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Bridge Over River

We build too many walls and not enough bridges. -Isaac Newton

Bridges are happy, because they do not judge those who come to them. -Mehmet Murat ildan

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.A. A. Milne

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Colors and Droplets!

Droplets on a green leaf.

I liked that the pollen showed up in the photo. the droplets is what I took the photo for.

More droplets and pollen against red-orange.

Shabbat Shalom to all who celebrate. I hope your Shabbat is filled with droplets of comfort and colors of joy. May everyone have a lovely weekend.

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Flowers and Books, Such Joy!

I took a four photos of two types of flowers, the hibiscus, and the sunflower.

The dark pink hibiscus, above, is from my neighbor’s garden. You can see the sprinkles of pollen on the petals.

I really liked the lacy look to this hibiscus. I love how delicate it looked, even though the flowers are very hardy. I also loved the various tones within the petals, ranging from almost white to stages of pink.

Look at this aging beauty! She is wrinkled, and her skin is coarser in spots. She has been a delight for the neighborhood bees and other insects. They have stripped her dry, so to speak.

These two captures are also from a neighbor’s garden, the lovely sunflower, who has been a feast for the bees. Her flavors have been enjoyed, as you can see.

Books recently read:

Egypt’s Sister: A Novel of Cleopatra. I give this book three stars out of five.

Day Hikes in Washington State, 90 Favorite Trails, Loops, and Summit Scrambles. I give this book five stars!

The Soul of a Woman. I give this book five stars.

Dubin’s Lives. I am in the process of reading this.

The Secret Book of Kings. I am currently reading this.

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day/evening. -Lorri


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Foods, Family, Fun

I realize I have been away for a few weeks. I dislike it when I haven’t posted in a while. My reasons were many, but mainly the fact that I had had family festivities, such as birthdays and other celebrations, and I was wrapped up in reading several books in which I ended up reviewing on various websites (not my websites).

Some of my time was spent in eating healthy. The dinner below consists of a baked yam, avocado, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes. No salad topping was added. I did put a bit of butter on the yam. I must say, it was all delicious.

For another dinner I had rice, topped with a fried egg, with the yolk oozing over the rice (I love that). The plate also included lox, which I slightly sautéd, avocado, and asparagus. It was all tasty.

Here we go with the oats. I thought I would try overnight oats, meaning I would blend the steel cut oats with various ingredients, and put it all in a container, and leave it in the refrigerator overnight, to soften. I had never tried this before, and one of my sons wrote a blog about it, and I just had to try it.

The photo above shows the oats in a container, with chopped walnuts, cut up dates, vanilla almond milk, and a dash of salt. I covered the container, and then…

I decided I wanted some dried cranberries in the mix.

I covered the container, and put it in the refrigerator, figuring I would leave it there for at least twelve hours so the oats could expand to an edible size.

Breakfast turned out to be absolutely scrumptious! the oats were perfect, the added ingredients were softened nicely, and the health benefits were ideal.


I went out on my deck a little while ago, and took three photos of some plants I have on there. The petunias were showing off their colorful blouses, and I just had to capture them in full bloom.

Petunia prettiness.

Blue pots with fading lavender, and succulents.

Cordyline Indivisa.


That is about it for now. I hope you have all been well. Take care of yourself, breathe, inhale and exhale.

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What Do You See?

Clouds always amaze me. Their beauty is illuminating, along with the vision/s I might see within them.

I love what I saw in this cloud. I turned my head sideways, and the image had me smiling.

Cloud art intrigues and amazes me!

I wish all of you a good week.

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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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