Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hey Stella

Trust me, there's a connection here..

Monday, January 30, 2017

Виктория и Джо

 Виктория и Джо..

Sunday, January 29, 2017


"The trouble with owning a home is that no matter where you sit you're looking at something you should be doing".     ---Sam Ewing

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SpaceX Falcon 9

Incredible rocketry. Exciting to watch the first stage land on the drone ship ("Just read the instructions") after successfully launching a fleet of ten Iridium communication satellites into orbit.

As she says @9:09 , "This is fantastic!"

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mansion at Bahji

A view of the Mediterranean Sea from the second floor at the Mansion at Bahji.

The Mansion at Bahji

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Second Leaf

Mansion at Báhji

From the KALÍMÁT-I-FIRDAWSÍYYIH (Words of Paradise)

The Pen of the Most High exhorteth, at this moment, the manifestations of authority and the sources of power, namely the kings, the sovereigns, the presidents, the rulers, the divines and the wise, and enjoineth them to uphold the cause of religion, and to cleave unto it. Religion is verily the chief instrument for the establishment of order in the world and of tranquillity amongst its peoples. The weakening of the pillars of religion hath strengthened the foolish and emboldened them and made them more arrogant. Verily I say: The greater the decline of religion, the more grievous the waywardness of the ungodly. This cannot but lead in the end to chaos and confusion. Hear Me, O men of insight, and be warned, ye who are endued with discernment!    --Bahá'u'lláh  

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Afternnon nap

This is a nice spot for an afternoon nap.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

An Essential Principle of Religion

The Shrine of the Báb from Sderot Ben Gurion

'An essential principle of Bahá'u'lláh's teaching is that religion must be the cause of unity and love amongst men; that it is the supreme effulgence of Divinity, the stimulus of life, the source of honor and productive of eternal existence. Religion is not intended to arouse enmity and hatred nor to become the source of tyranny and injustice. Should it prove to be the cause of hostility, discord and the alienation of mankind, assuredly the absence of religion would be preferable. Religious teachings are like a course of treatment having for its purpose the cure and healing of mankind. If the only outcome of a course of treatment should be mere diagnosis and fruitless discussion of symptoms, it would be better to abandon and abolish it. In this sense the absence of religion would be at least some progress toward unity'.

Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace

Friday, January 6, 2017

Somewhere on the Straight of Juan de Fuca

An old sketch of somewhere on the Straight  of Juan de Fuca.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017