Sunset, Shabbat

It is Friday morning, which means Shabbat begins at sunset tonight.

Here are four photos taken last night, during sunset.

The first two looked somewhat ominous with those dark clouds. Then within seconds, the clouds moved on, and the illuminations that remained were pastel-toned beauties, with soft grey tones within the pinks and lavenders.
I appreciate all of nature’s sky scenes, darkness, lightness, sunsets, and sunrises. Sunsets appear distinctly different each day, and so do sunrises.

I wish all of you peace and joy this weekend. For those who celebrate, Shabbat Shalom!

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Yellow and Red

I loved the bright yellow of these lilies, and the shadows within the petals.

The shadows against the whiteness is what caught my attention, as I walked past this patio.

I have been fairly busy, as far as reading goes. I am reading, or recently read:

The Autobiography of God, by Julius Lester

Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar

Uprooting the Poison Tree, by Myra L. Weiner

City of a Thousand Gates, by Rebecca Sacks

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Thank you for visiting. Be well, be safe, and I hope your day is a nice one.

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Textures, Layers

I enjoyed coming upon this scene, the deteriorating architecture with its many textures and layers.

One could compare the setting to be an analogy of our own life, which is also filled with many textures and layers. Each minute creates new illuminations of our physical being, our landscape through which we grow, mature, learn from lessons that might not have been successful.

But, then, what is successful to one person, is another person’s success, through failed attempts, but within those attempts we learn what path to continue on, and our textures become survival layers. I dislike using ‘failed attempts’, and rather see the attempts to be negative aspects from which positivity blooms.

We all, and I do mean ‘all’, have gone through issues that we have overcome. Do not let any negativity hold you back from moving forward, and building new layers, from the textures of life.

Shabbat Shalom to those who celebrate. Everyone, I hope you have a lovely weekend. -Lorri

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Train From Freeway

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I took the photo above, while a passenger in a car.

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Moon Between

This very grainy photo was taken on May 26th. The full moon was nestled between two enormous clouds. I liked the brilliance of it, illuminating the bottom cloud’s edges.

Speaking of evening, Shabbat begins tonight. For those who celebrate, Shabbat Shalom.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for visiting. -Lorri

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Five From Spokane

These photos were taken in Spokane, Washington. All of the photos, but the last one were taken from a cable car/gondola.

Going up to where the top of the waterfalls are.

You can see the bottom of the falls in this photo. The tower on the right, is part of the County Courthouse.

The top of the waterfalls, seen from the cable car/gondola.

I loved the leaves and flowers against the greenness in this capture.

Thank you for visiting. I hope your week is going well.

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