Yesterday morning turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. The sky was illuminated with clouds and blueness. Contrary to the grey within the clouds, the sun was shining brightly, and within thirty minutes those grey clouds turned to perfectly white loveliness.
To the left of the fence is the South Fork Trail, taken yesterday morning while walking. There is no sign of life in the photo (other than nature’s beauty), but within one hour, there were marathon runners to the left of the fence, along the trail. I didn’t take photographs of the runners. I was there to strictly cheer them on. Sometimes it is more important to watch than to photograph a scene.
It was quite the sight to see. There was an abundance of color from the running outfits, and an abundance of feet. Having run the L.A. Marathon in 1994, I appreciate the effort, training and dedication it takes to not only run, but finish, a marathon.
Here’s hoping your week is a good one!
My goodness! I didn’t realize that I have neglected this site for as long as I have.
I have managed to read quite a few books since my last post:
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Houses, by Borislav Pekin
The Book of Blam, by Aleksandar Tisma
The Remains of Love, by Zeruya Shalev
The Baker’s Daughter, by Sarah McCoy
The Wall, by H.G. Adler
The Inn at Lake Devine, by Elinor Lipman
Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly
Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
The Best Place on Earth: Stories, by Eyelet Tsabari
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
Alice & Oliver, by Charles Bock
Ravens in Winter, by Bernd Heinrich
The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler
Enchantment, by Orson Scott Card
Country of Red Azaleas, by Domnica Radulescu
When We Were Strangers, by Pamela Schoenewaldt
The photo above was taken on a walk through a local trail.
Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
Face today’s illuminations
the negatives and positives
the nature and the nurture
accepting the environment
for tomorrow may not occur
I took a late morning walk, yesterday, at the lake. It was a lovely day, nature was abuzz with all of its noise resounding from the birds of varied species, the frogs, the grasshoppers and crickets, the family gatherings, and children playing, and the moles. The quietude also surrounded me at various points along the way.
Speaking of moles and quietude, the photograph above shows a Great White Egret, standing motionless, waiting for its prey (a mole) to appear from the hole in the grass in front of it.
It did appear within a few minutes, and the Egret caught its lunch. The photograph is a bit blurred (I did sharpen it a bit), as the Egret decided to move back a bit, probably fearful I would try to take its catch.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
I am sorry for the update, I positioned one of my photographs wrong.
I took the photograph above, last month, when I was a passenger on a moving train.
The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century is on my to-read list.
Carl Laemmle…Holocaust Hero?
Laws and the Nazi stolen art issue continue.
Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. has died at the age of 84. Z”l
Visit Havel Havelim לך לך Lech Lecha “Get Yourself Going Edition” for some terrific links to browse through.
Check out the October Jewish Book Carnival, hosted by forwordsbooks.
Groundworks Dance Theater will be presenting “After Chorus“, an “Israeli dance work”.
I am in the midst of reading The Rise of David Levinsky, by Abraham Cahan. So far, it is quite the descriptive and fascinating read.
October 15, 2013 – 11 Cheshvan, 5774