Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Former forest ranger's camp


In honor of F day over at ABC Wednesday, feast your eyes on this fresh fruit!

Friday was the Tu BiShvat holiday and food filled the long table.
A new lookout was being dedicated in memory of a fallen soldier, but more about that in the next post.

The former forester's watchtower and hut reminded us of the early days of Meitar, founded in the early 1980s.

The overlook on the high hill in the forest now looks down on our town of almost 9,000 and Meitar is still growing.


Ann said...

The tower looks like a stark reminder of worse days. My sister and her husband are in Israel today on a tour, then on to Africa to teach for a month.

crystal said...

The fruit looks wonderful. For some reason I'm always surprised to see forests in Israel ... that could be California :)

Alice said...

Dina , nice table setting, love all the fresh fruit. Wonderful what they will be doing for the fallen soldier. I don't live in a fairy tale world , but wouldn't world pease be wonderful.

Melody Steenkamp said...

How i would like to have a bit....

without the barbwire ofcourse

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

Cloudia said...

Bless your town

William Kendall said...

The watchtower certainly catches my eye, Dina.

Hels said...

The barbed wire is horribly evocative, isn't it :(

Anonymous said...

it all looks like another age. like a memory in a movie.
the fruit looks delicious though.

Trubes said...

Sad that in these times people are still
at war with each other.
The long table of fruit looks most enticing
and, I imagine, most refreshing in the heat.
Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Dina said...

Dear readers, the comments quite surprise me. I don't know why people are focusing on a few strands of barbed wire. As I wrote, this is a watchtower from the 1980s where a FORESTER lived; you know, a forest ranger who watches for forest fires in the area. It has nothing to do with the army.
Last year when I was up there on the mountain, I explored inside the old cabin and kitchen and saw that the place was deteriorating. Now the Keren Kayemet forestry organization wants to restore the historic place, put on a roof, and make it an overnight shelter for hikers walking the long Israel Trail. Now I see that they have since put up some barbed wire to keep animals out and to prevent vandalism until they start work on it.

Roger Owen Green said...

Yum, yum.

Alice said...

Dear Dina. Seeing the barbed wire brings up a lot of memories.