Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Greetings from the land of milk, honey, wildflowers, sunshine and rain.

Today is my third day in Israel.  On Saturday my Sea to Sea trek, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee begins. It should take four days. With that thought in mind I have been hiking about and exploring Northern Israel to acclimate myself to the land. I have had beautiful sunshine and pouring rains, but one thing is obvious: The nature of Israel is far different than the Israel portrayed on the evening news. The land is beautiful, peaceful and friendly, and a nature lover's delight.

Spring rains bring wildflowers, good crops, and challenges for hikers.
All photos by Jonathan Schechter - April 2011

Nursing in the rain

This species of owl is active during the day.

The runis of an ancient city built before Christ.

In Spring, the Jordan River is almost mighty!

A land of sand and deserts?? Don't tell this egret!

An Israeli kingfisher waits over the Jordan River

A shepard with her flock. Some things don't change with time.


Wild flowers everywhere.

Yes - this is Israel!


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