Category Archives: Nature

Grecian Getaway – Day 4: Water, Water, Everywhere…

The following day saw us headed north-west, to the city of Edessa, known as “the City of Waters”, and famous for its waterfalls. The city is close to the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (or, … Continue reading

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I’m So Busy, My Head Is Spinning…

Apologies to Tommy Roe for the paraphrase but… My stepmother warned me that, after I retired, I would find myself busier than ever I was while I was working. What can I say? The last few weeks have been so … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Beit Shean County

2018 ended with some pretty cold, rainy weather but 2019 got off to a good start with several sunny days in succession – at least in the east of the country, which is the focal point of the current series … Continue reading

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Oases

Scarcely had I hit “Publish” on my last post, when a “ceasefire” came into effect. Rendered cynical by Israel’s past experience of so-called “ceasefires” with Hamas,  (we cease and they fire), I shall not be holding my breath to find … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I am back! Yes, after a long period of silence, I have returned – with a brand new, powerful  computer which, hopefully, won’t keep crashing and with Windows 10, which, hopefully, will allow me to post pictures without causing the … Continue reading

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Strong Medicine

Spring is right around the corner. If proof were necessary, it was there in abundance in last month’s field trip with Yad Ben Zvi, to the Shefelah, in search of early spring flora – anemones, wild orchids, irises, cyclamens (one … Continue reading

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Flutes, Flowers and the Sex Life of Snails

It’s been a busy few weeks, no doubt about that. The second half of December was taken up with rehearsals for The Jerusalem Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, in which my choir, the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir, took part, together … Continue reading

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