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4/30/12

spring blossoms at the Bahá'i World Centre

Walkway near the International Teaching Centre

Wall area near the succulent garden to the Shrine of the Báb

On the way to the Teaching Centre to work

Going down the hill from the Teaching Centre to the Monument Gardens



Facing the Teaching Centre. A little off the main paths.
My favorite! I enjoy these beautiful roses every morning on my way into the Teaching Centre

 Enjoy and happy Spring!

4/22/12

devotions: wise words

Terrace garden flowers - Haifa

"Let your eye be chaste,
 your hand faithful, your tongue truthful 
and your heart enlightened."

From Tablet of Wisdom - Baha'i Writings

4/18/12

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

Cemetery just outside the old city of Jerusalem

Holocaust Memorial Day begins at sunset on Wednesday 18 April, and continues until sunset on 19 April.  All places of entertainment will be closed for business.  Sirens will be activated for two minutes on Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Everyone is expected to stop whatever they are doing, including all moving vehicles and machinery, and stand in silence during that time to show respect for those whose lives were lost.  This is a day that many are remembering the loss of a third of the Jewish population at that time. May we never forget.

"... O God, my God! Shield Thy trusted servants from the evils of self and passion, protect them with the watchful eye of Thy loving-kindness from all rancour, hate and envy..."  'Abdu'l-Bahá

4/17/12

april: a walk through the Baha'i gardens

Sampling of details in one of the gardens at the Baha'i World Centre.

Path near the Monument Gardens

Bird of Paradise
Ornamental Birdbath

Aloe Vera

Variety of grasses

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A regular visitor enjoying the garden

Calla Lily

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Haifa Bay in the background

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4/15/12

devotions: turn to the light

Mediterranean Sea from Akká, Israel






"When a man turns his face to God he finds sunshine everywhere."

Bahá'i Writings

4/13/12

april: at the top of the Bahá'i Gardens




The view of Haifa Bay as I'm standing at the very top entrance to the terraces of the Shrine of the Báb.


4/11/12

rose-ringed parakeet

This was a treat to see, both the palm tree and the parakeet, as I'm from the Colorado Rockies in the Western United States.




Watching me watching him

4/9/12

january: The International Teaching Centre




The Teaching Centre is located at the Bahá'i World Centre on Mount Carmel in Haifa Israel, where I'm serving for two and one half years. My office is in this building.

4/8/12

devotions: make peace









"Would that even today you know
the things that make for peace."

Christian Scriptures

4/7/12

november: The Shrine of the Báb

My first photos after my walking tour.







 
 


Overlooking Haifa Bay from the terrace just below the Shrine


Another view of Haifa Bay from the terraces

Learn more about the Shrine of the Báb
Including a map illustrating the layout of the 19 terraces.

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