Today, in the U.S., it is Groundhog Day! The groundhog saw its shadow, therefore we will have six additional weeks of winter.
For those who want to learn more about this tradition, visit here.
The sea is a feast for the eyes
as one beholds the garden of glory before us.
From boulders of black, tan, grey and brown
to mold and fungus vegetation, to bright wildflowers
the illumination of colors, textures and tones
brings immeasurable delight to the senses.
One can daydream the minutes and hours away
wrapped in a cocoon of nature’s brilliance,
in awe of the wondrous visuals before us.
It is another Wednesday in Lorri-land. I sit here looking at photographs I took recently while in northern CA, and am daydreaming about my time there.
I have set aside a few things to do, today, that I have been meaning to take care of. I am working in my front yard, arranging some pots that I will be using to plant some succulent plants in, along with assorted flowers. The pots are in various sizes and shapes, which should add some interest and form once they are grouped and placed. The succulents will be good in the sense they will not need a lot of watering, and will make a nice addition to the front of the house.
Last night I watched Fiddler on the Roof. I love this film, and watch it at least twice a year.
I also need to catch up on some organizing. I have books that I need to sort. Some will be taken to the senior center, some will be given to the library, and the rest I will keep. I am trying to lighten up on the books I have collected. Do not get me wrong…I love my books, but I don’t want to have a load of them lingering around. What I like to read does not necessarily reflect what my family likes to read. I will keep the ones that are extremely important to me, which amounts to enough, as it is.
That is about it for me, for now.
Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are.
That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along.
Clarity affords focus.
The above photos were captured standing outside at The Monterey Bay Aquarium, while viewing the sea from above. I do no know the people in the photographs. The sun was out, the ocean showed its illuminating and stunning blueness.
It was a wonderful tour, wandering through the aquarium. And, the location is perfect, as it overlooks the sea in all its wonder and vastness. From jellyfish to sea otters, puffins to penguins, the aquarium was a place of marvel. I will be posting more photographs, eventually.
I have recently added a couple of new books to my to-read stack:
Rav Hisda’s Daughter: Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud and Sorcery, by Maggie Anton
I totally enjoyed Maggie Anton’s trilogy on Rashi’s Daughters, and look forward to this book.
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories, by Ilan Stavans (recommended by Leora)
Paris, The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd
I am in the middle of reading New York, The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd. Well, I shouldn’t say “middle”, as I am about 18% into it, as it is almost 900 pages. I do enjoy Rutherfurd’s books, though.
Leora’s recipe for Stuffed Squash with Yams sounds delicious.
On a very serious note, Batya/me-ander has a post regarding a breast milk mix-up…in other words a baby received breast milk from an HIV-positive mother.
October 4, 2013 – 30 Tishrei, 5774
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I recently gave a lecture on the book, We Were Europeans: A Personal History of a Turbulent Century. There was a good turnout, and I received some good feedback. It was my second time within a three-week period that I lectured on this particular book.
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