Saturday, October 31, 2009

Beach cat

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Resting on the ubiquitous black basalt stones of Tiberias, a meditative cat gazes over the tranquil Sea of Galilee.

I have been in Tiberias doing archaeology two weeks now (one more week to go) and most of the hot days were hazy like in this shot taken at 4 pm.
Only a very few times was the visibility excellent, allowing us to see the kibbutzim on the eastern shore of the lake and roads up to the Golan Heights.
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Shalom to all the meme friends coming to visit from Camera-Critters.
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20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I wonder if the kittie likes roaming the beach. Thanks for sharing your critter.

Dina said...

Eileeninmd, shalom. The other cats I saw in Tiberias a few blocks from the lake, foraged in dumpsters and looked very poor and thin. This cat was healthy looking, maybe because its territory is the beach and the Promenade along the Sea, which is full of fish restaurants. Tasty scraps.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Dina: This cat walks where so many humans only dream of visiting. Keep digging and do show and tell!

Jan
GDP

Tricia said...

What an awesome view, even if it was hazy! I would love to visit that part of the world, such history!

Have a wonderful & safe week left there

chubskulit said...

She's relaxin too!

BOO! Here's my Camera Critters entry. Have a spooky one!

Leif Hagen said...

Shalom Dina from friendly Eagan. Your dig sounds like a lot of fun and very interesting!
BTW, do they celebrate Halloween at all in Jerusalem? Maybe just the American expats?
Keep diggin' and dustin'

Dina said...

Jan, how true.
Wish I were at liberty to show you for discoveries at the dig, but you know how archaeologists are. THEY want to publish it before the bloggers do.

Tricia, thank you. I'll show you a clear view of the lake soon.

Chubskulit, cats really are relaxation experts, eh?

Leif, yes, the dig is hard but fun. I learn so much.
Halloween is much too pagan for most Israelis. I suppose some former Americans would find it another good reason to party, but I don't know any of them.
You guys have fun with it over there.

Dimple said...

You have shown us several cats, and I have the idea there are many feral ones there...

Petrea said...

I guess you can't take too many photos of the dig. I hope you're having a great time and learning a lot. Tell/show us what you can! I loved the picture of you at work on the mosaic floor.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Dina, what a fabulous work you have!
This little friend is cute, thanks for sharing.
Happy camera critters
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

Squirrel said...

That cat sure knows how to live.

Jacob said...

Must be a guard cat!

Ann said...

Welcome back.Glad you enjoyed the dig.

Kay said...

If I didn't know better, I'd think you were getting vog (volcanic smog) like we do in Hawaii also. The cat looks quite content. I hope you're having a good time out there.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

welcome back to the online community, Dina.

this is a wonderful picture. i always suspect that cat is a reflective animal: on the beach, under the tree or car, i often caught them as if they were reflecting ... ;) anyway, i like cats.

Reader Wil said...

Shalom Dina! The cat is lovely! It is the same colours as the cat in my nursery rhymes. It must be female for it has more than two colours. At least that's what somebody told me. Correct me if I am wrong.

Jedediah said...

A lucky cat, I love their colours (three-coloured cats are considered lucky here, I don't know if you know that superstition).

Jew Wishes said...

Great shot with the kitty in there. I love the serene feeling I get from this lovely photo.

FA said...

I wonder what the kitty is thinking about? Glad you're back, Dina - even if only for the weekend.

Melissa B. said...

A pensive kitty if I ever saw one! We have wild cats at the beach we go to in NC. This is such a Superior Snap...thanks for sharing
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