Dog Walk Art

DOG WALK ART

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1  WALK TALL AND CARRY A SMALL LEASH (?? Theodore Roosevelt on the art of diplomacy)
What he really said “Speak softly and carry a big stick”
“Walk (or stand) tall” on the other hand = Be proud and confident: stop wishing that you were somehow different—start to walk tall!
And for the second half about the leash – be kind to animals

“Have You Seen My Lunate Bone Mon?” said the hand to the moon over Jamaican Skies…. “if not I have a bone to pick with you!”
The lunate bone is a moon shaped bone in the proximal row of metacarpal bones in the wrist

I have been enlisted to do the Nature Photography Challenge by my friend, Betsy Bynack Barry. She asked me to post a nature related photograph every day for seven days while nominating someone different every day to also do the challenge. I have asked my daughter Talya Davidoff as my first choice to join the group.
Nov 6 2015

I have been enlisted to do the Nature Photography Challenge by my friend Betsy Bynack Barry. She asked me to post a nature related photograph every day for seven days while nominating someone different every day to also do the challenge. A school friend Bob Heilbrunn is an astute observer of the wild life of Africa. I would like to invite him to participate in this endeavour.
Today I want to share a wild rock animal with kind eyes that I found staring at me in Gudvangen Norway
Nov 8 2015

Have been enlisted to do the Nature Photography Challenge by my friend Betsy Bynack Barry. She asked me to post a nature related photograph every day for seven days while nominating someone different every day to also do the challenge. Would like to invite a friend and colleague Barbara Biber who has great pictures of sunsets and flowers, and hoping she will participate in this endeavour.
Today, for my part I want to share inspiration from the clouds (“Pancreas in the Sky”)and combine an image of nature with an image in anatomy and dedicate this combo to pancreatic cancer and diabetes awareness month
Nov 10 2015

January 2016

Runner in the Sky

“Scottie of the Skye in the Sky” is another prize of the Caribbean skies The Scottie is part of a group of Scottish terriers called “Skye” – and hence the name of the art piece. They have rectangular head and body, and a triangular beard of finer texture than the coat. They are confident, feisty and territorial – and hence the nickname “Diehard”. Roosevelt, George W, and the Earl of Dumbarton owned Scotties.

“Rain Rain Go Away I Have Come Here to Have a Holiday”
Jan 14 2016

“Rain Rain You Came Anyway” The gray of your gloom will bring bloom – so by the way… its all okay …
Part of the series for the BLOG (to come) of Anatomy of the Caribbean Sky and the lessons it can teach us

Jan 15 2016

Anatomy of the Caribbean Sky and the lessons it can teach us

Jan 2016

Anatomy of the Caribbean Sky and the lessons it can teach us

Jan 2016

Unreal Bird Flying Low in the Sky
Flying to Penina’s wedding Jan 18 2016

Husky Black Walnut and Heart Rock Caffey on a romantic walk in the forest on Valentines day
Feb 2016

WINTER BUBBLES AFTER SNOW and ICE , Microcosm of Winter Wonders in the Local Park (aka OVA in WAITING)
Feb 2016

HANGING ON TO JOYS OF THE PAST IN THE FACE OF COLD REALITY
– though sweet memories are always sweet, and the future always springs new realities
Feb 25 2016

A TINY FOREST BESIDE A BIG ICE POND UNDER THE WARMING WINTER SUN
A walk in the cold of Boston with a macro lens exposed the world of infinite beauty and of nature’s miracles

THE SUMMER EQUIVALENT OF A TINY FOREST

PLANTS THAT LOOK LIKE FEATHERS, FLOCK TOGETHER IN THE FALL, WINTER, AND SPRING. – art from a kitchen window inspired by the ice crystals of winter

Sunset in Santa Monica Through the Eyes of the Australian Tea Tree aka Leptospermum Laevigatum

A FACE IN A SYCAMORE TREE BARK IN BURBANK CALIFORNIA inspired by the art of lifelong friend Stephen Selesnick and provided by the opportunity to visit Burbank and participate in the wonderful wedding of Penina and Avi

May 2, 2016 ·
Can you work out how this picture was taken?
Clue – raining in Boston and the dog needs a walk

Re the quiz – Thanks for your taking up the challenge!
Stanford wins this round! Go Jeff Koseff – There was a puddle on the tarmac (asphalt) path – The puddle had mirror like properties and was able to reflect the tree in the park alongside the path. I think one clue is a small bunch of pine needles (middle and left ) and few other very small pieces of grass. A second puddle is seen in the bottom left corner

May 14, 2016 ·
LIFE IN DEATH, DEATH IN LIFE
Dog Walk Art

May 14, 2016 ·
ROMANCE OF THE LEAF AND THE FLOWERBUD – A Marriage made with the Wisdom of Heaven. The One Without the Other is Nothing

Springtime for the Iris The story of lessons from the garden will unfold

May 15, 2016 ·
PICTURE PUZZLE – WHAT IS IT ?
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May 17, 2016 ·
POTENTIAL EMERGING FROM A CRUSTY PAST
A New Beginning

May 18, 2016 ·
NATURE PAINTS THE FACE OF AN ANIMAL BARGING INTO OUR WORLD FROM THE BOWELS OF THE PANSY
Courtesy of the Free Museums Around and In Us

STONE AGE ART IN YOUR BACKYARD
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Courtesy of the Free Museums Around and In Us

May 19, 2016 ·
WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THIS DECAYING LOG?
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Courtesy of the Free Museums Around and In Us

AN OWL IN THE WOODS
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Courtesy of the Free Museums Around and In Us

May 21, 2016
DOWN BUT NOT OUT
This poor old tree, fallen from its graces, eviscerated by rot, has found enough energy from its roots to give rise to new branches and also to support new life in its empty decaying spaces.

Lesson from nATURE- Do not forget your roots. Without them you are nothing!
Courtesy of Free Life Lessons Around and In Us and Spy Pond Arlington Mass

May 22, 2016 ·
Art of the Ant

May 23, 2016 ·
Another Picture. Puzzle. How do you interpret?
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Courtesy of the Free Museums Around and In Us

May 26, 2016 ·
SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW

Along the dOG wALK path I found chalk art created by elementary school children . This series portrays what is on the minds of children in that age group
Courtesy of Free Museums Around and In Us and Mason Rice Elementary School

May 26, 2016 ·
A DEVIL OR A KING/QUEEN OR ALL THREE – PERHAPS THESE KIDS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ELECTION
dOG wALK ArT created by elementary school children .
Courtesy of Free Museums Around and In Us and Mason Rice Elementary School

May 26, 2016 ·
ANGEL AND DEVIL LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS
dOG wALK ArT created by elementary school children .
Courtesy of Free Museums Around and In Us and Mason Rice Elementary School

May 30, 2016 ·
ROCKS FLOATING IN THE AIR?
Picture Puzzle Can you explain?
Appreciating art on the dOG wALK in NJ
Courtesy of Free Museums Around and In Us

YIN YANG SQUIRRELS – Up and Down, Light and Dark, Roots and Wings, Adult and Child, Head and Tail.
Lesson from the squirrels ? We need BOTH forces to become WHOLE
Lessons learned on the dOG wALK in NJ
Courtesy of Free Museums Around and In Us

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MOSES ON MOUNT AVARIM – THE OLD AND THE NEW GENERATIONs
This art piece is a combination of ultrasound and photography and depicts the story of Moses as he looks at the gift of land for future generations. The new generation, who were either babies when the Hebrews left Egypt, or who were born in exile are depicted in colorful clothing in their tents at the bottom of the mountain (designer jeans and all – with latest cell phones!). Moses awaits death as an exile at the pinnacle of his mission. He has a black ultrasound cloud above his head depicting his end.
Dedicated to lessons of my heritage

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2a TWO LOST SOLES SITTING ON THE FENCE
Said the left to the right”We are apart but not yet defeeted”
Said the right to the left “I would hate to be in your shoes”
Said the left to the right. “Let’s get off our high horses, resolve our differences, move forward, and walk in the way of righteousness”
Said the left to oneself “Was going to say left-sidedness rather than righteousness, for the sake of my pride, and my tribe, but decided to let it go”
Said the left  to the right “It is better if we walk together – otherwise we will only be able to hop with no hope”
Said the right  to the left “Let’s pursue One and we will find our souls”

And they found their soles and walked into the sunset, foot after foot, hand in hand and lived happily ever after.
The End

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2 CREATE A STORY?!

I see a pretty little girl walking in the park with her Dad who was filthy dirty after working in the garden!…Despite his dirt she was so appreciative of his taking her out that she ran up to him and gave him a big hug and kiss!

4 Try Telling a Tale About these Cans

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5 The Cans and CanKnots –
Well the story it told me … Once upon a time there were two twisted cans that were all bent out of shape with the way the world was going. They drugged themselves silly with synthetics( see list outside can), listened only to heavy metal music, decided to hang around trash and could never revigorate and recycle back into life, since nobody bothered to help them out and put them in the right place. There were others in similar situation who lay around the park. Mr “Screwed up Plastic” hated heavy metal, walked upside down on his cap and could not open up to anybody. He felt emptiness in the way his life had evolved and was hoping to start anew. One day a man walking a dog thought to himself. ” I could make a difference in somebody’s life! ” He picked up the out of shape and out of mind empty products of our culture and put them in their place – a recycling trash can. It was a dark and smelly place and the three were quite unhappy. The man shouted down the hutch – “One day you will be whole and fulfilled again! Trust me”. And then the police descended and took the man and his dog away because they found him speaking to a trash bin. The lesson? – It is mind over (recycling) matter – about the the cans and canknots ,- and lastly – recycle but do not speak to the trashcan.

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6 TWO LEASHES? ONE ON NECK AND ONE ON TAIL? Can you make head or tail why Benji with his new hairstyle appears to be reigned in by two so far apart leashes

June  9 2016

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7 A slightly confounding image of long shadows with newly shorn Benji at 7am . Why do you think it looks like I have no forearms?

THE EYE OF THE SUN ENLIGHTENING AND WATCHING OVER US
Both the Menorah (a candelabra with 7 or 9 candles) and Shavuoth (the celebration of the giving and receiving of the ten commandments) are about world enlightenment Feels like we need a lot of enlightenment in these dark times when people take joy in the murder of innocents (including children) by cowards and bullies with nothing but hate in their hearts

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8 A Menorah in the Spring during Shavuot? Do they go together?

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9 NUDE IN THE WOOD(S)

June 13, 2016

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10 ALLIGATOR (with double chin) IN THE WOOD(S)

I wood if I could – but I am an old crock stuck in the wood.. and all I can do is eye you from afar and smile!

June 14, 2016

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11 TIME – DAUGHTER, MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER – It passes so quickly – Enjoy the Moments

June 15 2016

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12 COHEN FAMILY TREE

June 16 2016

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13 MARRIAGE ADVICE? –
My son wants to marry “this woman” from Poland –
First impression? (image 1)
Background check (image 2)

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What is your advice?

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Well let’s start from the top
HER HAIR!
#1 Her hair is a mess (looks like she just got of bed! …. with my son!)
# 2 It is not natural
#3 It is so sparse Could she have trichophagia? – “the compulsive eating of hair associated with trichotillomania (hair pulling). … Sometimes those with the disorder MAY EVEN EAT THE HAIR OF OTHERS”!!!!.

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Ongoing saga – Assessment of the woman that wants to marry my son
Now her head!
# At least it is screwed on tight (she has some sense. Of course she wants my son!) but..
#2 Screwed on only by a thread
#3 I looked inside – – Just empty space No brain – Not a piep , not a scveek – Nuttingggg!!! I tell you not a brain in that nut!

