Thursday, September 3, 2009

Moon on the water

The full moon lit up the street outside my house. Water was streaming downhill. For hours!
What a waste of precious water.

Further up the street a hole was dug to fix the ruptured pipe, and we got our house water turned back on after a whole afternoon without.
The guys made an improvised barracade from an old bed, a trash can, and a bucket so no cars would fall in.
Did you notice? Our village has no sidewalks.
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One good thing: we learned that our water is piped up from Ein Kerem, down in the next valley.
Maybe from the same springs used by John the Baptist, who was born there . . . .
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Happy SkyWatch Friday to all. Enjoy the big moon.

18 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OH no! Wonderful photo but terrible news about the wasted water in a country that is so dry!

Kay said...

Whoa... that's painful to lose so much water. I'm glad the break got fixed sort of quickly.

Guy D said...

Very cool shots, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Tara R. said...

Despite the reason for all the water, this is a intriguing shot.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dina
I'm a full moon fan. One of my favourite things is to watch the moon when it is full and the days either side. We've been having beautiful spring weather until the last 2 days and now the moon is obscured so hoping it clears for saturday. Happy Moon to you!

Leif Hagen said...

Interesting inconvenience - will you keep jugs of water on hand now in case it happens again?

Louise said...

A nice bit of history mixed in with SkyWatch! The colors are eerie and interesting.

Susie of Arabia said...

You live in a place with such rich history. That is such a terrible waste of precious water. Hope they fix it soon.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great picture. What a dramatic last statement.

In Tulsa we have lots of water, we squander it. I've lived in the desert southwest, where it is expensive and precious.

Virginia said...

The top photo is just so peaceful and beautiful, the bottom, well that's not good! You're right, a waste!
V

mirae said...

Dina that first photo is truly symphonic.

Regina said...

Hi Dina I always come here. Just to see that part of the world.

Great shots.
Regards. Happy weekend.

Maggie Ann said...

Its hard to be without house water...glad for you it has been restored. We used to get a lot of water breaks...lots of older pipes out here but we've not had that happen for a long time now. Thats a thrilling thought about John the Baptist isn't it.

Cloudia said...

You drink historically and spiritually powerful water!

Must be what makes you so cool, Dina ;-]

aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Pietro said...

Attractive images, Dina.
About water, I hope in your house now everything is all right.

Dirk said...

Nice moon picture with the reflection on the water.

FA said...

That drives me crazy, too - water wasted!

What a blessing to live in a place where great historical and religious events took place. What a great connection with John the Baptist!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I like your moon shot..interesting little post on your world too! Have a great weekend-