Friday, March 16, 2012

Skywatching through the palms

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Shalom, I'm back!
Have been up north on a 4-day guided tour, gathering photos and new knowledge for you and me.

Every evening when the bus pulled into our base, Kibbutz Degania Bet, there were a few blessed moments to unwind in a hammock before dinner and a lecture.

In the evening silence I skywatched as clouds drifted by and the sky turned pink above the date palm trees of the Jordan Valley.

Stay tuned for more pictures soon.
Shabbat shalom!
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P.S./Update: The first photo was taken by blogger Reader Wil.
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24 comments:

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

What a great way to be looking at the sky. You look rested!

This is Belgium said...

thank you so much for your message on the accident with the Belgian bus in Switzerland,
anni

Lea said...

Wonderful view of the sky through the palm tree!
Happy Friday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

VP said...

i am very interested in the upcoming pictures. If I remember well Moshe Dayan was born in Degania Alef...

Dina said...

Jan GDP, thanks, I was resting but not really "rested." Touring 8 or 10 hours a day with a group is hard work.

Anni, the violent death of many children is something we unfortunately can feel along with you. May God comfort the mourning families.

Lea, there were a dozen palms on that lawn. Looking up at the sky from a horizontal position is always a special pleasure.

VP, right, Moshe Dayan was the first child to be born on Kibbutz Degania Alef. Soon after, his parents moved to Nahalal, the first moshav to be established.
Dayan and his family were mentioned several times by the kibbutznik who showed us Degania Bet and by a lecturer from Nahalal.

We went to some places off the beaten path where I had never been.

JM said...

Wonderful perspective of the date palm tree! I could use that hammock right now. :-)

RuneE said...

If I had still been doing Sky Watch - THAT would have been my favourite way of doing it :-)

sparrow said...

That date palm photo is worthy to be enlarged and hung on a wall. It would be great to look at when one was stressed. Thanks as always for your wonderful photos Dina. Always a blessing.

Rob Siemann said...

Oh fantastic! What could be better!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful view to the sky.

Regards and best wishes

Theanne said...

the hammock looks so comfortable! great photo of the sun through the palm!

crystal said...

I looked Kibbutz Degania Bet at wikipedia - what an interesting place. Looking forward to your posts about it.

Dina said...

Shalom all. Y'all are right: what's NOT to like about a hammock!

Crystal, thanks for the reminder. I added a Wiki link about the kibbutz.

katney said...

You look so relaxed, Dina. I will be watching for more from the north.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful time. Please have a good new week ahead.

Hels said...

Degania Bet must be just about the most famous kibbutz in Israel,,, every small child knows its name, even if they haven't visited. So I remember my first visit very fondly. I loved the idea that it was carefully planned, and that it was designed by a professional architect.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hopes that you and Wil are having a splendid visit!

Pietro said...

Beautiful sky through the palm tree.
Happy weekend!

Ann said...

I was going to ask if Reader Wil is still with you. Bet you both have a great time. how exciting.

Karl said...

Oh, Dina, here you had a wonderful view, palms are so beautiful.
I wish you a relaxing weekend

Kay said...

Ahhhh... Dina...

I LOVE this photo of you! This is my favorite photo of you so far. You look so contented. :-)

Virginia said...

Oh you look so relaxed and happy in that hammock. What a wonderful image of you.
V

Irina said...

I am glad, you look relaxed and calm in beautiful decoration. What can be better?

spacedlaw said...

I love that picture of you looking all relaxed!