Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The good earth

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You know you are almost home when the Metropoline bus from Beer Sheva drives past the huge plowed field.
In this photo you can just see the southern part of Meitar, my new home, coming into view on the left. 
Aren't those deep furrows beautiful and promising?!
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11 comments:

Eki said...

Hi Dina.
Your new home? You moved out from the hills?

This farm looks promising indeed.

Dina said...

Hi Eki, good to see you again. Yes, I moved from the Jerusalem area down to the Negev in August.
Meitar is a nice community of about 7,500, begun in 1984. I like it.

Suzanne said...

Yes, the promise of living. Our choir is working on Aaron Copland's The Promise of Living, a stunning piece. You Tube it, Dina. In your photo the planted rows remind me of driving in the midwest here in the US.

William Kendall said...

It looks strangely familiar.

Kay said...

Yes! Absolutely. I hope Naomi and family are very close by.

cieldequimper said...

Yes, they are. So what would be planted there?

Dina said...

Suzanne, thanks, I listened. Nice for Thanksgiving. The words are at
http://www.boysoloist.com/lyrics.asp?TrackID=19490&

William, yes, kind of archetypal, no?

Kay, the kids are a 25 minute walk away, that's all!

Ciel, time will tell. This is my first autumn here, so I don't know. I'll take pictures when something starts growing there.

VP said...

Your title reminded me of a very old book I read when I was very young, the first of a long series of the the popular writer Pearl S. Buck.

Dina said...

VP, yes, that's it. I watched the old 1937 movie of The Good Earth recently. It sticks with you.

Adullamite said...

Great Picture. Shows the type of land well.

Sara said...

I wonder what will be growing there? Be sure to show us when the time comes! The furrowed earth certainly is beautiful and rich looking.