After the shower overnight and before the rain this afternoon, there was a glorious, sunny window of opportunity to head out and enjoy the wildflowers that are blooming all over the country. Following last week’s tumultuous climb out of Nahal Tavor, where the lupines were starting to bloom (my knees haven’t yet recovered from the 300 meter, 45-60° grade incline), hubby and I decided to … Continue reading Earlier Today in the Backyard
Feels a bit odd being out of the holiday loop with Hanukkah (Channukah, whatever) having been so early this year and the civil New Year not really observed by the majority of people here. Meaning, it’s been difficult to get into the “holiday spirit”. Our visit to the Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem over the weekend helped a bit. No blaring Xmas … Continue reading Season’s Greetings!
The end of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria (or the start, depending on which end you entered the road), at the Kaiser Franz Josef Haus. Part of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge More from our August 2013 road trip, including being chased up to the the FJ Haus by a Formula One! :) fin
A panoramic overview of Ramon Crater, or Makhtesh Ramon heading into sunset. Part of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Updated with more photos from both above and inside the makhtesh –fin–
Ever since reading on a number of websites that I frequent that Responsive Width/Flexible Width themes are the new black, the idea has been pinging around inside my head that it was time (long overdue, really) to update the theme here on Random Acts. Back in the day this site wore The Journalist v1.3 (retired), Inuit Types, Triton Lite and, now, Oxygen. Oxygen was not an … Continue reading Fresh Air!
Toy Cycle is an inspirational exhibit now open though the end of the year at the Old Jaffa Museum featuring toys and artworks created from recycled materials. Among the works by students of the Shenkar School of Industrial Design and other artists, there are toys and sculptures from bicycle chains, tin cans, wood blocks and other bric-a-brac. The most interesting to me was a series … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated