Thursday, January 7, 2010

This is winter??

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A mid-afternoon late December sky in Jerusalem.
Shirt-sleeves weather. Unnormal.
For Sky Watch Friday, where many bloggers' skies are now full of snow.
This week we bask in temps of 24 degrees C. Mid-70s F.

Minaret of the Mosque of Omar.
The building on the right is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.


The Crusader bell tower of the Holy Sepulchre.
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I just sat in the courtyard watching the clouds and the pilgrims go by.
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34 comments:

Tina Liel said...

I LOVE the photos and isn't this weather great? Still I hope for some heavy rain soon. HUGS

Pietro said...

Beautiful photos! 24 degrees? Here tomorrow we'll have snow in towns (Turin and Milan, according to the meteo).

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely fluffy clouds. I like the angles you chose to take these photos from.

Sara said...

You and I seem to be experiencing similar weather this week...not that unusual for So. California.

Spiderdama said...

Well it`s a little bit colder here..ca -15.. Beautiful skies and shots:-)

cieldequimper said...

OH Dina what a beautiful sky and buildings! I have just now got back home from the dentist, temperature in Versailles -6° C.

Thank you for your comment about Epiphany. I now understand why is always seems to be the first January Sunday these days when it used to be Jan. 6 when I was small...

Shannara said...

24 degrees, we have -30 outside. I'm freezing my freeking butt of. ;)

Love your pics!

RuneE said...

Who are you trying to fool - we have a mild day at about -8 C, compared to the -40 C several places in Norway... :-)

Eaglesbrother said...

Love the cloud patterns..great captures.

Linda said...

I have not been to Israel since the mid 80s. These photos bring back so many good memories. I'm also learning a lot from you that make it even better. Thanks.

CathM said...

Hmmmmm... a very different kind of winter (lol)! Great photos :)

Al said...

Beautiful weather and great perspective in your photos. I just found your blog and think it's great. I'm one of those people in a snow-covered areas (Colorado).

Manang Kim said...

Lovely floppy white sky...thanks for sharing!

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toby said...

Great shots - I love those clouds! Here's hoping we get some rain soon :)

Nadege said...

Beautiful, peaceful pictures Dina!
I love warm weather. If only we could have more rain, it would be perfect.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

the sky and weather are both lovely for you...like the buildings against the bright blue.

have a wonderful weekend.

Suzanne said...

Yes, I know exactly where you were and it's perfect for spending the afternoon watching pilgrims, people and passing clouds. Beautiful photos.

Cloudia said...

Angelic skies!


Aloha,


Comfort Spiral

Yaelian said...

Great photos Dina! No winter anywhere to be seen....

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice to see the two faiths side by side under that beautiful sky!

Kay said...

Such a majestic sky! Beautiful, Dina!

Ann said...

Can't think of a better way to pass the time than sitting in the sun watching the world go by. Really like the silhoutte and the cloud formations.

VP said...

Great sky, beautiful images. Are the monks still fighting for that place on the roof of the church?

Dina said...

Shalom friends, welcome to the warm country. Thanks for all your true and nice comments.

Vogon Poet, the Ethiopian monks still manage to hang on to their tiny cells on the roof of the church. But inside the church, clashes still break out from time to time between the various Christian denominations.
For an embarrassing video of a fist fight between the Greeks and the Armenians, see my post
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/11/pow-boom-wham.html

VP said...

Thanks for your answer, Dina. I found your 2008 post interesting and exhaustive, with a bit of due humor!
I'm speechless about the video, I had no doubt that the ladder would be still there.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Thank you for sharing information about the coptic Christians and about Epiphany. You are quite an "equal opportunity" blog with respect to sharing info about all religions!!1

Hilda said...

Awesome photos, Dina! Love your angle and you know how I feel about Jerusalem's old and historical stone buildings. Those clouds are mesmerizing too.

I know how you feel about the weather. We're supposed to have 'cold' weather from December to March, but I don't think it'll even last until the end of this month.

Halcyon said...

These are beautiful skies!

Happy Friday!!

Petrea said...

I've been catching up on your posts today. What a way to live--surrounded by wonders.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely photos with the different religious buildings.
And 24º is lovely for winter, unlike ours which average around 6º.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Jew Wishes said...

What wonderful shots and perspectives of them! I love the blend of sky and architecture.

Shabbat Shalom!

JM said...

These are both great perspectives and the sky looks particularly interesting on the first.

24ºC?! Hummmm... 7ºC here at the moment...

Helena said...

Beautiful skies and buildings!

Regina said...

Looks like an angel hovering.
Beautiful captures.

Its warm out here.

Regards.