Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rainy grayness --> sudden brief light

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Israel's dry season, which normally lasts from spring until fall, has finally ended. Tuesday and Wednesday were gray days with on and off drizzle. Yesterday evening thunder and lightning and a big rain; 23 mm fell in Jerusalem and caused gridlock.
On Tuesday at 4:10 pm I noticed out the window a sudden glare of white in the dark gray of the eastern horizon. Jerusalem was caught in the swan song of the sun just before its setting! The city was like a mirage!
I ran over to the other side of our hill to say goodbye and thanks to the setting sun.

38 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Great photos; I particularly ike the second one.

Migs CFL fan said...

Great shots, I also love your header photo. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Kay said...

You have such beautiful skies, Dina.

Leora said...

Wow, you finally have clouds. And such pretty ones, too.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos when enlarged.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our Sky Watch over, Cooks Inlet, Alaska.
Troy and Martha
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Elisabeth said...

Nice pictures. Have a nice day!

Coloradolady said...

Nice shots. Great addition to SWF.

Louise said...

I love the "swan song" of Jerusalem! Beautiful SWF post!

Webradio said...

Me too, I prefer the second one... But the booth are great shots...

Anemone said...

Stll green in your corner of the world :-) nice sky also.

Hugs from Norway.

crete said...

Hi Dina,

Now both of those pictures are stunning, but I particularly liked the first picture. It is a scene that just happens and is then gone. Good for you being there with your camera.

Ray

Dirk said...

Great pictures, I love the first one!

Reader Wil said...

Jerusalem was caught in the swan song of the sun just before its setting! This sounds very poetical! It's good you had some rain! My daughter said that they have a lot of bushfires in the neighbourhood, which makes me worrying for she lives in the middle of woods.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful photos. Glad you have your rain.

Sally said...

Hi Dina....thanks for your kind comments on my Sculpture shots....today I've made my first Skywatch Friday entry (still at the sculptures!)

Gill - That British Woman said...

beautiful photos,

Gill in Canada

Arija said...

So glad you looked out your window, that is a super shot indeed.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Beautiful photos... I am glad that you are getting some much needed moisture from the skies.

Thank you for your kind comments on my New Blog... I really do appreciate that. It was a tough decision but I think it's something I need to do =)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

vincibene said...

Beautiful pictures!

Maria said...

Oh my God, your pictures are beautiful and intense!

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent, thank you for sharing!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot and colors.

Jan said...

Great post and photos. The first one is magnificent, it took my breath away.

Gmj said...

awesome sights.

Paz said...

Glad you ran over and took your camera with you. Very cool photos!

paz

Ann said...

Great shot with the light on the city like that. Lucky you could grab the camera before the light faded.

fishing guy said...

Dina: I'm glad you remembered to say goodbye with your camera.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Both are great photos, Dina. You were fortunate to catch that burst on light on the city and then to find a lovely twilight sky on the other side. Thanks for sharing.

Carletta said...

I love both of these! The sun spotlighting Jerusalem - how appropriate.
Love the pink and blue swirls in the second shot.

Suzanne said...

I am glad that you made the run over the hill for the photo. Its such a lovely setting sun. Happy SWF.

evlahos said...

you did excellent work here. well done

Dina said...

Thanks for your nice comments, everyone. I think 99% of the beauty of such scenes is the being able to share it with you.

richies said...

rainy gray days have there own beauty. Every sunset has its beauty and this one is no exception. Thanks for your photos. I always enjoy them.

An Arkie's Musings

raf said...

Love all the great posts about your home that you share with us, Dina. Always much to learn here. Thank you! Today's pair of images make a perfect SWF post.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful pictures of Jerusalem sky.
Have a great week.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful photos!

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing how the pool of light seems to fall on Jerusalem! And the 2nd shot is simply beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. I am glad your dry season ended. I love the light in these. They remind me of Irish skies!