Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sunrise over the Holy City

Welcome to the Jerusalem Hills sky I chose for SkyWatch Friday, a fun group of bloggers who come together every weekend to share and compare skies. You are welcome to visit the others or to join in.
This was the hazy sky as seen from my second bus at 6:10 a.m. Don't you love the driver's bouquet of faux flowers on the dashboard? The archaeological excavation where I'm working all of August is seen behind the middle of the lamppost. Here I get off the bus and start the slow trek upward. The sun was rising by then.
There she is! A glorious sun shining on a still quite empty highway, rising over the skyline of Jerusalem. It is worth getting up at 4:30 every morning to see such as this!

41 comments:

Texas Travelers said...

It's amazing how we can participate in events a whole world away. Sunrise's are beautiful in any part of the world.
Nice job.

Our "Sky Watch" is Here.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

Dancin' Fool said...

Wow, that is worth getting up for, and what a place to be.

Your pictures are amazing.

Coca Cutie said...

Beautiful sequence Dina!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful photos, Dina! Lovely Sky Watch.

I see, from browsing your site for postings previous to Sky Watch, that I need to visit here every day! I didn't know until I read your comment on Cairo/Giza Daily Photo in the last day or so that you are an archaeologist. I have never been on a 'dig' in my long life, but have been interested in such things from a very early age. I should have been a digger instead of a banker, I think!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

lovely sunrise, i'm surprised you get clouds now - we've had no more than about 4-5 cloudy days in the whole of summer

Julie said...

I find it quizzical when people say they are not a morning person. You really know you are aliove early in the morning with views like this. A lovely image, Dina.

Kelly said...

Glorious sun!! Wonderful photos!

Petunia said...

Very nice shots:)

Petunia's SWF

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Definitely a beautiful sunrise! I love getting up at 4 am as well to get off to my job and to witness a beautiful sunrise as well!
Mountain Retreat

Leora said...

I greatly enjoy the words that go along with your beautiful photos. Yes, that was worthy sunrise.

kjpweb said...

4:30? That's why ours is so late (around 7)! :)
The last one is plain gorgeous!
Cheers, Klaus

as minhas fotografias said...

nice capture! wonderful

Louise said...

Very nice!

Photo Cache said...

the third shot is my fave. the color is bursting with goodness. :)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots. The last on is just perfect for me:)

Tommy V said...

Nice series of pictures for SWF.

Sherry Stewart said...

Beautiful sunrise...touching, for some reason with all the Biblical stories, it seems like the 'same' sun that shown way back when..sentimental maybe, but it feels that way to me.
I see you trudging up that hill Dina..imagine the new day coming on, and the coolness of early morning, that doesn't last long..

CaBaCuRl said...

I love sunrise also, and every one of them is always so special & different. Thanks for your pictures.

fishing guy said...

Dina: Love your Sunrise, it makes a special Sky for SWF.

Louis la Vache said...

Marvelous sunrise, Dina!

Suzanne said...

Great photos. The colour in the last one is remarkable. Are the faux flowers there in the car for a special reason. Happy SWF.

Deslilas said...

You're right it is a good reward for early people !

Kay said...

This is truly glorious, Dina! What a beautiful morning! I love it!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent!! What a spectacular sky with the sun popping up. MB

esnorway said...

nice shoots have great weekend.

GMG said...

Hi Dina! 2008.08.08 is a very special day for Blogtrotter. So, before I start commemorating, let me just tell you how much I appreciate your comments on my blogs! Thanks a lot!
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Harry Makertia said...

Oh my... the last one is perfect! It's amazing, love it very much!

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful sky Dina..I hope you stay well in all that heat...

dlyn said...

Love these - a nice progression. And I do love the driver's faux flowers! Happy Skywatch Friday!

JC said...

Wow, beautiful pictures. Thanks.

Sara said...

That sunrise is stunning...I love the way the sun glints upon the road too. Thanks for sharing a Jerusalem sunrise with me...my heart treasures such scenes from the Holy City.

I need to spend more time reading your blog to see if you tell us more about your archaeological work...always a fascinating topic.

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Gasp. It's amazing.

mommanator said...

simply beautiful!

Sherry Peyton said...

Sometimes I think sunrises are nicer than sunsets. This one is a beauty. thanks for posting.

Berit said...

Beautiful!!!

Raven said...

That last photo is just stunning. Beautiful shot. Makes you want to be on the road at dawn.

Mary said...

oh how beautiful! that is definitely worth getting up for. happy swf. :)

nonizamboni said...

Nothing can compare to the pristine beauty of each day's beginning--and what a wonderful sunrise you captured!
Happy weekend, Dina!

system operator said...

Hi! Very nice series and liked the coloring. Happy week end!

Luiz Ramos said...

Your archaeological view bring us a special view and shots.
Thanks for share.

ichandrae said...

a sunrise worthy of the Holy Land.
God is worthy in this photograph.
Sigh, I know you won't publish my atheistic comments. hee hee.
Oh well I know you will publish my religious comments.