Photos are our memories, and I’m glad to have images from Ananda Village‘s Crystal Hermitage Garden. Each year, volunteers plant tulips on the terraced hillside, creating such beauty worthy of a yearly visit. However, this year they didn’t open to the public because of the Pandemic.

Ananda Village is just north of Nevada City in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The village is run by a spiritual association that provides a range of tools to strengthen spiritual lives of individuals of all ages. It follows the teaching of Paramhansa Yogananda and his disciple, Swami Kriyananda, to meet the needs of spiritual seekers. They also have retreats and rent cabins to individuals who just want to get away and meditate.

A group of us go up each year to take pictures. These are from last year.

Thank you Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles for this Spring Lens-Artist Challenge!

19 thoughts on “Lens-Artist Challenge #105: Spring

  1. Wow. Beautiful beautiful. The banner shot is stunning in large format. Autobiography of a Yogi was an enlightening book when I read it in the early ’70s (previous century).

    1. Thank you John! It’s a stunning place. I appreciate that they have cabins to rent for your own private retreat. At one point I was talking with a friend about going up their to relax and meditate.

  2. It must be a super nice place to hide away from the crazy world for some days! Such a pity you couldn’t take photos this year… The ones you showed us from last year are gorgeous!

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