Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Pictures Look Nicer Than The Real Thing

You may have read about the sharav we had the past few days. The sky and air have been full of dust and sand. Here in the mountains, Jerusalem and the Shomron, it wasn't really hot. But the dirty sky masked the view.

Periodically we had mud drizzles, as I call it. The precipitation ,which fell, just dirtied things. Most Israelis, like us, have solar panels on the roof for heating the water. If there isn't a cleansing rain, they won't be effective. The dirt will prevent the sun from activating the heating element. That's good business for people willing to climb on roofs to wash them down.

As you can see here, finally, the clouds have begun to separate and show some sky.

A refuah shleimah, a full and speedy recovery to all those whose health has been badly affected by the dusty weather.


Maya / מיה said...

I just linked to this post from my own post about the same weather, http://howtobeisraeli.blogspot.com/2009/05/close-windows-during-sandstorm.html. And thanks for giving me the word "sharav"-- I had forgotten what to call this!

Batya said...

Maya, thanks so much.
Welcome to spring here in the Holy Land.