Saturday, March 5, 2016

Giving the horse a rest

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A horse!   Still with sweat signs from a saddle.
First time for me to meet a horse down in the open lands next to my town.
But then I heard voices from the Meitar Forest picnic grove and realized the young Bedouins sitting there must be the owners.

You often see young Bedouin men riding horses in the fields down here in the Negev desert.
They own many camels but I myself have never seen a Bedouin on a camel.
Well, except for movies like Lawrence of Arabia.  :)

The only people you see on camels anymore are the tourists.
In this post -- an incredible FOUR kids on one camel, on the Mount of Olives.
And here a tourist camel working at Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate.

(Linking to Camera Critters.)
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14 comments:

Gosia k said...

looks lovely

William Kendall said...

The horse seems curious about you.

L. D. said...

It is a wonderful photo of the horse and the green meadow. I bet it was great to see in person.

visualnorway said...

Very green and fresh, and no sight of a desert ;-)
I too would instinctively choose a horse before a camel even though I haven't ridden on either.

sandyland said...

I'm ready to ride

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a pretty horse. Lovely photo! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Petrea Burchard said...

A vision! Horses can be so sweet.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You captured a lovely image here Dina, the grass looks so lush and green. A bit different to our parched summer fields. There are herds of camels here also, it's the first thing tourists do when they visit Broome!

Dina said...

Friends, you are surprised by our greenness? It is like this only for a few months, during the winter rain season. Soon it will once again be brown and dry.

Alice said...

Such a lovely peaceful photo.

Kay said...

Ahhh... I remember that post. It is amazing that four kids could fit on one camel.

Karl Demetz said...

I was surprised by your greenness too...

cieldequimper said...

I bet this fellow is enjoying the green!

VP said...

Love the horse, pity the poor camels!