Tag Archives: California

… because it is Friday

Point Loma - August 2015

Point Loma – August 2015

the old beacon - Point Loma

the old beacon – Point Loma

Point Loma - III

Point Loma – III

Point Loma - IV

Point Loma – IV

Point Loma - V

Point Loma – V

Dedicated to the beautiful life of Mr. Khaled al-Asaad, murdered in Palmyra, Syria, this week.

You all have a great weekend! And Shabbat Shalom to some of you! 🙂

… because it is Friday …

In Solana Beach.

In Solana Beach.- I

In San Diego

In San Diego – I

In Solana Beach - II

In Solana Beach – II

In Solana Beach – III

On this Shabbat, I give thanks for the family and friends that I have, and for the community that I belong to. I give thanks also to little Auden, who makes my Shabbat much more Shalom. You all have a great and safe weekend! 🙂

Hodges Reservoir, or Lake Hodges (San Diego)

California has been under a severe drought for several years. I visited Lake Hodges this past weekend and I could see some of the effects of the drought on the lake. Despite the absence of rain, the natural vegetation, which is adaptable to the dry conditions, is alive and still grows.

August  2nd 2015 - I

August 2nd 2015 – I

II

II

Bottom of the lake in the southern side - III

Bottom of the lake in the southern side – III

'I have seen so many geological changes, and earthquakes too!

‘I have seen so many geological changes, and earthquakes too!” – IV

There is still some water in the lake - V

There is still some water in the lake – V

VI

VI

It rained on our parade. Really!

This series is dedicated to the brave people of San Diego who watched or marched at the LGBT Pride Parade, despite the torrential rain of today. Special mention is made to the Temple Emanu-El team (we are used to dry conditions, but we proved that we can outperform under any type of weather ). You will note that no photo of the parade is shown here. I decided to give all my attention to the march. The interaction with the public is a very rich and rewarding experience. Thank you!

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Minutes before the rain. July 18th 2015

Well protected!

Well protected!

Rain, rain, and rain!

Rain, rain, and rain!

Fig tree

Fig tree.

Because we are in a severe drought, the strong rain was a blessing.

Because we are in a severe drought, the strong rain was a blessing.

We can feel the smile of the plants after the rain :-)

We can feel the smile of the plants after the rain 🙂

July 18 2015.

July 18 2015.

She is smiling, isn't she?

She is smiling, isn’t she?

"Liberty and Justice For All" - San Diego Pride 2015.

“Liberty and Justice For All” – San Diego Pride 2015.

… because it’s Friday ( and because we must be hopeful)

A wonderful artist; a wonderful mind.

Eid Hadaleen, a self-taught artist from the village (Umm al-Khair), fashions perfect miniatures, using pliers, cutting and hammering tools, and iron wiring that has been heated up. (From Haaretz)

https://vimeo.com/110759077

They use their hearts and minds in everything they do.

https://peacockprairie.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/beans-in-my-bonnet/

https://frenchtouchincebu.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/4-priceless-benefits-of-being-a-minimalist-family/

https://annesfoton.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/okand-skonhet/

In San Diego - July 2015

In San Diego – July 2015

In San Diego - July 2015

In San Diego – July 2015

Our little Star I - July 2015

Our little Star I – July 2015

Our little Star II - July 2015

Our little Star II – July 2015

A great weekend to all of you, and Shabbat Shalom to some of you! 🙂