Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Maple


When I planted the maple eleven years ago , I was hoping it would someday
bring Fall cheer to my backyard .



2005




2016














Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

At MOMA



I once spent an afternoon at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with my son, who took these photographs.  At that time, the museum was housed in the War Memorial Veterans Building at the Civic Center.


















Friday, October 21, 2016

ПТИЧКА








O Thou most glorious Lord!  Make this little maidservant of Thine blessed and happy; cause her to be cherished at the threshold of Thy oneness, and let her drink deep from the cup of Thy love so that she may be filled with rapture and ecstasy and diffuse sweet-scented fragrance.  Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing.      -- ‘Abdu’l-Bahá





Thursday, October 20, 2016

Major Frances Ewing


MAJOR FRANCES EWING, USANC








Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Chilean Baha'i Temple


With the dedication of the Baha'i House of Worship in Santiago, Chile, on 13 October, there are now one Mashriqu’l-Adhkár--or "Dawning Place of the Praise of God"-- on every continent.




Day of dedication





Leading a delegation of guests from the House of Worship are (left to right) Minister Secretary General Nicolás Eyzaguirre, representing the President of Chile; representative of the Universal House of Justice, Antonella Demonte; Mayor of Peñalolén, Carolina Leitao; and Felipe Duhart, secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Chile.





Recent photographs
















Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Promised Day is Come








Virgin Mary, Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Portugal



"A tempest, unprecedented in its violence, unpredictable in its course, catastrophic in its immediate effects, unimaginably glorious in its ultimate consequences, is at present sweeping the face of the earth. Its driving power is remorselessly gaining in range and momentum. Its cleansing force, however much undetected, is increasing with every passing day. Humanity, gripped in the clutches of its devastating power, is smitten by the evidences of its resistless fury. It can neither perceive its origin, nor probe its significance, nor discern its outcome. Bewildered, agonized and helpless, it watches this great and mighty wind of God invading the remotest and fairest regions of the earth, rocking its foundations, deranging its equilibrium, sundering its nations, disrupting the homes of its peoples, wasting its cities, driving into exile its kings, pulling down its bulwarks, uprooting its institutions, dimming its light, and harrowing up the souls of its inhabitants".  --Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come
                                  










Friday, October 14, 2016

Father Serra's Quarters



Father Serra's quarters at the Carmel mission.







Thursday, October 13, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Quotable



My niece saw this quote for Sat/Sun October 8/9 on a calendar in her Optometrist's office today:


It's not the hours you put into your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours. --Sam Ewing








Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016