Live always at the edge of poetic possibilty, even in the face of severe prose. - Walter Bruggemann

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ABC Wednesday - J

J is for a Jeep ride in the Judean Desert. It doesn't take much for the terrain to drastically change in Israel. One day some friends invited me to join them on a jeep ride into the desert. We started at the King David Hotel where they were staying and within 30 minutes we were outside of Jerusalem on a wild adventure into the unknown. We stopped at one point and our crazy driver pulled out a mat for us to sit on as he told us stories of the desert.Pretty quiet and desolate although we could hear birds chirping. Odd eh? But Israel is a grand crossroad for migrating birds.
The driver was friends with a Bedouin family who lived in the desert. We stopped at their tin huts and they were very hospitable towards us. We received a cup of hot tea and a lot of cheer even though we couldn't understand one another.
Their home.
This shepherd was crossing the road with his donkey and furry little charges
The Judean desert is filled with all sorts of life Just waiting for discovery.
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Luiz Santilli Jr said...

I think the same thing!
Great post, interesting views!


Brian said...

Two J's for one, well done thought out, loved the photos great views, thank you for posting.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for taking us to places where the majority of us won't ever come. That's so wonderful about blogging you see and read things which were unknown before. Each time I blog I learn something new!

Dina said...

The desert! You were in all the right places!
Nice donkey too.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

my you take great images.well done

Suzanne said...

Or JACK@*# ! Another J.

Thanks everyone.

mrsnesbitt said...

A lovely heart warming post! A cup of tea is always universal welcomed!
Thanks so much,

AphotoAday said...

Looks like a difficult place to live, but certainly is full of history...

Bear Naked said...

Thank you for the tour.
Did you notice that the shepherd is wearing JEANS?
Possibly in honour of ABC Wednesday letter J?

Bear((( )))

Suburbia said...

Wow, fantastic shots. To see a flower amoungst that dessert terain is amazing. It must have a strong will to live!

richies said...

1 You had no trouble at all coming up with "J". I have always wanted to visit the Holy Land and see it for myself. I will probably never get to, but your pictures make it seem like I know it better.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Interesting photos and thought-provoking post.

It makes us humble and filled with gratitude to know of people who are living in trying conditions.

Thank you for visiting MDS

kouji said...

wow. this is a great post. :O eye opening photos from quite a fascinating place. :O

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Those are riviting pictures!