Outlier?

Don’t be left behind!

When I saw today’s WordPress Daily Post prompt of Outlier, it put a smile on my face, as there are some interesting possibilities with this.

So, here’s my somewhat tongue in cheek interpretation…

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Outlier

After all, this is out, lying in a field!  This randomly deposited sink tub struck me as somewhat humorous!

Have a wonderful day!

Good to be Home!

Home is where the heart is!

After a great 10 days of work in Israel, which were highly successful in building a connection with my new team, it is great to be home again!  It’s great to be able to hug my wife, sleep in the bed that my body recognizes as home, a sleep in late with the dogs.

That said, I’m looking forward to getting some more time in the future to explore Israel beyond what I have seen thus far; I’ve seen some pretty sights, but haven’t had the time yet to take a trip to Jerusalem and absorb some of the antiquity  and spiritual richness of that city.  Of course, there’s the Dead Sea and plenty of other sights to visit.

Mediterranean Beauty
Mediterranean Beauty

Here’s another look at the beach in Herzliyah, which is just a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea.

It’s a great place to visit, but there’s no place like home!

Three Line Tales – Flight Check

Creative lift

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Fifty-Nine of Three Line Tales part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales week 59: Happy St. Patrick's Day
photo by Brian Gaid via Unsplash

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Floating high on air,
High speed flow, reduced pressure.
Bernoulli’s Theorem.

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Moon Over Herzliyah

Dark towers at night…

As walks along the beach have been an excellent fixture of my time here in Herzliyah, I thought it might be interesting to share a night view from this week with you.

As the beach here has a promenade, it also provides wonderful access for all to the beach.  One of the access points is a pair of towers that has elevators to facilitate access…

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Moon over Herzliyah

Seen at night, the moon provided a nice bit of interest in this image.

A Taste of Dutch

Echte Boter in Israel

One of the fun things of traveling is that you get these unexpected, little moments of joy all over the place.  I’m sure you’re familiar with those small moments that put a smile on your face for whatever reason…

As I sat down for a breakfast/lunch on my first day in Israel, one of these occurred in my travels…

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Real Butter!

Here’s the explanation: I’m sitting in a great 24×7 breakfast restaurant named Benedict in Herzliyah, Israel.  They serve wonderful bread with their breakfast and I grab the little package of butter to find out… It’s Dutch!  It even says Real Butter in Dutch on the wrapper.  Yes, I smiled when I noticed that 🙂

Long walks on the Beach in Herzliyah

Sleepwalking in the sand!

Compared to New England, the weather has been outstanding here in Israel.  Lots of people are still wearing their heavy coats (it’s only 65F and windy), but without having had time to adjust to these milder temperatures, it’s T-shirt weather for me.

One of my strategies to counteract my jet-lagged brain/body’s tendency to not allow me to fall asleep at a reasonable hour is to get lots of fresh air.  With a hotel that is right on the beach that means going for long walks along the beach.  While the strategy hasn’t worked thus far, I’m at least getting my miles in 🙂

Mediterranean Evening

And the views aren’t too bad either!  In addition, there’s evidence of friendly companions…

Evidence of Dog

Dogs definitely love the beach!

Surf’s Up in Herzliyah

National pastime?

As my body is still fighting against the time zone difference (translation: sleep deprivation), I decided to go for a long walk along the beach this morning to at least show my brain that there’s daylight at this hour.  By my standards, the weather is wonderful, as it’s a rather humid 67F (appr. 19C), which is a far cry from the light snow that is falling at home…

As the wind is in-land and the surf’s not too shabby, there are 100s of people out in the water surfing along the beach.  If there were a bigger surf and bright sunshine, this might look like California!

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Planning the Surf

The vantage point is between a set of concrete barriers in a stormdrain that empties into the beach.