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Meredith 🦋

Right-brained life devourer and contemplator.

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The very moment I snapped this photo was also my first taste of altitude sickness. We were ready to board the tram and had just spent at least 30 minutes at the highest point of Klein Matterhorn (3 trams, one elevator up through the mountain and one staircase up to the viewing platform), which was barely as long as I wanted to be up there! That 360° 3,880 meter high panorama of the mountains of Switzerland, Italy (including its highest peak, Grand Paradiso 4061 m), and France (including Mont Blanc, highest peak in the Alps 4810 m) seized my spirit and practically levitated me — they were that breathtaking to behold. In hindsight, I might have overdone it for a lowlander. A hangover without the alcohol had claimed the physical stability of both of my daughters and me. . But after being in the presence of such majesty (mountains, as well as an à propos massive wooden crucifix), I wonder ... was it was the elevation or the overload of my heart that caused my dizziness. . Check my stories for some background video and pics! . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . . #passionpassport #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #getoutside #globewanderer #radgirlscollective #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #folksouls at Glacier Paradise

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Currently seeking ways to change the world. . || This moment was a special one. I hadn’t been back to Europe in 14 years and Italy in 22. We met our daughter in this absolutely captivating walled hill town, Orvieto, which sits halfway between Rome and Florence. We spent our first night with her in an apartment in an ancient part of town and, in early the morning, we wandered through the cobble stoned maze to the center, where we were welcomed by the gentleman in the photo, giving ivory life to sonatas and modern songs alike. I was entranced — possibly levitating — as I absorbed the music and the artistry of the cathedral all at once. What a welcome back! ** To hear this scene, go to my archived stories in my bio, under “Italia 🇮🇹.” Let me know if you loved it, too! 🇮🇹 ** . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . . . . . #illegalvisuals #exceptional_pictures #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #orbearth #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #girlscreating #visualquest #infinity_worldshoot #snaps_standard #rsa_ladies #ilovetoroam #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #italyiloveyou #italy_photolovers #tuscanygram #tuscanylovers #tuscanyexperience #italy_hidden_gems at Orvieto

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I was going to write, “Morning has broken” as my caption, but then I thought, there’s nothing broken about mornings in a place like this ... or anywhere. 😉 ☀️ . || Fun fact: this is the cross in the reflection in my daughter’s sunglasses in my previous post. 😀 Also, if you zoom in to the snow on top of the mountain, you’ll see tiny blurry people specks. I think those avalanche tempting skiers are slightly whacked. **** Check out my new story to see the zoom clearly! **** || . #WHPshapes . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes . . . . . . #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #exploremore #getoutside #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #folksouls at Glacier Paradise

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I believe that we are all searching for something. What are you searching for? . This shot was taken on a little platform at the top of Kleine Matterhorn, where you can see a breathtaking 360° view of the top of the world. . . . . . #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix at Glacier Paradise

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Yep, this sunburst is real! . Like many people, I’m closest to God in nature, whether deep in a forest or high on a mountain top, like this one. I was so taken by this little chapel next to the Matterhorn in Switzerland, but I’ve never seen the sun shine quite like this on any previous mountaintop. . I like to think it was shining like this over a chapel in these mountains that are my version of Heaven on Earth in symbolic glory. . #WHPshine @undiscover.io #undiscover #undiscovertheworld . . . . . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron #scottscheapflights @scottscheapflights #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #letsgetlost #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix at Top of Gornergrat 3112m/10310ft

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Hello IG peeps 👋🏻 If you saw my stories last week, you’ll know why I’ve been MIA. Here are some stats on the macroburst that came to our small town for all of 5 minutes (or less) and left a such a devastating impression that I couldn’t bring myself to do something as light and self-serving as post photos or even browse others’ . (Stats for our town only): . * 1 life lost ... a mother of 2 young boys (ill spare you the tragic details of this) 😔🙏🏻 * 30+ homes a total loss (don’t know how many were damaged) * Winds: 110 mph (Hurricane Sandy’s strongest wind was 85 mph) * 288 miles of power lines down (that’s twice the length of Connecticut !) * 419 broken power poles * 121 blown power transformers * 628 trees downed (that are visible from the roads in our heavily wooded town) * 61 roads blocked (by several trees each) . Life moves forward. It won’t be normal for many for a long time and I’m sure thunderstorms and high winds will have an effect on us for a long time, but the worst is behind us and, as in every tragedy, humanity showed us its best side in the aftermath. People helping people ... it’s a beautiful thing. . On my road alone, there were a dozen + tree/wire/pole gnarled obstacles that a group of neighbors with chainsaws and excavators cleared paths through, because we were trapped (some of these trees were old and massive and needed heavy equipment just to move the small, cut chunks). It was so inspiring to see my neighbors come together like that. I have a photo in my archived stories of the final tree being cut and about 50 or 60 neighbors watching in awe. . The miracles of survival I’ve heard are truly heart stopping. This storm descended upon us during the most highly trafficked time of day. Trees dropped in front of and behind and next to so many drivers, while their lives were spared. . Make every moment count, people. . || This photo is from my beloved Switzerland 🇨🇭 Seeing it brings me peace. || . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes at Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Despite our fullest day being rain drenched in the Tuscan cloud masked hills, it was also perfection with its wine tasting and touring, 3 hour farmhouse lunch, and medieval town hopping. Our final and favorite stop that day was visiting and dining with our cousins at their home on the second oldest vineyard in the world. He runs the entire operation and their cottage has sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside. Can you say romantic?? Remind me to tell you that story some day. She’s American. He’s Italian. It pretty much blows away the movie, Under The Tuscan Sun. . But this photo here was taken in one of the medieval walled cities that day. . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . . . . . #illegalvisuals #exceptional_pictures #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #orbearth #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #girlscreating #visualquest #infinity_worldshoot #snaps_standard #rsa_ladies #ilovetoroam #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #italyiloveyou #italy_photolovers #tuscanygram #tuscanylovers #tuscanyexperience #italy_hidden_gems at Siena, Italy

