Today we visited Nahal Zin after heavy rainfall in the area. Every riverbed is now flooding supplying the area with fresh rain water. Give it another month and the region will blossom up – come and hike to see the outcome of the rain!
After rain the empty riverbeds can fill up within minutes. Dry wadis turn into rushing torrents that can wash cars away. This photo shows me biking in the Sde Boker area a few hours after rain. The water catchment area where I live is small, so the water quickly runs away. At Nahal Tzin, only […]
Very many rock carvings have been found in the Negev, mostly dating to between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago. These carvings depict the desires of the pagan people who created this art. For example ibex for strength (as in the first picture) and people with arms outstretched for prayer. Many of the carvings of people […]
An ibex on his way to the grave of David Ben Gurion. Ibexes are a common sight in Midreshet Ben Gurion, particularly during the summer when there is little food available in the dry wadis or valleys. Did you know that male and female ibex get together only once a year for mating? The ibex […]