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Shadows and Benches

I am late for Shadow Shot Sunday. My submission is below.

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National Novel Writing Month begins November 1, 2012, and runs through November 30, 2012. It is a challenging month for those of us who want to try to write a novel in thirty days, but nonetheless a great adventure in writing. Check out the website for more information.

I am thrilled to own the recently published The Brontes – Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family (it is actually a republication of the biography, but with newly added facts and information. I am an avid fan of the Brontes, and have been since my teenage years. Visiting the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth, England, in 1993 only served to foster my already passion for their works, stories, poems, and any biographies and/or information on their lives. I buy all books relating to them, and have quite a collection.

The book has almost 1,000 pages, not including illustrations, notes and an index.

Check out Skirball Cultural Center’s upcoming events.

The National Council of Jewish Women Thrift Shops have some upcoming shopping days for those in need. Here is a link to their Los Angeles area shops, along with the dates for discounted merchandise, which is already discounted seven days a week.

I can’t wait to get started, which will be some time today.

October 15, 2012 – 29 Tishrei, 5773

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Benches, Fences and Shadows, Oh My!

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What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.
― Oscar Wilde, A House of Pomegranates

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
-Bible (Old Testament)
Psalms17:8.

Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

August 4, 2012 – 16 Av, 5772

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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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Sunday Scenes – July 15, 2012

These shots were taken inside the community garden where the grandies and I have a plot.

The first one is of some of our tomatoes that we have growing. We have had quite the crop, and I made pasta sauce with some of them. It was yummy.

Emmie is eating the roma tomatoes like they are candy. She loves them. The fact we have grown them from scratch has amplified her love of them.

The photo above is of one of our sunflowers that is leaving us. She was a beauty in life, and I think she is still beautiful.

The photos below are of varied gates to other community plots. I love the blue post with the flowers painted on it. I love the white entrance…very simple, yet I find it lovely.

I really enjoy the creative edge that some individuals have used in their entrances, gates and fencing.

The Sand Castle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian comes out on Tuesday, and I will definitely be buying it.

I have bought The House at Tyneford, by Natasha Solomons. I loved her novel, Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, and hope this is just as enjoyable.

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July 15, 2012 – 25 Tamuz, 5772

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Sunday Scenes July 1, 2012

Former Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Shamir dies at the age of 96.

The Ladies in Grey and Blue: Unsung Jewish Heroines of the Civil War, by Roberta Sandler, is an excellent article and must read.

Filming the Camps, on exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC.

Check out this recipe for Ice Cream Sundae Pie with Berry Sauce!

July 1, 2012 – 11 Tamuz, 5772

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Sunday Scenes – June 10, 2012

The Japanese Garden – Suiho En, is a stunning slice of beauty, nature and heavenly-looking visuals located within the bustling San Fernando Valley (SFV). Who knew such quietude and loveliness existed within the SFV.

Take a virtual tour, you won’t be disappointed.

I came across the gardens quite by accident. I have lived in the SFV almost 40 years, and never knew of The Japanese Garden’s existence. I thought I knew the SFV inside out. Wrong!

I was driving with my grandies, looking to see if there was another entrance to a different site, when I saw a sign for The Japanese Gardens. I couldn’t believe my eyes. So, there we went, off on another one of our unexpected adventures, as I made a u-turn in the road!

I took quite a few photographs, as many as I could with the grandies wanting to go here or there within the garden grounds. I heard Emmie say, “Oh no, not another picture, grammy”, several times, and of course, Logan followed suit, echoing her. But, I also let them point to scenes they wanted me to take a capture of. Four photographs from the gardens are below. One begins the post.

Both of my grandies wanted me to take the photograph directly above. And, they had fun, jumping from step to step, as you can see below.

It was a delightful and serene time. The grounds are exquisite, calming, and I was in awe due to the beauty of it all. The grandies loved it, and said they want to go back again one day soon.

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June 10, 2012 – 20 Sivan, 5772

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