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Well I am not going to belabour the negative evaluation of this Poland Spring lass as a potential wife for our son
Our final observations (see arrows on pic)
#1 She was all about plastic
# 2 “Established in 1845” That makes her 171 years old “Aber Bottel” = Yiddish for Over the hill with all the craziness that goes along with that age group

#3 “100% natural water” – Who isn’t made of natural water?
#4 A little twisted
#5 Claimed her roots and foundation were holy – Right about that Many holes

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#6 Dents in her backside
# 7 Really from Maine – Polish thing was a pure lie – that was the only thing that was pure about her – lies – and her water of course

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Cohen Family on a Bench

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17 SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY!
Can you guess what the “all naturel” canvas (background) was before the artist futzed with it?!

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I met a little rabbit,
Who was in the hare habit to hop it
(To avoid the condition of becoming a rarebit tidbit)
And though I treaded with much trepidation,
I could not stop it 
So I dropped the idea to stoppit
And let the hairy hare hoppit

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19 ROSE LEAVES AFTER THE RAIN
This beautiful example reveals the superhydrophobic property of the rose leaves. As water comes into contact with the leaf it “balls” up and rolls off, cleaning the dust, drying the leaf, and preventing the growth of mould. The water “balls” at the the edge of the angled leaf and eventually succumbs to gravity, placing the water where it can do the most good – ie the roots of the plant. NATURE IS AWESOME!

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20 SHADOWS OF HOPE

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21 HAWK ON A WALK
While on the dog walk in our local park, I came across a pair of red tailed hawks The following series tells their story..

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22 AWKWARD HAWK WALK

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“DID I JUST HEAR YOU SQUAWK ‘AWKWARD HAWK WALK’ old gray haired man with that juicy little dog of yours?!!”

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…SO I SPOT A HANDSOME HAWK OF THE OPPOSITE SEX AND AND I THINK TO MYSELF – How should approach this one?

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So he invited me to go up the pole with him. At first we had great conversation …. but he kept his focus on my chest.. He had one thing on his mind….

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SO I SHOWED HIM MY CHEST! WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT GAME PLAN old gray man? I am still new at this – but this is what your human chicks do all the time. Hmmm I think it is working – He can’t take his eyes off my chest!

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And then he said as he looked away ashamedly …”I should have told you that I am married..”
So she turned her back on him in disappointment

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Anything else? she said as she shot a glance in his direction And he turned away ashamedly and said .

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He: “I am going to open my heart to you. I want to have a deep relationship with you.

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He, as he shrank his head into his shoulders; “Lastly ….my politics are hawkish and I support Donald Trump” .. and with that she..

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…. she gives him a backhand with her forehand and in anger says “This is pure hogwash PC hawk talk. You are utterly confused”

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And with that she departs saying – “The world is going crazy. I am getting out of here!!”

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33 So I was taking young Benji for a walk and a little fairy (who was as thin and gracile as a stick) asked if she could join us – So I took her little fair hand in mine and she was hopping and skipping beside us… until she sighted the chipmunks. At that moment she hopped on my shoulder and started throwing fairy dust on the chipmunks (previous pic)…. and that is the dOG wALK ArT story of the day – Believe it or not!

June 27 2016

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WHAT DO YOU SEE? in this once in a lifetime photographic opportunity?

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36  The famous MS. HOLLY WOODS without makeup looking like a Matisse lady
and then MS. HOLLY WOODS on stage with makeup looking like one of Picasso’s ladies

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37 RAINBOW in the first pic? Well this oblique thinking photographer saw the first 4 colors of the rainbow in the garden – red, orange, yellow and green Seems like his eye and mind are from another planet!
Second pic a double rainbow on the open fjords of Norway

June 30 2016

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38 EVIL IN THE ROCKS – hard to see positive today

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39 FROM NEG TO POS Was walking the dog thinking about depositing the dog trash and the similar dog trash events of yesterday The recycling bin was next to the dog trash bin and its lid was covered with water droplets. On closer inspection there was ROYGBIV and the Dee Lee water droplets .. A welcome splash of a Jackson Pollock… I inverted the colors and turned the image upside down and voila!!… and all was OK for a few brief moments … and then I thought of poor Hallel in her final moments  .

July 1  2016

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Said the Female Cardinal to the Wall
“YOU, ROCK….so now tell me who is the prettiest of them all?”

Said the Rock to the Cardinal

“This is just a shadow of yourself

Look at yourself as you are in real life – beyond the illusions and the shadows of doubt.

I hope you like what you see! If not change and then come and rock with me cutie!

July 4 2016

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44 MY FAVORITE JULY 4th FIREWORKS ART PIECE OF ALL TIME

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46 TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON – The flower cycle of the mini gumplant (Grindelia) is shown in parallel to the briefer life cycle of the 4TH OF JULY flowerworks

BOUQUET OF DRIED FLOWERS LIGHTING UP THE SKY ON THE 4TH OF JULY

FLOWERS CELEBRATING SELF REALISATION AND THE FLOURISHING OF A FREE COUNTRY. AND IT ALL STARTED IN THE GREAT CITY OF BOSTON

NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE – Changing perspective for a change in perception
The first pic was almost a rejection and for the trash – with a different perspective and an inversion of the colors – it starts to look like a piece of art with all sorts of potential hidden meaning
LESSONS FROM THE FIREWORKS and Nietzsche; To find the truth look at a situation from many angles

July 6 2016

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47 YELLOW + BLUE = GREEN = SUN + SEA = EARTH – ie What would the earth be without the sun and water? What would green be without yellow and blue? Note how they are physically connected via the crack lines in this art piece created from the base of a tree stump. The colors reflect a Van Gogh inspiration

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48 WATER BUTTERFLY ON THE WEB July 8 2016

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49 LIKE A BIRD NOT ON A WIRE –
Independent, hungry, and free as a bird!
AKA Wings and Roots
Courtesy LEONARD cOHEN AND dOG wALK ArT July 9 2016

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50 Confucius says “ANCIENT ASIAN WISDOM IS FOUND IN THE ROCKS”

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51 SUMMER TIME IN BOSTON Grad Convocation Tent in the Sky – or Selfie of a Grad on the Beach? July 10 2016

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52 “AHA!” said the Boston Terrier – “Suddenly got it! I have a little understanding of how I came about and a new leash on my life.” July 10 2016

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Said the old tree trunk “We are we both bent out of shape about the way of the world My life was cut short by somebody’s religious belief. Wood you please not let them defeat us?”
Said the fetus ” There is only one way out. Give it time. When we see the light of life, we will realise it is the same light for everybody, and we then will all grow straight in our ways. Let each follow their own path to the light “

Courtesy of dOG wALK ArT
Dedicated to the Free Museums Around and In Us

July 13 2016

54  DAD I NEED TO PEE AGAIN! A story of dogs, children, young women, and old men told through the eyes of Benji and dOG wALK aRT

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Image 1) Says the dog to Dad “I need to pee again!” July 13 2016

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Image 2) Says Dad “Benji can you wait till the next pole” “Mmm too far” says Benji as he casts his head to the next pole

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Image 3) Says Dad “Should we go back to the last pole Benji?” “Mmm.. also too far” says the Benji as he looks back

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Image 4) Says the dog to Dad “How about the pole next to you?”
Says Dad ” Peeing at that shadow pole is like peeing in the breeze! But it will be cathartic and you will feel better (for a few minutes) once you have expressed yourself.”
Says the dog “But somebody may see me doing it”

THE END

 

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57 GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDCHILDREN AKA The Nuts and Bolts of the Old and Rusty (crusty) and the New and Shiny
Creating Art from Found Objects on Dog Walks July 13 2016

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58 Said Adolescent to Her Older Sister ‘Why am I so Gangly and You are so Pretty?”
Said the Older Sister ” To Everything There is a Season .. and you are still wet behind the ears!” July 14 2016

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59 LOGGING IN TO THE EARTH FROM AFAR with the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, and Titan(among many others) in view
The sun shines on the sky, the mountains, rivers, trees, and seas with the changing times of the day and night

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60 THE GOAL WITHOUT THE TOOL TO GET THERE At this stage the playing field is level (kinda) July 15 2016

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61 THE GOAL WITH THE TOOL BUT NO VEHICLE TO GET THERE At this stage the playing field is level
as per David Lee Please “Like” this post July 16 2016

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62 THE GOAL WITH THE TOOL AND THE SYLLABUS (method, college courses, derech eretz etc) BUT STILL NO VEHICLE TO GET THERE
Trying to work out with our kids on how to approach their lives and what they need to “do good” to themselves and to the world ie to be true to themselves and in so doing do Tikun Olam (repair of the world) in their chosen work. The wall represents the goal, the ball is the tool or skill needed to get there, and the shadow from the ball to the wall represents the pathway that they have to take in order to achieve the goal (Some shadows along the way try to deviate one from the goal – avoid distractions!) Next step is the vehicle ie their natural abilities (skill sets) Identifying or recognizing this aspect is the hardest part of the whole thing If all the elements are wisely chosen, and one “keeps the eye on the prize”, self realisation and personal happiness is guaranteed – money back if not satisfied July 16 2016

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POWER OF THE ROUND –
Let us start simple – Ball Sports?
Found this ball on dog walk and it prompted the question
Estimated BALL GAME Fans?
1. Soccer 3.5 Billion
2. Cricket 2.5 Billion
3. Field Hockey 2 Billion
4. Tennis 1 Billion
5. Volleyball 900 Million
6. Table Tennis 850 Million
7. Baseball 500 Million
8. Golf 450 Million
9 Basketball 400 Million
9 American Football 400 Million

other aspects of powers of the ball sports
http://www.totalsportek.com/most-popular-sports/  July 18 2016

 

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64 POWER OF THE ROUND –
On to WHEELS
First discovered 4500-3300 BCE
Now about 1.2billion vehicles worldwide
These are some of the thoughts that cross my mind which may not have happened if I had not walked the dog!

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65 POWER OF THE ROUND –
On to Tree trunks and Branches
First discovered before Adam and Eve
Why are they round?
With the same circumference, the area of a circle is larger than any other shape. Can pack in more transport systems therefore per unit area The shape is more resistant to external damage
provide less wind resistance.
These are some of the thoughts that cross my mind which may not have happened if I had not walked the dog!… July 19 2016

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dOG wALK aRT and POWER OF THE ROUND –
STREET LILIES AKA MANHOLE COVERS

Why are MANHOLE COVERS round?
“-cannot fall through its circular opening, – a square manhole cover could fall in if it were inserted diagonally in the hole. Circular covers don’t need to be rotated or precisely aligned when placing them on the opening. A round manhole cover is easily moved and rolled.”
http://www.careerfaqs.com.au/careers/interview-questions  July 20 2016

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67 dOG wALK aRT and POWER OF THE ROUND –
PHYSICS, BIOLOGY, AND SCIENCE IN A DROPLET OF WATER
In the single droplet of water after the rain, we can observe and learn about the physics of gravity, surface tension, light, reflection and of course about the water and chlorophyll filled trees of life

July 20 2016

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SAD SASSY with tears pouring down her face
dOG wALK aRT and POWER OF THE ROUND –

This art piece was inspired by my daughter Arielle’s post “r u a piece of rain or a tear”
Physics, science , biology, sassiness, sadness, romance, and psychology in the droplets of water on a blade of grass
Note how the droplet of nose magnifies the parallel veins of the blade of grass
(see below)

July 21 2016

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69 HORA AT THE CHASIDIC ANT WEDDING
Theme dOG wALK aRT and POWER OF THE ROUND
Opened a box with some old food on the dog walk. Found these ants dancing the hora in two circles celebrating their bond with the sweetness of life

July 21 2016

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TRUMP ON A TREE TRUNK

July 24 2016

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71 THE WEB CAN TRAP YOU – DO NOT FALL PREY
Theme dOG wALK aRT and POWER OF THE ROUND
sOME faCTS
spider silk stronger than steel. .
spider drops a sticky substance onto the web which helps to catch prey 
takes only 30-60 minutes to build a web which they do at night
once caught the prey is enfolded in silk

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Do not obey,
if it gets in the way …of your long term happiness
the sign is crooked anyway
with negative in the way of positive
and therefore the round in this case
is not so sound
so hear me out
and do not keep me out!
“Why?” you ask
Simple!
The dog has to do his thing in pleasant surroundings

Pleasant street is seconds away from our home and when I am on the dOG wALK,

I choose to disobey the authoritative power of the round red sign so I can grab some treasures for you

JULY 27 2016

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FROM ZERO to WHOLESOMENESS ON THE WAVES OF TIME –
a poem

From nothing to wholesomeness
And then to nothing again
From zero to all the numbers
From the empty womb to new life
From the round seed to the wholesome tree
And then to recede
And then to seed again
And we cycle and cycle .. and cycle
With repeated spiraling of bonded zeroes till eternity
While time moves on its unstoppable wheels
And we are given a present to be present in the present
To understand the holy void and holy wholesomeness

JULY 27 2016

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74 When looking for WHOLESOMENESS DO NOT LET WITCHES CROSS YOUR PATH

JULY 28 2016

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75 SUNSET IN THE CITY

A runner at the reservoir near Boston College
This one is for Barbara Biber and Betsy Barry the masters (mistresses?) of sunsets

JULY 29 2016

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77 THE REBEL RODENT of the proud family of Sciuridae was banished after the elders found him facing east and praying to ELECTRONICS –
the new G-d of his generation

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77  So the squirrel turned away from his ELECTRONICS G-d, after being banished from the squirrel family and guiltily tucked his head into his shoulders and squirted ( = a squirrel blurt)

“It’s my religion, my right of freedom of expression, I plead the 5th, and my life matters. Trump is a con man and Hillary a liar.. “.

