The Palace Area of King David

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Hotel in Netanya.....

The hotel in Netanya, Israel is next to the Dead Sea.  All  the hotels we stayed in were created to handle tour groups that are traveling through the country.  This one was one of the fanciest that we stayed at during the tour.

we stayed on the sixth floor and our balcony was on the left side of the building you see here.The first day out was good when we stayed in such nice surroundings.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Freezing Sunrise......

It is right at freezing and we will be warming up all day.  The clouds must be hovering over the cold layer giving us a cieling of color.

I always m ention as to how the earth is tiliting and the sun now shows up right next to the neighbor's roof. Eventually we won't see the sun as it will behing the house. We have a warmer week ahead of us and the snow is melting ever where.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Bougainvillea....Aross the Seas.

Near the Mount of  Olives was a ruin and a Catholic Church with the flowers in bloom along the old  stone walls.

It probably has been planted along the highways but it does grow wild in some places in Israel. They did have a few different colors of it but the most seen color was this one.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Winter for a While.......

It is a very cold day and seems like winter.  I shoveled snow at the old place this moring.  I guess it will warm up Friday and will stay warmer all next week. Most snow that I shoveled will be gone by the middle of the week.  The junco takes whatever he can find to eat but the fresh batch does make him happy.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Mediterranean Blooms........

Flowers from the other side of the earth. The palm trees are year round but the flowers are more seasonal. The rains didn't happen while we visited Israel but it was suppose to be their rainy season. It was pleasantly warm and some days hot.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


No, this is not Iowa.  We are minus one degree this morning in our city.  Last week we were on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. .

Having a country that is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea makes the country have a mild climate while Iowa gets the Arctic air during the winter time.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Say It Isn't So.....

Having spent eight days of the last ten days in the Mediterranean with warm temperatures made this view a sad one.  I knew it was suppose to snow and I did hear the wind blowing in the middle of the night.  This was such a shock to my jet lagged body. It is 17 degrees F. this moring. It will stay this cold all day.