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The photograph above, of a female cardinal, was taken about four years ago in VA, during the wintertime. A straggler who decided to stay behind.

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.” –

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

egret on path

The wintertime photograph of the Great White Egret was taken last week, while I was walking on a path at the lake.


“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you dies each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason
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– Ernest Hemingway

I am sorry for the update…I inadvertently called the female cardinal a “female robin”, and had to correct my mistake.

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Sunday Scenes – December 9, 2012

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Two poems I found:

ON HIGHWAY 70, SOUTH, TO SACRAMENTO–
CHRISTMAS DAY
Michael R. Collings
c. 2003

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First, an egret, show-white hump
Unmoving in the ragged field,
Chalky blur as our car whips by,
Pure against stiff breeze-blown blacks;

Then, some miles further south,
Three–one alight, two awing–
Blending light with cloud, reflecting
Sky to fallow, waiting fields.

Then, on both sides, a dozen . . . more . . .
Sweeping angles, binding earth
To heaven with lustrous, facile flight,
Mirrored in flat watery panes.

No more–or . . . wait . . . silhouette
Against distant snow-caps, one more
Wings silently east, seeking dawn,
Surcease from winter’s murmured ice.

At last, no more. Marsh-black winter
Draws itself to a horizon
Unremittingly flat and gray. . . .
Where egrets must await the spring.
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LIKE A WAVE CREST
(from the Japanese of)
Uda
c. 9th century; transl. Rexroth
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Like a wave crest
Escaped and frozen,
One white egret
Guards the harbor mouth.

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** contributory thanks to Sam Droege **
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December 9, 2012 – 25 Kislev, 5773

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Tuesday Photography and Books

The Great Egret taken at a pond at the perimeter of an orange grove.

The two tree captures are from Descanso Gardens. I have no idea who the individuals are, and blurred their faces.

Our World Tuesday

Amy Meltzer’s blog, Homeshuling, will be hosting the April Jewish Book Carnival. Get your links to her by this Thursday, April 12, 2012. Email them to morahamy [at] yahoo [dot] com.

The Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California is thrilled to announce that the 47th Annual AJL convention will be held at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.

Read Leonard Fein’s article regarding A.B. Yehoshua on being a complete Jew vs a partial Jew.

The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, From Cairo to Brooklyn, by Lucette Lagnado, looks to be as good a read as her first memoir, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit.

I came across this book, and it is a must buy for me...An Exclusive Love, a Memoir, by Johanna Adorjan

April 10, 2012 – 18 Nisan, 5772

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