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February 6th, 2009

Quiet morning.

The weather has been extraordinarily beautiful. Gardens are blooming. Calaniot (anemone) are cheering up the hearts of Negev dwellers.

"Calaniot" in the Eshkol area, (thnx to ynet)

"Calaniot" in the Eshkol area, (thnx to ynet)


I thought I’d take a photo of Amos’ famous qassam garden since I walk by it everyday. The qassams were brought to the garden, they didn’t happen to land in his garden.

Amos' qassam garden, Nir-Oz

Amos' qassam garden, Nir-Oz


The fields are newly ploughed after the carrot harvest and the crows are looking fat. The kids are alright. Some of us are still displaying some signs of anxiety, especially with a scurry of false alarms this week. It seems that manysettlements had their share of “Red Alerts” for no real reason. On the other hand, at least 30 rockets of various descriptions were aimed at the area this week. (Eshkol, Ashkelon, Sderot). This count was brought to my attention by the Sderot Media Center.  In Sha’ar HaNegev, students were mid-History matriculation exam when they heard the “Red Alert”, evacuated to shelters and then were brought back to finish their exam.

What can I say? Is such an interruption merely part of the life rhythm these days? When kids reminisce to their own children agonizing over their Matriculation exams, will they be able to say:

“Oh, you think you’ve got it bad. Why, when I was your age, I had to dash out to protect myself from incoming missiles while I was being tested. Oh, yes, those were the days….”

And on we go.

Elections this week. 

On Tuesday, the entire nation will be able to take a day off work in order to go to the polls and vote. Which party will win? If you want to know which party has the most similar stand to your own, you can go to the Israel Election Compass (with thanks to Michael Sepal for this)

Have a good weekend. If you’re where it’s freezing, jog in place, dance to Charlie Parker, wear a jacket and warm socks while stationary. If you’re where it’s warm, enjoy!

Flowers on the path, Nir-Oz

Flowers on the path, Nir-Oz


One response to “February 6th, 2009

  1. Keith Alan Hamilton ⋅

    Amos’ qassam garden, Nir-Oz, now there is a productive use of materials found in Nature.

    It’s beautiful in Nir-Oz.

    Shalom :o)

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