Joseph, getting a good start on the summer vacation, doing what he loves – music composition, video games and the internet.
As I listened to the speakers at the High School graduation ceremony last night, I could not help but notice he colorful stage lights above. We are only as beautiful as the light source, yet we only reflect a small part of it.
The school is out! The lack of students’ chatter in the classroom is deafening! 🙂 The classrooms are rearranged to be painted by volunteers. This is a 3-frame HDR shot. It looks much better than real life.
The volunteers showed up the next day. Here’s a shot after I told them to, “Pose, yet make it look like you are working.” 🙂
Several of our juvenile chickens have mohawk ‘do, and this feather legged grey one is our favorite. If it’s a female, we might have to call her Tina (Turner); If male, Gandalf the Grey?
A sanctuary at the Shepherds’ Fields, the fields associated with the shepherds who saw the Star of Nativity.
Did you know that all puppies are born with blue eyes? I didn’t. Most puppies’ eyes, however, will turn brown around 10 weeks of age. This one, owned by a family right next to the school, is five weeks old. It reminds me of Mendocino, California, and dozens of time we camped there.
One word to describe this picture of a high school senior taking her math finals this morning at the school: Radiant.
It’s the season of prickly pears, cactus fruit, aka “fruit of patience” in Palestine. It’s somewhat challenging to eat, but definitely worth the effort due to its deliciousness! As a bonus, it’s full of vitamin C and a significant amount of fiber!
The sunset was gorgeous tonight, due to an unseasonably cold cloudy day in May. Here’s a 3-shot HDR composite. I could not resist the Tie fighter addition!
Our surroundings speak to us constantly. We just need to focus and listen.
I have driven/jogged by this colorful Palestinian themed stairway in Bethlehem, not too far from the Church of Nativity, dozens of times. I never noticed that it has 51 stairs, the same number as my age!
It inspired me to look up and meditate on John 1:51 – “Very truly I tell you,you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
Wow! It’s all about prayer, which I have not done much lately. It could be coincidence or a result of subconscious logic, but it really doesn’t matter. I listened and I shall pray with more intensity.