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Friday News – May 31, 2013

bayside

bay side

Actually, my post is late, and I am keeping it short due to time constraints.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
-Mark Twain

Visit Hannah for a nice sounding Indian flat bread recipe.

Leora has tips for traveling with an iPad in Israel.

Zivah’s post reflects my thoughts on this week’s Parsha.

Senior Hiker has a stunning beach scene!

Freya’s story, “Tapestry”, is thoughtful in many ways.

Shabbat Shalom!

May 31, 2013 – 22 Sivan, 5773

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Sea and Sky

going coastal2

going coastal

Our memories of the ocean will linger on,
long after our footprints in the sand are gone
“.
-Unknown

The Sea, Once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
-Jacques Cousteau

Sea and sky
treasured memories
gone by.
-Unknown

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Wednesday Photographs

odd rainbow.jpg

Apparently, as I took the photo, above, the rainbow that was visible, split itself between the leaves and branches, and gave an odd effect within the finished photograph.

winter dryness

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Much of the inner river area that runs near the lake (the Sepulveda Basin and Dam) is basically dry right now, and not high at all. We have had a bit of rain, which has given the Los Angeles River, that flows near the lake, a bit of water, but not much. The river is normally fairly dry in this area. The other tributaries can be fairly full, especially after a rainfall.

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I have been busy catching up on some reading. I managed to finish two books.

I am about to go for my daily walk, which means that I will drive a short distance to the lake, and take my walk there, this morning.

After that, I need to run some errands, nothing of great significance. Once I am home and settled, I will write a couple of book reviews to be posted at a future date. I have about six to write, and hopefully I will finish at least two of them.

I hope you have a good Wednesday.

January 9, 2013 – 27 Tevet, 5773

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Winter Reflections

winter reflections

Today is the Tenth of Tevet, and is a Jewish fast day (a minor fast). The Tenth of Tevet marks the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. Read about it here, and also here.

winter 6

The poem below is from a Jewish prayer book of mine. I have always found it to be extremely comforting.

I wonder if
anything is impossible
to a G-d
who can make
evergreen trees with black trunks
cast blue shadows
on white snow

-Anonymous

trestle

Today we should reflect on our deeds, and repent for our wrongs.
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Speaking of reflecting…I was listening to the news last night, and there was a segment on a man who has a very short time to live. One of his doctors suggested he make a “bucket list”, and so he did. One of the top items was for him to have an iconic type of portrait taken. It was made possible, and he had his photograph taken by a professional photographer. He said, “It’s very important to me to have some kind of image that will remind people of where I was and that I was here, and that’s the most important thing to me,” I thought his statement was so poignant…I shed a few tears.

Here is the online post of his NBCLA TV segment.
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My goodness…what a heartfelt story.

Wilhelm Brasse, Auschwitz photographer dies at 95. He was a former prisoner, himself who was forced to take the photographs.
~~~~~

December 23, 2012 – 10 Tevet, 5773

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Spring Beginnings at the Lake

I took the above photograph this morning at the local lake/park. I loved how the cherry blossoms were beginning to blossom, signaling spring beginnings.

Today is Wednesday, which means it is time for Nature Notes Wednesday and Watery Wednesday! Visit the memes to see more photos from around the world.

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March 21, 2012 – 27 Adar I, 5772

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Water Scenics and Creatures

Once again, these memes are upon us. Visit them to see more beautiful captures.

Watery Wedneday

Nature Notes Wednesday

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March 7, 2012 – 13 Adar I, 5772

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