30 December 2011

In the meanwhile...

Starting from yesterday evening walking home from work - at the bus stops, near the bicycle park:


I thought it was hilarious. Nothing left to steal of this bicycle, but locked at the park anywayz. Grrrreat!!!

This is the 'eight candle' of the Hanuka holiday that ended this week. Unfortunately. I love this Chag.


The Latkes I made, savory and sweet, when son was here last week. Tradition to fry things, use oil.... And I did. It's a pity only one Latke was eaten from it and so I froze them. Hope they'll come out OK afterwards:


In the meantime I keep on suffering from Klaas' hair. It almost becomes a carpet on my floor, especially since the stick holding the sweeper broke last week.... I bought him a blanket so he keeps warm at night, he took it for a stroll around the apartment:


On the first day of Hanuka, besides lighting a candle myself, on the roof of the round synagogue behind the apartment I live in, this:


20 December 2011


First candle. I already gave up on finding oil chandeliers and exactly on that moment that I gave up.... a woman entered a shop and started asking about them. So, I got one...

No. 1:


17 December 2011

Yesterday and today

Yesterday I was meeting up with H. who was on a shopping spree. We went -amongst other things- to shuk Ha-Carmel. I walked from home to there. The only things I bought were Fennel seeds (they say it's healthy) and real Dutch Butter (capital B, yes). She on the other hand.... bought a lot more. I am so happy for her. For a long time she didn't spend a penny simply because (well, that's personal so I won't write why).

Anywayz... I didn't make many photos yesterday at all - here they come:

Strawberries at the shuk:

the entrance of one of the houses east of the Shuk --- once a majestic entrance, I think (look at the carving and all) --- totally run down and looks like it's the victim of people's ignorance:

a graffiti I think tells the truth (seen in King George)16-12-2011-the-truth-has-to-be-written

and, the photo of a graffiti I would like to know what it means:


Today I walked to the Nemaal. The weather was great. I did wear a sweatshirt though. But most of the time it wasn't necessary at all to wear it. It's just I am lazy and don't feel like taking it off and putting it on again....

First of all, Ramat Gan (including the park on Ramat Gan's side, because on the side of Tel-Aviv I didn't notice any) was scattered by caterpillars. Walking across the pavement. Here are a few photos of those:



they're about caterpillar-love and coordination. Just imagine all those legs and having to coordinate movement with them, hahahaha...

I then saw the Night Heron. He's a young one, I can tell. Not a juvenile, but really young anyway.

And when the wind started blowing a bit he became funky and decided on his punk look:

An acorn (I think)

And some thing that hanged on a tree that I found interesting:

I then arrived at the sea.... and as usual was drawn into its magic.

Many Seagulls floating on the water and flying around:



This boat couldn't be seen with the naked eye, that's how far away at sea it was. Isn't it great to have such an excellent zoom (thank you my friend the camera!)

On the way from the Nemaal via Nordau, Pinkas and Abba Hillel I noticed many flowers along the gardens who were infected with bugs. This poor Hibiscus ...

Near home I naturally also had to shoot Mr. Crooked Ear Cat ...


I feel so bad :( Yesterday just before Shabat I had a collision with a cat who came racing out of the garbage shed and collided right under my foot. He panicked, got back in and then re-considered and came running out again. I noticed he limped... It must have been me, my foot, that caused this when we collided. I can't stop thinking about him. Poor thing. But what can I do? He's a total wild cat, not like any of the 'pussies' wandering our garden usually....

16 December 2011

Up to date :-)

These are photos of December 10th, 2011. I now am up to date since the next photos I still have to upload from my camera and are of the last few days. I will do so tomorrow.

The following photos are from last Shabat when I walked to and from the Nemaal. It's about 10km each way, so that was a nice walk. Klaas enjoyed, I enjoyed. We went through the Park and came back via the "old route" passing Nordau, Pinkas and Abba Hillel. The weather was magnificent :-)

The Passionflower near the school in Shikun Vatikim where the Passionfruits were growing last spring:

A Passionflower just waking up:

Many leaves were being eaten by the bugs and it made them look like little patches of lace:

At the park the Pied Kingfisher came to sit quite close to where I was passing and I couldn't resist catching him spying on the fish he wanted to make his dinner:


The sea was G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! It was as if a layer of silver sundrops had fallen on it in the places the sun was making contact with him:

And, he was wild as well (the Sea)...






This is me.... "Oma".... even though I am not allowed to see my grandchildren I am still their Oma and there is nobody who can change that:

13 December 2011

From December 3rd:

Yep. Again....


beans on a tree? :D

Anti-aging (peeling)

sun-kissed wings of a wasp:

that same wasp having breakfast :P



10 December 2011

Plus........I also didn't post the November 18 (winter's day) photos here yet :-( So, here they come (including the clip of the rain-attack that hit me)




The bridge I used to cross when walking to the Nemaal nearly daily during my Beachdiary1 blog days. And, on the side was written "Shalit" (as a reminder to release the hostaged soldier) Those days I tried to telepathically communicate with this to me unknown boy and send him the vibes of the relaxing environment... Now the letters have faded and the hostage is luckily released:

cat staying dry



the flower of the Kigelia - gorgeous as always and though it's always I never can get enough of it:

this cat was also photographed in my 2008 beachdiary1 blog many times, it has a bad leg and I was afraid for it's safety but look here: he's looking real good:

Talking about cats..... this one, during the walk to the nemaal that day (Nov. 18) seemed to want to relay a message to me "I don't wanna see you", hahahaha

and finally the birds (pigeons) that were gathering on the electricity cables over my head reminding me of Hitchcock's "Birds"