|View out my front door this morning|
Despite the foggy, dreary day, I feel energized! Spring is on its way in and the creative juices are flowing. There's an idea that's been stewing since I moved to the forest that finally spilled out of me onto paper this week. I would like to create a series of postcards from pictures I have taken/will take that capture the forests of Israel and expose them as a breeding ground for, not only environmental awareness, but coexistence as well.
Jews and Arabs, Christians and Muslims, Druze and Bedouins--so many different people groups that make up this tiny sliver of the Middle East known as the State of Israel. In the big cities you'll see some mingling, but out here each group mostly keeps to itself; there are separate towns, schools, malls and bus companies. Even some of the various Jewish groups band together away from the rest. For example, there's a town just down the hill that is specifically for non-religious vegetarians.
|One of 240 million trees planted by the JNF|
|Spring is on its way...|