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Could there have been a more fitting — or is it a more unnecessary — place to find a chapel than at Gornergrat, in the diocese of the Matterhorn? Being in the mountains of Valais, Switzerland has always been my Heaven, but standing alone next to this chapel with the granite guardian gracing my gaze was a faith filled rapture so unlike anywhere else. . Thinking of visiting Switzerland? Check out the accounts tagged for ideas. . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . . . . . #consciousadventurist #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #outdoorminded #outdoorwomen #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #inspiredbynature #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix at Zermatt, Switzerland

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“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” — Sir Anthony Hopkins . I breathe this. This life is my shot. Gotta live my truth. You? . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . . . . . #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #outdoorwomen #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #keepitwild #inspiredbynature #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix at Lake Thun

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Doesn’t this lush hillside pasture just make you want to go frolick in it?? Everywhere I turned in Switzerland, there was another chapel on a hill just begging me to come photograph it or say a wee prayer in it ... or both! I want a little chapel in the forest behind my house. . 🌲🌲💒 🌲🌲🌲 . . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . . . . . #outside_project #womenwhoexplore #landscapescapture #lifehappensoutdoors #Radgirlscollective #outdoorminded #outdoorwomen #thegreatoutdoors #letsgetlost #keepitwild #inspiredbynature #getoutstayout #forceofnature #takeahike #alpinebabes #exploremore #getoutside #wearetravelgirls #globewanderer #sheexplores #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #switzerland_vacations #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerland_bestpix at Fribourg, Switzerland

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Our week in Switzerland was ending. It had been one figurative and literal exquisite peak after another. We were about to leave friends whom I had met and easily connected with 33 years ago during my [university] junior year in Switzerland. . It’s surreal to say that it has been this many years, but friendships like these, whose ties never fray, but only tighten and double and triple knot themselves, can only be the reward of time and love. They are sunlight, these men. I hear from them and my day is buoyant and brightened. . This photo was captured on our final morning staying in the home of Peter and his family. He agreed to wake for sunrise and accompany me to a field behind their neighborhood with a lovely little chapel primed for a sunrise silhouette. . What a perfect way to wrap up time spent with cherished friends who live too far away — not with a sunset, but basking in the symbolic sun rising behind a chapel in my heavenly Switzerland, in a dewy, emerald pasture, where I gave my thanks for friends and moments like these. . . @tamronusa @lumixusa #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron . @undiscover.io #undiscover #undiscovertheworld at Schmitten, Fribourg

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The tolling bells of the Duomo echoing off the ancient stone buildings had just woken us up in the Florence apartment that overlooked Palazzo Vecchio, which we shared for one week with our kids and my family. Rising from the ensuing waking city was the bass rhythmic thumping of several drums. We craned in both directions from our windows to seek the source and were amply rewarded when a parade of colorfully uniformed and flamboyantly plumed soldiers marched directly beneath our window. To see us from below, grandparents to teens, hanging out windows and squealing with delight for our Italian welcome wagon, must have been as entertaining as the procession itself. . . . . . #illegalvisuals #exceptional_pictures #theweekoninstagram #royalsnappingartists #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #orbearth #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #artofvisuals #girlscreating #visualquest #infinity_worldshoot #snaps_standard #rsa_ladies #ilovetoroam #passionpassport #amazingtravelbeauty #thetravelwomen #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron #ig_firenze #firenzemia #visitflorence #florenceitaly #duomodifirenze #vivofirenze at Palazzo Vecchio

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Find a celebration in your everyday. 🎈 . My big reason to celebrate is that tomorrow we leave to visit our daughter, who’s studying for a semester in Italy. What’s extra cool is that we’re going with my parents and one of my brothers and his partner. It’s a very special family celebration in honor of my parents’ 80th birthdays. I wish my other brother could come, but we’ll be toasting him with vino 🍷all week! ❤️ . This trip comes just in time. I’m out of fabuloso photos! 😂 Grazie, Tuscany! . . . . . #exceptional_pictures #theweekoninstagram #ig_namaste #global_ladies #girlscreating #folkcreative #folkgood #visualquest #theIMAGED #snaps_standard #orbearth #feature_the_best #rsa_ladies #theamericancollective #getoutstayout #nelust #newenglandphotography #newenglandoutdoors #connecticutlife #connecticutgram #iheartconnecticut #rsa_fog #wherelumixgoes #withmytamron at Connecticut

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