Thursday, January 8, 2015

Snow days

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Parts (the higher parts) of Israel are getting some rare snow!


These are pictures of the Jerusalem Hills from January 2013 when I still lived there.
But, same idea, snow is snow.


Now I live in the southern desert at only a bit over 400 meters altitude, not high or cold enough for more than rain.
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(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)
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19 comments:

William Kendall said...

I know it does happen from time to time, but that terrain looks peculiar with snow. Beautiful, though!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning perspective of the snow in the hills in the first photo. Interesting to see how the snow seems to be a misty flurry as it falls - in the other photos.

Dina said...

William, yeah, I like the way the snow sits on the ancient agricultural terraces.

Gemma, thanks. :) At certain times a cloud or mist will just sit in the valley there.

Dina said...

Gemma, see the valley full of fog here:
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2010/11/rare-airport-closing-fog.html

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how interesting. it is frigid here right now.

cieldequimper said...

Not only does it look lovely but I bet that it'll be welcome water when it melts!

miss-red-fox said...

I like it! Although I didn't expect snow there...

Jim said...

Interesting. I don't associate snow with this part of the world.

Hels said...

I did my gap year in Israel in 1966 and had never seen snow before. That winter Jerusalem did have snow falling, but it melted on hitting the ground. So it wasn't white and crisp, as I had imagined.

Cloudia said...

Sort of Magic!




Kay said...

Oh my goodness! You're having a snow day like Chicago too.

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, Dina ! That's cool !
There is much more snow than here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Snow always looks so lovely Dina, there is not even the slightest chance that we will see snow in Perth... although :)

VP said...

I have seen your photos of snow in Israel many times and I have watched it on TV, but it still looks so strange!

Linda said...

Lovely photos. I love the snow.

crystal said...

Snow in Israel seems magical somehow :) It never really snows here in the valley of central California, but the mountains have lots of it.

Gil Zetbase said...

Interesting, beautiful effect
Have a nice week end!
Photographer Gil Zetbase
http://www.gilzetbase.com/

Dina said...

Shalom Photographer Gil. Welcome.

Birdman said...

It's only fair that we share our snow with the world. Enjoy... even if it just in photos.