Monday, 15 October 2012

I must be bored

 or fed up with clearing up all the dog hairs

Sean is so patient with me what is a few dog hairs between friends.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

Have a lovely weekend

One thing I would love to know which mushrooms are not the  poison sort

 love the light here early evening.

we have so many little streams here

 and lots of places to take this happy boy for a walk.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Nature reserve part two

some more photos of our day out I did not see much of the water buffalo this time though.

on the floating bridge

Today the boys have once again started school after another school holiday ,so maybe life wont be so hectic for a while.then again I do enjoy it when they are home.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

One of my favorite places to visit

The Hula valley nature reserve it doesn't matter what time of year you go there is always things to see and also its just a lovely walk.

Tens of thousands of birds of over 200 species, including cranes, storks, pelicans, cormorants and egrets, stay in the reserve, knowing they can find an abundance of food here and in the Hula Valley in general. The reserve also shelters rare aquatic plants, such as yellow flag, paper reed and white water-lily. Water buffalo's graze in certain areas to preserve the open meadow environment. Species that have become extinct in the wild, such as the white-tailed eagle, are also reintroduced in the reserve.
The reserve has paths, a ‘floating bridge’ over the swamp, and blinds from which to observe the birds.
taken from the Hula nature reserve pamphlet

Monday, 8 October 2012

Life in the slow lane

Uginea maritima

Thats what I feel at the moment, I guess it must be that Autumn feeling when it starts to get dark earlier and we spend more time indoors,

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Saturday, 6 October 2012

A walk in the Avocados

 Looks like we have some wood for the fire Sean.

Not long now maybe another week or two and we will be picking Avocados.

 I love going for a walk here it is so cool even on the hottest day.

The olives are also ready to pick

Friday, 5 October 2012

catch up

My father in law is doing well ,he is still in the old folks home and he is enjoying the attention from all the ladies there (he is the only male resident).
I have busy with guests and holidays at the moment it is Sukkot(Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles)
The holiday lasts seven days (eight outside of Israel). The first day  is a sabbath-like yom tov( good day) when work is forbidden, followed by the weekdays of the festival or the secular non-holy part of the occasionThe Hebrew word sukkot is the plural of Sukkah "booth or tabernacle", which is a walled structure covered with  plant material such as leafy tree overgrowth or palm leaves.

The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Throughout the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah and some people sleep there as well. On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the four species
  • etrog – the fruit of a citron tree
  • lulav – a ripe, green, closed frond from a date palm tree
  • hadass– boughs with leaves from the myrtle tree

  • aravah  – branches with leaves from the willow tree