Monthly Archives: January 2021

Snow Day

Snow defended upon the landscape, today. Bringing with it the cold temperatures, and a slight windiness.

It was a great day to stretch out on the sofa and read a book.

This evening brings slight winds, but the snow has stopped. There wasn’t much of a downfall, as far as inches are measured, but enough to cover the foliage, the branches of the trees, and the ground, illuminating whiteness.

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Thank you for visiting. I hope your Tuesday is a good one. Be safe, be well.

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Otherwordly

Some scenes look very otherworldly looking, such as the one below.

I captured this photo a few years ago, in California, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area.

This area has a history, and some of you might recognize this image in regards to a particular TV series. A few episodes of Star Trek were filmed here.

“The prominent rock formation was featured in several episodes of the original Star Trek series.[17] It recurred in the franchise later in the film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and an episode of Star Trek: Picard, in a scene identified as taking place at that real location, and on other occasions.”

I trekked through the area on several occasions, when living in California.

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Winter Day

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. -Paul Theroux

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. -Victor Hugo

Starting with Barrack Five: A Holocaust Story (Book 1 of the Barracks Series), I finished the four short books that were in the series. I highly recommend them.

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Overcast Day

It was an overcast day, but it didn’t keep us three girls away. Over the river bridge we traveled.

My daughter was driving, and so I was able to take a couple of pictures through the window of the passenger side.

We got closer to our destination, as bridge was about to meet land.

The three of us cheered, because we knew we were going to have so much fun!

One more picture snapped from the passenger side.

The three of us (my daughter, granddaughter, and I), were about to begin our thrift store wanderings, in search of some unique items.

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Some overcast days are sunny, and filled with light and joy.

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-Lorri M.

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Within the Tree

Through the tree, what do you see? Externally, and inwardly, what do you see, feel, or relate to, on this particular day, at this specific moment? Do your roots whisper to you, sages of the past, cementing your foundation, thoughts, and emotions, from the internal sphere?

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I love this quote, and have posted it on several occasions. It speaks to me on so many levels. Life, life, life, is everywhere, and we often do not stop to think of the varied environments that harbor it.

Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you’ll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city. -Sylvia Earle

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The Practice of Wisdom: An Inspired One Year Journey Through the Book of Proverbs, by Diane Zierau, is a book that I am about to begin reading. I ordered the Kindle version, to read immediately, and will preorder the paperback due to be published on January 30th.

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Shabbat Shalom to those who celebrate.

-Copyright Lorri M.

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Benching

Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.

-Tom Hodgkinson

Benches and books have things in common beyond the fact that they’re generally to do with sitting. Both are forms of public privacy, intimate spaces widely shared. -Mal Peet

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