Friday, September 3, 2010

Apples dipped in Honey

It's that time of year again! The High Holidays, a time to return to ourselves, a look back over the year and our choices and so much more. Tonight it begins... sunset services at the beach with a dinner picnic. The congregation will bring in the sabbath with candles, bonfire, prayers and songs. Wednesday it's Rosh Hashanah Eve and after services we will be greeted with long tables covered in platters of apples and bowls of honey for dipping...a sweet beginning to a new year. Ending the Holidays on September 18 with Yom Kippur...the High Holidays are referred to as the "Days of Awe"!

I won't have as much studio time this week and next so I will post some unfinished work or maybe some re-posts of personal favorites. I'm just about ready to begin my website and that is very exciting....I will let you know when that is in place. Also getting excited about the Willow Manor Ball coming up soon...I have my DATE, my DRESS and I've hired a SPECIAL car, I'm still interviewing for discreet drivers?...I'll be posting all the details when Willow has the Mr. Linky available. This is my third visit to the Manor Ball and I've never been disappointed! (SMILING!!)

21 comments:

  1. Happy holidays to you. Many blessings and good wishes for a bountiful new year.

    I tried to find a dress for the ball, which I never have been to. But failed. What do you google to find one??

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  2. I love the setting for the Holiday- so pristine and pure..like a new year should be!Have a blessed New Year!

    Also looking forward to THE BALL, haven't got a clue!

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  3. Best wishes for a lovely celebration Maryann... such a stunningly simple and perfect symbol for the new year.

    Enjoy....
    Sophie

    ps the ball sounds like a brilliant event!

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  4. I think that it's wonderful how you have rituals that you perform. Rituals keep us in a place that comes with respect and holiness. And apples are so yummy at this time of the year. Fresh, and at their prime right now. The area down around Petaluma is celebrating everything apple right now. It puts us in mind for Autumn. Happy Holidays, Mary Ann.

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  5. wishing you the most wonderful new year! xxo

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  6. Blessings to you on the holiday
    I wish I could be there
    it sounds so sacred

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  7. Lovely post, as always. Peace and good wishes.

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  8. The ceremonies, celebration and sense of community sound absolutely beautiful.

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  9. It's Saturday morning and I came to see what you are up to. Apples and honey sound wonderful! And I also look forward to your new website! Happy Holidays!

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  10. Have a Healthy and Happy New Year!

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  11. Watching your work change and evolve has been such a pleasure for me... and reading your words about your religion, your days, (especially at the beach) and what is in your heart. Your colors are beautiful. roxanne

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  12. Happy Holidays, you make it sound (and I realized that it is but..) you make it sound so spiritual and re- juvenating. Thanks for the joyous explanation.

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  13. Happy Holidays! I love this, the new year and the fall, it seems to go together so well. And of course what could be more perfect than fall apples and that new crop of honey. For me Sept does feel like when the new year begins.

    It sounds like a lovely week of events with your spiritual community! Hope you post about your year in review!

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  14. Happy high Holiday Blessings.
    this for me Is the true New Year in heart.

    Honey apples on the tongue in silence. honor and blessing.

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  15. When I saw the title "Apples dipped in Honey," how could I resist? It's one of my favorite combinations and signals the fall and new beginnings. le shanah tovah Tiketevu. May your new year be a blessed and fruitful one!

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  16. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Mary Ann.

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  17. "sunset sevices at the beach"
    I can't imagine anything more beautiful!

    A very Happy and healthy New Year to you!

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  18. happy holidays and celebrations coming up for you- loved your image.

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  19. Shanah tova u'metuka. and may this year be one of good health, joy and sweet peace for you and your loved ones.

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  20. It is my habit to acknowledge each comment but today I'm going to gather all these lovely comments and good wishes together! To Hannah and Laura L'Shanah Tovah! To everyone I wish each of you the sweet beauty of your turning from summer to fall...blessings!

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