Devotion, October 23, 2019

Madona & Child

The Annunciation

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. Matthew 1:18-25

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges: Lines, October 22, 2019

Hollywood cranes 2Hollywood cranes crop_edited-1These photographs were taken way back in the previous century. They show the view that my apartment in Hollywood afforded me. The bay windows offered one a lovely vista of east Hollywood, in all its old stucco glory. Of course, these cranes were witnesses of and participants in the gentrification of Hollywood. Most of the groovy, rundown buildings are gone, replaced by bigger, flashier fareHollywood Crane 3

When I first moved to Yucca Street, people were smoking crack on the doorstep of my apartment building. By the time I relocated to Maryland, over a dozen years later, Hollywood had become a swinging hot spot with fancy boutiques and trendy bars, glitzy hotels and expensive restaurants. One old restaurant, Musso and Frank’s was always expensive.

I scanned these photos with my HP Envy 5055 printer. I love that printer. I got it for a really sweet price online at Best Buy. Free, next day delivery. You can’t beat that. At any rate, I’ve dug them out of the archives in order to participate in one of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges. This one is lines.


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures, October 22, 2019

Lichen 1Licken 2

Lichen. A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi species in a mutualistic relationship. The combined lichen has properties different from those of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms. Wikipedia (Accessed Oct 22, 2019.)

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