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Summer in Northern California


Summer in California photo by MichSzek

A small slide show: 7 pictures of Northern California




Summer in Northern California

Summer in California photo by MichSzek


The waters in the oceans cover more than 70% of the earth and the Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest ocean.
It is so vast that it could contain all the continents of the earth.
San Francisco, the City, is located in between the Pacific Ocean and the Bay,
and there is water on 3 sides: West, North and East.
One of the characteristic of Summer time, around here, is the fog, when everything turns grey,
the temperatures can go down 20 degrees, here, while the East Bay is very sunny and warm and dry!

Summer in California photo by MichSzek

Summer in California photo by MichSzek

Summer in California photo by MichSzek

Summer in California photo by MichSzek


Though the work of creation is attributed to the Father in particular,
it is equally a truth of faith that the Father (the Creator),
the Son (the Incarnate Word)
and the Holy Spirit (the Giver of Life)
together are the one,
indivisible principle of creation.
Creation is the work of the Holy Trinity.
CCC 292

Summer in California photo by MichSzek

Summer in California photo by MichSzek


Science tells us that the waters came first then life sprung forth.
Science also tells us that the earth is "tuned for life".
The Biblical account of creation tells us that the waters were created on the third day,
animal life on the fifth day and man on the sixth day.

For a very interesting read on the convergence of science and religion, check Chapter 2 of "The science of God" by Gerald Schroeder; a Jew, a scientist, a theologian, with a very healthy and respectful grasp of the Biblical texts. He said that "as a scientist, he looks at the universe and tries to extract underlying principles by which it functions".
He is very adroit at explaining quickly and clearly
such things as the law of gravity, of velocity, of relativity.
He also said: "At each stage, God withheld control to a greater or lesser extent. This allowed the world to develop
according to the laws of nature created at the beginning
and the moral responsibility implanted in the human soul"...

A bunch of Leaves

For we are God's fellow workers, you are God's field, God's building.
1 Cor 3:12 .



Although I concentrated so far on the "beauty" in nature as being one line of access to God, there is another aspect of nature which is the opposite of beauty but which can lead us to Him too. I am referring to fear or fright (via volcanoes, earthquakes, flood, landslides, tsunami, "atmospheric rivers" or "the Pineapple Express" as they call, here in Northern California, the mega-storms coming over the Pacific ).
Even terror can be a dramatic moment
of understanding the power of God
and crying out to him.


God upholds and sustains creation.
Recognizing our utter dependance with respect to the Creator
is a source of wisdom and freedom,
of joy and confidence.
CCC§301.


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