Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcome back RAIN!

The times are a'changin'.
This dry sundial in a monastery garden surely has some water in it for that bird today.
YES!!! It rained last night!!
Israel's first rain since last spring!

Rain is such a blessed thing here that Hebrew has a name for this first rain--ha-yoreh.
The last rain, usually in March or April, is called the malkosh.

I slept right through the rain last night, but walking down in the woods this morning I could smell the wetness, so welcome after so much dryness.
The sundial's shadow did not show the right time but no matter, it is fine for Shadow Shot Sunday.


Dianne said...

brava for the rain
lovely photo

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wishing it would rain here too! But....not today. Love sundials...such an ancient art form.

My Link: Backyard Shadow

Have a terrific weekend.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There is no fragrance sweeter than rain upon parched earth!


Shadow bold and shadow bright,
Shadow with me day and night,
Shadow taller than a tree,
Tell me what you think of me!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Desert shadows here and here

Kay L. Davies said...

To me, the words look as if they sound appropriate, "ha-yoreh" looks happy for the first rain, and "malkosh" sad, for the last rain.
Of course, my Hebrew pronunciation is about on par with my Swahili, but that's the way they look.
And I always love sundials.
— K

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

VP said...

I would like some rain, temperature is getting too high again...

crystal said...

The weather there sounds just like here. We're still waiting for the first rain since spring - today it's actually cloudy, so maybe soon.

Sara Lorayne said...

Ah rain! In our dry Mediterranean climates, it is always welcome...especially the first rain of the season. That fresh smell of rain is a such a joy in the morning.

ρομπερτ said...

Counting only the happy hours, the sunny ones.

Great thoughtful picture.

And yes, it rained for nearly a handful of hours last week. Once so far since July. Being from North Germany it is indeed Autumn I miss much.
Please have a good Sunday.

Cloudia said...

Blessing from Heaven!!!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

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Malyss said...

I have the same feelings towards rain: I love it, because it's so rare and precious in the place where I'm living!I'm so glad when I see it coming back!

Thank you for your very nice comment under my post about bloganniversary!I enjoyed your very kind words!

Irina said...

The sound of the long-awaited rain drops makes me happy.
I am so glad.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.
I'm happy you had rainy day and I wish as much as you need rainy days in Israel.

Regards and best wishes

Robin said...

Hurray for rain!

We didn't have any overnight, it rained mid-afternoon yesterday. Just for a few minutes, but quite heavily. They've forecast scattered showers for today but so far it's just clouds. We shall see...

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GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Dina. Loved learning those new words and concepts. Ha-yoreh. Now, is there a term for when the first rain happens to land on the Sabbath?

Ditto Magical Mystery Teacher..... Ahhhh the scent of rain.

Rob and Mandy said...

HERE AS WELL!!! Love!!!

Spiderdama said...

So different our worlds are, the rain soon drown me.

Kay said...

I'm so glad you got some rain. We had a week of it and were jubilant that we got some sun yesterday and today.