JULY 29 2016

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78 HORSE AT SUNRISE IN VERMONT

August 5 2016

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79 MOONLIGHT ON THE RIVER

aka
Patches in the Winter Road Cracks of Boston

August 6 2016

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80 GREEN MOUNTAINS OF VERMONT IN THE SUMMER

August 7 2016

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81 OLYMPIC CELEBRATIONS IN THE STREETS OF RIO aka
Patches in the Winter Road Cracks of Boston

August 7 2016

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82 Would I spy with my little eye the pupil of a wooden eye staring in the woods?
Theme: Round things

August 8 2016

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83 Q1 LITTLE ANNIE OR GRANNY ANNIE ?
Q2 What emotion does she portray? Sorrow, depression, deep thought, indecision, concern, conviction, resolve?

August 8 2016

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84  THE COMPLEX PATH TO SELF REALISATION
ie you need a foundation and grounding, you need a focus and an an end point, you need to connect and work along multiple uphill pathways to get there!

Thought this image could also be applied to an advert
WEB DESIGN TO HELP YOUR COMPANY FLOURISH!!

August 9 2016

Stuntman in Vermont
BACKWARD SOMERSAULT OFF A ROCKY CLIFF!

August  9 2016

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85  FLAMENCO DANCERS
Sticks and Stones can break bones but can also be turned into art
Changing perspectives can turn negative into positive

August 11 2016

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86 SAID MOTHER DAHLIA TO HER DAUGHTER

“We look very different but we wear the same genes”

Said daughter Dahlia to her mother

“The bulb doesn’t fall very far from the tree”

August 12 2016

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87 SUNRISE IN THE DOG PARK

August 12 2016

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90 NATURE’S DATING SERVICE.

Ladies Ladies!

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!

We want you!

Looking for Ms Right

For one of our many Mr Right pollens
Step inside and see our stock of male seed

Find them scattered elegantly on a bed of Hibiscus petal

Or the young uns hanging on the anthers

For a special deal

Check out the  seeds on the showroom floor

August 13 2016

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91 WISDOM IN THE SILENCE OF THE TREE
1) original moss covered tree
2) artistic rendition

August 14 2016

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92 HIP HIPPO HOORAY ROCK ART

August 5 2016

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93 WHERE DID I FIND THIS BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY … AND WHAT WAS SHE DOING?

August 16 2016

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94 THE DEVIL IN THE SLIME OF A RIVER
The water in the river was obstructed by debris and this resulted in the formation of slime. The water was not free to flow and experience the normal freedom of flow Slime = pure muck = the devil = the enemy of freedom Let the river flow and be who it is – and you will get an angel and not a devil!

August 17 2016

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Said Dad “Naughty boy Benji”
Said Benji “I thought the grass was greener on the other side.

And BTW it was not

And BTW (2) Did you see that the Great Dane peed on the sign –

Look on the left side of the sign…HUGE PEE on the offensive part of the sign

Thumbs up from our dog world!”

Sign (IN SECRET CODE) then reads “DOGS OWED THE FIELD
HOW SMART ARE DOGS I ASK YOU?”

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THE PEE OF THE GREAT DANE IN CONTEMPT OF THE SIGN
Sign (IN SECRET CODE) then reads “DOGS OWED THE FIELD
HOW SMART ARE DOGS I ASK YOU?”

August 18 2016

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96 BOSTON ROADS CELEBRATE USA WOMAN GYMNASTS

Patches in the Winter Road Cracks of Boston

August 18 2016

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97 Heard on the Street..
BOSTON ROADS CELEBRATE USA WOMAN 4X 100 RELAY
Patches in the Winter Road Cracks of Boston

August 19 2016

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98 THIS SAYS IT ALL IF YOU HAVE HAD DOUBTS IN THE PAST

August 20 2016

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99 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN IN THE WOODS by student of Picasso

August 20 2016

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100 TWO MUSHROOMS WORKING OUT ASYMMETRIC LOVE
The mushroom on the right has a fully formed, committed, and impassioned love with a perfect heart shape colored brighter red, while the mushroom on the left is not there yet. The shape of the heart is evolving and the darker red puts a little less commitment .. at this time – Tomorrow the situation could be reversed? and this is what they have to work out together.. realising that love is fluid

August 21 2016

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101 POOPED OUT PARTY POOPER – The Morning After the Night Before

August 22 2016

102 Benjy Saves the City of Evil

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..and it came to pass, as Benji wandered in Goddam city, he saw it was not good. The big bird folk wandered without a goal, and he saw evil wherever he looked. And the power of the Mighty One entered his heart saying – “Choose the Noah of all in the city to save our birdkind”

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And so Benji started the chase to find the prophet and saviour of Goddam city
“Awake from your slumber !!” he barked
At first there were 4

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And then 2

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And then only 1

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And like a miracle the chosen big bird rose and Batman, saviour of Goddam city was born

August 22 2016

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107 LOVERS IN THE WOODS
Created from found objects on Dog Walks

August 25 2016

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108 THE SOOTHING SOUNDS OF WATER (FOR ALL AGES)
#1 ON THE HIT LIST SINCE BIG BANG

In fetal position surrounded by water

And a Lup Dub African rhythm –

Been there done that!

And what a universal experience that was!

August 26 2016

HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY TO THE STAR OF dOG wALK aRT

August 27 2016

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109 PICASSO LADY IN A SYCAMORE TREE

August 28 2016

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110 TWIST OF FATE

You never know what tomorrow will bring –

Whether your number is up or down,

What your number will be,

Whether it will land on a smooth or sharp surface,

In the rain or in sunshine ..

And so the bottom line ..

We should live in the moment…

And be aware of our gifts…

Easier said than done of course

The 5+ 4 = 9 = 1/2 18

= half chai

= one half of life

= ie there is more to the story than just living in the moment

Not sure what that may be though but will try to work it out while on the dog walk
Inspired by conversation with cousin Steven Isaacson. and his family at a reunion last night after more than twenty year hiatus
Found this dice on a dOG wAlk and it had this profound lesson to teach

August 31 2016

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111 BLACK EYE AFTER A STREET FIGHT AND THEN FLATTENED AFTER BEING RUN OVER BY A TRUCK

September 1 2016

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112 QUIZ- What is this object that caught my eye on a dOG wALK ? I edited it (a little) for some added fun
Question 2) What is the Zulu name for this “THING”

September 2 2016

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113 NEXT QUESTION
Millipede or Centipede?
and then
How many feet does our animal have? Clue – Starting from the first segment by the head (red) they are marked every 10 segments with a new color .. and then a few extra segments (black rings) at the tail

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114 CHASSIDIC WISDOM IN THE TREE

September 03 2016

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115 BLUE PURPLE MORNING GLORY with blinding white center. How does it do that? It almost seems like there is a bright white light emanating from the center.
The mag view sheds some light on the appearance The most central zone starts with a pale yellow base. The contrast with the next white ring makes the white even whiter (I think!) Then there are radiating spikes of white that have a spiral configuration – making it look like a spinning wheel. At the periphery there are 5 pairs of radiating white spikes that traverse the pink layer into the blue purple layer further brightening the center.
Anybody with any other ideas?

September 04 2016

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117 What did JUNE SOUTH say?
“Come down and see me some time?”

The real famous one liner was by Mae West who said “Come Up And See Me Sometime! This one liner was used for her signature song: – in the 1934 Comedy Classic “She Done Him Wrong” co-starring Mae West’s discovery Cary Grant.

September 05 2016

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118 PERSPECTIVE – REMINDER TO PARENTS AND CHILDREN ABOUT LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL A poster on the baseball field

September 06 2016

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119 WADING IN THE WATER WITH A STICK IN HIS HAND AND A HOPE IN HIS HEART

September 08 2016

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121

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120 HANDS – SOFT AND HARD – GIVING AND RECEIVING
Its the time of year when old stuff from classrooms is being thrown out .. and I found the first piece in the dumpster while walking Benji and instead of it being lost forever it has been preserved! yay – and the parallel with the Xray art piece is remarkable. I loved the top hand in both pieces acting as the giving hand, others reaching to receive, and yet others now giving themselves .. … and the rippling effect one act can have on many!
As my brother Baruch wrote in his weekly devar “Tzedakah … provides a sense of the DYNAMIC MOVEMENTS which it causes between the body, the Heart, the Soul and Hashem”.

September 09 2016

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121 PUDDLE ART Cloudy sky and weeds reflected in a puddle

September 09 2016

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122 AFRICAN PARROT EMERGING FROM A TREE IN THE USA JUNGLE

September 11 2016

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123 A BABY DAHLIA SHEDDING A TEAR UNDER THE POWERS OF GRAVITY AND A LEAF IN WAITING TO SOFTEN THE FALL

September 13 2016

THE FALLING MAN (photo by Richard Drew) – had nothing to soften his fall – cannot imagine what went through his mind at the time. However he appears relaxed and resigned and completely aligned with the forces of gravity that he had unconsciously dealt with in his life in the upright position.

Many heartfelt human tears are shed in memory of the senseless gravity of vicious, venomous, and vile acts of terror that have no victory for anyone!

The Crying Baby Dahlia dedicated to memory of 9/11with a hope that the families and friends of victims find comfort in others to help soften the loss – like the open arms of the Dahlia leaf

September 13 2016

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124 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

September 13 2016

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QUECHEE GORGE in Woodstock Vermont Why does the image look so strange? Trees as big as the mountains?

September 14 2016

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125 This was how the photo was taken Tree a reflection No mountains art all Just rocks in the water.

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126 WHO DISCOVERED PIZZA? –
“Egyptians made a flatbread, the Indians baked naan … neither of these had toppings. The Persians had toppings, but was it pizza?
The ancient Greeks had a flat bread called plakountos, on which they placed various toppings, and we know also that Naples was founded (as Neopolis) by the Greeks. And Naples is the home of the modern pizza”

But in all honesty mushroom pizza was created by NATURE herself by the mushroom family. It was so delicious looking I nearly ate it!! Anybody know what kind of mushroom this is?

September 18 2016

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127 Next door to this mushroom under the same tree was a Calzone mushroom Could not believe my luck on this dog walk!

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128 Talking of Mushrooms…
HARVEST MOON CAN MAKE MUSHROOMS DO SILLY THINGS …

So I asked “Mr Mushroom what are you doing?” “Just mooning” he said with a sigh

September 19 2016

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129 MUSHROOM SHAWARMA
Courtesy of dOG wALK ArT

September 20 2016

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130 MARRIAGE BLESSING
Puddle Photography

September 21 2016

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131 hey Mushroom!!!
“You got mud on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Kickin’ your can all over the place
Singin’
We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you!” 

