The Jewish Festival of Light commemorates the rededication of the Temple following its desecration by the ancient Greeks. The story goes that there was not enough consecrated oil to relight the menorah that stood in the Temple, except for a small amount which miraculously burned for 8 days. Since then we’ve been lighting candles or oil lights to celebrate that miracle and our freedom from religious tyranny. The special menorah…
Lupine blooming Seasonal visitors on Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
Saturday morning walkabout in Neve Tzedek
We are actually at the end of our rainy season, so this photo comes to you from January 2012. This was the rainiest winter in 7 years and added nearly 2 meters to the level of the Sea of Galilee since the end of December. Watching the water level of Lake Kinneret has become something of a national pastime. (now with soundscape)
EXIF: Exposure: 1/125 sec Aperture: f/4.50 Focal Length: 9.80 mm ISO Speed: 50 Exposure Bias: 0 Flash: Off License: This image licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 Unported License.
Had to go to manual focus for this one. EXIF: Exposure: 1/160 sec Aperture: f/4.40 Focal Length: 40.90 mm ISO Speed: 100 Exposure Bias: -1.00 Flash: Off License: This image licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 Unported License.
I spotted this little guy at the back door of our building following the morning’s rain when I came home from grocery shopping. Figuring he wouldn’t get too far, I went upstairs to put my groceries away and came downstairs less than 10 minutes later with my camera all set to photograph him. He was gone! Found him again next to the parking lot and while that isn’t miles away,…