Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Contribution



My work hides in plain sight.









Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Крокодил Гена - Голубой вагон (The Blue Coach)






Голубой Вагон

Медленно минуты уплывают вдаль,
Встречи с ними ты уже не жди.
И хотя нам прошлого немного жаль,
Лучшее, конечно, впереди!

Скатертью, скатертью дальний путь стелится,
И упирается прямо в небосклон.
Каждому, каждому в лучшее верится,
Катится, катится голубой вагон!

Может, мы обидели кого-то зря -
Календарь закроет этот лист.
К новым приключениям спешим, друзья,
Эй, прибавь-ка ходу, машинист!

Скатертью, скатертью дальний путь стелится,
И упирается прямо в небосклон.
Каждому, каждому в лучшее верится,
Катится, катится голубой вагон!

Голубой вагон бежит, качается,
Скорый поезд набирает ход.
Ну зачем же этот день кончается -
Пусть бы он тянулся целый год!

Скатертью, скатертью дальний путь стелится,
И упирается прямо в небосклон.
Каждому, каждому в лучшее верится,
Катится, катится голубой вагон!





In English



The Blue Coach

All the minutes gradually fly away -
And you shouldn't wait for them again!
And, of course, we're sorry about the past, but yet
All the best is certainly ahead!

Chorus:
Spreading like tablecloth,
Distant way goes on,
And it can reach right heaven's horizon.
Everyone, everyone
Should believe in the best.
The Blue Coach
Is rolling, rolling on...

Maybe we offended someone just in vain?
The calendar will turn over that page.
We are rushing forward to adventures, Friends!
Hey, come on, speed up, Engineer!

Chorus

The blue coach is running and swinging on.
The rapid train is speeding up it's pace.
And how come this day is coming to the end?
Why can't we prolong all happy days?


Chorus



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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Arthur Hill Gilbert



ARTHUR HILL GILBERT (June 10, 1893 – April 1970) was an American Impressionist painter, notable as one of the practitioners of the California-style. Today, he is remembered for his large, colorful canvasas depicting meadows and groves of trees along the state's famed 17 Mile Drive. Gilbert was part of the group of American impressionist artists who lived and painted in the artists' colony scene in California at Carmel and Laguna Beach during the 1920s and 1930s. Wiki














Sunday, November 11, 2018

G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe 

(Lower left)





Saturday, November 10, 2018

West Coast Swing



Unchoreographed fun.










Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Spotted Towhee



Spied a Spotted Towhee scratching around under the bird feeder today.  It was the first one in many months.







Sunday, November 4, 2018

Raising the Dead



Many who reject religion do so because biblical miracles do not comport with science.  There is a middle way that separates seekers from followers.



"Consider that Christ reckoned as dead those who were nonetheless outwardly and physically alive; for true life is life eternal and true existence is spiritual existence. Thus if the Sacred Scriptures speak of raising the dead, the meaning is that they attained everlasting life; if they say that one who was blind was made to see, the meaning of this seeing is true insight; if they say that one who was deaf was made to hear, the meaning is that he acquired an inner ear and attained spiritual hearing. This is established by the very text of the Gospel where Christ says that they are like those of whom Isaiah once said, They have eyes and see not, they have ears and hear not; and I heal them."

        Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions




Saturday, November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018