Thursday, November 8, 2012

Birds enjoying the view

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These crows for Camera-Critters and clouds for SkyWatch Friday are from two weeks ago.
But this Friday, Saturday, Sunday  we are expecting some real rain for a change and temperatures falling down to 18, then 17, then 16 degrees C.
It has not been that cold in a long long time.

The photo is taken from the trail leading down into Ein Kerem village.
I walked there and back, several hours, because on the Sabbath there is no public transportation.
The big wall you see surrounds the convent of the Sisters of Sion.  Notre Dame de Sion was built back in 1861 and it is a beautiful quiet place.

And the farming terraces  are often from biblical times and are common in the Jerusalem Hills.
I love how they were built to last. 
They, too, are part of our built heritage.
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24 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

... to be a bird.

Robin said...

Such a beautiful spot, glad you shared it.

Shabbat shalom my friend.

Linda said...

Hi Dina, greetings from Montreal, Canada. Lovely photo! I am enjoying the view with these birds.

Petrea Burchard said...

A walk that takes hours. A luxury to contemplate!

Rob Mandy said...

Reminds me of a very old Leonard Cohen song... Like a bird on a wire...

Hilda said...

That made me smile. The convent is located in a beautiful place. But I cannot imagine walking hours for anything.

Dina said...

Wait, I don't understand. Don't people walk anymore?

Reader Wil said...

Wow! That is a long walk! And beautiful too!

Birdman said...

I certainly do.

Petrea Burchard said...

I do, Dina, when I can find the time. My husband and I hike in the hills around Pasadena. We don't usually have a destination. It's for exercise. We haven't been able to do much of it lately, though.

VP said...

If the had a camera...

RuneE said...

We are drowning at the moment and expecting close to 100mm this week-end. Fo you want some?

eileeninmd said...

Dina, lovely skywatch. It is a pretty scene! Happy Weekend!

Min fotogen said...

I prefer to live in a warmer country
15-16 C sounds good for me !
Just now I have -3.
Nice wiew and photo!

Misty DawnS said...

I always enjoy your posts, as you show me things I wouldn't otherwise see.

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely post Dina, and a nice shot of the birds.

JM said...

And what a view!

Pat said...

I guess that's what you call a bird's eye view. It's beautiful!

Sara said...

I love this photo. A bird's eye view is always my favorite.

Kay said...

No wonder you're in such good shape if you're having to rely on walking every week on the sabbath. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.

Pia said...

Hi Dina,
I´m also enjoying the wonderful view!
I would also enjoy to go for a walk there.
If youre in need of more real rain, no problem. I have enough...
Liebe Grüße,
Pia

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful view! I wish I could sit there with the birds:-)

Marie said...

Gorgeous photo! Loved the sky and the birds and those terraces! It was interesting learning about them today.

Raya said...

What a beautiful afternoon for those birds!! Lovely shots!