Tag Archives: Summer

… because it’s Friday … :-)

... still summer I

… still summer I

... still summer in San Diego

… still summer in San Diego

but some signs of the fall, too.

but some signs of the fall, too.

Little Auden loves his yellow Tonka truck ...

Little Auden loves his yellow Tonka truck …

Oh yes! He does love to play with his truck!

Oh yes! He does love to play with his truck!

But he also finds time to

But he also finds time to “read” his books. “Turn the page, Auden!” … and he turns the page. This is dedicated to Julia Ojidos, who regularly posts the column “Buenas Noches Y Feliz Lectura”, in addition to her spectacular writings.

https://juliaojidos.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/buenas-noches-y-feliz-lectura-65/

You all have a great weekend, with wonderful books, if possible! Shabbat Shalom to our friends who observe Shabbat! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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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

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“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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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/

Auden’s summer book … and mine

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My daughter-in-law will have to wear her clown hat when she is going to read this book to little Auden. She does a wonderful job reading to him on a daily basis.

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Our Souls at Night – “A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. …” My Promised Land: “An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today.” ย 

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Oksanen’s writing is all the more powerful because she tells her story through the eyes of damaged and self-deceiving people: a batty, paranoid old women and an ill-educated, traumatised girl. The reader is left to fill the in gaps, with KGB documents at the end of the book giving the missing clues. ” From The Economist.

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“He has been hailed as a contemporary Marcel Proust, but Modianoโ€™s investigations into the moral history of the occupation make him a pure original.” From The Guardian.

What are your summer (winter) books?