Thursday, June 24, 2010

Calm returns

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The friends and I had an overnight in Tiberias.
Tuesday was the hottest day of the year, in the mid 40s C, with a dust storm.
The hot dry wind whipped up the Sea of Galilee into crashing waves and whitecaps! This is a rare phenomenon.

The next morning the lake was calmed, as if by a miracle.
Here is the view from our hotel balcony at 5:30 a.m.
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By 5:50 the sun had risen from behind the Golan Heights.

A strange silver ribbon appeared on the water at 7:44 and stayed just a minute or two.

By 8:36 we were a bit north of Tiberias and the sky continued to reward us with photos for Sky Watch Friday.
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22 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful grey skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

VioletSky said...

A lovely sequence of morning shots!

Linnea W said...

Simply amazing and beautiful!

Suzanne said...

I think that these are some of my favorite photos of yours Dina. So beautiful, calm and serene. And, as we know, miracles on the Kinneret do happen. (-8

CREDEREA said...

SPECTACULAIRE!!!!!!!


The most beautiful part of nature to me is the sunlight leaving streams of stars on the surface of the water. The merging of the elements fire and water.

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY.

spacedlaw said...

A very peaceful scenery.

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous skies!

Robin said...

Beautiful, the calm after the storm. It's delightful today too, isn't it. Thank god the dust storm is over (for this round anyway).

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Hilda said...

A glorious series of photos, Dina! It's almost hard to imagine that this same sea was violent the day before.

Rob and Mandy said...

Amazing photos. The area is so wonderful

Reader Wil said...

I would love to see the Sea of Galilee!
Wonderful and impressive skies Dina! Have a great weekend!

Eki said...

These are magnificent views and photos from a hotel window, Dina. I especially like the first and second photos. And the third photo is wonder. What might have created the phenomenon?

jeannette said...

Wow, beautiful, Dina! Thanks for sharing:)

Laura said...

beautiful skies Dina!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Excellent photos, especially the one with the sun's reflection in the water.

Petrea said...

Stunning, amazing, gorgeous. I imagine people have been saying those words about the Sea of Galilee since forever.

Dr M said...

The type of storm you described is one of the suggested descriptions of what happened in the Gospel stories of Jesus and his disciples....you are repeating history! This is exactly why we follow you from site to sie, Dina! Kol haKavod!

Ann said...

Did the clouds bring any rain to cool you down?

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful series of sky photos. The sunrise is gorgeous!

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful SkyWatch photos

Regards, Bram

Kay said...

These are truly inspirational, awesome photos, Dina! It takes your breath away.

JM said...

Beautiful shots, Dina!