The snow has come!
I awoke to the news that snow was falling heavily in Jerusalem. I rushed to the window – not before turning on the heating and wrapping myself up well in my dressing-gown, and an extra fleece jacket on top of that – and found a world carpeted in white.
Naturally, Trixie followed me, all agog to see this new wonder, something quite unknown to her.
As always when it snows, I found myself confronted with the usual dilemma – to brave the cold and go out with my camera, or to stay indoors where it is (relatively) warm and miss all the fun – not to mention a golden (white?) photo opportunity.
Being rather fond of my creature comforts, I was glad to realise, just in time, that my lovely little Panasonic Lumix TZ-10 would enable me to capture some splendid shots from the comparative warmth and safety of my own apartment:
The zoom lens even made it possible to capture the slopes of Herodium (or Herodion), a fortress built by Herod the Great and reputed to be the place of his burial.
Here it is again, with the zoom set to maximum (x20):
As I was writing this blog, the sun came out for a while, instilling hope in my breast that the road to Tel Aviv might be fully open by this afternoon, enabling me to travel down to “the Big Orange”, where I have tickets for the opera this evening. In this Verdi Bicentenary Year, tonight’s offering is Luisa Miller. I’ll have to set out early.
Oh-oh! The sky is clouding over again . I wonder if I’ll make it…