Sunday, January 31, 2021

January 2021 :: Still Living Local

January 2021 blog header

• January header with winter tree from nearby park

Five Sunday School lessons for January 2021

January 2021Southern California Succulents

• "Naturals and Botanicals" January 2021 – group of succulents

January 2021 winter trees and winter squash

• "Naturals and Botanicals" January 2021 – winter trees and winter squash

Blackberries in Bowl

• Blackberries in Ikea Dinera Bowl with photoshopped rim to match the berries. Background is one of my two dozen recent photoshop gradient pastel plaids. Always such fun!

• Amidst these nearby naturals, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had their inauguration day. Yay! Now to rebuild and recover.

Living Local 2021
• Living Local 2021, too.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Psalm 111:5

Psalm 111:5

"He is ever mindful of his covenant."

Psalm 111:5

Revised Common Lectionary / RCL Epiphany 4B

Monday, January 18, 2021

Five Minute Friday :: Fresh

seaside tables fresh

Five Minute Friday Linkup: Fresh

In some contexts fresh implies new; in others if it's fresh it ain't stale or hasn't been cooked or incorporated into a dish with other ingredients. These days? No, all days year round I seek and crave fresh salad and sandwich veggies, breakfast berries, a particular "fresh" that necessarily means locally sourced. Then there's increasingly rare fresh air you hope for when you step outside, open a window, walk along the ocean shore.

My illustration's clearly about forthcoming fresh food, a fresh sea breeze—and so much more. Six place settings, six chairs. Could that mean I'm anticipating fresh friends that may become lifelong companions? That might be too much, but let's say an hour or so of freshly surprising conversation with memories to savor until they're stale.

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Saturday, January 09, 2021

Baptism of Jesus 2021

baptism of Jesus 2021 Mark 1:11
Baptism of Jesus 2021

"You are my Son the Beloved. With you I am well pleased."

Mark 1:11

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The Day of Epiphany 2021

"Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn." Isaiah 60:3