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Foliage and Stream

stream and foliage

What a fascinating article regarding artifacts found near Temple Mount, including a gold medallion with a menorah etched in it. More and more artifacts, artifacts from Before Common Era (BCE) have been found near there, lately.

During these Days of Awe, I find it very rewarding that Judaica is continually enriching our lives, whether by new findings or whether by prayer and practice.

Have a peaceful day. Shalom!

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Garden Path


I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.

Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

-Albert Einstein


The path runs straight between the flowering rows,
A moonlit path, hemmed in by beds of bloom,
Where phlox and marigolds dispute for room
With tall, red dahlias and the briar rose.
‘T is reckless prodigality which throws
Into the night these wafts of rich perfume
Which sweep across the garden like a plume.
Over the trees a single bright star glows.
Dear garden of my childhood, here my years
Have run away like little grains of sand;
The moments of my life, its hopes and fears
Have all found utterance here, where now I stand;
My eyes ache with the weight of unshed tears,
You are my home, do you not understand?

-Amy Lowell

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Wednesday Tic, Tac, Toe!

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Tic, Tac, Toe!

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Sunday Scenes – July 22, 2012

I can’t say enough about the community garden nestled within the valley. Between the hustle and bustle of traffic, lies a tranquil place where one can rent a plot of land to grow flowers, vegetables, fruits or landscape it in order to sit and relax in the midst of calm.

I like looking at the varied fences and gates that some gardeners have come up with. The simple ones are ones I truly enjoy, no matter their state.

I enjoy walking around the garden center, looking at the creative edge within the landscape, and enjoy coming across the varied benches, chairs and tables that are placed there. Some chairs, benches and tables, are placed specifically in a plot or just outside of it, and some are permanent, put up by the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department.

The table and bench above is one of a few that are permanently placed within the community garden. The grandies and I love to sit here after our gardening responsibilities and have a snack and a drink.

I enjoyed the pop of red of the chair against the white in the photo above.

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July 122, 2012 – 3 Av, 5772

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Chairs, Benches, Stools, Oh My!

It has been almost two weeks since I have blogged. Life was busy, grandies were a priority, and at the end of the day, I was too tired to write or to share photographs. I did manage to make a comment or two on a social networking site, and on those whose blogs I follow. I think I am back on track for now.

I am going to post twelve photographs today. They are not the normal compositions I usually post, but, nonetheless, I enjoyed taking them. They are not spectacular as far as fine photography, but they are photographs that were taken with love, through the eyes of my grandies.

Here are the first three.

What! What is this about? What were you thinking, Lorri? Well, quite honestly, the grandies and I had a blast looking at all of the odd chairs, stools, benches and other seating items on our walk through The Sepulveda Garden Center.

The Sepulveda Garden Center
is a community garden program, which totals about 800 plots, each one approximately 10 feet by 20 feet, on about 20 acres of land. It is a unique and wonderful experience to walk through The Sepulveda Garden Center. Each plot is a story in its own, with some being totally overgrown and not attended to on a routine basis, and some being pruned and kept up nicely.

And, of course, some, have seats in all styles and fashions, within the plots. My grandies saw the first set of chairs, and asked me to take a photo of them. So, voila, I did. From there, the photos of chairs, stools and benches, etc., escalated.

We had a delightful walk, observing nature at its best and its overgrown worst, from the plants of varied flowers, to the vegetable gardens, to the oddities people have in their plots, to the beauty of it all. It was a fascinating adventure.

And, yes, if you must know. The grandies and I have our own plot. We are growing sunflowers (not blooming yet), tomatoes, and other assorted flowers and vegetables. I enjoy our outings, and they do, too. It is a great learning tool for them, to plant seeds, and tend them with love and care, and watch them grow. I felt it would be a wonderful educational experience for them, and teach them how to care for the earth. Jews and the environment mingle very nicely.

They are now aware of life, growth and the environment, and aware of not killing snails, worms and other insects that inhabit the garden. Some are there for a purpose, to help the garden soil and help the plants. Some are a nuisance, but they have learned to gently push them aside and let them be free.

I will post more photographs from The Sepulveda Garden Center in the coming weeks. More chairs, yes, but also other things that the three of us found interesting. Their eyes have opened up to a whole new world of wonder. They point, and I click.

May 5, 2012 – 13 Iyyar, 5772

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