September 22 2016

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132 2 Males What I learned was that the males have a beard (ringed in red). My first guess Male with splayed feathers had his eye on a female Subsequently learned that the “beard” is another distinguishing male feature

September 23 2016

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WILD TURKEYS IN NEWTON with SUNRISE

A QUESTION???? One Male One Female or 2 Males?

September 23 2016

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133 KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE
Lessons from the Puddles on the Basketball Court
The focus of the left image is on the small bubbles and focus on the right image is on the real thing
“Paul and Silas thought
They was lost 
Dungeon shook and
The chains come off
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on” Bruce Springsteen

September 24 2016

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134 ..I think Benji and I may have found the original menorah in the streets of Newton?

“The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and 300 years later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel.” Wikipedia

September 25 2016

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135 ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEWTON

Once upon a time … late in the night…in the old New England town of Newton…all was quiet on Crystal Lake..but the silence was disturbed by a man and his dog .. and a click was heard.. and here lies the result!

September 26 2016

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136 HAVE YOU (or someone you love) BEEN TRAPPED BY THE WEB?

September 27 2016

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137 LOVERS IN THE WOODS
Dedicated to the birthday girl Vivian Fisher!! Many more healthy and happy birthdays

September 28 2016

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138 DOG IN THE WOOD
Tribute to the Ebstein family and Nemo (Benj’s friend) on the occasion of the engagement of Sarah and Max. Mazal Tov!

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup

In loving memory of our wonderful Mom Joyce SteinDavidoff 1921 – 1998
Totally dedicated to her 3 boys and her family We owe her so much!

In particular she taught us to express our inner selves – so she is to blame for the string of posts from this son

September 30 2016

 

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139 Happy Birthday to Adam and Eve and to the Creation of the Universe and May our Family and Friends be Blessed for a Happy Healthy and Fruitful New Year

October 2nd 2016

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The first word of creation (bereshith) begins with a beth that contains a seed (dagesh) that gives rise to the universe and the world (including Adam and Eve )
Shana Tova to all

 

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October 3, 2016 

 

The first word of creation (bereshith) begins with a beth that contains a seed (dagesh) that gives rise to the universe and the world (including Adam and Eve )
Shana Tova to all

The first word of creation (bereshith) begins with a beth that contains a seed (dagesh) that gives rise to the universe and the world (including Adam and Eve )
Shana Tova to all

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140 Saw this stump on a walk with Benji and I was sure it was trying to tell me something about the “10 days of awe”
“The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are commonly known as the Days of Awe or the Days of Repentance. This is a time for serious introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur.”

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141 And I realised the goal was to get to the essence – the so called “spark of life” of Bialik present in us all that is absolute – We all have it – every living being, and this spark is the same in everybody

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142 ANNUAL RINGS OF THE YEAR

Seasons come and go, mixed with pleasures, displeasures, anger, romance, anxiety, jealousies, fears, joys, loss, gain, laughs, cries, snow, sun, warm cold- It is all in there in the circle of a year – taking us away from the essence

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143 BUSYNESS OF THE YEAR

Coming and going, major events both good and bad, people, travel, children, friends, wakes, weddings, school, dates… all activities.. travelling across the time of the annual rings, with the central core of life experiencing and navigating

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144 TEN DAYS OF AWE ? GATHERING and COMBINING TIME WITH PERSONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE PAST YEAR – BOTH THE GOOD AND THE BAD

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145 AND I LOOKED INTO MYSELF

and saw these glaring transgressions .. and for these I am sorry – You know who you are .. and I am truly sorry

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146 AND THEN I HEARD THE BLASTS OF THE SHOFAR AND NOW
I’M ALL SHOOK UP Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay
SOUNDS OF THE SHOFAR
Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah THESE ARE REFLECTED IN SHELL FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SHOFAR
TEKIAH,Single shell- the “blast,” one long blast with a clear tone.
SHEVARIM, Three curved shells – a “broken,” sighing sound of three short calls.
TERUAH – 9 SMALL SHELLS the “alarm,” a rapid series of nine or more very short notes.
TEKIAH GEDOLLAH – Rams horn – “the great Tekiah,” a single unbroken blast, held as long as possible. (A combination of Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, ending with a Tekiah Gedolah.)
” Awake, sleepers from your sleep! Arise, slumberers, from your slumber! Scrutinize your deeds and return to repentance and remember your creator! Those forgetters of the truth in the vanities of time and those who stray all their year in vanity and emptiness which can neither help nor save. Look to your souls, better your ways and deeds. Let each one of you abandon your evil way and your thoughts which are not good.”
“The shofar symbolizes the major theme of the Days of Repentance, during which we commemorate the beginning of the world. We try to make a new start within ourselves, and to return to the beginning of the cycle. The shofar, with its powerful and profound calls, removes the obstacles before us and helps us reach this new start.”
What did Elvis say about this?
I’M ALL SHOOK UP
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay
A well’a bless my soul
What’sa wrong with me?
I’m itchin’ like a man in a fuzzy tree
My friends say I’m actin’ wild as a bug
I’m all shook up
Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, ya

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147 Hopefully apologies are nearly complete and now onward to REBOOT the system and GET RID of BAGGAGE to enable
AT ONEMENT

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148 DAY OF AT ONEMENT

A time to spend with the core

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149 Night Walk with Benji in Newton Highlands – Art of the Jewellery Store

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150 SAID THE LEAF TO THE WATER DROPLETS ..

“When I was young and full of life,

You gave me life itself and I could absorb you into my body.

We were like one.

Now I am old and dying on the sidewalk

And all I can do is enjoy your beauty on my dry body

And sadly we will have to go separate ways!

I pray that we can meet with renewed miracle of life

When we are recycled by the heavens”

October 16 2016

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151 CRYSTAL BALL – I SEE NATURE IN YOUR FUTURE

Can you spot the photographer?

October 17 2016

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152 EARLY MORNING after THE MOON HAD BEEN UP ALL NIGHT

October 18 2016

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153 I HAVE SERVED THE PEOPLE AND THE DOGS OF THIS TOWN WELL. I THINK I DESERVE A PAINT JOB. If they don’t service me I might wet myself?!

October 19 2016

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154 SHADOW AND ITS REFLECTION?

October 20 2016

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155 BENJI – “What do you think of UNESCO decision denying historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem?”
Said Benji “Read my lips on both sides of my body”

October 21 2016

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156 ITS THE FALL AND THE TRUMP HAS FALLEN FLAT ON HIS FACE – NO HUMANITY WAS FOUND – That is exactly how he was lying – yes – he was found lying, he lies all the time He lies, his wife lies, he lies with his wife, his wife lay him, and lie him, he lies to women, he lies with woman, he lay women, he lies about being with women, he lies without women, he lies with women, he lies about women, he lies to himself, he lies with himself, he lies to people, he has become (and probably has always been) a has-been, and an out and out, inside out, outlier liar

October 23 2016

Inspired by Dr Seuss

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157 BELLY UP! – ROUND AND ROUND WITH THE SEASONS – The Story of My Life by Kai Yak

October 25 2016

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158 On the serious side said AD “FEATHERS OF A BIRD FLY TOGETHER!”
On the funny side said Woody Allen says “How wrong Emily Dickinson was! .. Hope is not “the thing with feathers.” The thing with feathers has turned out to be my nephew. I must take him to a specialist in Zurich.

October 26 2016

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159 SUMMERS GONE AND THE ONLY HAPPY FACE LEFT ON THE BEACH
Courtesy of dOG wALK ArT – Fall at Crystal Lake in Newton

October 27 2016

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160 RUMBLES FROM NEWTON CENTER CEMETERIES

A man and his crow enjoying the early Fall

October 27 2016

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161 ALWAYS BE KIND TO YOUR DOGS – TABLES MAY BE TURNED IN THE AFTERLIFE – and they may come back to haunt you or even bite you

October 28 2016

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162 He rose from the dead, flung himself upon his chicken and rode madly off in all directions.
Adapted from a quote by Stephen Leacock

October 29 2016

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163 THE FALL IN NEWTON – Halloween night finally here –

October 31 2016

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164 THE END OF THE FALL OF THE RAINBOW – A POT OF GOLD

November 04 2016

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165 THE BIGGER PICTURE

November 05 2016

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166 And the delicate branches reached out to the sunset and said

“You look like a reflection of myself”

And the sun replied ‘We both need to rest.

Good night. See you tomorrow”

November 05 2016

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FEAST OF THE FALL
167 Breakfast at 3 Lake Ave after the dog walk

November 10 2016

A MOMENT IN TIME BEFORE THE DAY BREAK BRAKE, BREAKS LOOSE and then there is Breakfast

November 11, 2016 

 

A MOMENT IN TIME BEFORE THE DAY BREAK BRAKE, BREAKS LOOSE and then there is Breakfast

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168 ABOUT TO FALL

A leaf and a water drop have a conversation with both in a precarious position on the branch of a tree
Leaf – “I do not want to fall”
Raindrop – “Its our time Gravity will return us to the earth”
Leaf – “Gravity sucks” I just want to be green again”
Raindrop “To recycle is to be green”
Leaf – “Too profound for me! My be-leaf is that life is too short to worry about gravity. Please God Fly me to the moon. I do not want to fall”
November 12 2016

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169 My son the dog has a tail that is genius
Fibonacci knew it
daVinci knew it
All the golden folks who love nature, shells, and the cochlear of the inner ear know it
Benji’s tail follows the golden rule

November 15 2016

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171 SAID THE GHOST LEAF TO THE FULL MOON – “Now that I have fallen please explain why time moves in lunar cycles? What makes Mr Lunar Tick? Why do you live through these cycles and I and many others lose our lives?

November 16 2016

EN POINTE IN THE PARK IN THE FALL

November 19 2016

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172 NAKED TREES START TO SHIVER AS TEMP DROPS TO 33F(.6C) IN BOSTON

November 20 2016

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173 Observations of a dOG wALKER
THE BATTLE FOR SPACE AND TIME –
Green vs Brown vs White
Green has had her time and is a mere beautiful memory – and she knows it as she fades into the background
Brown has not yet given up, and rises above White
White rests in quiet confidence She knows that time and space for the near future is on her side 

November 21 2016

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THANKSGIVING WITH SOME OF THE FISHER FAMILY AT BENJY DAVIDOFFS HOME . WE HAVE A LOT TO GIVE THANKS FOR!THANKSGIVING IN BENJY”S HOME
WE HAVE A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR
 — 

November 26 2016

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174 Asked Benji what lessons he had to give our family as we face a new season
He said “Read my body language – PUT THE “BUTS” BEHIND, and the “ANDS” A-HEAD No “but”, regrets, or excuses for the past – just go forward and accumulate all the “ANDS” of positive experience” Hence his stance on this matter as he faced the fall season and the coming winter season

November 28 2016

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175 Sad Dog Walk Today! Learned my cousin Alden Sacks passed away yesterday. He was 2 years older than I. He was such an integral part our youth. He was naughty, fun filled and full hearted and brought excitement and laughter into our lives making these years much richer than they would otherwise have been. I had not seen him for about 20 years and now of course regret this Fortunately we connected only last week but my heart feels like the puddle reflection of this Norway spruce that I noticed while walking Benjy this morning My thoughts and prayers go out to Froma SacksKerry-Lee Topol Roy and kids Gareth Adrian and family,

December 01 2016

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176 WINTER TREES OF THE PARK 1) Norway Spruce at Sunset, 2) Tree of Ice in a Puddle, and 3) Ice on the Oak Leaf

December 01 2016

One of the many faces of the Golden Gate SF
Courtesy fAMILY walk without the dog

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BIRTHDAY GIRL NAOMI WITH AARON ARIELLE AND TALYA IN SF Unfortunately DANI had college exams wITH ALL OUR LOVE FOR A HAPPY HEALTHY AND FRUITFUL YEAR

December 09 2016

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RAIN FROM ABOVE PUDDLES FROM BELOW
SF a great city – but the rain plagues our outdoor enjoyment
MORAL – Protect yourself from all sides -rain above puddles below and water bombs from the sides

December 09 2016

RAIN FROM ABOVE PUDDLES FROM BELOW
SF a great city – but the rain plagues our outdoor enjoyment
MORAL – Protect yourself from all sides -rain above puddles below and water bombs from the sides

December 14 2016

VINEYARDS OF SONOMA-Fruits of the vine have been squashed and squeezed for all they are worth, and now the work begins for the new year – Who knows what it will bring?

