Thursday, February 4, 2010

The snow of 2008

Jerusalemites were hoping for snow last night.
But the most we got was a short fall of mixed hail, rain, and a few snowflakes this morning.
By now I have such snow envy that I am just going to go ahead and post favorite photos from our last snow which was two years ago.
The pictures were taken in my mountain village in the Hills of Jerusalem.
The cloud came in the valley!

Falling flakes, yay!

The new green grass of late January didn't know what hit it.
So happy to have these memories of a snowy sky to share for SkyWatch Friday!


Amanda said...

wow I didn't know you could get snow in Jerusalem!!! I always pictured it as hot and dry! Really cool!!! Happy Skywatch =)

Cloudia said...

How marvelous!
THIS Cloud(ia) loves coming into your valley.

Aloha, Dina

Comfort Spiral

Carolyn Ford said...

I think I see footprints on that rooftop! Are they yours? That cloud does look like it was up to something!

Ann said...

I had no idea it snowed in Israel.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photo, Dina! I wish I could send you the snow were are to get tomorrow.

Chuck Pefley said...

Well, I do the same sort of thing when I need a change of scenery or season, too. Quite effective! It is surprising how spending some virtual time in the Italian villages or countryside helps my mental outlook during our short and grey winter days. Glad you found some real snow to sate your appetite.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

My favorite kind of snow. A light snow. Beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
Two year-old snow images are just as cold as this year's snow images!
brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

Nice frames. Loved the last one.

Pietro said...

So beautiful views, Dina!
Today it's snowing here in Turin!

Tina Liel said...

Lovely pics - I so hoped for snow in Jerusalem yesterday but nope!!!!! What a wonderful donation you wrote about yesterday - a lot of elderly people don't heat up their houses because they're afraid of the bills! When I came to Israel the first time I was truly amazed to see how houses were heated here. I had never been so cold in my life.......... Shabbat Shalom my dear Dina!

VP said...

You promised us snow and this is a way to keep your word. The images are nice even if old, and it's always strange to see snow 'out of contest'.

kostas said...

Its too southern for snow!We have no snow either.
Regards from Thessaloniki.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to visit Israel, but don't know when I'll have the time & the money to do so at the same time. Your blog may be the closest I get to actually being there and seeing what's there & what it's like.

Thanks for sharing your pictures, and for the wonderful information you provide to accompany them.

I never realized it snowed in Israel. I thought Israel was warm year-round. Learned something new!!


GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Our snow has not been shy this year!!!


Bergson said...

strange view with clouds

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful to have snow clad hills in the Holy Land! Sabbath Shalom, Dina. These photos create a very special atmosphere. I wonder if there are any psalms dedicated to the snowy mountains of Jerusalem.

Hilda said...

The low clouds are just amazing! I think a lot of people would be happy to give you their snow.

Happy Friday and happy weekend!

moneythoughts said...

With the Winter Olympic Games starting later this month, I was wondering if Israel had a winter team? Jamaica had a bobsled team once!

JM said...

I think I've never seen snow out there before, so this new to me. Glad you've 'dug' this photos.

cieldequimper said...

Stay warm and enjoy the stillness!

Dina said...

Shalom all, and thanks for your ideas.
Glad it is clear now that Jerusalem area can and does get snow once in a while.

Cloudia, the valley is a perfect hiding place for cloud(ia)s. :)

Carolyn, yep, I should have taken the picture before I made the footprints, but I was so anxious to look down on the olive trees.

Chuck, what would we do without our tons of photo memories?

Kostas, shalom to Saloniki.
Jerusalem is 31 degrees north. The north of Israel (Golan Heights, Mt. Hermon, Upper Galilee) gets more snow than we do. It is a factor of altitude too.

Adira, you encourage me to show the country well for those who cannot come. But who knows, maybe someday ...

Moneythoughts, we have a team of three for the Winter Olympics this year. A brother-sister team will be doing ice dancing and one man alpine skiing.
Israel has I think one ice rink, up in Kiriat Shmona, and we have the ski resort on Mt. Hermon.
But the Olympic team members have Russian names. More likely they learned to skate and ski in Russia, maybe.

Ciel, I was housesitting that old house when it snowed so the two cats and a few jackals and I were the only ones around. It WAS total stillness.

Vicki said...

You have snow envy, Dina? I can't remember the last time I saw snow. :)

Great photos. Cooling...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

this last photo is very beautiful

Kcalpesh said...

Beautifully shot and equally beautifully written!!

Pixellicious Photos