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A Few Pictures of Cats in Israel

I saw a lot of cats while traveling through Israel . I thought this week I’d share a few of the pictures I took. (There were very few dogs I met or could take pictures of. Sorry dog lovers.)

Enjoy! Lynn

Photo 1: Cat at the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, near the Sea of Galilee.

Cat photo near Church of Primacy of St. Peter by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 2: Cat in the Golan Heights.

Cat photo in Golan Heights by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 3: Kitten in the courtyard outside the Church of St. Anne, Jerusalem.

Kitten photo at Church of St. Anne by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 4 (my favorite): Cat hanging out in the plaza next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. As far as this cat is concerned, the Western Wall belongs to cats.

Cat photo at Western Wall by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 5: Cat walking along the paths on top of the Damascus Gate, Jerusalem. From the ramparts of this gate the Old City looked so peaceful … but on the ground there was so much heartbreak for everyone who lives there. (Heard earlier today about the deaths at this gate :() … It’s tricky to see the cat in this photo due to its fur blending in with the stones so well.

Cat photo at Damascus Gate by Lynn Kilmore

 

A Few Pictures from Israel and Palestine

I spent about half of November 2015 traveling through Israel and Palestine, and I thought I’d take a moment this week to share a few of the many photos I took.

Picture of Roman ruins at Beit She'an The first photo was taken at Beit She’an in Israel. This is a terrific site to visit in order to find Roman ruins in good shape (especially the Roman baths).

 

 

Photo of Jericho

The second photo is near the archaeological dig in Jericho.

View of Dome of the Rock from the Mount of Olives

The third photo was taken from the top of the Mount of Olives, gazing across to the Old City of Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock and the walls of the Old City can be seen.

And lastly, in the fourth photo can be seen the Western Wall in Jerusalem. If you look closely, you can see the golden dome of the Dome of the Rock peeking over the Wall.View of the Western Wall Jerusalem

As for why I went–despite the cost, the significant time investment, and the travel alerts for Americans in Israel & Palestine–one of the main reasons I went anyway was because I had research that I needed to do for future stories.

I’m happy to report that I got the life experiences I needed to be able to write those stories (imagine me with a huge grin and eagerly rubbing my hands together as I say this)….

Spring Came Early This Year

Spring came early to the Southwest this year, and I’m taking a quick break from writing to share it with you.


The lilac bush is on the verge of bursting forth with blossoms. It smells wonderful when you stand underneath it.

Third picture of cherry tree branches by Lynn Kilmore

 

 

The cherry trees are in full bloom. They’re beautiful.

Another picture of cherry trees by Lynn Kilmore

 

 

 

Here’s two pictures of what you would see if you stood under the cherry trees and looked up through the branches.Picture of cherry tree by Lynn Kilmore

Spring has returned, and I am glad to see it.

Cheers, Lynn

P.S. My activity on blogging and social media has gone down to almost nothing because I am hard at work on finishing the edits to the sequel to Cubicles, Blood, and Magic. The finish line is in sight, though it’s beginning to look like the novel will still come in at 1/3 longer than the first book.

Dreaming in February of Spring

There’s still quite a few weeks to go until spring arrives, but today I decided to share some photos from last spring to get one in the mood for its arrival.

Picture of spring flowers

Picture of spring daisies Each year we get a lot of daisies in the back yard, which survive the entire summer despite the dry heat.

third picture of spring flowers
Spring will be here soon. Until then, keeping dreaming of it.
Cheers, Lynn

Last Blooms of November

The weather service has issued a freeze warning for this week, so I’ve gone out to the garden to take pictures of the last blooms in the garden before it’s too late.

Closeup of rose by Lynn Kilmore

There’s something bittersweet about roses in November in New Mexico, since we know it can end at any time due to the coming of winter. The days are still warm enough for plants to grow … it’s the 30-40 degree F drop during the nights that kills the plants off.

We are currently on round 3 of the rose bushes blooming this year. This third blooming just started about a week-and-a-half ago.

Roses in November picture

The rosemary bushes are also in bloom right now. The blossoms look very delicate.

Rosemary in bloom picture by Lynn Kilmore

I hope you all enjoy the turning of the seasons this month.  Cheers, Lynn