December 15 2016

ALL YOU NEED ON A RAINY DAY IN SONOMA CALIFORNIA ; Family, protection from the rain, a garden, and connection to the outside world

December 15 2016

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177 Woodline – by Andy Goldsworthy in Presidio park San Francisco – Life is a long and winding path (road) through unknown woods – leading to something, somewhere – enjoy the journey

December 18 2016

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178 179 Heaven and Hell face each other across the waters of San Francisco – Like night and day

December 19 2016

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180 Heaven/Hell – Freedom/Captivity
It is all relative.
The trick is to find heaven when in hell, and freedom when in captivity

A Hidden Message for a SPECIAL PERSON in the Ice of the Park as we leave our home in the cold to visit Aaron in SF

 

December 12th Happy birthday to a special woman in our lives Much love and gratitude from your family

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181 WINTER AND FALL MEET FACE TO FACE IN AN INTIMATE MOMENT – Branches on Branches
December 21 2016

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182 WINTER IS NOW OFFICIALLY WITH US. All the leaves are brown and down, and the sky is gray, I say, … why are the trees left naked in this terrible gray cold?

December 22 2016

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183 FALL QUILT – to keep the earth warm

December 23 2016

Wishing Family and Friends
Health, Happiness, and an Enlightened New Season
HAPPY CHANUKKAH AND MERRY CHRISTMAS
And Benjy then asks – What is all this merriness about? I am cold when we go for dog walks
 — withTalya DavidoffDanielle Davidoff and Aaron Davidoff.

December 23 2016

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184 FESTIVAL OF LIGHT IN THE HEAVEN ABOVE THE CLOUDS – A DAILY EVENT – A DAILY MIRACLE OF LIGHT AND WARMTH

December 25 2016

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185 POLITICALLY CORRECT LEFT LOOKING MALLARDS ALL SEE LIFE THE SAME WAY WITHOUT QUESTION

December 26 2016

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186 and then there are POLITICALLY CORRECT RIGHT LOOKING CANADIAN GEESE WHO ALL SEE LIFE THE SAME WAY WITHOUT QUESTION

December 26 2016

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187 and then there is CENTRAL FOCUS WITH HONEST DEBATE WITHOUT BIAS NOR PRECONCEIVED JUDGEMENT – JUST THE TRUTH – NOT SO EASY OF COURSE FOR HUMANS WHO HAVE NATURAL TRIBAL INSTINCT..but something to strive for

December 26 2016

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188 WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU AN OIL SPILL IN YOUR PATH MAKE A RAINBOW ROAD OF COLORFUL EXPERIENCES!

December 28 2016

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189 AN AFRICAN IN BOSTON on DECEMBER 30th, 2016- Cold Feet, Head Cold, and Bellyache from Too Many Latkes and Christmas Cookies.

December 30 2016

NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE HEART AND SOULS OF THE CELLS
Dedicated to friends and family –

December 31 2016

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190 MAN IN THE MIRROR MAKING RESOLUTIONS
2017 and walking Benji. Found this Picasso in the ICE of the park.
New Years resolutions in Cold Cubism

January 01 2017

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191 AUSSIE HUNTING WEAPON IS NO MATCH FOR BOSTON SQUIRREL

January 02 2017

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192 “I love my sister Arielle so much !! I miss her and wish she would come home more often. She needs to sleep after our long walk”

January 03 2017

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193 A SPRIG O’ SPRING IN THE ICE?

January 05 2017

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194 It is snowing and freezing in Boston. Some stay huddled inside .. and others dance in the snow like nobody is watching.
What would you do?

January 06 2017

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195 Eat your heart out all friends who have to deal with the warm sun today
Ice puddle in the park before the snow storm

January 07 2017

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196 TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –

You go your way and I have to go mine The harsh reality expressed in an unforgiving cold snowy day

January 12 2017

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197 ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
As I emerged into 20F (-7C) for a Benjy walk -“reality and dream” on the car window

January 14 2017

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198 WAVES OF THE WINTER – Time passes

January 17 2017

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199

Over 32 and under 65 –
That is the water and me,
and so shivers the tree.. and me,
as we accompany the dog for a pee

January 18 2017

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200 A special for 200th dOG wALK aRTposting
As I walked Benjy this am I saw this posting in the Mason Rice elementary school classroom window (backwards because I was on the outside). See comment below for the importance of looking at clues from another perspective!

January 19 2017

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The poem by Maya Angelou within which the words “Still like dust I rise” The poem is so poignant that I wanted it to stand out so I posted it again to reiterate my stand against bullying, slavery, prejudice and terror and the farce of the “United Nations” better described as the “United Nations against Israel”

Thank you Benjy for bringing both art and now poetry into my life!!! If not for you I would not have come across the poem!

January 19 2017

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201 A STONE TREE IN THE WATER
One comes across amazing things on the dog walk –
Just keep your eyes and your mind open – and you will see things you have never seen before

January 24 2017

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202 When life gives you a cold shoulder
Look at the bright side
Where you will find that the grass is greener
And it will also be a little softer and warmer

January 26 2017

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203 OUT AND DOWN WITH TEARS ON ITS FACE.. but still enjoying its reflecting job as a sunglasses lens

January 27 2017

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204 Oh heaven why do you make it so cold for us old folk in Boston Even my tears are icing up

January 28 2017

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205 TO AND FROM MY LATE PARENTS said the leaves to the trees

In the summer
I coveted and covered thee, mon arbor, mon amour
And now I am gone
And miss you so much in this deathly winter
As I lie and grieve for you in my grave
Now, I can only cover and covet your shadow
To try and renew and relive our love
With a hope to keep our memories warm
Mon mieu, Mon arbor, Mon amour.

January 30 2017

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206 CONVERSATIONS OF THE TREES WITH HEAVEN ON A GRAY AND WINTRY DAY

February 02 2017

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207 MORNING PRAYER
More Than 10 Trees Sing in Unison with an Awesome Result
Can you spot who is leading the effort? (chazan)
Dedicated to Steve Ebstein

STONED LOVERS
Valentines Day is Coming in the middle of American Heart Month

February 5 · 

 

RENDEZVOUS OF THE STONE WITH A NUT IN THE FOREST
February 05 2017

THE HEART SHAPED CHINESE LANTERN (Physalis alkekengi)
Check out the capillaries!

Found Objects while Walking the Dog

February 06 2017

YEP 12″ – AND NOW BACK TO warmer thoughts of VALENTINES DAY AND SPRING with a Hosta in my step

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208 OMG – 12″ OF SNOW COMING TO BOSTON TODAY
Lessons from dog Walk this am- and salt crystals on the road
Human – An innate fear of nature at its extreme
Science – Salt lowers freezing point of water
Moral – Influence spreads wider than you know – try to be good
Dog- Don’t let the dog step on the crystals – Causes pain and the stops them dead in their tracks in the middle of the road

For those from “no snow” climates – in preparation for snow and slippery conditions on the roads the towns spread salt xstals to reduce the chances of accidents

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209 Wanted to thank you from the bottom of my paws for helping me avoid the salt, explaining to me why humans put it there, and of course telling me about the importance spreading good influence Love Benjy

HEART SHAPED STRUCTURES IN NATURE

Valentines Day is Coming in the middle of American Heart Month

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Tu B’shvat – New Year of the Trees
Chag Sameach

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Benjy and I were on a dog walk today and we chose to follow a sign that said “GARDEN OF EDEN” – and this is what we saw!
Happy Valentines Day to all

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210 20°F = -6°C after the storm but blue skies make all the difference

IT IS ALL ABOUT CONTEXT

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211 Pirouette in the Snow
Dedicated to Arielle Davidoff who loves to dance

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212 Dead and Dying – Consequences of Winter Time
However Nature has her way to recycle and bring back the dead to life Some call it the after-life

Dedicated to Danielle Davidoff who loves and wants to preserve the environment and committed to the idea of recycling

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213 DA VINCI SAW THE CHIN TO CHIN CONVERSATION COMING IN ICE OF THE BOSTON WINTER OF 2017

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214 MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

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215 Shnozzel Durante speaking about winter in Brooklyn from a sunny beach in Acapulco

” After a snowstorm that’s when its beautiful. The ice on the sidewalk…. the muddy slush on the gutters.”
“Yeah, me and her and my two hot water bottles. You know it gets cold, nights in Acapulco!”

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216 HY SHOULD I LISTEN TO YOU THE OLD KING FROM THE ICE AGE? I LOOK FORWARD TO THE STONE AGE AS KING OF THE FUTURE (His first mistake – not learning from history!

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217 BENJY’S LIBRARY OF BARE BARKS

Benjy is our dog He knows every bark intimately!… and he p*ss*s them off

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218 REFLECTIONS AT SUNRISE AS SNOW AND ICE START TO MELT
In Memory of our kind, warm and caring Andrea Fisher Seitel who was prematurely taken away from us 7 years ago. May her memory live on.

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219 MORE THAN SIX SICK STIX ENJOYING THE WARMER WEATHER
E Pluribus Unum

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220 FRIEND OR FOE? PLAY OR RUN?

The Eternal Questions of Immediate Situations
What Would You Do?
My answer? … You answer first!

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221 WHOA! I was just kidding with that face!
You have to take it in context – Benjy and I were just playing!

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222

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223 THE BEAUTY IN THE DIRT IN THE SNOW

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224 Art Of the Winter Asphalt Dog Path
E Puribus Unum

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225 226 HARD TIMES FOR THE HARD DRIVE
When I became slow rusty and crusty,
They drove a stick drive through my hard drive-
Like a stab in the back
And tossed me to the cold water of the winter
And now I lie with an empty brain on the dog walk path
With the excrement of some wild animal on my face –

So I said to myself as I lay in the gutter of life
If I am not for myself who will be for me?
And if I am only for myself – What am I?
And if not now when then?
So I did the trick of Watson and Crick
and did CTRL copy paste and duplicated myself
and did C colon enter and got rid of the excrement on my face
and did CTRL ALT delete and deleted the ALT RIGHT CLICK (whew!)
and then did CTRL SAVE – which saved my soul
And suddenly there was a turn around and I sat upright in the water
Thank G for Hillel who inspired my comeback!

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227 TRASH TO ART FROM THE COLD GROUND OF THE DOG PARK

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228 Shadows of a Dog Walker

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229 Said the evergreen to the iceball “I will have my way with you in the spring when you will wither away, and rather than embracing me with your hard and cold heart, you will enrich me from the bottom of my roots to the inner sanctum of my soul!”
Each has a glorious moment in time, as the cycles of nature go around and around with ups and downs.

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“DO YOU LOVE ME?” Benjy acting out Fiddler on the Roof

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THE JOY AND LOVE OF OUR FAMILY FOR BENJY

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BENJY THE LION KING – I HAVE A DREAM
Portrait by Betsy Bynack Barry -Benjy’s Godmother

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231 ALL THE LEAVES ARE BROWN and the ground is cold, Massachusetts dreamin

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231 ICE GEOMETRY IN DUPLICATE

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232 “Duck Duck Goose”
Canadian Geese teaching Benjy to fly

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JEWELS OF THE WINTER ON THE WINDOW

TREES ON A SLOPE IN THE WINTER AND SUMMER
All about context!

