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Purple, not flowers, shrubbery

6 September 2020
Louisville, Kentucky

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We Meet Again – 3 January 2019, 2

img_8717On the way to see Come from AwayNew York Christmas sights were visited.

The tree.

Rockefeller Center.

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14 Dec #Prune #AdventWord 2018

14 Dec #prune

The Advent devotional project, #AdventWord  is offered by the Society of St John the Evangelist. Each day a word is provided and participants are invited to share images and/or reflections and to use hashtags so our reflections may be included in an Advent Calendar with others from around the world.

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7 Dec #Sprout #AdventWord 2018

7 Dec #sproutThe Advent devotional project, #AdventWord  is offered by the Society of St John the Evangelist. Each day a word is provided and participants are invited to share images and/or reflections and to use hashtags so our reflections may be included in an Advent Calendar with others from around the world.

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Advent 9: Delight

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26 November 2011
Goochland, Virginia

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A wheel of time

We have many ways to measure time. Many devices. Varied measurements. I spotted this one while walking in Central Park yesterday. How many years has it seen?

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See you along the Trail.

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Lent 33, Fifth Sunday in Lent: New

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Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu, New Mexico
29 July 2009

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Blossoms in the gloaming

Making my way up Broadway last night,
the tower of Riverside Church caught my attention.
Without a clue,
I nonetheless played
with angles and
with settings.

Most of the efforts now reside in the recycle bin,
unless they have always been deleted.

This one seemed interesting enough to share.

30 March 2012

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An intriguing beauty

Walking to and from the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness, this intriguing tree caught my eye and the eyes of many others.

Catherine, Peng and I stopped and looked at it for a time. None of us had seen anything like it. The pink-purple flowers grow directly on the bark – almost like moss.

“I wonder what it is?” mused Catherine. I pulled out my BlackBerry preparing to do a search when, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a small sign on the tree. “Bet that will tell us,” I said.

We walked, some of us stumbling, across the sidewalk and on to the grass where we could read the sign.

Eastern Rosebud (Judas Tree) said the inscription. That really did not tell me much. Maybe Peng and Catherine went on their way with a deeper understanding, but no insights shimmered for me. A few minutes ago, ensconced in my hotel for Compassion, Peace and Justice training day and Ecumenical Advocacy Days, I Googled and learned several things:

  • The Eastern Rosebud is native to eastern North America from the southern part of Ontario to northern Florida.
  • It is the state tree of Oklahoma.
  • It has a number or family members scattered around the world.
  • Legend says that Judas hanged himself from a species of the rosebud.
  • The flowers are magenta in color – various shades of magenta.

My picture fails to do it justice – but it points to its intriguing beauty.

See you along the Trail.

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U is for Uphill

Some trails at Ghost Ranch go uphill,
even more uphill than this one.
Hopefully the summer of 2012 will
bring a better illustration of uphill.

8 August 2008

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