From town to kibbutz (cooperative village) and back to town


We’ve visited a number of small communities that have reminded us of home but spent the night in the guest house of a Kibbutz (cooperative community).  It was a lovely place very quiet and peaceful.  They are very good at what we like to call reduce/reuse/recycle.  You’ll see what I mean.  On the way north we stopped in a nature reserve called Ein Afek and ended up in Tzfat where we’ll be spending a few days quietly relaxing.

Tractor tires made great planters along the walkways.
Tractor tires made great planters along the walkways.
Close up of one of the planters
Close up of one of the planters
Concrete makes great trucks for the kids.
Concrete makes great trucks for the kids.
No one was quite sure how the parrots got there but they definitely are present in a large quantity.
No one was quite sure how the parrots got there but they definitely are present in a large quantity.
More parrots…parrots of Kibbutz Dalia instead of Parrots of Telegraph Hill
More parrots…parrots of Kibbutz Dalia instead of Parrots of Telegraph Hill
It's amazing no matter where you go in this country you'll find something ancient- in this case a Crusader fortress with that incongruous British guard tower from 1935 on top.
It’s amazing no matter where you go in this country you’ll find something ancient- in this case a Crusader fortress with that incongruous British guard tower from 1935 on top.
Not far from the coastal city of Haifa is this nature reserve with natural springs.
Not far from the coastal city of Haifa is this nature reserve with natural springs.
This canal in the reserve was full of carp and catfish.
This canal in the reserve was full of carp and catfish.
More birds in the trees.  Look like a cross between cormorants and ducks.
More birds in the trees. Look like a cross between cormorants and ducks.
Dalton Winery red wine barrels- the winemaker trained at Navarro Vineyards in Anderson Valley about 13 years ago.
Dalton Winery red wine barrels- the winemaker trained at Navarro Vineyards in Anderson Valley about 13 years ago.
Sunset in Tzfat on the balcony surrounded by grapevines and a great bottle of red wine!
Sunset in Tzfat on the balcony surrounded by grapevines and a great bottle of red wine!

One thought on “From town to kibbutz (cooperative village) and back to town

  1. Thanks Mina,
    Really good to see places were life is thriving amidst the violence and uncertainty. We.ll join you on the balcony for a glass of wine.

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