Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bird bath in a hidden oasis

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Click on the photo to see the wet bird!
Birds of a feather, the sparrows and I share a secret.
They know this is a safe private place for bathing and I know it is a calm empty place for my picnic.

Finding any spot to sit and eat your sandwich in Jerusalem's small and crowded Old City is not easy.
This little garden just outside the entrance to the Tower of David (the Citadel) seems to be like a secret garden because most of the time no one is there. Except birds.
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These birdies are for Camera-Critters Sunday.
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17 comments:

John S. Mead said...

Thanks for sharing this secret sport with us :)

Jilly said...

What a glorious secret place you found, Dina.

Dina said...

John shalom. Wait, eating and bird-bathing are not a "secret sport." Ah, you meant "spot"! ;) OK. hehe
Yeah, I guess it's not a secret anymore. But the vast majority of my readers are not Jerusalemites, so I guess it won't get crowded.
Anyway, it would be fun to bump into a fellow blogger at the Citadel garden.

Jilly, glorious, yes, just like your many little hidden pearls in Menton.

Rob and Mandy said...

One definition of oasis is: A situation or place preserved from surrounding unpleasantness; a refuge: an oasis of serenity amid chaos.
This is exactly what you have here, a refuge from the surrounding chaos.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! What a nice serene place...
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue

eileeninmd said...

Dina, it looks like a lovely place for your picnic.

Dina said...

Rob, you could be talking about either the garden or Israel. Either way, you are right about the oasis.

Kay said...

That certainly looks like a peaceful, pleasant picnic spot, Dina.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

It looks like a perfect spot to eat your lunch with your feathered friends.

Kay L. Davies said...

Dina - what a perfect place! And the wet bird looks SO wet when the photo is enlarged.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Turquoise Diaries said...

Lovely and peaceful place.. Enjoy you picnics..

Kate said...

It looks both peaceful and restful. It's wonderful to be able to find a spot just like this for a little reflection. It's beautiful in its simplicityl

spacedlaw said...

And a lovely spot it is too. I bet the birds are glad for any crumbs you might leave.

Isreview said...

Wow, how did I not know about this great spot:) thanks for the "secret info."

Great photos.
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Daniela
http://isreview1.blogspot.com

RuneE said...

Fountains and gardens - what could be more restful for a lunch-break? If I had the resources (of any kind :-) ) I would have had one of these in my garden.

PS However - we have plenty of water ...

Ann said...

some times after the rain, I see birds taking a bath in the puddles.

VP said...

What a lovely corner, the perfect place for a sandwich... with a show!