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233 MOTHER AND CHILD UNDER THE MOON

created from ice formations on the asphalt path

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MOTHER AND CHILD UNDER THE MOON

created from ice formations on the asphalt path

GETTING READY FOR NEWTON OPEN STUDIOS APRIL 1 and 2 This year trying my hand on recycled and refashioned furniture. These pieces had been dumped on the side of the road (often found while walking the the dog) and now given new life with a bit of makeup, a few old logs, some glue, and a few screws.

NEWTON OPEN STUDIOS this weekend
Come check out “Woman”, “Trio of Xray Dancers”, ‘Shofar”, ‘Duet of Loneliness”, “En Pointe”, ‘Stick Dancers”, ‘American Indian”, and “The Choir” – among many others

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234 FEATHERS OF A BIRD FLOCK TOGETHER
?FLOCK = Feathers Loving One another in Comradeship and Kinship

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235 GREETINGS
A crumpled baby wipe and a stone on the asphalt path become the art of two people respectfully greeting each other

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236 SAYING GOODBYE TO THE WINTER

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237 REFLECTIONS IN A MELTING ICE POND
Things are always changing!

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238 A Crumpled CVS receipt becomes a Dance Duet

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238 A Crumpled CVS receipt becomes a Dance Duet

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239 BONDING – BONDAGE = CHOICE
Chag sameach to All our Family, Friends, Countrymen/women and Ourselves. May we bond and bind by our own choice, throw off the shackles that enslave us, and find our freedom

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240 From a Tattered Paper and Stone (lt) to the Hustle Bustle in the Town Square

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241 A FOREST BOUND IN COLORFUL BONDAGE –

Look upward and you will find freedom

BOSTON MARATHON as seen by Benjy while on our walk

1 Kirui, Geoffrey 2:09:37 KEN
2 Rupp, Galen 2:09:58 USA
3 Osako, Suguru 2:10:28 JPN
4 Biwott, Shadrack2:12:08 USA
5 Chebet, Wilson 2:12:35 KEN

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242 SPRINGTIME IS HERE AND THE HORSE CHESTNUT BUD SPREADS ITS WINGS – “FREE AT LAST!”- you can hear it shout to the wind

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243 SEEKING CLARITY FROM THE BLUR OF CONFUSION

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244 CHOIR IN THE SKY

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245 NON CONFORM vs CONFORM – ALL GOOD!
recycling trash to art – a broken plastic glove, a wipe and some stones send a message

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246 DOWN AND UP –
Isaac Newton and the DogWalk

Said gravity to water droplet – “ I will force you down”
droplet to earth – “You may shudder with the fall”
earth to water “I will spread you in my womb”
water to roots “I will move up inside you”
Time to Winter ”You are going down”
Time to Spring “Time to come up”
tree to itself “Time to grow up and bud”
bud to husk “Release me so I can grow up”
gravity to husk “You are going to fall down”
spider to tree “Hold my web, so I do not fall”

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247 BEYOND THE WATER DROP From Big Bang to Eternity –
A poem dedicated to our son Aaron on his birthday

From the explosive womb of Big Bang
Hydrogen, your progenitor was born
Consisting of single moving and opposite forces
Seeking companionship, and a need for Oneness
Bigger and more powerful than the self
And the atoms and elements and then the molecules of life
Were themselves given life

And then you my darling water
The purest of beings
Born with a gush from the amniotic sacs of Big Bang
Finding your way to virgin earth
Under forces beyond you
With forces in you
To enable all of life
For without you we would not be

The single droplet of rain hitting the puddle
With its kind but explosive kinetic force
Under the same original force that brought you to earth
Converting to a beautiful sound of the droplet on water
With an array of waves in perfect circle

As I ponder this wonder
The beauty of physics at its best
No energy destroyed, just converted
A simple yet not so simple action reaction of Newton
Snow, ice, vapor, waves of the sea, and a flowing river
Calming of the soul
Giver of life
From Big Bang to Eternity

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248 BUDS OF EARLY SPRING

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249 TULIPS
from Turkish tülbent = “turban,”

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250 Dog Walk art and Giacometti in Conversation

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251 WATERFALL OF DEGAS

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252 THE BERNESE AND THE BALD MAN
Love Comfort and Trust when the crowd brings too much noise

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253 BLUE AND WHITE and Remebering the Red
Celebrating the Spring in the Life of an Ancient Nation and never forgetting those who helped us get there

Happy 69th birthday to Israel in your 3500 year old history
Yom Hashoa Yom Hazikaron (the red blossoms) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (the blue and the white)

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254 BLEAKNESS TO BEAUTY – TIME HEALS

180 degrees in 2 Months. The Spring is that much sweeter after the freeze of Winter

 

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255 MIRO IN THE ROOTS

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SUNSET IN VENICE – almost like a full moon

PET PIG WALK – in Korcula Croatia

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Children of Croatia

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256  WHITES OF SPRING by Stravinsky

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WINDOWS OF VENICE

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TURMOIL OF TURBULENCE

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WOMEN OF THE ADRIATIC

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BODY LANGUAGE IN VENICE –

When acts of loving kindness go unnoticed. A book could be written about this image.!!!!

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257 MAPLE SEED EMOJIS
The difference between sad and happy is a smile away

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MEN OF THE ADRIATIC

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258 PINKING OF THE SPRING IN NEWTON

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259 CUBISM IN THE BARK OF THE RIVER BIRCH

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260 WOOLIES ON THE LAKE FENCE
“Hooked on Newton” PROJECT

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26 EVEN IN GRIMY WATER THERE IS ROOM TO DANCE!

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262 Mom’s Favorite Color in a Newton Spring

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CATS OF THE ADRIATIC

GRAFFITI IN THE ADRIATIC

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263 IRIS(H) FAMILY CAUGHT IN THE RAIN

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264 HIPPIE HANGIN OUT UNDER THE TREES IN BELL-BOTTOMS

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265 THE ROOTS OF THE FEMALE CENTAUER

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266 ANATOMY OF THE TULIP TREE

EVER HEARD OF A TULIP TREE? Currently flowering on the dog walk path

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LION IN A TREE WITH A TRUMP HAIRDO

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268 BLACK AND WHITE ON THE TARMAC
Keep a Focus – Onward and Upward

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269 PICASSO in the Bubbles of the Pond

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270 OWL IN THE WOODS

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271 CRACK ART
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
(Leonard Cohen)

The flowers in the center of the collage found the crack, and against all adversity flourished . They understood Leonard Cohen! .. or better still Cohen understood them

YOUTH, MOTHERHOOD, AND OLD AGE

The Old Woman Looks to Return to the Earth after Living a Full and Meaningful Life

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272 “WATCH THE TURTLE. HE ONLY MOVES FORWARD BY STICKING HIS NECK OUT”.

(Louis Gerstner)

Recycling Lost Clothing to Teach Lessons Through Art

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273 IRIS SEASON ON THE DOG WALK
Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow.

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274 CHALK ART ON THE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

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275 NUDE UNDER THE TREE

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276 A POUND OF POND LOBSTER
Found when we took the Hound
For a walk in the Great Brook Farm State Park
In Carlisle Massachusetts

Happy July 4th
A long, arduous and evolving journey- but worth it !!

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277 LOVERS IN THE WOODS
Dedicated to Joel and Maya on the occasion of their marriage

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278 In Honor and Loving Memory of my Mother in Law Rosalie Fisher

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279 STRAIGHT AND NARROW FOCUS ON THE GOAL OR THE PLAYGROUND? How do you advise your children?

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280 SUNRISE and SUNSET THROUGH THE CYCLES OF A LIFETIME

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281 STREET DANCERS

In Honor of Arielle Davidoff

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282 LILIES OF THE EAST
Time for the Lilies to shine!

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ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –

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283ART OF THE TELEPHONE POLE

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284 DOG AND HER STICK
Water pond bubble art dedicated to Betsy and Bill’s Jasmine

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285 WINDOW BOXES OF NANTUCKET CAPE COD MASS
Gray Houses of the Gray Lady are in pristine condition with a bevy of beautiful and colorful window boxes

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286 DOORS OF NANTUCKET
Large central pics pay tribute to Maria Mitchell, Americas 1st woman astronomer who discovered “Miss Mitchell’s Comet”, and tribute to the remarkable whaling history of the island. This tiny island became the foremost center of the world for its pioneering whaling industry reflecting the remarkable American spirit
Also in the collage are the doors of the jail, historic Pacific National bank, and the door of one of the famous “Three Brick Houses” belonging to Starbuck a successful businessman

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T287 HE DELICATE CURVES OF THE CALLA LILY

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MOONING AND MUSHROOMS
Tis the season for both. July 20 1969 – “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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FROM MOONING TO MUSHROOMING TO PIZZA

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288 AS THE MOON DANCED DELICATELY UPON THE TREES….

From the series “Romancing the Moon”

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289 …and then she rolled and folded onto the shoulder of the Fir..

From the series “Romancing the Moon”

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290… and in her mellow way, she gracefully moseyed her way across the night sky above the trees, giving a quiet glow to to the night sky, and quiet comfort to those below

From the series “Romancing the Moon

This mushroom looked exactly like a mushroom pizza!

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291 DELICATE WALK ON THE BUTTERFLY BUSH

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292 LENDING A HAND IN CREATION

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293 TREE IN THE SKY

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294 “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” – James Thurber
A mushroom and a root make the dog teach wisdom

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295 MUSHROOM COLLECTION

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296 BONDING IN FEAR

Dedicated to the Emotions Expressed by Dance and by
Mushrooms

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297 ART FROM DEER SCAT
Sometimes it is what you see rather than what you think!

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298 SPIRAL IN THE TREES AND THE REVERSE LAYUP

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299 DNA AND RNA
When the Whole is Bigger than the Parts

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300 WHEN YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH SHADOWS OF DOUBT – THINK AND ACT OUT OF THE BOX
From the series “Shadows of the Dog Walker”

MILESTONE – #300 Dog Walk Art post

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301 POOPED OUT AFTER THE DOG WALK

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302 FLYING DOG TEACHING CANADIAN GEESE HOW TO DO IT!

Did you know that dogs fly in the middle of August?

It looks like Benjy is about to fly right into the goose However he was actually running after a goose that was behind the geese in the picture. No Photoshop tricks here!

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303 DOGS FLY IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST

From the series “Sunsets of Vermont”

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304 DEGAS IN THE FOREST AND AT THE BARRE

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305 BIRD SCAT SPLAT AND BIRD MAN
Air to Earth – Earth to Air

From the series “Bird Scat Splat Art”

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306 LESSONS FROM THE MORNING GLORY – Star of Yelta

“Go inwards, find your inner space and suddenly you will find an explosion of light, of beauty, and ecstasy.” Osho The secret of glory in the morning!

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307 Star of Yelta and the Sun of the Yellow Daisy
YELTA shines on the inside – DAISY to the outside

Which one resonates with you? Maybe both?

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308 CUBIC FACE OF THE ROCKS

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ROOTS AND WINGS – Aaron moves on
Sunset in the East – Sunrise in the West-
Onward and Upward to SF -with much pride

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309 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPROUTING PRETTY WORDS AND LIVING THEM
From the series “Deep Lessons from a Tennis Ball” and “Me and My Shadow”

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310 DANCING IN THE STREETS

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311 VISITING GRANDPA , LITTTLE GREEN RIDING HOOD AND THE WOLF

While visiting G’pa Hy (Naomi’s Dad) in NJ this weekend – we came across these 3 unique individuals

The praying mantis was in the garden demonstrating the power of stillness, seemingly in quiet contemplation and prayer.
The wolf whom we saw in the Lacota wolf preserve is, contrary to folk tales, “intelligent, non-aggressive, and friendly with the ability to make strong emotional attachments”. The wolf is a social animal and dedicated to the well being of the pack.
And Grandpa.. …an angel on earth – to say the least – has all the above qualities and more – the power of stillness, quietness calm and humility .. “intelligent, non-aggressive, and friendly with the ability to make strong emotional attachments”. … dedicated to the well being of the pack

And that folks summarises our weekend – of course with Naomi, Talya, Arielle, and Benjy making it all the more pleasurable

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312 ROMPING LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ON HER WAY TO VISIT GRANDMA LYING ON HER PINE NEEDLE BED

Little red riding hood made of diaper wipe and tinfoil and grandma made of roots and a broken tennis ball

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313 FLOWERS OF THE LATE SUMMER AND EARLY FALL

In honor of the 96th birthday of Professor Fay Segal who taught me how to listen to the heart and inspired a life long interest- She is the mother of my dear friend Geoffrey Hirsowitz. Fay always had a love for the garden and for dogs. Thank you Fay for many wonderful memories of my youth and wishing you many more happy and healthy years.

