Wednesday Writings and Photograph


The photograph above was taken by me about four years ago. The nest was inside the pot of a hanging pansy plant. The two hatchlings are cardinals. The speckled egg is a cardinal egg. The other eggs belong to a cowbird, a bird that lays its eggs in the nest of another bird, and then flies off, leaving the other mother to care for the hatchlings.

Visit Nature Notes Wednesday for more nature photos from around the world.
The Jewish Book Council 2012 National Jewish Book Awards Winners have been announced! Visit here, to see who the winners are. There are a few books in the various categories that I have read and a few I want to read.

Mazel Tov! Congratulations!

Leon Leyson, the youngest of Oskar Schindler’s survivors, died Sunday at the age of 83. While reading an article about Mr. Leyson, I was filled with emotion, especially when I read this:

Leyson saw Schindler for the last time in 1974. Schindler visited Los Angeles shortly before his death and Leyson was with a group of Jews who went to the airport to greet him.

Leyson began to introduce himself.

“I know who you are,” Schindler said with a grin. “You’re Little Leyson.”

May his memory be for a Loving Blessing.

Here is an interesting article in the Jewish Journal, posted by Danielle Berrin, regarding Mel Brooks and Philip Roth, describing their differences and similarities.
I have finished reading a few books, and will be adding reviews for them soon.

January 16, 2013 – 5 Sh’vat, 5773

All rights reserved © Copyright 2007 – 2013 – All Rights Reserved – No permission is given or allowed to reuse my photography, book reviews, writings, or my poetry in any form/format without my express written consent/permission.


Filed under Judaism, Lorri's Blog, Uncategorized

11 responses to “Wednesday Writings and Photograph

  1. Great post and I loved seeing the nest with the baby birds. It seems the baby cowbirds are very well cared for. Thanks for sharing your nature post. Have a happy day!

  2. What lovely sweet birds.

    I looked the list of awards – wow, the City of Promises series won. Well-deserved. And I see Jonathan Sarna’s book on Grant on the list as well – we heard him speak at Rutgers. My friend was reading the book on Begin at the library yesterday.

  3. This is a great photo of the nest and the hatchlings.

  4. Cute..but I have such empathy for the poor babies that don’t make it because of the cowbirds..yet they are doing what cowbirds do. Some ducks will do that too..wood ducks and mergansers off the top of my head.. Michelle

  5. Pingback: Nature Notes (#195)~Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.~Anne Morrow Lindbergh « ~RAMBLING WOODS~

  6. Pingback: Nature Notes (#195)~Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.~Anne Morrow Lindbergh | Rambling Woods Detour

  7. Pingback: Northern Cardinal Name - Sketching Out

  8. Pingback: Northern Cardinal Name – Leora Wenger

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s