mother to four wonderful daughters..a challenge that she meets with courage and strength and love.
These Cacti are like old men sentinels guarding the hills for years. We loved our morning walks in the hills.
The Labyrinth was a beautiful spiritual activity that we both enjoyed quietly.
The stones are placed beginning the walk into the center and then retracing your footsteps back to the beginning. It is a slow and quiet meditation. Once in the center, you may leave a small stone on the little pile that was there.
The little javelinas ran in groups throughout the grounds. They stayed to themselves, and were a delight to come upon..
They are about the size of a small or medium size dog. They have coarse hair, and remind one of wild pigs.
They are funny to watch and they eat the acorns that fall from the trees.
The early morning light was the best!
The sun against the adobe colored buildings and the sage green cacti and small plants was a perfect complement.