October 17th, 2011

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Trumpets

This is a shofar, the ram's horn blown during the Jewish High Holy Days to usher in the New Year.

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(For fans of Supernatural, yes, it's the same kind of thing they used to off Osiris last week.) No one in our family knows how to blow it, but I brought it to church last month when we talked about the Jewish holidays, and a ten-year-old girl -- one of my former Sunday school students -- was able to get it to make noise.

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Autumn

Here in northern California, our days are still warm and our leaves haven't turned yet. Still, you know it's autumn when every grocery store and produce market displays huge bins of pumpkins and other winter squash.

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I love autumn colors and autumn photography.