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5/13/13

around israel: chocolate mousse and mediterranean sunsets

This week I turned 55. Tonight I spent the evening watching the sunset, sitting on the Mediterranean coast in Haifa Israel with good friends, good food and laughter. I shot the photos below, all from the same spot, and then it rained so we dashed inside the cafe for hot chocolate and dessert. The waiters sang "Happy Birthday" in English. Chocolate mousse melted in my mouth. It was a pretty great day.










“When the ship approached the equator, I stopped going out on deck in the daytime. The sun burned like a flame. The days had shortened and night came swiftly. One moment it was light, the next it was dark. The sun did not set but fell into the water like a meteor."
                                                                    - Isaac Bashevis Singer
"How fine has the day been! How bright was the sun, How lovely and joyful the course that he run! Though he rose in a mist when his race he begun, And there followed some droppings of rain: But now the fair traveller's come to the west, His rays are all gold, and his beauties are best; He paints the skies gay as he sinks to his rest, And foretells a bright rising again."
                                                                               - Isaac Watts
                                                                              




This post is linked to Our World Tuesday where you can find lots of wonderful bloggers sharing their corner of the world as they see it!

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful sunset as a backdrop to your birthday celebration. I was in Haifa briefly last year and I thought it was so beautiful. Loved the view of the Mediterranean from above the BaHai Temple. I wished I had more time to explore around. I wish to return someday.

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    1. Haifa is a nice spot to see and so close to many religious and historical sightseeing destinations. Akká, across the bay is supposed to be one of the oldest cities in the world!

      Thank you for coming by!

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  3. Wow - these shots are stunning! What a great way to spend your birthday. Glad it was a good one.

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    1. Thank you Ladyfi! You have some fabulous photos on your blog as well :-) Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. What a beautiful fiery sunset! Happy birthday! I turned 55 this past week too!

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    1. That's a fun connection, Annette! Happy birthday to YOU too :-)

      Glad you came by!

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  5. Belated Birthday wishes. Sounds and looks like you had a great day.

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    1. Thank you. It was a day for fond memories. Nice of you to visit!

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  6. sounds like a wonderful day! happy birthday! to many happy more.

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    1. Yes it was, Pearl. The view of the ocean at sunset took away most of the whole "oh no, not 55!" thing that was going on :-) I'm all better, lol!

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  7. Fantastic to see the sun falling into the sea!
    So beautiful colours!

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    1. It does look like that doesn't it? I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank you for visiting!

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  8. I am from Sweden but I live in Norway for the moment. Moving back next February. You can see where my photos are taken if you check the tags beow the blogpost.

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  9. Beautiful, colourful sunset plus delicious chocolate mousse, it must have been a lovely evening with friends.

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    1. Yes indeed and thank you!

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  10. Happy B Your Day♫♪ Looks spectacular! My Waltz effort is on my new Website: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/5-k/

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  11. Happy Birthday Debi. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sunset and birthday sweets :). Wishing you the best and thank you for sharing your day with us.

    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/05/ready-to-waltz-its-party-time_16.html

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    1. Thank you for joining me here! Peace!

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  12. An amazing sunset view and chocolate mousse...sounds like a perfect birthday! Gefeliciteerd!

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    1. Hi Dorothy - Thanks for visiting! I hopped on over to your interesting blog and loved the gorgeous tulips! Wow!

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