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Moon Above, River Below


It was an overcast morning as our walk began. The sky was filled with grey clouds, the sun was not visible, but the moon was still visible, trying to spread its glow in between the clouds. The slight coolness of the morning was pleasant, and we all agreed it was much better walking in this weather than in the 100+ degree temperatures that can occur in the summer time.

Spring does have its positives, especially around the lake. The birds chatter away, the ducks, geese mud hens and other feathered creatures linger in the lake, gliding slowly, trying to awaken themselves. There are visions of wisteria trees with beautiful lavender blooms, and some with white ones. Their blooms will die off in another week or so. The cherry blossoms are beginning to fade away, too.

The lake area and its sanctuaries are a retreat for many people on the weekend, and even at 8:00 a.m. one can see people everywhere, escaping the bustle of the surrounding towns. There are walkers, runners, bicycle riders, those in canoes, others having a picnic breakfast, golfers on the adjacent golf course, and people from all walks of life enjoying the natural environment.

I enjoy my walking group, and it is a lovely way to not only walk, and get exercise, for one and one half hours (yes, we do this nonstop, other than to take one photo under a tree or near a beautiful setting), but also to interact with others in the group. I am glad to have found the “weekend walkers”.

river overcastMarch 31, 2013 – 20 Nisan, 5773

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“F” for Fishing and More

The photographs above were taken from the shoulder of a freeway five years++ ago, looking down onto the Caney Fork River in TN. There were people fishing in the river. It made for a wonderful sunny day sight, and I was so glad that I had stopped to take a look.

It is time for three Wednesday memes:

Watery Wednesday

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My World on January 31, 2012

The two photographs above are as different as night and day. Isn’t that what our world is like, though, and shouldn’t we be grateful for that.

Why not browse Our World Tuesday and see some fantastic photographs from around our world.

Irwin Stovroff is an 89 year old war veteran, and still striving to help others. He began the Vets Helping Heroes foundation to help veterans heal by providing service dogs to them.

He, himself, was a prisoner of war for one year, and being Jewish when his plane was shot down, he threw away his dog tags that identified himself as being Jewish.

Read more about his story, here.

What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, by Nancy K. Miller has won the first Jewish Journal Prize.

On February 15, 2012, the winner of the Sami Rohr prize for Jewish Literature will be annouonced. Browse here, to read about the 2012 finalists.

Deborah Kolben has written a heartfelt article on Simms Taback and Russell Hoban, two Jewish authors of children’s books who died “days apart.

January 31, 2012 – 7 Sh’vat, 5772


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