Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ktalav, again

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Oh cool! Glad you all liked the ktalav or Arbutus trees.
Here are some bonus shots of some others who live not far from me.
Perched high above the valley road down in Nachal Soreq.

The branches have a tendency to swirl.

This one growing between a rock and a hard place always inspires me.


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14 comments:

Donna said...

Your land is So beautiful! The trees are also So different from ours...I love the twisted trunk...Happiness to you today!!hughugs

Chuck Pefley said...

That's some twist to that branch!

Rambling Round said...

Hi Dina, thanks for your comment. I don't think we have these trees in Alabama. I think the tree is my post is crepe myrtle.

Andrea said...

Wow, these are interesting. Love the twisted trunk.

Say you might be interested in a husband and two goats? LOL Scroll on down on my blog and you will see the post about my grandson calling me NAY. In my raging madness about the goats my husband said, "Andrea, as I drove up, I heard the goats saying....NAY.....NAY.......they are excited to see you!" I found no humor in that.

The D in D & T said...

Wow the swirly branches are just beautiful. I think that the rock and a hard place tree is pretty inspirational too. Beautiful :)

Michelle said...

Those trees are so interesting..thank you Dina..

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Gosh, that branch is incredible. What a twist... I just had to look at that again... it's amazing how nature did that!

Dina said...

So glad you enjoyed the trees, blogger friends. The ktalav twists are not uncommon. I'll try to photograph other examples down in the woods.

Andrea--In my comment I didn't (explicitly) say that *I* would be interested in your free give-away of husband and goats. I do love goats, though... LOL

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

these are beautiful trees, dina.

the earthquake thankfully didnt affect us - i guess you could call us lucky, while those in the peloponese were unlucky...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Long time ago ,I have been in this place and I know very well how much beautiful it is. Lucky you live there!
Philip

Dina said...

Kiwi, I'm glad you are OK but sorry for the others. Earthquakes, so many lately.

Welcome, Philip from Cyprus. So much good stuff in your blog to start reading.

reader Wil said...

These trees are probably very old and have a story or two to tell!

Dina said...

Right Wil, and especially the first tree of its kind. Legend says that both a father and his son wanted to marry the same woman. So the son murdered his father. Ktal-av is Hebrew for "killed father." The tree at that spot turned red from the blood. There is another version, lite, of the story.

Kay said...

So you CAN live and thrive between a rock and a hard place. Lovely.