Isolation Antidotes (6): Dry as…

Following the lush images of fresh fern fronds that I’ve offered here recently, I think it’s time for a change. Although we have been blessed with a modicum of precipitation fairly recently, I can count the days, during the past three months (at least), when we’ve had   any appreciable rain worth mentioning at all, on fewer than the fingers on one hand. Thanks to the small amount we’ve had, the drought is still upon us, and there are 3-4 cm-wide cracks in the soil around the house. And while I’m tempted to escape again into another world of lush green, I find myself reminded of one of the driest places that I’ve ever experienced, the banks of the Dead Sea in Israel. I made this photo back in May 2008.

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6 Responses to Isolation Antidotes (6): Dry as…

  1. My 2017 experiences in the badlands of South Dakota and Alberta primed me to see this photograph as showing that part of the world. That it’s from Israel came as a surprise.

    • krikitarts says:

      It’s a land of very stark contrasts. I didn’t quite know what to expect when I went there for the first time and found surprises around practically every corner. The drive through the northern part of the Negev desert to the bank of the Dead Sea went through landscapes that made me think of what I’ve seen (in pictures) of Death Valley. And, yes, these eroded hills are very reminiscent of the badlands, I completely agree.

  2. shoreacres says:

    The first thought that crossed my mind was, “At least there’s no pollen there.” At this point, that seems like a very good thing, indeed. My second thought? That it’s quite beautiful, in its own unusual way. And my third thought? That’s what would happen if we turned Marie Kondo loose on the landscape.

  3. I guess that I should stop complaining about our lack of snow, especially since we have been getting rain enough to share with you if we could. Hopefully your drought is not washed away by a typhoon.
    I always enjoy seeing the different layers that make up these eroded landscapes.

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