Ocean Waves Electric

Thought this was pretty cool at the Boca Museum of Art.

Electronic Ocean Waves. 

Mesmerizing and calming.

And all in bits and bytes. 

They also had a display of black and white photos of the ocean waves. 

But it was a little too sterile for me. 

I like nature and nurture in perfect harmony.  😉

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Her Hair Was A Hoot

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No offense intended, but not going to miss this lady in a crowd.

Orange-hot pink hair, a zebra shirt, big black-rimmed glasses, and a wild bag with dozens of pins all over it. 

It was also funny that the sign over her head says, “Orange” to match this lady’s hair. 

My childhood friends would probably call this a “Hair Don’t” like a hairdo, only don’t do it!

Sometimes, you have to wonder what people are thinking.

It’s nice to get attention, if it’s attention worth getting. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Fashionistas Oh Mista

Armani
I found this gorgeous picture on Facebook. 



I believe this model on the runway is wearing Armani. 



The green dress is overflowing with beautiful ruffles, accented only by a black belt. 



As the model walks down the black and white runway, the whole outfit just seems to pop with soft texture and sheer eloquence.



I showed it to my daughter and she was hesitant about it, thinking that the green color made her look like a tree and surrounding foliage. 



I can see her point–maybe a nice sky blue or candy pink would be better…I think all three on stage would be amazing! 😉

Denouncing Anti-Semitism


Heroic remarks from NYC Councilman Greenfield after pro-Palestinian activists protested the commemoration of 1.1 million people murdered in Auschwitz concentration camp in the Holocaust. 



Calling a spade-a-spade…anti-semitism is once again alive and well due to acceptance and even promotion of Anti-Semitism/Zionism, and unfortunately, in some cases, it seems like it’s coming from the top-down!



The words and actions are fanning anti-semitic terror attacks around the globe and even setting the stage for a regional war in the Middle East. 



What a shame that we need to remind some of the First Amendment of the Constitution that guarantees freedom of religion, whatever your practices. 



Protestant pastor, Martin Niemoller, famously said:



“First they came for the Jews

and I did not speak out 

because I was not a Jew.



Then they came for the Communists

and I did not speak out

because I was not a Communist



Then they came for the trade unionists

and I did not speak out

because I was not a trade unionist.



Then they came for me

and there was no one left

to speak out for me.”



I believe, I know, that there are many true decent human beings and real leaders out there that will speak out against the very ugly head of blind hatred and bigotry in this world. 



May G-d show mercy on all his creatures and instill love, tolerance, and genuine respect for all races, colors, and religions. 

Butterflies In The Summer

These are two pictures of beautiful butterflies that I took today while hiking.

The first is a black and white butterfly with some gold accents–it’s wings were enormous and it is spread over multiple leaves–it sort of reminds me of Batman.

The second was gold and black with a double wing and a mosaic like pattern–almost like Tiffany glass.

It was amazing see these beautiful creatures up close and actually I was surprised that they stayed still long enough for me to get near enough to snap these photos.

On a hot, lazy day on the Shenandoah River, maybe they gave me this one.

Thank you G-d for the magnificent beauty of the creatures and the Earth that you provide to us.

(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

Taking A Turn At Photography

Flowers

I took this photo with a simple iPhone.

Couldn’t believe these flowers were on the corner in Washington, D.C.

I love how some of the flowers have their petals facing up and others down and some with a mixture as if they are in midst of  changing directions–almost like they are in motion.

I also like the different shades of pink colors, and then in the upper right corner are even some with yellow and white causing the eye to slowly sweep in and out across the landscape.

Maybe I’ll try some more photo’s for my blog in the future.

Do you think I should?

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)