Thursday, December 19, 2013

Short days still

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Sunset in the Negev desert.
Just two short blocks from my house in Meitar.
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For SkyWatch Friday.
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20 comments:

Steffi said...

This is a very beautiful photo and view!Great photo,Dina.Have a nice weekend.

Laura said...

So beautiful Dina! Shabbat Shalom:-)

HansHB said...

A lovely photo and a perfect post for SWF!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sunset, Dina! Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

William Kendall said...

Hauntingly beautiful!

Petrea Burchard said...

Wow, Dina, such a beautiful photo!

Valerie said...

A very striking capture, Dina.

cieldequimper said...

That's a lovely sight.

jeannettestgermain said...

Oh, this reminds me of the burning bush, Dina! Beautiful capture!
(I moved my blog to wordpress in Nov.)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Lovely sky, lovely shot...

JM said...

How beautiful! Great shot, Dina.

VP said...

I can even like a sunset or two every year and this is one of them.

Adullamite said...

What a great shot!

Suzanne said...

Just beautiful Dina. Shabbat Shalom.

Kay said...

Wow! What a gorgeous photo, Dina!

Hels said...

You live in a harsh-looking landscape. When do the rains arrive each year and can you catch the rain in a tank above your house?

Birdman said...

... another day in the books. LOVE this image.

Dina said...

Hels, you can check the climate chart at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negev#Climate
The statistics are for Beer Sheva.

I think Meitar gets something like 200 mm of rain per year. But in last week's storm Meitar got 108 mm just in a few days!
Israel has no rain between May and October.
I have not seen any rain collection tanks down here. It is hardly worth it for the 40 days of rain per year, since there is not that much vegetation to water.
Along the highways of the Negev the KKL has made hundreds of limans. See
http://www.kkl.org.il/eng/water-for-israel/water-in-the-desert/limans/

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful photo of this great atmosphere!

Shwets said...

Lovely shot. I liked the composition here.