Friday, September 26, 2008

living in the bible...........

I think most of the time I really take for granted where I am actually living.I remember at school singing hymns about Jerusalem and Israel....reading about weddings in ca'na,the banks of the sea of galilee,fishermen,fishing boats,capernaum.........mystical,far away places.Now of course these are everyday places for me.At home if I mention somewhere like Can'a,people are like...WHAT?...but thats in the Bible....does it actually exist now??......and I'm like oh yeah it's just up the road from me! It really blows people away.It's easy for these epic landscapes to become commonplace,but every so often as I'm driving around ,I'll suddenly notice them again.Spectacular violet and red mountains across in Jordan.....breathtaking.The sea of Galilee is another of my favourite places here.It is sooooo peaceful........and blue and beautiful and really calms the spirit.Then theres the simple everyday things.......the olive trees.....very important in Arab culture,each tree with its ancient twisted branches has a soul.The lemon trees........now i never get bored of the lemon trees.You see in England a lemon tree growing in your garden would be a thing of rare wonderment! Here,they are absolutely everywhere and I love them.They feel.........exotic.....and smell irresistible.The way the bread is baked!......it goes through the oven on a conveyor belt and comes out puffed up into round balls,then deflates into round flat pittas! Well as I keep saying .....I must sort out my photos and get them on here!!!! Still haven't gotten round to it....but I will...soon..........

5 comments:

Leora said...

Melissa,

I love your enthusiasm. I'm posting some of my Golan flowers and mountain scene photos on Sunday night for photo meme called Today's Flowers.

Interesting to hear about the olive trees. Where my cousins live, there are so many olive trees.

Look forward to any photos you post.

Robin said...

It's the palm trees that get me - even after twenty years here I still look out the window and think "my god, there are palm trees out there. I actually live somewhere with palm trees." Never gets old, does it...

melissa qubti said...

yes,yes thats exactly what i think!!!!!!!!!!!!!I forgot about the palm trees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I haven't seen the conveyor belt thing. I remember seeing the pita makers in Jerusalem using those stone ovens where they would stick the pieces of dough on the inside walls of the oven, though.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Oh, and the date palms amazed me. I mean, there were dates growing on them! I never got tired of that. And the fresh dates tasted so good...