Mediterranean Sunsets

Tonight I decided to share some sunsets that I have witnessed over the Mediterranean Sea.

Night at Netanya, Israel, Sunset over Mediterranean SeaI will start with the sunset from my first night in Israel back in September 2012.

We arrived at our hotel in Netanya just in time to see the sun setting over the Mediterranean Sea. See my post Night at Netanya for two more sunset pictures.

Jaffa Sunset, Mediterranean Sea, Sunset, Red SkyOn the last evening of my first tour to Israel we had dinner at a restaurant near Joppa/Jaffa. The restaurant overlooked the beach and there was a beautiful sunset over the Mediterranean as we were leaving to head to the airport. See: The Shephelah

Mediterranean Sea Sunset, Joppa, Jaffa, BeachHere is the view a little bit later as the sun is dropping below the horizon. There were beautiful shadows from the waves on the sea and a little bit of color reflected from the sky near the beach.

It was wonderful to watch this sunset with new found friends on what was supposed to me my last night in Israel for the trip.

Beach in tel aviv, Mediterranean beach, IsraelDue to issues with my flight I had to spend an extra day in Tel Aviv. During A Walk in Tel Aviv I was able to get a picture of the Mediterranean during daylight.

Ashkelon Sunset, Ashkelon Israel, Mediterranean, Dinner ViewThis sunset picture was taken while we were having dinner at the Marin Brasserie ( בראסרי מרינה ) at the end of the Ashkelon pier.

We visited Ashkelon during my second trip to Israel. We were taking a tour of Israel after digging for two weeks at Lachish. We were able to meet up with two friends who were digging at Ashkelon. See my post: Arad to Ashkelon

On my third trip to Israel I did not get to see any Mediterranean sunsets. Hopefully I will see at least one on my next trip.




A Little Blogkeeping II

It is late on Saturday night and I am again blog blocked. I have lots of thoughts wandering through my head, but nothing that I am really ready to write about.

I just thought of a post I wrote long ago about A Little Blogkeeping. It was interesting to think of how few posts I had written at that time, but how I needed some blogkeeping.

Blog Menu for Braman's WanderingsThis is what the blog page menu looked like at that time.

blog menu bar, blogkeeping, braman's wanderingsThe menu is a little larger now with additional pages for Grandma’s Scrapbooks, Holidays, Home Pride Bread, Walls of Jericho, Turkey and Old-Time Photography.

blog headers, bramans wanderings, wordpress blogI have also added a few more headers for the blog page. They are set to randomly appear as you go from page to page in the blog. I of course know where each of these pictures were taken, but do any of you?

Popular posts, blogkeeping, Bramans WanderingsToday I also updated my Popular Posts page. In my blogkeeping post from four years ago I mentioned that Amish in California? was still in the top five posts. As you can see here, it is still there. In fact, four of the top five posts were written in 2012.

Tell es-Sultan - Walls of Jericho - Joshua - Walls Come Tumbling Down - Rahab - HarlotThe top post, Walls of Jericho, is about to hit a milestone. I may just write a post about it when the time comes. I can also tell that it is Saturday night as I always get visits to the post then. I assume that it is Bible class teachers looking for images.

least popular posts, blogkeeping, blog statsThe Popular Posts page also has a section for the least visited posts.

It is always interesting to see which posts land here. Some I can understand like the year in review posts, but I would think that posts on Hula Hoop Mania and Arbor Day would not be overlooked 🙂

Actually, this post is probably a good candidate for inclusion in the least visited section. Posts like this one are not too popular. But, sometimes I just have to write them 🙂

Hmm, maybe I need to write another post about the Amish if I want a lot of visits.