Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunup


It is always a glorious moment when the first rays of sun break onto the terraced hill opposite our hill, across the Soreq Valley.

This photo came to life at 6:53 a.m.

The shadow line made by our hill quickly goes down down down and then the whole valley is in sunlight.
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20 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

I almost found myself waiting for the shadow line to move!

Cloudia said...

I so love my visits here!
"When this picture was born.."

NICE!

Shalom & Aloha


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Rune said...

The sky looks beautiful :)

Barbara Martin said...

I have always loved watching the sun slowly rise as it sends its rays hither to open up the day. A lovely effect of dark and light.

Dimple said...

I love sunrise. This view shows well what is probably a common sight for you, but not for me. I love those terraces, are they used for crops?

BeachILike said...

Life begin when sun rise :)

Thanks for sharing Jerusalem to the world.

Have a nice day!

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GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

No lingering smoke in the sky-- that's a good sign. Loved your posts this week, especially the "idol."

Margaret Gosden said...

Well, that is another way of looking at the sky - on the ground! Nice shot!

Dirkjogt said...

It must be nice to watch this over and over again each day.

Regina said...

Lovely valley!

magiceye said...

glorious indeed!

mirae said...

This is beautiful poetry visual and written.
I was just watching the sunlight across the hill in my canadian city this evening.
different hill but same sun dear Dina.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Beautiful shot and my favorite time of the day if I can wake up :))

Pietro said...

Very fine picture, at dawn, with light and shade.
Can you imagine, Dina, a universe which is motionless?

Kay said...

This is very lovely, Dina. We get the same sort of thing here on Oahu in the morning. Unfortunately, I don't enjoy getting up so early. I'm glad you're enjoying it though.

luna miranda said...

i can imagine myself having coffee on this spot and watch the light change.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR DINA! Here's to another year of Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photograph. I must be an exceptional view.

Alec said...

Yes, shana tova, Dina.

An aridly beautiful scene.

Dina said...

Shalom everyone. Thanks for saying things in your comments that I felt but did not know how to articulate.

Dimple, this is the marvelous view from my friends' house which is across the street and down in the woods. All the Jerusalem Hills around the Holy City have these old terraces. When the thousands of pilgrims ascended to Jerusalem for the three pilgrimage festivals, the terraced land would produce almost enough to feed them all.
Today they are not much used.
What you see in the photo is a section of the hill cared for my one or two resident families. They try to mimic the olive growing and other agricultural techniques and irrigation of biblical days.

Pietro, a motionless universe? No, I can't imagine. It would be boring.

Abraham, I like your Freudian slip: "I must be an exceptional view." LOL I'm sure that must be true too!