Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bedouin shepherds

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Here in the Negev I usually see Bedouin girls or boys watching the sheep and/or goats.

But if we enlarge this photo (click two separate times), we see an older man and woman in the traditional Bedouin garb moving their flock.

In the early morning sun the bus cast a giant shadow as we drove southward.
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(Linking to Camera Critters.)
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11 comments:

VP said...

Not sure I have seen any shepherd in the last years...

Black Jack's Carol said...

This brings a new awareness to my notion of critters to join this meme. I hope these sheep live a pretty good life.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful colors iwith the blue sky and sand. I have seen the same one time in Negev. Is it a priison in the picture?

Dina said...

VP, flock and shepherd are a lovely sight, especially in the green meadows of Europe.

Black Jack's Carol, well, I think the ewes are mostly for milk and cheese.
Bedouins see livestock as a walking bank account. Better a sheep in the hand than a shekel in the bank.

Spiderdama, I'm not sure.

William Kendall said...

Quite a dramatic picture. In some ways- like herding in this fashion- their lives haven't changed that much. In other ways, changes comes.

Pat said...

A beautiful sight. It looks like you'd have to move quite a lot to find enough grazing area for such a large flock.

Linda said...

How lovely!

DawnTreader said...

It looks very... Biblical!:-)

cieldequimper said...

I'm a bit like VP... The last time I saw lots of sheep was in Scotland and Wales but no shepherd in sight... Seeing a Bedouin is even better, it's a Sunday treat!

Sara said...

This photo stuns me with the gleaming modern buildings and antennae in the background, while life goes on as it has for countless thousands of years in the foreground. It seems a little surreal. It makes me think I prefer the life of the shepherds, so connected to the land (I say, while typing on my computer, connected to the Internet . . . hmmmm, perhaps I really don't know what I'm talking about!)

Kay said...

You can see a lot of interesting things outside a window.