Thursday, September 4, 2008

My home on the hill


The sky goes on and on above the Jerusalem Hills (also called the Judean Hills). Here is my moshav (village) on top of one of those hills, as seen from Hadassah Hospital and Hebrew University Medical School, looking west. My house is on the right, two terraces down from the top. From my window I am blessed to see Jerusalem across the valley to the east!


Other skies in other hemispheres are on display starting tonight at SkyWatch Friday.


49 comments:

Bradley Myers said...

You never know what you will see in the sky do you.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful view indeed. Good.

Max-e said...

Looks like you have a beautiful view from where you live.

Tommy V said...

nice swf

Yen said...

Pretty cool shot there! Beautiful blue sky!Mine is HERE.Thanks! Happy SWF!

Quiet Paths said...

It is a lovely view towards your home.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Another lovely photo, Dina, of an historic place. May Peace be with you in the Judean Hills.

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Photo Cache said...

Glad to see your view of the skies at your part of the world. That is why I joined skywatch for that purpose.

RuneE said...

I really likes that framing with the crane and the walls.

imac said...

Great place and sky.

Eki Akhwan said...

What a wonderful home you must have, Dina. A home with a view of the holy city down hill.

Today I have my first post and participation in th Skywatch Friday. I hope to get to know more friends from here.

fishing guy said...

Dina: It looks like you have an outstanding view.

gaz said...

jerusalem - a place i'd love to visit. your shots just make me want to be there more...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

talk about a lovely view!

ilanadavita said...

That's a beautiful view. You are lucky.

kjpweb said...

Beautiful - not only the sight, but the Jerusalem Stone! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Julie said...

You have framed this so very nicely, Dina. That is a massive crane in the village. I hope to reply again to your email this evening.

Dina said...

Thank you, everybody. I have only lived here in this area for two years, but it is a view I've dreamed about all my life.

The frame...well, I was waiting at the bus stop and it was just there, waiting for a camera. :)

Eki, welcome! I'm glad many SkyWatchers will discover your wonderful blog.

Gaz, maybe someday your time will come to visit Israel. Hope so.

Klaus, I didn't even notice the Jerusalem stone on the hotel's balcony wall. It's so common and normal to see it everywhere in Jerusalem.

Thanks Julie. Actually the crane is at Hadassah Hospital, which is expanding all the time. This crane is building a parking building for a thousand cars. To walk down from Hadassah's hilltop into the valley and up to my village takes me 35 minutes.

CrazyCath said...

It just shows that we all have the same sky. I could be looking at my own sky.
But I bet yours is warmer. ;0)

Petunia said...

great view and a great shot for SWF!
Petunia's SWF post

Catherine said...

Dina, a warm 'bonjour' from the city of Paris to your Moshav.
I don't know why but those words you translate to us sounds good to my ears. As well as 'Kibboutz'for instance.
Have a nice week-end.

Reader Wil said...

When I see the hills or the mountains I think of psalm 121, which was my mum's favourite psalm and comforted her when we were in a concentration camp on Java, Indonesia. From our camp we could see the high mountains. Hopefully your mountains will carry peace. I cannot find the psalm that says : the mountains will carry peace, but I am sure you know what you mean.

Louise said...

Lovely view OF your house! How fun to do that. Pretty sky, too.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shot:)Like it!

reluctantfarmchik said...

What a beautiful sky. Contrasted with the signs of civilization. . . very cool. I love cloud watching~ Thanks for a great post.

Suzanne said...

That would have to be the most amazing view to be able to see Jerusalem. Happy SWF Dina.

Nancy said...

It looks like a peaceful day. I hope that it is. A good day for going up in a crane.

Wren said...

Isn't it odd to look at your home from a distance, or from an airplane? But it does make for a good photo, especially with the crane for contrast.

JC said...

Beautiful photo.

Ann said...

Looks like a pleasant spot to live, nice to have some greenery around.

rhoen said...

nice SWF entry!

Z'riz said...

I love the view! I love how it looks good from the window!


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Sherry said...

Great view!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great view you have

Baruch said...

A great view towards your village. Thanks for sharing & happy SWF

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Sky is always beautiful!
I wish very peace for you and all yours!

Santilli

Louis la Vache said...

And there's that crane again! ;-)

Greyscale Territory said...

What an incredible, inspiring view! Love it!

evlahos said...

the monster tries to capture the white things (clouds) in the sky. very beautiful composition

Kay said...

This is such a gorgeous and interesting photo. I'm afraid I didn't get around to doing my Sky Watch today. Too many things going on. Sheesh!

Gretchen said...

Really cool shot!

Deslilas said...

A single crane in the sky. Within some weeks I'll watch thousands of flying cranes in the sky. They will migrate from Northern countries towards France and Spain.

dot said...

Hi Dina! Hope all is well with you. That is a beautiful view you have!

Daryl said...

Such a lovely view


:-Daryl

Catherine said...

Beautiful capture! Beautiful sky and Looks like a pretty village too!
Happy sky watching!
Cat

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Dina
Great view you have I agree... and a great shot for Sky Watch...

I hope you are well my friend.
Tom

TOM

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome! You have an absolutely gorgeous view.

Pinoy Pastor in Terrace, BC said...

that's a very beautiful view from where you are!!!

thanks for visiting my blog.

it made my Sabbath good.

i preached today, and i used a lot of pictures of the southern steps of the temple mount.