Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tractor as trellis

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I always wondered what the top of the old mosque looked like, the one built over Mary's Spring in Ein Kerem.
So I trudged up the steep winding narrow lanes to a vantage point way above.

You can enlarge the photo and find the Church of the Visitation and Gornensky Convent beyond the mosque. 


But the true treasure I discovered parked next to an ancient terrace wall, at the side of the narrow lane!
"Tractor as trellis" would be perfect for today's ABC Wednesday.


I sat on a rock near the tractor, ate my peanut butter sandwich, and tried to imagine the life the tractor had many decades ago.
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15 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

never though of a tractor as a trellis!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

What a Terrific idea!

Leslie
abcw team

Reader Wil said...

Well ivy has the possibility to hide things and beautify them.
Thanks for your comment. The Tasmania Devil seems to be a protected animal for there are not many of them animore.

anumorchy said...

Only if the tractor could tell. Would be an interesting story!

Adullamite said...

"Tractor as trellis" Brilliant find! :)

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team said...

True. This is terrific indeed...

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Birdman said...

Mother Nature will encompass everything.

VP said...

Any idea where the tractor came from?

Karl Demetz said...

This tractor could surely tell many stories...

Robin said...

Tractor as trellis - I love it. Talk about becoming one with your work...

Dina said...

VP, I don't think there was a brand name on the tractor. I searched around the Net a bit but can't find any leads. Tonight I emailed a guide who lives in Ein Kerem; maybe he will know something. I'd love to know this history of the tractor. Could it be from pre-1948 when the Arab Ayn Karem residents did farming in the area?

ChrisJ said...

It looks like the vines are swallowing it up. In Micronesia there are tank swallowed up by the jungle, still there from WWI.

Kay said...

That tractor looks like it's being eaten up by the vines. One day, something man made will be part of nature.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Neat looking tractor!


Catching up with all the T entries.

Travels & Wandering
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Mama Pajama said...

awesome...nice share!