Best Looking Bees


These are some of the best looking bees that I’ve ever seen.

They almost look friendly. 

No stinging, please!

Go ahead and pollinate the beautiful flowers. 

Then go back to the hive and make us some delicious, sweet honey. 

Bees bees bees. Buzz buzz buzz.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Artsy Bike

This is an artistic bike in Washington, D.C. 

Like a newspaper, it’s black and white and “read” or actually rode all over. 

How much time do you give a bike like this before it gets stolen on the streets downtown?

D.C. seems to be getting even worse than before, now with Coronavirus and the riots.  

Doesn’t feel safe, and it’s in definite need of an urban makeover from all the horrible poverty and homelessness.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The Power of Life and Death

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called, “The Power of Life and Death.”

It’s so important to develop mastery over the whole life sequence: think nice thoughts, speak kind words, do good deeds, and develop positive habits. This is one of the secrets to life itself.

Life is often in the hands of our tongue–one stupid word and it can mean your head, and one smart thing and it can be, with G-d’s help, your ride to the stars!

Indeed, controlling your words, like controlling your desires, temper, and so on is a constant challenge we all face throughout life. Yes, it’s easy to just let oneself go, but the consequences can be severe for shooting off your mouth, acting stupid, or getting angry. We can get better with patience, time, and practice. We can become better, stronger people. We can learn to guard not only our tongue, but our temperament and deeds, and live a better, and perhaps even a longer life for it. 😉

(Credit Photo: Dossy Blumenthal)

Beautiful Japanese Pagoda

Japanese pagoda signifying the elements of earth, air/sky, fire and water.

Beautiful integration of stone into natural surroundings. 

Centered, self-reflection, mindfulness, enlightenment, peace. 

You can see this at Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Delray Beach, Florida. 

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Lock Head Design

Cool padlock!

I’m surprised they don’t make more locks like this with interesting dodads for the base of the lock. 

Aside from all sort of faces, you could have places and things. 

A lock that looks like Groucho Marx, a Turtle, the Eiffel Tower, or a Heart.  

Why not (as long as it keeps things safe)? 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Romance Watch

What an awesome watch from Van Clef & Arpels.


Couple meet on a bridge in Paris. 


Lady with umbrella on the left tells the hour. 


Man on the right tells the minute. 


They move together towards a kiss. 


Very romantic!


Beautifully done with fairytale theme. 


This Pont Des Amoureux Jour watch in rose gold and diamonds is only $122,000 (excluding sales tax). 


What a bargain!  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Happy Days

Nothing says happy like a big smile. 


This smiley face in the yard in front of the house was a perfect real estate addition. 


As my father used to sing so beautifully:

When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you! 


It really is a beautiful and positively contagious thing!  😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)