Jerusalem Blue Sky, White Snow and More Ice

Stabbing attack, bomb on a bus, and a murder near the Gaza Border,

terror against Israelis is increasing.

But in Jerusalem this past week it was all about the weather.

photo String Bridge, Image Jerusalem bridge, picture top of new bridge

The sun is shining and sky is blue,

picture Palestinian abuse Israel, photo Palestinian women Israel, image Palestinian women Jerusalem

and people are walking again along Jaffa Road,

photo market Jerusalem, shuk photo, image Machana Yehuda, picture people eating in shuk

and eating and shopping in the Shuk, the Machane Yehuda Market.

For some in Jerusalem, Israel, the snow storm of December 2013 is history.

Meanwhile,

image snow blocking corner, photo storm in israel, picture snow in Israel, image clean up snow

 many street corners still look like this with heaps of ice and debris.

Nothing in Jerusalem is flat, so there are many steps,

snow in Israel photo, image Jerusalem steps, picture snow in Israel

 including this 99-step stairway that was icy this week. 

image large tree blocking steps, photo tree fallen on path, picture tree damage israel

But this fallen tree was blocking them at the top making them useless.

They are off one of the hardest hit streets,

where many were without power for a week because of the storm.

Now new wires are being buried underground.

I had to go around out of my way,

image two workmen, photo electric company workers.

but I had a chance to meet two of the hasmal electric company guys,

who wanted me to to take their their photo.

image snow clean up. picture snow on street, photo Jerusalem snow

It is a miracle that with blocked icy sidewalks and people walking

on dark slippery streets in traffic that no one was killed or seriously injured.

image snow Jerusalem, ice on streets Jerusalem, israel storm, picture cleanup Jerusalem

This week, a corner where many children cross

near a busy school was still covered with ice.

You cannot really understand Jerusalem streets from looking at a map

or even at photos, as it can rain on one street and be dry on the next.

This week you really feel and see the differences.

While some are out in the sun, 

image snow Jerusalem, picture snow, photo snow in Israel

others are still trying to get around the mess!

I almost fell today on an ice patch near the Windmill.

image clean up Jerualem, snow damage photo

The tree cutters are busy with lots more work to do.

People and buses are sharing same spaces,

image rose, photo rose bud, picture flower in snow.

but even with the snow in the background,

the last rose bud was still looking good.

First it was pretty, then it was clean-up time, 

now if they can just get the mess cleaned up before it rains…

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