Saturday, July 10, 2010

PART NINE. Living on the Edge. Number One

As you saw in PART TWO. Photo Album, Ma'ale Adumim has three ridges, two long ridges with a short ridge in between.

The top of each ridge is 100-150 yards wide, and it is here, at the top, where the ridge is flattened and houses are built. Between each ridge, the land slants downward and falls away--

a sharp drop of 600-800 feet before rising to the next ridge

 And on these slanted sites, local Bedouins bring sheep and goats

to graze desert grasses on the slopes

But it is to our East, as we stand on our roof-top balcony, that we see the beauty of our world--

Living on the edge--of the desert

To be continued------

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