Sunday, April 18, 2010

Following in the footsteps of John the Baptist

After talking about it for half of forever, yesterday my family and I FINALLY had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely Dina from
Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo for an afternoon's ramble around her beautiful Jerusalem Hills. Dina graciously took time away from her computer vigil (she's waiting for some VERY special news!) to show us some wonderful local sights, including the fascinating and very picturesque Monastery of St. John in the Wilderness. We all had a great day and can't wait to do it again soon.
This Franciscan monastery is located on a cliff overlooking the Ein Kerem valley, where tradition says Elizabeth “felt life” when she met her kinswoman Mary, and where John the Baptist was born and raised. The monastery is built around the grotto where John and his mother are believed to have lived and the still-bubbling spring from which they drank.
This beautiful fountain sits peacefully in the center of a pool of brightly colored goldfish just outside the entrance to the grotto.
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This image and many others are available for purchase as high quality photographic prints from my etsy shop. Please stop by for a look today - I may have just what you need for that empty space on your wall or that perfect Mother's Day gift you've been looking for.

Thank you too to everyone who has stopped by with words of comfort and encouragement the past few days. I appreciate you all more than words can say.


Fiona said...

That is a lovely photograph but it is a little disturbing scrolling down the post and seeing it emerging from the bottom of the screen!

Robin said...

How funny, I never even noticed. Thanks for a much needed giggle though.

Janet said...

I'm glad you're getting out and about!

EG CameraGirl said...

You live in such a wonderful place so full of history, Robin. The places to explore are endless.

Dina said...

Hi Robin. So glad you made the trip up to our hills. Your family is so much fun and it was a great day together. Glad we have now passed from being blog friends to being Real Life Friends!

Mojo said...

My first reaction was how much the fountain resembles the images of Lord Shiva found in some Hindu temples. It gives one pause when you think how much more we as human beings have in common than not.

As always, a wonderful photo Robin. I hope your etsy shop is booming.

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Daryl said...

How wonderful you two got to finally meet. I hope her good news arrived and all is well ... and speaking of wells .. that's neat .. I would like to see it w/o the effect ....

kayerj said...

I would love to see more of your walk. You live in such a wonderful place.