Deep carmine amaryllis in a sea of green. Haifa, Israel.
Tiny bit of history. This is a photo of my great, great grandmother – Leonora Georgiana Stirling. Born in England, she emigrated to America in 1869, living first in Buffalo, then Hudson, New York. She was the grandmother of Leonora Holsapple Armstrong, early pioneer to Brazil.
I don’t remember visiting this side of ‘Akká when we came in the 70’s. It is the boat harbour and is bustling, and vivid. The fisherman try to work in the middle of the tourists and sightseeing boats are mixed in with working fishing boats as well as pleasure sailboats. So many of the boats are painted blue….that Mediterranean blue that shouts out to you summer! And to some the message is more subtle – saying Mazra’ih, or Bahjí.