Happy Passover – March 29, 2010

Kibbutz Nir-Oz celebrated the Seder last night and here are some scenes:

Two and something hours of Kibbutz Nir-Oz members and family and guests. The food was delicious. Forgive me for not shooting it, but the menu included delectable salmon, baby potatoes, delicate rice with pine nuts, perfect carrot tzimmes, green beans,  a masterpiece of beef and mushrooms and tender breast of chicken.

Truly, forgive me for not showing you, but I was hungry.

Next year…Happy Passover to all

Passover, Pesach

It’s a rather peaceful time, right now.  The banner is courtesy of Neomit Dekel-Chen, who put her skills to decorating the entranceway to Nir-Oz’s Dining Room.

Entranceway to Nir-Oz's Dining Room, Neomit Dekel-Chen

Entranceway to Nir-Oz's Dining Room, Neomit Dekel-Chen

The storks appear to be gathering forces and heading northwards towards Europe. And the living is easy now that school’s out for another week.

stork, april 11/09

stork, april 11/09

storks take off

storks take off

Hag Sameach. Let me know how you’re all doing.

April 8th, Passover evening, last storks lingering to dine on ploughed fields

Some storks have lingered behind the main flock. I wonder how long they’ll be around.

Storks by the White House Gallery

Storks by the White House Gallery

img_4128It’s a relatively quiet day, just before the full moon heads up. It’s five p.m.

Have been on Passover vacation, which means I’m free to do my online Literature course, work on my Haiku powerpoint presentation, read my new t’ai chi book and in general walk long walks through the Nir-Oz fields.

I spent Monday in Tel Aviv with my friend, Pnina, and we caught some amazing exhibits at the Tel Aviv Museum. The Exhibit of Tel Aviv Photographs was superb. Love those city street scenes, taken from angles that only photographers see and document. (Backs of office buildings, narrow Keren Teamani lanes, Neve Tzedek buildings).

We saw the exhibit put together by the  Urban Sustainability Conference (From Garden City to Ecosystem).

From Garden City to Ecosystem

From Garden City to Ecosystem

Blow-up balloon exhibit, each representing an idea for sustainable green living in urban Tel Aviv, offered a tactile, fascinating study in potential ideas.
Will update – have to go cook!
Happy Passover!