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Sunday Scenes April 28, 2013


Happy Lag B’Omer!

trees stairs

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”


Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
-Zora Neale Hurston

hedges and stone

I have Alexander Stille’s “The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace, next up to read. I read Benevolence and Betrayal, by him, a few years ago, and it is a book I own and treasure.

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April 28, 2013 – 18 Iyyar –

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Sunday Scenes November 25, 2012

The past few days have been productive, as far as reading goes. I have finished reading Salman Rushdie’s auto-biography, Joseph Anton. I will be writing a review soon. I also finished reading The Promised Land, by Mary Antin.

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November 25, 2012 – 11 Kislev, 5773


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Yellow and Canyon on Sunday

Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

May 27, 2012 – 6 Sivan, 5772

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Excuse the update, I had to adjust some prose.


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Natural and Man Made Formations

Some arches or entrances to pathways are natural, and form with the environment.

Some arches or entrances are man-made.

I love the beauty of the natural arch formations, and I also love how the man-made ones are also lovely in their own right.

Each one serves a purpose. Some are for decorative reasons leading nowhere in particular, or decorative with a pathway intention in mind, and others are used as a gazebo of sorts…holding flower vines, while some just flow naturally, along a pathway, due to the age of a tree or vine.

The photographs above were taken at Descanso Gardens a few weeks back.

I am contributing them to Straight Out of the Camera Sunday.

There are also the archways and entrances within our minds, that lead us towards varied paths, paths which can enhance the course of our life.

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
Louis Kahn

May 6, 2012 – 14 Iyyar, 5772

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Shoah/Holocaust, Ancestral Roots, Shabbat

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day ended yesterday. But, for me the remembering never ceases.

Each day I am reminded of those who came before me. It matters not what their status is: whether they were murdered during the Holocaust, whether they survived and are still living, or whether the survivors are no longer living. The fact remains that they were victims of the Holocaust, and each day I remember them and pray for them.

I think of all individuals who are suffering forms of genocide, and it doesn’t matter where their location is. Genocide is genocide, no matter how you look at it.

Trees are beautiful life forms, but more than that, they are reminders of our ancestral past and our present. Their branches flow much like our own family tree branches out throughout the generations. Generation after generation, life is multiplied, and life also diminishes, but the radiance and illuminations of past lives resonates within our own ancestral branches and our hearts.

No matter where our paths lead, and no matter whether our skies are blue, cloudy or gray, there is always time for a moment of remembrance.

Please remember those who came before you, this Shabbat.

Painting taken by Nazis during WWII, returned to heirs.

A Real Titanic Love Story

Shabbat Shalom!

April 20, 2012 – 28 Nisan, 5772


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Wednesday’s World

It is time for Nature Notes Wednesday.

It is also Outdoor Wednesday, today!

April 11, 2012 – 19 Nisan, 5772


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