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Friday, March 20, 2009

... despite the lack of the seasons

The upper picture represents the most "extreme wintery" weather in Tel Aviv, and the lower - the "normal winter" weather (the pictures were shot within a few days one from another).
Normally, I LOVE it that it's always sunny and bright, and the weather is great 80% of the time (with ~ 5% of really cold rainy days, and 15% of insufferably hot "khamsin" days; "khamsin" is a dry, hot and dusty weather, caused by wind storms in North Africa deserts). But besides that, I find the weather really gorgeous. You can walk on the beach sand barefoot all year long. You can wear practically the same clothes all year long. You don't own a "serious" coat, or a scarf, or a hat, and you have to borrow this stuff from someone when you travel to Europe or North America in the winter.
Having said that... sometimes I miss "proper" seasons. It's so much easier to appreciate the sunshine when it comes after a storm.

Watch other skywatchers to appreciate the seasons around the world.

21 comments:

david santos said...

Excellent posting! Nice photos and pretty colours.
Happy Day!!!

Vogon Poet said...

The photos are beautiful, but I am more puzzled by your post.
It is quite difficult (to me) understand a real lack of variations in the weather, and probably it will be boring in the long run...

B Squared said...

Our climate is about the same as yours. Probably more humid, however.

Dina said...

Hi Olga. I just came back from a morning in your town. We didn't see any sun but I'm glad the rain did not come. My daughter and grandkids arrived last night from Australia! We walked down the tayelet to the old port of Tel Aviv. I had not seen it since they fixed it up with a wooden boardwalk and restaurants and a shuk. Really nice!
Shabbat shalom.

Jacob said...

Lovely photos, Olga. Your description of Tel Aviv reminds me much of South Florida...warm and sunny most of the year (well, it does rain sometimes) and hotter than blazes at times...

We do like Ocala's change of seasons, though.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Louise said...

Sounds good to me. And the water is beautiful in any kind of winter!

floreta said...

it's neat how the sailboats are all lined up. nice shot!

Halcyon said...

I have always wanted to visit Israel, but I feel like I missed my chance now that the "good" times are over. I'm glad you are enjoying living there. I'm putting your blog on my favorites list. At least I can take a virtual tour!

Halcyon said...

PS: Happy Shabbat!

Nancy said...

Our climate is much the same. I "think" I miss seasons till I talk to my friends on the East Coast and here how cold and miserable they are.

Great pictures - wish I was on one of those sail boats!

Merisi said...

A feast for the soul, even your bad weather version! :-)

From my vantage point, I would forget about wishing for four seasons. You may end up with only three, or two and a half, and it is never the sunny side up! *enoughsaid*

(You see I am a bit grumpy about those snowflakes dancing right outside the window - they have no power today, but they sure keep teasing me!)

Jacob said...

Ah...Olga...I forgot:

Shabbat Shalom!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

The see photo is perfect. The break in the clouds is almost biblical!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots. Thanks. Appreciate the comments about the weather.

Tink *~*~* said...

Amen! I migrated from NY to Florida three years ago. I am currently in NY for my niece's bat mitzvah, and let me tell you, it's COLD! 39 degrees Fahrenheit! I left 80 degrees for this LOL

TGIF - w00t! :)
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chrome3d said...

Looks like it´s excellent sailing weather around the year then!

bettyl said...

I would certainly love the weather, too! your pics are really great!

Arija said...

Both are really beautiful photos with amazing colour in the sea.

Lindab said...

Beautiful seascapes. How nice not to have to own a whole winter wardrobe.

Dina said...

Happy birthday to your lovely young city!

Ivon said...

Nice pictures. I like you winters better than mine. We get a lot of rain here, but then that is the cost of green. Thanks for sharing.