Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sheep, then and now


These sheep are most likely on the table now during this week of Id il Adha, the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice.
Click to enlarge the photo.  See a lone goat going in the wrong direction?  :)  

We saw them in April crossing a road just northwest of my town in the Negev. 

A friend and I were driving home parallel to the security wall. 
On the other side is the West Bank. 

Id mubarak, wishing a blessed and happy holiday to the Palestinians across the way and to our Bedouin neighbors here in the Negev. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New Domino's Pizza scooters

Brand new, still partly wrapped additions to the Domino's fleet in Beer Sheva!

Soon they will get their blue boxes mounted on the back to keep your pizza hot en route. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Beer Sheva billboard work in progress


Don't you love to watch guys tearing down the old ads and putting up new ones?! 

I almost never pay attention to billboards (maybe because I never buy or need anything), but I do enjoy observing the low-tech old-fashioned work that goes into them. 

Even if we consider roadside billboards like this one in Beer Sheva to be "visual pollution" we can still appreciate the men who work on tall ladders in the hot desert sun to keep them maintained and up-to-date. 
And yes, Israel does have many digital billboards, but they lack this human touch.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The cat with only one ear


Happy International Cat Day to this wary one-eared long-tailed cat.
I locked glances with him outside a Beer Sheva restaurant.
Dear readers, I'm sorry for the long time since my last post.
Guess it was a combination of sudden busy-ness, procrastination, long hot summer laziness, and bloggers block.   I'll try to do better now.
Happy August to you.