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314 “May You Build a Ladder to the Stars and May you Stay Forever Young”

A prayer for our children!

One of my favorite songs

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BYE BYE SUMMER

Iron Sides right in the middle

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THE PAIN OF AGING AND LONELINESS
Pain comes in many forms without discrimination – from the tips of our fingers to the depths of our souls

September is Pain Awareness Month

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315 JOY IN THE STREETS – ON THE OTHER END OF PAIN
From the Series “Dancing in the Streets”

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316 NO BRAINERS

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317 WATER STAIN inspired by Henry Moore
Water Stain = FREE on dog walk
Henry Moore sculpture = about $2.7million

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318 ARROWS POINTING TO HEAVEN
Thinking about how to prepare for Rosh Hashanah on dog walk today and found these signs pointing to heaven

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Shana Tova to all our family and friends – a tribute to the marvel of our world
Beth of creation (bereshith)
Sound of the ram’s horn – awake from a slumber
Creation of the heavens and the earth
Miracle of biology Adam and Eve

Wishing all the good things of life in the coming year

 

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SOUNDS OF THE PRIMITIVE ALARM CLOCK for Rosh HAshana

TE’KIAH – one long blast SHEVARIM – three broken sounds TERU’AH -nine staccato notes. TEKI’AH GEDOLAH – a “great blast”

Shana Tovah U’metukah to all family and friends

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INTROSPECTION

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319 INTROSPECTION, DECISION AND ACTION
Throw away the rocks in your backpack that hold you down and keep the stuff that helps you move forward and upward

From the Rosha Hashana series

AKA Know (what) to hold and (what) to fold (Kenny Rogers-kinda)

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The Shofar – a poem

September is here
And the beat of the bleat
Causes a shudder in my soul

Look into yourself, it stutters
And throw out the clutter
That mutters, mutters, mutters,
Nit natters, and gnaws ..
Of things no matter and nought

Think of the sweet
And the lush of the apples with honey
Play on round and wholeness
Rather than the sharp and incisive

Take the imperfection and chaos
Around and in you
And round them into harmony and Oneness
On the day of At Onement and forward

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320 TIME HAS RUN OUT to its end –

and I have to make amends with family and friends

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TIME TO WEAVE THE THREADS AND FOCUS
aT oNEMENT IS nIGH

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Opening the Heavens

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321 MOTHER EARTH AND EVE

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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322 Oh My!! said the shadow “Your Tarantula has such a beautiful leash”

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323 “WANNA RACE?”

said the hare to the ladybug

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324 END OF SEASON
And lost my bounce
Time to retire

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325 FACES
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326 ABOUT TO FALL IN THE FALL – a poem

Who shall live and who shall die?

…all of us! said the leaves with a sigh

Fall is a gentle remind
Not to leave any dreams behind

Not to go to bed
With things left unsaid

And to live the day
In the fullest way!

 

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327 TIME peppered in greens, yellows, browns, and reds

dOG wALK meets Horse at Sunrise

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328 RAIN KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF FALLEN LEAVES

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329 Know-All Adolescent Lording Over Mama –

Not good!

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330 Know-It-All Mama Lording Over the Child –

Not good either

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331 MOTHER AND CHILD –

Mutual Respect and Admiration –

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Mama Child Relationships The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

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332 Chosen for Enlightenment

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333 AUDITIONING FOR SWAN LAKE –

as the black swan

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334 OPINING THE FALL OF THE PINE –
even the evergreen falls subject to time

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335

1- What are you looking at stranger?
2- I am just looking for something to nosh
3- Not even a tiny nut – Not nutting in this pot!
4- Can you believe that?
5- So I think I’ll take a poop
6- What are you looking at stranger?

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336 The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Brooklyn NY

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337 Fee-fi-fo-fum
I smell a phake photographer on the run!

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338 Fall of the rain in the Fall
Makes bubbles in the puddles
Causing ghoulish stubble
On the sleeves of the leaves
With ghosts on brooms in the center
Surrounded by the frightening eyes of October
Four eves before the eve of Halloween
Which is sprung between the birth of Spring
And the dead of Winter

340

Halloween Horrors

The Worst of the Worst

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What is the need to glorify horror?
Who knows?
Is it because it is arousing – beyond the mundane
And a leaning to the insane?
Or is it a fear
That the dead of winter is near?

341 October 29, 2017AMAZING PUMPKIN CARVINGS by a colleague Dr Dennis Lee

Can you spot him?

These carvings are so incredible -it is hard to believe they are actually pumpkins – My favorite – the Matisse dancers in the bottom left corner

October 28, 2017FROM THE HORRORS OF HALLOWEEN TO THE POT OF GOLD OF THE FALL

In the right place at the right time and lucky to be carrying a camera

342November 4, 2017ART OF THE SINGERS IN THE SYCAMORE

343 November 5, 2017

ART OF THE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
Benjy and I walk the lines of the street everyday – and it is amazing to see the people, plants, and animals that live there

344 November 5, 2017

HENRY MOORE’S DANCERS IN THE SYCAMORE
(right image is original photo of the Sycamore bark)

345 November 7, 2017THE OLD OAK TREE SURROUNDED BY THE HOPEFUL DROPPED SEEDS, THE PRODUCTS OF HER SUMMER – from earth to earth

346 November 8, 2017CHANGE OF ATTITUDE – TURNING OVER A LEAF

 

347 November 9, 2017HISTORY OF THE CURVED SHOE

1317BC- 2017AD From the sculpture at Boghaz Keui. to Mason Rice dog park
With the history of the Davidoff brothers shoe factory in between

348 November 10, 2017

JACK FROST VISITS NEWTON

349 Ashley Davidoff November 12, 2017THE LONELY LEAF

How sad I am,
With family and close friends of last summer, –
All gone.. 
And I am alone.
How sad I am.

Of course, as always ….

Courtesy of Benjy and dOG wALK ArT
Also Dedicated to the Free Museums ArouNd and In US

350 November 14, 2017FISHER-DAVIDOFF DNA found washed up on a beach

Photograph courtesy Vivian Fisher

and of course, as always ….

351November 18, 2017PARALLELS IN THE PARK

November 20, 2017dOg wAlk aRt by Dani Davidoff

352 November 20, 2017ANCING IN THE DOG PARK IN THE FALL

November 22, 2017And then the fall starts to mature at 3 Lake, into its overripe yellows oranges and reds, peppered by the ever green youth of the evergreens

November 25, 2017TG at 3 Lake with almost all Naomi’s family – and there is a lot we have to be thankful for – to all our family and friends

353 November 25, 2017Was Benjy fooled?

354 November 28, 2017

RECLINING ON A NUDE LEAF

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

355 November 26, 2017Matisse and the Oak Leaves

356 November 26, 2017Dead Oak Leaves Take on a New Life

Collage of Another Kind

357 November 30, 2017WO BIRCH BIRDS GOING FOR A WALK

358 December 1, 2017TWO BIRCH BIRDS IN INTIMATE CONVERSATION

359 December 1, 2017AND NOW IT IS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

360 December 2, 2017STREET DANCERS

Dancers found on the patched roads on the dog walk streets.

In honor of Arielle Davidoff and Lila Fagen who are dancing in the World of Dance in NY this weekend

361 December 3, 2017CHOIR OF BLONDES SINGING HALLEL-OO-JAH

picture taken at the moment of “OO”

362 December 7, 2017OAK PEOPLE HAVING FUN AFTER FALLING

363 December 9, 2017

FIRST SNOWSTORM OF THE WINTER AT 3 LAKE

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

364 December 14, 2017SAME HEMLOCK, DIFFERENT TIME

 

365 December 15, 201715°F and -10°C AND STILL THEY DANCE IN THE STREET

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

365th post inspired by the dog walk

366 December 18, 2017How Sad?

Feeling a little let down
Kinda blue
Fenced in
Downright cold and bleak
With nobody to play with
Thankfully support systems are strong

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

367 December 19, 2017TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN THE DOG PARK – Seasons Greetings

Love Benjy

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

368 January 1BACK of a Pigeon, or BUST of the Mustached Emperor?

Challenged by this dilemma while on a walk in Valencia
My vote Emperor Dennis Lee

Happy New Year to Family and Friends

January 1New Year’s Introspection on a Dark and Cold Walk in the Dog Park

7°F = -14°C

Happy New Year to family and friends
May we make it a better year for all of us!

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

369 January 2RODIN”S BALZAC ON THE FLOOR of ST PETER’S BASILICA in Vatican City

Courtesy dOG wALK aRT of Rome

370 January 5CHILLED TO THE BONE – on the dog walk today

9 °F = -14°C after 12 inches of snow

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

371 January 6CRYSTAL LAKE IN WINTER

It is now 5°F = -15 °C and about to brave the salt and ice for the dog walk. Benjy can’t deal with the salt but walks barefoot on the ice How in heavens name does he do that?

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

 

372 January 7

ICE CRYSTALS ON THE WINDOW – PAIN –
looking like trees on a hill
It is now -4°F = -20°C The refrigerator freezer temperature is 0° F (-18° C) So we are surrounded by a freeze box today

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

373 January 7RELUCTANT DOG WALK

‘Twas -4 at 7 on Sunday
and the dog had to go
And so I went
Just Benjy, me, and the freeze
Wow!
Waves of wind on the snow
Waves of mountains on the ground
A beautiful harmony in the silence of sound
So blessed to have this dog
We call him Benjy!

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

374 January 9Keep Your Eyes Open All the Time!

Graffiti on the dog walks of Cagliari, Sardinia

If it were Miro It would go for millions – Just as intriguing and free for all

375 January 12LIFE – A MURKY PATH WITH RAYS OF HOPE

From the series “What is Life?”

376 January 18BATTLE OF SALT (left) with SNOW AND ICE

Chemistry (Truth) wins over adversity

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

Dedicated to friend Lindsay Leveen

377 January 23ONE SMALL STEP FOR DOG, ONE SMALL STEP FOR KIND MAN.

aka One Small Step for Man – One Giant Leap for Small Dog

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

378January 24RAIN and FREEZE – YET THE GRASS LIVES ON

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”f

 

379 January 27IT is FREEZING OUTSIDE.. Dog Walk, or Jewelry Window Shopping for the Wife??

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

380 January 28BLUE BIRD OF HAPPINESS FLYING IN THE ICE

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

381 January 29SUNRISE ON ICE

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

382 February 2A Ball that is Not Rolling Gathers Snow and Moss

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

383 February 3NIGHT RIDER inspired by Picasso

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

384 February 5Walking in the Wind

A new medium for dOG wALK aRT-

385 February 62 STATES OF WATER – SOLID and LIQUID, – STATIC AND FLOWING

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

386 February 7SO HAPPY TOGETHER!

Another “2 STATES OF WATER” – fluffy snow on ice base
Artwork created by “Fancy Footwork”

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

387 February 8LEAVES OF ICE

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

388 February 9Llama in the Cold

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

389 February 10WINTER OLYMPICS 5 Rings .. of a Sort

Go USA!!

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

390  February 11TINY DANCER –

Size of a Blade of Grass

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

391 February 12CRYSTAL MAN WITH CROOKED SMILE

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

February 12HEART SHAPED STRUCTURES IDENTIFIED ON THE DOG WALK

From the Series “Art, Heart, and the Dog Walk”

392 February 13A STONE AND A NUT WALK THE DOG ON VALENTINE’S DAY

(in South Africa!)

