River of Stones: Day 3

Muted colors. Winter colors. Stark cold . . . Brutal. Yet, beautiful, mesmerizing, hypnotizing. I abhor the cold. But I could not tear myself away. The solitude, the beauty, the crispness, the silence invited me to stay a while.

A Post for MOM!

Yes, Mom, you are getting your very own post today. Hooray! 🙂 The reason is quite simple. You see, I have gone on and on about the beauty of the fall season here in northeastern Ohio, and I have raved about the brilliantly colored leaves on the trees just outside our apartment windows. I’ve even tried to email photos to you so that you get a glimpse of the beauty I peer out on each day. But, you and I both know (Dad, too, I guess) that email has not cooperated and you have yet to enjoy some of our beauty. I know that you, too, are having a beautiful fall, but “ya gotta see this!”  Our apartment is small, and Richard and I keep bumping into each other. Cooking in our tiny kitchen, especially since we keep kosher, is quite a challenge. But when you see these photos you will see the single reason I chose this apartment over a larger apartment that was also available at the time. Richard left the decision up to me, and I have not regretted the choice (mostly.) Enjoy the photos, and remember, they don’t do justice to actually seeing the fall foliage through our windows and walking among the leaves on our many strolls through the apartment complex.

the window beside my desk -- sometimes it is an inspiration, sometimes a distraction!
Outside our bedroom windows!
The Dining Room window!
The Living Room view!
LR and DR together.

That covers every window in our apartment. The following are a few more miscellaneous photos, but all were taken from inside our abode! 🙂

Yes, those are bananas reflected in the glass from our dining room table. I decided to leave it in the photo! 🙂

Mom, I hope you enjoyed the photos. There are hundreds more both from inside our apartment and from our strolls outside. Dad, I hope you enjoyed these shots, too. I don’t mean to leave you out, but this has been an ongoing “Mom-Daughter” conversation. I love you both and am happy to share some of the beauty that graces our lives. 🙂


Good Morning!

Shot from my bedroom window this morning, as I lay in bed no less! And this is with no embellishment!

Then when I walked into my living room and looked out the door, this is what I saw. Again, no embellishment.

Then, as I sipped a freshly brewed cup of coffee, I browsed through some of my photos and this is some of what I saw.

I am totally in awe of G-d’s handiwork.  Totally.

Nice way to begin what promises to be a very busy day.  Hope your day goes well and that you, too, will have ample opportunity to enjoy the awesomeness of life and living.