Finally! It has happened! Snow!
(The photos was taken by a friend here at the kibbutz, as I left my camera in Rehovot.)
The past few days have been nonstop rain and wind, but this morning we finally had some snow on the ground! While it does snow here every now and then, it is a very rare occurrence for Israel. (Although, Northern Israel sees much more snow than the rest of the country. There is even a ski resort up there, and after a good snow up North almost every Israeli can be found there too.) It is so nice to see the landscape covered in white again, as it seems every other place in the world has been blessed with good amounts of snow this Winter. So, yay. Another day without scooter rides (-now about 4 days, with all this rain and wind), but at least there is a trade off with so much beauty to take in and enjoy in this rare Israeli Winter Wonderland.
In other news, I found another one of those Sh*t People Say videos specific to Israel that I wanted to share here. This one is centered on [Jewish] English speakers who make Aliyah. I thought it was funny that this one also asked if anyone works in this country (-also found in the Tel Aviv version I posted earlier). Alas, enjoy and have a lovely weekend!
“My Mazda 3 cost the same as a BMW!”
Update, P.S. Here is a blog with amazing photos of various Israel Iconic Landmarks covered in Snow (and is a great blog about Israel as well): http://erinamsili.blogspot.com/2012/02/stormy-weather.html. And also a fellow Vespa owner’s blog with a photo of his vespa covered in snow from today: http://www.treppenwitz.com/2012/03/not-exactly-scooter-weather.html.
Another Update, Here is another photo blog with pictures from Jerusalem’s snow day today, showing how the snow let everyone forget where they were for the day and just revel in their happiness: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/02/10560298-israelis-and-palestinians-alike-revel-in-snow-blanketing-the-holy-land