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What a difference a day makes – day 2

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This is the second post of two showing how variable the weather can be in New England, especially in the autumn. The first post is here.

These photos were taken on the day following, and at around the same time, as the previous post. The lake is just west of the small village of Killingly, CT, 1 to 2 miles (2 to 3 km) from the site of the previous day’s set.

By the way, the photo of the ducks taking off is not a crop from a larger photo, but the full photo itself. That was the effect of the mist that morning: super quiet when no carries were whizzing by, cool, eerie even. The panoramas may be the best ones I’ve done thus far.

As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting in selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book…

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Your Thought Will Spread

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This photo attempts to portray a thought, spiritual and positive, beginning its journey.

This month’s contribution to Nineteen Months

Head to that site if you want to view some more inspiring meditation images and explore the quotes that go with them.

Especially look out for the images from Dan Jones and Adib Amini, but truly I just love all of the work of contributing photographers.

You can also find them on facebook

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Unknowable and Fathomless Mystery

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“To every discerning and illumined heart it is evident that God, the unknowable Essence, the divine Being, is immensely exalted beyond every human attribute…Far be it from His glory that human tongue should adequately recount His praise, or that human heart comprehend His fathomless mystery.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Iqan

Latest contribution to Nineteen Months.

For more see  Ninteen Months Meditations on Kalimat – Words.


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Kansas, July 2015

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Each July 4th the U.S. celebrates its birth as a nation. It was originally supposed to be July 1st but either through bad weather (which caused travel delays at a time when all roads were primitive) or from wicked hangovers caused by an over boisterous pre-signing celebration (accounts vary) the signing of the Declaration of Independence was delayed a few days. In any event, 239 years later Lyn and I spent this July 4th visiting our kids and grandkids in Kansas. While there we also visited relatives and a dear friend in Lawrence, Kansas, a lovely little city where Lyn and I had lived for many years.

As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book of Bokeh. I would also like to invite you to visit my Book of Pain  poetry blog.

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New York City walk 2

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Grand Central Terminal is not only one of the main bus/train/subway hubs for New York City, it is one of the most iconic buildings in Manhattan, being both beautifully built and wonderfully maintained. It is also always, always  busy. When you get there, be sure to check out the chocolate malts at the Shake Shack. 🙂

This is the second of two posts relating to a day spent taking pictures in New York City. The first post is here.

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photos selection. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.

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This next photo was taken in Washington Square, a large park that lies between New York University and Greenwich Village. Someone had kindly taken the…

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Meditation Showed Me

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Meditation showed me: Mercy to light is shade, to darkness is light, to the miserable is joy, to night is day, to drought is rain, to floods is the sun, to suffering is beauty and in that meditation came this bird – the inward light of fire, walking in the spiritual waters of the soul.

“My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy. Hasten thereunto that thou mayest become an eternal light and an immortal spirit. This is My command unto thee, do thou observe it.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words

You can visit this image and other inspiring images and quotations Nineteen Months.

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The Universe Within

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“Dost thou reckon thyself only a puny form when within thee the universe is folded?” – Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys-The Valley of Wonderment

Latest contribution to Nineteen Months. 

To view some of the other moving photographic responses to the theme of ‘Light’ visit  Nineteen Months

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requiescat in pace – Jack Etheridge 1925-2015

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You may recall that around this time last year, I posted Dad, a series of photos I took while visiting my father in the hospital after he had had a heart attack.

I was recently back in Newfoundland, Canada to be with him one last time and was there for his passing and funeral.

I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?

Please do not feel sad or sorry either for my father or my family. He was just short of 90 when he passed: a veteran and deeply religious. Bit he was also fun loving with a wicked sense of sly humor, kind, generous, loyal and hard working…and as mentally sharp at the end as all the days of his life. The family deeply appreciated that we were able to have him…

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