Radiant Autumn…


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“Let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.” – Psalm 96:12-13

I took this picture of the fall forest on the second day of Rosh Hashanah…

Abandoned Power…

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“As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.”

אֱנוֹשׁ כֶּחָצִיר יָמָיו כְּצִיץ הַשָּׂדֶה כֵּן יָצִיץ
כִּי רוּחַ עָבְרָה־בּוֹ וְאֵינֶנּוּ וְלא־יַכִּירֶנּוּ עוֹד מְקוֹמוֹ

– Psalm 103:15-16

Seeing Wonder…


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My son looking out over Lake Itasca at sunset…

Abraham Heschel wrote, “Awe is an intuition for the dignity of all things, a realization that things not only are what they are but also stand, however remotely, for something supreme. Awe is a sense for transcendence, for the mystery beyond all things. It enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple: to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal. What we cannot comprehend by analysis, we become aware of in awe” (Heschel: God in Search of Man).

Autumnal Glories…


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“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

כָּלָה שְׁאֵרִי וּלְבָבִי צוּר־לְבָבִי
וְחֶלְקִי אֱלהִים לְעוֹלָם

Psalm 73:26

Reflective radiance of fall colors on lake water…

St. Croix Early Fall…


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“Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know!” – Prov. 30:4

I took this picture of the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin after Rosh Hashanah 5775.