Monday Zen and other Unsure Things
That would make a heckuva roller coaster.
"I'll bet you didn't know that Salvador Dali spent a summer in Pasadena posing as a Mexican gardener named 'Miquel' in the late-1940s..."
I'll bet the local squirrels just love that tree!
Dr. Seuss lived here.
Fascinating. I'm a long way from being a botanist but I wonder what made the limb decide to head straight down to the lawn and then change course 180 degrees?
Home of an editor?
Paddy Palm had dreams of going to Hollywood, so when a movie crew showed up on his street, he tried to draw attention to himself.
that had to have taken a lot of time, was it on purpose? and if not, why was it allowedfirst thought? whoa
Even as a young sapling, George was different than his siblings.
Ours is not to wonder why...
That would make one heck of an old fashioned swing!.
"And which house is yours?""It's the one with the curlicue tree in front."What an amazing tree "branching"! Reminds me of a Hot Wheels track. Do the owners put lights on it for the holidays?
This is a photo from the files. I don't know if they put up holiday lights but it's a good question! Such an unusual tree.It made me think of Dr. Seuss, too. As I understand it, Theodore Geisel spent some time studying southern California flora. You can really see his drawings when you visit the desert garden at the Huntington.If I can just remember what street this is on, I'll go back and see if they put up lights.
Barukh Atah Adonai, Eloheinu, Melekh Ha’olam meshaneh habriot.That's what I would say on seeing this fantastic tree.It means "Blessed are you, Lord our God, king of the universe, who makes changes in the creatures."Said when you see an out-of-the-ordinary-looking person or other creature.
I've learned some good ones from you, Dina. The one that sticks in my mind (which I'll quote imperfectly) is "Do not look on your neighbor in his shame."
There is a lot of wisdom in the old traditional Jewish blessings and Talmudic sayings. Glad you remember the good one about looking away. In fact just yesterday I had to do that, during the world Bible contest for adults. One man was forgetting answers to a whole string of questions and I just turned off the volume and switched to another tab for a few minutes.
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