Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018


Happy New Year - Shana Tova

shana tova
sunat jadidat saeida
Gliklikhe tsukunft
sentak chadhra
Yoi shin'nen
labs jaunais gads
khoroshiy novyy god
Gutes neues Jahr
bonne année
dobry nowy rok
Hyvää uutta vuotta
melikami ādīsi ‘ameti

Sunday, May 6, 2018


I was not well and house bound for a little while. This morning I went outside into the sun for the first time after three weeks. There was so much to enjoy, so many things to see, small and modest and gorgeous, and oh so pretty - we had a great walk, lovely Ella and I, just around the neighborhood and through the meadow...

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."
(From the movie "The Secret Garden")

Come with me and see for yourself...  :-)

I am better now and thankful for every good day!

GOOD BYE SPRING - till next year

Spring is over almost everywhere here in Israel, prevailing only in the mountains. At our highest one, the Hermon in the north, spring has even not arrived yet. But in the flat land and the valleys the celebration is mostly over. The days are starting to be hot and the colors change into hues of brown and beige. This does not mean there are no wildflowers at all to be found anymore, but the dramatic nature concert of the last months has slowed down to a quieter and softer melody.
Here are some photos to remember and enjoy.

This is a very small selection, there is a tremendous variety of Mediterranean flora here and I had a hard time to decide on the photos. They are all taken by my husband Uri Eshkar.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Branch turned into stick turned into art

I found this stick on our last outing to the Golan, at Mount Choset. Somebody had already stripped a branch off all the small twigs and leaves and turned it into a stick, probably for walking, and then just left it in the woods. I took it home and embellished it, totally exaggerating - but honestly, isn't it gorgeous? I had so much fun, that was play of many hours, and somehow very relaxing, almost meditative...  :-)