Saturday, May 7, 2011

The nation reflects

Photos and some thoughts for Weekend Reflections, Shadow Shot Sunday, and Camera-Critters.
These ten days are an intense, emotional time for Israelis.
We go from somber Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day to Remembrance Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Enemy Actions and then immediately to Independence Day celebrations.
That's a lot for one little country just 63 years old.
Instead of birds atop flagpoles, we will soon see the national flag flying for the double holiday.
Flags are already starting to be displayed on homes, stores, and cars.
Meanwhile, have a peaceful Sabbath day. Shabbat shalom!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I think having birds instead of flags on those poles is a rather cute idea!

(With apologies to Mother Goose)

I had a little shadow
No bigger than my thumb;
I took him to the meadow
And there I gave him rum.

My drunken little shadow
Did weave and bob and pitch;
He stumbled from the meadow
And fell into a ditch!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful tribute, it casts a nice shadow and has a great reflection

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That bird has quite a perch!!! I bet the view is spectacular.

Pelicans, poop, pictures, potty training and puns

That is my link for today. Hope you have a great weekend, and if you celebrate mother's day...enjoy!!!

Leif Hagen said...

Sending you and Israel the warmest, most sincere wishes during this time!
Very cool that you met a blogging couple/family from Norway, land of my ancestors!
I send you a cyber piece of cake on my blog anniversary today!
Shalom my CDP friend, Dina!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Dina.
An emotional time for Israel, indeed. So much sadness, so much joy.
— K

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

Cassie said...

Shalom to you during this busy time of remembrance and celebration. Nice ShadowShots.

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful photo with the candle, mirror and shadow.

Petrea Burchard said...

I always learn here, Dina, and I'm entertained as well.

Thank you for your caring comments on my blog today. All is well.

Irina said...

You have so many reasons to be proud of your nation. Here we will soon celebrate the WW2 Victory day and in years it turns into profanation which disturbs me. There is nothing much to unite the nation in our last 90 years history, so politicians use the only strongest item in full speed. Which completely devalues this great-great day..

Spiderdama said...

Sending the best greetings from Norway to Israel! I still hope that I get the Israeli flag in the balcony on Tuesday. Otherwise it will be at least some small inside and pita bread, hehe:-)
I like the first picture very much.

Dina said...

Dear friends, thanks for your comment contributions.

Irina, that is sad.

Anonymous said...

Always a kind and warm wind around the flag of yours.

A silent bow once again and the wish for a good Sunday as well.

Dave said...

Beautiful blue sky for his birds eye view. nice shot.

Reader Wil said...

Dear Dina, I wish you a blessed celebration of your Independence Day of the state of Israel. What an eventful week you had. May there be peace!

Emille said...

Yes, that's very intense, Dinah! Your country may be 63 years old legally, but as a people group you have been the oldest in history!! Honor to whom honor is due:)

Dimple said...

It is good to remember where you have come from, and who has helped you. I am glad Israel exists.


Kay said...

Wishing you peace and calm for the next ten days and beyond. I wish your country could have it forever.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous captures.

My Critter post, please come and see.

Cloudia said...

Best wishes to the valiant little nation!

Saturday evening Aloha from Waikiki

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cieldequimper said...

It is good to reflect and remember. Important.

'Tsuki said...

Nice pictures : the remembrance candle is so cute... But the second shot looks like a very strong symbol to me, full of emotions.

Patsy said...

Happy Mother's Day from USA!

VP said...

My best and most sincere wishes to the Land of Israel!

Becca said...

I would love to experience a year in Israel. I only spent 10 days there one summer and it just wasn't enough!

Pietro said...

The picture with the candle is nice and moving, Dina.