Another Must-Read from Treppenwitz
Go read this... but first, make sure you have some tissues handy.
Need a sunbeam? The Lady in Red will hunt one up for you.
Looks like she has spotted her quarry:
Ah! It moved. Look out, Lady!
Here she gets one on video:
Isn’t Lady a great sunbeam hunter? I think so.
Other Israelis are also helping to make a difference in the way their fellow citizens are informed about protecting their surroundings. American immigrant Joanna Katzen recently established a website forum for English-speaking Israelis concerned about the environment, interested in organic foods and similar issues. (A parallel site for Hebrew-speakers has been around for a while.)
“The response has been amazing,” she told ISRAEL21c. “Over 100 people joined within less than 48 hours. The forum is apolitical. I hope the exchange of ideas, and thoughts will promote organic farming, responsible consumerism, spirituality and holistic thought. If we can bring about a change in the way people treat the earth; if we can expose more people to this lifestyle, who knows how this ripple effect can affect our lives, hopefully even the prospect of peace in the Middle East.”
The article also mentions Linshom (“to breathe”), a Hebrew-speaking website dedicated to making sure that Israel’s no-smoking laws are enforced.
In other good news—cat-related, no less!—a local cat-welfare organization is about to begin a spaying and neutering program in one of Jerusalem’s downtown neighborhoods.
Slowly but surely, we’re making progress.
Lady in Red, beware! The Skritch Monster is coming to get you!
She’ll skritch the top of your head...
... rub your ears...
... skritch your chin...
... rub your fuzzy tummy...
... watch you knead the air...
... and listen to you purr.
Yes, the Skritch Monster is coming for you, Lady in Red. Be relaxed. Be very relaxed.
Take a sunny day, add a few flower bushes, and what do you get? Camera bait!
Here are some more bee pics. Here’s one on an elecampane bush. If you look closely (or enlarge the photo by clicking on it), you can see the pollen baskets at the bee’s knees.
A bee on a lavender stalk. Note the knees.
Back to the elecampane bush: the face of a bee.
I think this may be my best bee shot to date: