Visiting a public garden, on a cold and sunny day can not only be invigorating, as far as the almost two-mile walk, but can also be visually rewarding, especially when flowers are still blooming.
I love looking upward through the trees, while walking, and this photo shows me doing just that.
Some of the earth beyond the gateway to the seedling flats are showing some buds and young plant growth. I also liked the shadows in the foreground.
The photo above looks as if it is just dirt…well it is…but it is also a dirt path within the public garden. I liked how the golden leaves illuminated each side of the path.
I love archways, gazebos, and gateways, and liked the visual the photo above presented to me while walking.
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence“.
-Henry David Thoreau
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
June 26, 2013 – 18 Tamuz, 5773
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I took a walk recently on the various paths that surround a local lake and took some photos. Four of the results are below. I wanted to get some captures that didn’t include the lake, for a change.
On a serious note, I discovered the poem below, on the Velveteen Rabbi’s blog. It was written by Syrian poet Ali Ahmed Said. I find it to be emotionally evoking, lovely and inspiring.
A Prayer for Syria
Shekhinah, in Whose womb creation is nurtured:
when your children are slaughtered you weep.
Bring peace beneath Your fierce embrace
to Syria. Let a new image of the world be born
in which American Jews pray for Syrians, who pray
for Israelis, who pray for Palestinians, who pray
even for American Jews. Fill the hearts
of the insurgents with Your compassion
so that when the regime comes to its end
no one seeks the harsh justice of retaliation.
And for us: strengthen our resolve not to turn away.
We bless You, Source of Mercy. Bring wholeness
August 5, 2012 – 17 Av, 5772
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I enjoyed the way the orange fencing curved with the path, almost creating a creative and artistic visual before me as I walked along this park pathway.
Our World Tuesday
February 21, 2012 – 28 Sh’vat, 5772
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This is my submission for Straight out of the Camera Sunday.
The individuals are walking towards the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier and to the beach.
I am sorry for the update. I noticed, in one of my comments, that there is a new photo challenge entitled Simply Silver Sunday. I decided to submit a photograph to it, and include the photograph in today’s post. It is a photo I have never posted online, which is one of the rules of submission.
January 1, 2012 – 6 Tevet, 5772