Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May Flowers

Today I have a long break between the end of modern Hebrew and the start of Archaeology. So I decided to eat lunch out in the garden. Since it was such a pretty day I decided I would wander around and take some pictures. To my surprise I had a furry friend join me in my walk through the garden today. I think she was with the tour group of students that were touring the garden but she found following me more fun.

As usual I don't know the names of most of these plants. The garden is a great opportunity to practice my photography skills.  Its also a great opportunity to practice my avoiding the buzzing bees/ other nasty bugs skills. :)

I loved the color of these flowers. This one was taken with the closeup mode on my camera.

These are the benches next to the tombs from previous posts about the garden. I like that they have let the flowers grow on the steps. I think these flowers are snap dragons but I'm not sure.

These look like peppers. I wonder if they are?

And here we have the one of the greenhouses in the garden.

And now for a little humor. When I went home in February for winter break I got a Mac for a late Christmas present. I started to put some of my photos into the iphoto application. Iphoto is smart and can be taught to recognize faces. I forgot I had a few pictures of the paintings of Jesus from the Holy Sepulchre. My Mac quickly caught on "Is this Jesus?" Yes Mac, yes it is.  I laughed for a good ten minutes over this. My Mac knows Jesus!

That's all I've got for today.  I hope you enjoyed the flowers.


  1. Awww! Your furry friend has such a sweet doggy smile. I enjoy the beautiful flowers in the botanical garden no names needed for that. Just beyond the green house you can see how dry and sandy the soil is there. Amazing what they are able to grow. My guess is the tree has long seed pods hanging from the branchs. I always enjoy pictures of the campus and your home.


  2. Your Blog makes us feel like we are right there with you. It is also good to know that you have some "Furry" friends. The dog looks like he is very happy to have his picture taken. Some of the plants we know but not the "bean tree"?????

    Love You Much,
    Grandma & Grandpa

  3. I remember the bean tree from one of your earlier posts. Think this confirms it as some variety of acacia. The day lilies were nice. We've got those here but ours haven't bloomed yet.

    The mac recognizing Jesus brings another thought. None of the pictures but one that I've ever seen show Jesus with even a hint of a smile. That one was on the cover of some magazine a few years back and had to do with a genetic estimate of what he looked like based on the relatives that still live. That's pretty odd because I've heard that many of the parables contain wordplay in Aramaic. In other words, Jesus told jokes. How can that be if we never see him smile?

    Have a happy, happy yourself, AC.