Tag Archives: Nature

… 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

… because it is Friday

Sunday afternoon.

Sunday afternoon.

“Anything for me?” – Solana Beach

At the end of the weekend.

At the end of the weekend.

Close to the ocean, in Solana Beach, CA

Close to the ocean, in Solana Beach, CA

“Because of plenty of sunlight, I can “produce” lots of vitamin D … he he he”

Hope your weekend will be full of vitamin D, and smiles as well. Shabbat Shalom to some of you! 🙂

“Thank you!” (from little Auden)

July 25 2015

July 25 2015

His big smile is shared with all his kind, generous, and committed friends from many parts of the world, among them: Anne (KY), Donna (MA), Sophie, Anne, Kristallina, Barbara, Stefanie and Martin, Lena, Laura, Enrico, Pat, Amanda, Anne (Ukraine), Pierrette, Nia, Herve’, Estelea and the wonderful and always smiling “Filipino fan club”, Ana (FL), Georges, Cathie, Gallivanta, Susanne, Ullis, Cindy, Replicant Core, PuzzleBlume, Henk, Irene, The Compassionate Garden, Kalosf, and several others I am certainly forgetting to mention (I am sorry!) Special thanks also to our families in Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S. 🙂

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! 🙂

… because it’s Friday (and how we love it, right?)

... have great food wherever you are.

… have great food wherever you are.

...may you have healthy food.

…may you have healthy food.

May you also enjoy the art of Sharon Mann at https://mondaytuesdaywednesday.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/monday-july-6-tomatoes/

... enjoy the best of Nature.

… enjoy the best of Nature.

... and enjoy your family! I

… and enjoy your family! I

... and enjoy your family! II

… and enjoy your family! II

A great weekend to all of you! Shabbat Shalom to some of you! Take care! 🙂

Congratulations to …

San Diego - July 2015

Congratulations to Lena for the first anniversary of her excellent photo blog! She posts from Sweden, a country so well represented at wordpress, with so many wonderful bloggers. Lena’s work can be seen at the link below. Many thanks to Lena and to all of you! (PS: Lena, I love the photo of the tail fin car!)

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/one-year-anniversary-thank-you/

Funday …

We have to have at least one Fun-day every week, right? :-)

We have to have at least one Fun-day every week, right? 🙂

Some people prefer to spend time watching Nature - I

Some people prefer to spend time watching Nature – I

How about this? II

How about this? II

Are you surprised that I am in that group? LOL - III

Are you surprised that I am in that group? LOL – III

Other people prefer to play soccer.

Other people prefer to play soccer.

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Or football. (Or even roller blades)

Nah! They prefer to ride bikes.

Nah! They prefer to ride bikes.

I like to see colors I

I like to see colors I

I like to see colors II - July Fourth, as you know, is Independence Day in the US.

I like to see colors II – July Fourth, as you know, is Independence Day in the US.

... and I love to be with Auden! :-)

… and I love to be with Auden! 🙂

We all love to be with Auden II

We all love to be with Auden II

On a personal note, hope that this weekend has been good to Ivan, Poppy, and to you! Take care! 🙂