From the Series “Art, Heart, and the Dog Walk”

February 14Valentine’s day Dog Walk and the Garden of Eden

Happy Valentine’s day

From the Series “Art, Heart, and the Dog Walk”

393  February 15Hope of Spring, Springs Eternal

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

 

394  February 16SOLAR SYSTEM ON ICE

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

395 February 17HAPPY LION ICE FACE WELCOMING THE SUN

-sunrise on a layer of cracking thin ice in the park.

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

396  February 19THE MORNING AFTER A 5 INCH SNOWSTORM – AGAINST A CLOUDLESS BLUE SKY!!! The beauty of winter is sometimes breathtaking!

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

397 February 20Went for a dog walk with a Fisher

And came across a Cohen in the Water
That looks like a Fisher?..
Mmmm.. Karla?

Thanks to a dog walk in NJ with g’pa Hy at the Orange Reservoir

398 February 21HUMBLED BY THE BUBBLE

I looked at the tiny bubble
And saw my even tinier reflection
“I am far bigger than that!”
And the bubble replied
“Not in my eyes!”

From the series “The Art of Water”

399  February 22“There’s a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in”

Leonard Cohen
Posting #399 of dwA Something new tomorrow for #400

400 February 23#400 – ICICLE BIRD – ARTISTIC LICENCE IN ICE

This post is #400 since dwA arrived on the scene June 2016. It depicts a slight change in the art- Basic elements of the art in the ice is retained and the imagination is let loose to wander and wonder!

401  February 24Winter Halloween Pumpkin

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

402 February 25COLD SHOULDER or FROZEN SHOULDER?

From the Series “Art of Cold Water”

403  February 27BLACK SKIMMER AT CRYSTAL LAKE

The top image is a “makeup job” of the tree stump which is shown on the bottom, and the real thing is posted in the comment section

From the “bIRD” Series

 

404 February 28TIME TEMPERATURE AND GRAVITY

Click on the image to see the water drop with gravity in the 3rd image

406  March 2HEAVY METAL somersault with a twist squashed aluminum figure

407 March 3LATE WINTER EARLY SPRING

408 March 3Must have been a Great Dane in the park earlier today!

409  March 4Tree Wrestle in the Woods and Aaron Wrestle on the Mat

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March 5TREE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

The Tree with its solid root foundation and complex branching patterns from a single trunk has much to teach us
Created in honor of the wedding of our beautiful niece Penina Davidoff to Avi Vogel, April 5th 2016

410 March 6Dancers in the Woods (after Matisse)

From the series “Twists of Nature”

411

March 7WINTER WEDDING IN THE WOODS

From the Series “Twists of Nature”

 

412 March 83 Lake Ave in Time – TODAY AFTER THE SNOW DUMP .. and in the Spring and Fall

413 March 9

LEFT OUT IN THE COLD- a sad scene of two forgotten bikes. When new and shiny they provided so much joy, and with so much potential to provide more joy, but forgotten and left out in the cold
The more pressing human equivalent -expressed by Mother Teresa
“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”

March 19Happy 66 to Me

Say “66” I said to her, as I put my ear to her warm chest.
“Please whisper this magic number,” I asked her with the most gentle voice I could muster.
“What did you say?” she muttered in her ancient voice.
“Whisper the words “66”” I repeated.

Not what you all thought.
For these are the magic numbers of whispering pectoriloquy,
identifying water in the chest with stethoscope on ear.

For me at this birthday I would rather be on Highway 66 than on the receiving end of the call for Whispering Pectoriloquy,
And of course not on the dead end of Highway 66,
but on the open highway.
To continue on this miracle journey we call life.

Thank you all for your welcome birthday wishes – I need all that I can get!

414 March 20WHEN CAR TRACKS IN THE SNOW ARE MULTIPLIED

March 21Soldier Hiding Behind the Sycamore Tree

415 March 22COWBOY HIDING BEHIND THE SYCAMORE TREE

I have no idea why all these gun toting guys are hiding behind this Sycamore tree ?NRA change of heart

 

March 23BLEAKNESS AND BARKS OF A WINTER DOG WALK

416 March 25FROSTING of FROST ON THE LEAVES

417 March 26Picasso’s Head of a Woman in Ice

March 29Recycled with a New Flair

Found Objects on the Dog Walk

PREVIEW FOR NEWTON OPEN STUDIOS
April 7th and 8th – 3 Lake Ave, Newton Center

418 March 30TIME TO TAKE CONTROL OF TIME

Passover and Easter Message from the shadow of a dOG wALKER to himself

And wishing all family and friends chag sameach = happy holiday = happy holy day = hold it! – have happy days!

March 30PASSOVER? – Throwing Off the Shackles – Split the Darkness – There is a Crack in Everything – That is How the Light gets In!!

419 April 1FROM THE DUST OF THE EARTH

Happy Easter and Passover

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Newton Open Studios  April 6NEWTON OPEN STUDIOS This Weekend

April 7th and 8th – 11am – 5pm

3 Lake Ave, Newton Center

PLEASE JOIN US!!

420  April 12PORTRAIT OF A LADY – a watercolor found floating in the stream in the dog park

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April 14Is it BYE BYE WINTER YET?

found objects of the winter

421 April 23REFLECTIONS OF SUNSET THROUGH THE TREES

422 April 21MOUNTAINS IN THE SKY

423 April 24TRYING ON A NEW GREEN COAT FOR SPRING (does not quite fit!))

424 April 25SPRING IS HERE!

SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!SPRING IS HERE!

Power in number, power in scale, units to unity, whole bigger than the parts,
1+ 1 = 1

425 April 261st image THE SHADOW IS THINKING in the box

2nd image THE SHADOW IS THINKING out of the box

426 April 27AMERICAN SYCAMORE ACHENE BALLS IN A BLUE SPRING SKY

427 April 28MAGIC GRASS CARPET RIDE

From the Puddle Art Series

STEPPENWOLF 1968
Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
ON A MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Well, you don’t know what we can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free

 

428  April 28WOMAN UNDER A TREE

From the Puddle Art Series

429 April 29“ARE YOU MY MOMMY?” said the fledgling to the tree.  “No unfortunately I am not, but you are probably a branch of the family?”

430 April 30STREET SOCCER IN THE DOG PARK

431 May 1EN POINTE PIROUETTE DUETTE OF THE TULIP TREE IN SPRING

432  May 2SWAN LAKE BY THE HORSE CHESTNUT TROUPE

 

433 May 3SPRING EXPLOSION of cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park NJ

(looks like mitosis)

434 May 4DEBRIS DINNER OF BLUE FOR TWO!!

from the “Recycled Trash” series

435 May 5BOTH MADE OUT OF WOOD, BOTH ESSENTIAL – JUST WIRED DIFFERENTLY

From the series “Understanding Our Differences”

436 May 6BLOSSOMS ON THE TRUNK

There is only one tree that has flowers lining the branches: Eastern Redbud

From the series “Boston in the Spring after a Hell Winter”

437 May 7

ROMANCING THE CLOUD by Arbor Amor
A Love Poem from the Tree to the Cloud

To my dearest Cloud

You are so far
Yet so near and dear to me

I often dream what it may be like
To touch you
For one precious moment
To have you in my arms
And caress your delicate face

And when I awake
I realize it is but a dream
That can never come true

Sometimes you look lean and mean
And you stand vertical like a spear
And sometimes horizontal like 100 arrows shot at once
But most the time you have soft sensuous and voluptuous curves
Moving slowly and lovingly through the heavens

Me?
I am what I am
And only change
With the coming and going of the seasons
Just a little bigger as I grow older

You on the other hand
Change your form as well as your position in the heavens
From second to second
Each time, a form more beautiful and unique
I love your unpredictability

Your color also changes with your mood
And the time of day
You look most passionate and fiery
When the sun wakes up and goes to bed
This is the time when I love you best

I often dream what it may be like
To touch you
For one precious moment
To have you in my arms
And caress your delicate face

And when I awake
I realize it is but a dream
That can never come true

Whoa! – Wait a moment !!…
The rain and the snow!
They are you!
And they touch me in so many ways
The blanket of snow when I am naked
The delicate rain when I am in need

They caress and moisten me from without and within
I am filled with your love for me
And I for you.

Oh what would I do without you my dearest cloud
You are my life
You are my love
We will be together forever!

438 May 8A DARK CLOUD WITH A GOLDEN LINING – Always hope for a better day!

From the series – “Clouds on the dOG wALK”

 

ROMANCING THE CLOUD

Ashley Davidoff

A Love Poem from the Tree to the Cloud

To my Dearest Cloud,

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You are so far

Yet so near and dear to me

I often dream what it may be like

To touch you

For one precious moment

To have you in my arms

And caress your delicate face

tree, sky, clouds, The Common Vein, Ashley Davidoff MD,sunset,

And when I awake

I realize it is but a dream

That can never come true

Sometimes you look lean and mean

And you stand vertical like spears in the sky

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And sometimes horizontal like 100 arrows shot at once

But most the time you have soft sensuous and voluptuous curves

tree, sky, clouds, The Common Vein, Ashley Davidoff MD,

Moving slowly and lovingly through the heavens

Me?

I am what I am

And only change

With the coming and going of the seasons

Just a little bigger as I grow older

You on the other hand

Change your form as well as your position in the heavens

From second to second

Each time, a form more beautiful and unique

I love your unpredictability

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Your color also changes with your mood

And the time of day

You look most passionate and fiery

When the sun wakes up and goes to bed

This is the time when I love you best

I often dream what it may be like

To touch you

For one precious moment

 

To have you in my arms

And caress your delicate face

And when I awake

I realize it is but a dream

That can never come true

tree, sky, clouds, The Common Vein, Ashley Davidoff MD,sunset,

Whoa! – Wait a moment !!…

We are connected through the waters of heaven

The rain and the snow!

They are you!

And they touch me in so many ways

The blanket of snow when I am naked

The delicate rain when I am in need

They caress and moisten me from without and within

I am filled with your love for me

And I for you

tree, sky, clouds, The Common Vein, Ashley Davidoff MD, sunset

Oh what would I do without you my dearest cloud

You are my life

You are my love

We will be together forever!

439 May 11A Weeping Cherry Full of the Joys of Spring

From the series “Boston in the Spring after a Hell Winter”

 

440 May 12PINK DOG

441 May 13TULIP TREE LEAVES IN CONVERSATION

May 13

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO THE SPECIAL PEOPLE who have born the brunts, and delights of our FISHER DAVIDOFF FAMILY
AND TO ALL MOTHERS TO WHOM WE OWE MUCH
Without them we would have no humanity.

442 May 14THE GREENING OF SPRING

443 May 15RING TIME AT CRYSTAL LAKE

444 May 16DOORWAY TO SUBLIME SLIME

From the series ‘Slime Art”

445 May 17REFLECTIONS OF THE DAY AT SUNSET

446 May 18FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION – Le Dor Va Dor

From the series – Art of the Bark

447  May 19VIVALDI, 4 SEASONS, A DOGWALK, and finally a nice cup of tea!

448 May 26

RHODIES AT THEIR OWN PACE
Note: When the leaves are cold and unhappy they curl up and when happy – they are wide open to life

Dedicated to Jill Ebstein who reminded me that the Rhododendrons are at their peak of life. More importantly she has observed the seasons of people and has brought together a wonderful series of essays of the seasonal ups and downs of real live people called “At My Pace” Highly recommended read!!!

449 May 31THE BEGINNINGS OF ROSE TIME

-make way for the gentle waves of the roses

450 June 2POLITICAL DISCORD AT THE DINNER TABLE

451 June 4DUSTINGS OF YELLOW POLLEN ON THE BLACK ASPHALT AND DUSTIN BROWN

452  June 5COLORFUL CLUELESS CLUCKS CLAN

453 June 6EGASUS IN TRAINING

From the Series “Art of Pollen”

 

455 June 12GOODY GOODY TWO (pair) SHOES  THE BALLERINA IN A TWO TWO (+1)

In honor of Gavriel Davidoff the math genius working out the square of numbers