Sunday, September 12, 2011
The night before we drove toward the deserts I caught the sun going down over the mountain in Galilee. Sadness filled me because our stay in Israel was coming to an end.
The next morning we had to get to another kibbutz. Sweetman had a meeting with the head cheese at Shamir. This kibbutz manufactures optical lenses.
After, we took the scenic route to get to Jerusalem. I took a few good shots of the Sea of Galilee.
On our travels we came across rows and rows of date palms.
For miles everything was green until we ended up in the Negev and the Judean desert. At the top of the sand mountain or hill, is a makeshift Palestian home. It’s walls are made from cardboard and aluminum. Sometimes you’ll see old clothing sown together for the front and even the sides of their homes. None of my other pictures turned out.
We had miles and miles of desert.
We followed the guy below. He was toting a group of sheep. I don’t know where they’re traveling to, but he’s going to be a part of my blogfest I’ll be hosting along with the telephone from the flea market in Jafa.
We followed him all the way to the Judean Desert and a small Palestinian town. Man, was he slow, too!
I don’t know how these women can wear all those clothes. I was roasting in the air conditioned car. The further we got into the desert, my head throbbed from the outside heat. Being in the desert was the equivalent to being a turkey in a convection oven. It sucked the life out me despite the amount of water I drank.
As we entered Jerusalem, the car over heated loosing it’s get up and go. It was our prayers that got us to where we wanted to go. Jafa Gate. The Cardo. And, The Wailing Wall.
Once we made it there, Sweetman had morphed into an unpleasant creature but we’ll talk about that another time.
I’m hoping to post our adventure in Jerusalem tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Lately, my life’s been an unexpected adventure and it’s getting on my nerves. When all the surprises come to a halt, I’ll write about it in an upcoming post in a Beth Muscat-fairytale-style-way.
You all should go check out her fun blog @All Kidding Aside. Yesterday, she had a pumpkin puking in a toilet. She also does fabulous posts on Wal-Martians (Wal- Mart peeps) and she has a love for kitties. And sometimes, she writes these really cool fairytales using her bloggy-buddies as characters.
Oh and, one more thing. Beth has published some books. Remember the Eyes series (which I’ve read-very sweet). The Bracelet and Wildflower. She’s a paranormal romance author. I implore all of you to go check her out.
Okay, this concludes this post for the day.
Hope your real life is drama free and your fiction life flourishes in it.