Sunday, August 25, 2013

Meitar's "wildlife"


Gradually I am exploring my new surroundings in Meitar.
The high heat of the day limits my hikes to the evening when an almost-cool breeze picks up.
Yesterday I reached the eastern end of my street and of the town (all of five minutes from home) and found this "mountain."
Looks like they had to cut the rock back in 1984 when they started to build the community. 

What fun to find the shaved cliffs inhabited by deer!

Even if the deer are of metal, I'm hoping they will qualify for Camera Critters Sunday meme,

because so far these are the only animals I've seen down here except for the ubiquitous cats and pigeons.
Oh, and the dogs that occupy just about every other yard on the block; I can't walk by without getting barked at.
But at least here there are rules about walking your dog on a leash.  So civilized!
A friend in The Netherlands saw this and informed me that it is no coincidence that her quartet will today sing in church the beautiful motet of Palestrina for the beautiful words of Psalm 42:2-3:
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.
 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God
כְּאַיָּל, תַּעֲרֹג עַל-אֲפִיקֵי-מָיִם--    כֵּן נַפְשִׁי תַעֲרֹג אֵלֶיךָ אֱלֹהִים
  צָמְאָה נַפְשִׁי, לֵאלֹהִים--    לְאֵל חָי
You can hear "Sicut cervus desiderat. Sitivit anima mea" on YouTube.
Thanks Ellis!


VP said...

Sicut cervus? Deer Latin! Love that wonderful piece.

Sara said...

Beautiful deer, even if they are of metal. And a beautiful verse too and now I shall go listen to the music.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful post Dina! I like the "mountains" very much and it looks like a mixture of lime and sand stone. Also very nice verses.

Happy week ahead!

Olga Levina said...

So great to virtually explore Meitar and surroundings with you, Dina! I especially liked the Beer Sheva market shots - markets are my weakness :)

Have a nice week!

Peter said...

Dogs on leashes, a good idea. Beautiful fresh cut stone.

Kay said...

I LOVE those metal deer sculptures. They alleviate the look of the stark carved hillside.