Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Rouse Not the Sleeping Tiger

Well, I didn’t. But I did take a picture.

Tiger takes a snooze

The Red Wagon

A two-minute film by Yad Eliezer, well worth seeing.

A Little Jerusalem Story of My Own

While I was at work last week, a friend of mine called. He was going to be in the neighborhood and wanted to drop something off for me.

The building I work in has a wedding hall on the floor below our office. Since my friend was headed to a brit milah—a circumcision ceremony—that would be taking place there shortly, we agreed that this would be a great time to deliver the item. I met him in the hall downstairs, received the item, and prepared to head back upstairs to work.

On impulse I asked, “So who’s the family?” Turns out that they are acquaintances of mine from almost my first days in the country whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. I greeted them and got an invitation to stay for the ceremony and the meal! When I told my employer, he gave his permission.

It was a lovely afternoon. I got to see several old friends and greet a new baby, too!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Two Pictures, Three Cats

Here are two pictures, since I missed posting last week:

Look out! There’s a tiger on the loose!

Tiger cat on stone wall

Her Ladyship and Missy form a symmetrical pattern:

Her Ladyship and Missy in a symmetrical pattern

The Friday Ark. The Carnival of the Cats.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wishful Thinking on the Bus

One Jerusalem bus driver uses his imagination to beat the August heat. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)

Jerusalem bus with sign that reads “To the beach”

The handwritten sign on the lower left-hand part of the windshield reads le-hof ha-yam—“To the beach.”

Friday, August 03, 2007

Flirty Tortie and Her Beau

I was on my way to work the other day when I saw this gorgeous red-and-white cat on a stone wall, adding his beauty to that of the garden behind him:

Beau cat

Then he came downstairs for a happy meeting with a ladyfriend:

Twined tails

“Um, do you mind? We’d like a bit of privacy, if it’s all the same to you.”

Aware of the camera

“Aw, what the heck. She’s harmless. Let’s pose for her.”


Time to go.

Walking away together

And off they went...

... until the tortie lady discovered that the red-and-white, who has a tipped ear (meaning that he has been neutered), couldn’t give her what she wanted, so she swatted him.

The Friday Ark. The Carnival of the Cats.