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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Spring 2022

 

Geraniums in a front garden setting (5.23.22)

Deck Mandevilla Plant with a sun sculpture watching

Lilacs by White Bear Lake (In White Bear Lake, MN, and those below in a late Spring 6.2.23 )
  
Pink creeping phlox

Bee hives stacked near White Bear Lake

Objects arranged by passerby's in Nature's hollowed out tree trunk

White Spirea Bush

Miniature Lilac Tree

Flag overlooking White Bear Lake

Memorial Garden: "In Honor of Those Who Served our Nation and Defended our Freedom"


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Octogenarian!


Hard to believe Humble Blogger has reached "that age" on April 18, 2022!


Octogenarian Haiku
(when available)

-Hourglass-
From a distance he
watches his hourglass drain
its last grains of sand

-Diaries-
The true memories
lie on the aging pages
of his two diaries

-Legacy-
Patents and papers
he once prized, have now become
insignificant

Monday, April 18, 2022

Easter Monday 2022

 

The Resurrected Jesus shares bread with his disciples at Emmaus

(Matthias Stomer was a Dutch, possibly Flemish, painter who is only known for the works he produced during his residence in Italy. Work of art, paint, brush, sketch, color, oil on canvas, abstract texture, graphic minimalist, watercolor, palette of artist, pencil and brushstroke. Photo ID 243864188 © Rob Van Hees | Dreamstime.com)

"When they drew near to the village to which they were going, he made as if to go on; but they pressed him to stay with them. 'It is nearly evening' they said 'and the day is almost over' so he went in to stay with them. Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; but he had vanished from their sight.  Then they said to each other. 'Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?"  They set out that instant and returned to Jerusalem.  There they found the Eleven assembled together with their companions who said to them, 'Yes, it is true.  The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.' Then they told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognized him at the breaking of the bread. "

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Sunday 2022

 

After three days Jesus emerges from His tomb!

(Vatican Museum Jesus Resurrection Rise from Tomb Tapestry Rome Italy. Photo ID 163660473 © William Perry | Dreamstime.com)

"After the sabbath, towards dawn on the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to visit the sepulchre. And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His face was like lightning, his robe white as snow.  The guards were so shaken, so frightened of him, that they were like dead men. But the angel spoke and he said to the women, 'There is no need to be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has risen, as he said he would.  Come and see the place where lay, then go quickly and tell his disciples, "He has risen from the dead and now he is going before you to Galilee; it is there you will see him". Now I have told  you.'  Filled with awe and great joy the women came quickly away from the tomb and ran to tell the disciples. " (Mt 28:1-8)

Note: Scripture passage is from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,

Friday, April 15, 2022

Good Friday 2022

 

Jesus Dies on the Cross

(The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ painting from Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Photo ID 48657096 © Mineria6 | Dreamstime.com)

"When the sixth hour came there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?' which means 'My God, my God, why have you deserted me?' When some of those who stood by heard this, they said,  'Listen, he is calling on Elijah'. Someone ran and soaked a sponge in vinegar and, putting it on a reed, gave it him to drink saying, 'Wait and see if Elijah will come to take him down'. But Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. And the veil of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The centurion, who was standing in front of him, had seen how he had died, and he said, 'In truth this man was a son of God'. " (Mk 15:33-39)

Note: Scripture passage is from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Holy Thursday 2022

 

Jesus blesses bread at His last supper

(Last Supper, altarpiece in Mother Teresa cathedral in Vau i Dejes, Albania. Photo 98253297 © Zatletic | Dreamstime.com)

"When evening came, he was at table with the twelve disciples. And while they were eating he said 'I tell you solemnly, one of you is about to betray me'. They were greatly distressed and started asking him in turn, 'Not I, Lord, surely'? He answered, 'Someone who has dipped his hand into the dish with me, will betray me ... Judas, who was to betray him, asked in his turn, 'Not I, Rabbi, surely?' 'They are your own words' answered Jesus.' " (Mt:26:20-25)

"Now as they were eating Jesus took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples. 'Take it and eat;' he said 'this is my body.' Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them. 'Drink all of you from this,' he said 'for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. From now on, I tell you, I shall not drink wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in the kingdom of my Father.' " (Mt:26:26-29)

Note: Scripture passage is from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday 2022


 

Jesus enters Jerusalem a last time

(Barcelona, Spain. The modern fresco of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem in Church Maria Auxiliadora i Sant Josep by Fidel Trias Pages and Raimon Roca 1966  Photo ID 189209311 © Jozef Sedmak | Dreamstime.com)

"So (two of the disciples) took the colt to Jesus, and throwing their garments over its back they helped Jesus on to it.  As he moved off, people spread their cloaks in the road, and now, as he was approaching the downward slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole group of disciples joyfully began to praise God at the top of their voices for all the miracles they had seen. They cried out:

'Blessings on the King who comes,
in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven
and glory in the highest heavens'

Some Pharisees in the crowd said to him, 'Master, check your disciples' but he answered 'I tell you, if these keep silence the stones will cry out' " (Lk 19:28-40)

Note: Scripture passage is from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York