Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Shade for all


The view from the Beer Sheva-Meitar bus window. (Nicer than in the previous post.)
A flock of sheep and goats takes shelter from the noon-day sun.
The Keren Kayemet (Jewish National Fund), Israel's tree management organization, was nice enough to plant these trees at scattered places in the desert.
(I know it's the KKL's work because I enlarged the photo and found a white pillar with the emblem.)

And also taking advantage of the shade -- two Bedouin girls under a tree.
Even though they sit with their back to the flock, one or both of them must be the flock's shepherd.
(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)


William Kendall said...

A way of life that doesn't really change that much. Rather serene images.

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Dina. The trees provide such much needed shade when it is very hot.

Hels said...

You need heaps more of these trees. Which trees grow best in the desert conditions?

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Very nice share of a real-life scene from your part of the world!
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Nora said...

Lovely photos and a peek into a different world!

Murthy K v v s said...

Beautiful sight..!

VP said...

I guess more trees are needed...

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for the comments. I agree!

Hels, Wiki article on liman says "Because of its fast growth, Eucalyptus occidentalis was mostly used in the past.[3] However, some scientific studies have had better results with Eucalyptus sargentii.[5] Overall, any drought-hardy species are suitable, such as tamarind, acacia, prosopis, pistachio, eucalyptus, date palms and carobs."

Usually the KKL/JNF makes limans alongside the roads in the Negev.

See also my post explaining limans:

In short: "A liman is an earthwork that collects floodwater by means of a dam in a gully or riverbed. Trees are planted in the flooded area of the dam. An overflow channel regulates the level of water accumulated and allows the excess to escape."

Alice said...

I nice place to rest and gather your thoughts.