Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Clouds, winds of change

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Cumulous clouds for ABC Wednesday.
There is a big heavy cloud over the Middle East.

Here it has rained since Saturday; it is wet and windy and at night it goes down to almost freezing in the Jerusalem Hills.
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The sun is down now and I wonder how cold it is for the over one million people right now in Tahrir Square. Cairo is only 264 miles from here.
Let's all hope for the best, for Egypt and for Israel.
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24 comments:

Jingle said...

awesome words on the image with c in it.
cheers.

Jedediah said...

I try to follow the news as closely as possible and I'm thankful for the internet because the mainstream media will loose interest soon. I hope that all turns out well and peaceful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice photo. I really don't know what to make of the demonstrations in Egypt. They are very remarkable and I am having trouble figuring out the future holds for your part of the world.

richies said...

We are getting almost no real information about the situation in Egypt here in the U.S.

An Arkies Musings

Rayna Eliana said...

Great shot, Dina!

I have been watching the events unfold, steadfastly.

Robin said...

Wishing for an outcome that brings increased peace, stability, human rights and opportunity for growth to everyone in the region.

Whether that is even possible I can't say, but I can at least dream it.

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Francisca said...

I agree there is a heavy cloud over the ME. And it must more than make you a little anxious to be so close to it. I can't see a fast resolution. I don't know what else to say. Hoping for the best is not very helpful.

Anonymous said...

WHAT I KNOW

*If Egypt gets controlled by extremists, then Israel truly has no friends around them. Jordan is a cold friend at best.



WHAT I DON'T KNOW

*I really don't know if Egypt will fall in the hands of extremists, but whenever violence escalates Israel is usually blamed. Look for a more hostile Egypt whatever way it turns out.

*Was the Egyptian crisis predicted and managed enough by the Davos crowd? Will events get out of hand from the world elites?

*Is the US Secretary's unprecedented meeting with American ambassadors throughout the world truly about how to handle Israel over the anti-settlement resolution in the weeks ahead, and the Palestinians declared state in the late summer of 2011?

ρομπερτ said...

Made me think, what clouds would say, if able to speak about things going on here down upon earth.

May they loose their weight, providing much needed rain, lifting up life again.

Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

mrsnesbitt said...

So much happening out there in the big world - we appreciate your contribution so much.
Denise
ABC Team

Kay L. Davies said...

I am very proud of the people of Egypt for finally realizing that a dictatorship is a bad idea. Canada has one right now, and it's pretty awful. When people protested peacefully, the Prime Minister set the police on them. He had the police arrest the protesters and ignore the vandals, even the ones who set fire to a police car.
I hope your weather settles down soon, neither drought nor flood!
-- K

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

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, yes. The cloud of change is surely evident. Hoping for the best for everyone.

Roger Owen Green said...

change in Jordan too...
On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, Thank you! ROG

Kathy said...

That's a great shot indeed! The cloud looks "pregnant" with rain! My thoughts and prayers are with you in these tumultuous days.

Petrea said...

We seem to be getting plenty of news on the west coast of the US. That doesn't mean we know what will happen, because at this point it's so hard to tell. So far, however, it appears that the people will persist and that what they want is a moderate government.

DawnTreader said...

Well caught...

diane b said...

Great cloud shot. I hope too that all settles calmly in Egypt and Israel.
I think our govts are getting plenty of ractice at dealing with nature.

Kay said...

I'm really worried too, Dina. Peace is such a tenuous thing. I hope the change in government can happen carefully without further bloodshed and that the new leaders will want peace for everyone.

VP said...

You know what I think about this...

Kris said...

Fingers crossed for Egypt.

Birdman said...

Really like this image. Evocative.

Mona said...

We have the same entry :) hope you can visit my captured clouds.

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful shot Dina!!!

Dick said...

It looks very much like the Dutch sky, lol.