A view of the top of the Kinneret (Lake Tiberius) from Moshav Ramot, Western Golan Heights
Who would have thought that a visit to the orthodontist would mean getting acquainted with a gorgeous moshav on the western border of the Golan Heights? Not me. Don't orthodontists see patients in city offices? Here in Israel, one should always expect the unexpected, including getting care from a top notch city orthodontist who happens to see patients once a week in the Golan Heights, lucky for us! Now we don't live in the Golan heights by any means, and its an hours drive from our home, but I have to say, going to the orthodontist is going to be a great way to get to know a region of the country that we have yet to explore. Sometimes crooked teeth and even an underbite which requires attention from the age of eight, can also include good things. Sigh.
Like a chance to see dates turned bright red by the sun, a first for me.
And gorgeous golden fields on the edge of the Kinneret near a nature preserve we had hoped to visit, though it was closed. I saw all these stunning views and silhouettes of weeds from the car window, so naturally I just had to jump out and capture this fall glory. Fortunately my husband agreed to stop the car, though surely did not see the beauty I saw in these weeds, wow.
Hey, those are the mountains that I'm always taking pictures of as a backdrop to my Kinneret photos, now seen from the north. (Check them out as seen from Tiveria, the second photo down in my post here.)
A closer look at those mountains that I had mistakenly thought were Jordan, though are infact part of the Golan Heights. Silly me, next time bone up on your geography a bit.
Weeds never looked so gorgeous in the setting sun.
And Queen Anne's lace the last of the weeds to bloom in the early summer, looks fabulous now. I did pick one to shake and see how much mess it would make as a dried bouquet, and decided against bringing any home.
Ahhhh, fall in Israel, at long last I know exactly where to find it.
Due to orthodontial technology, which does not involve braces with rubber bands anymore (or rather should not, on account of a new system in use for 10 years already) we will only need to pay a visit every two months instead of every month. Certainly more convenient and cost effective, and we will still have plenty of opportunity to explore this amazing and inspiring region. Despite all the complaining I do in my head regarding the challenges of living in Israel, I have to say, at this moment I feel truly blessed that we are able to experience this beautiful land every waking moment.