I found this adorable drink stand along the harbor in Akko, an old Crusader port city in Northern Israel. It’s not hard to find fresh-squeezed pomegranate and orange juice vendor in the markets and along pedestrian streets. I’m not sure why but this one seems to have some unnaturally bright blue, red, and yellow slushies available too.
If you’re looking for a delicious afternoon drink, it seems like a pretty easy choice to me! I’ll take fresh pomegranate juice any day!
I live in an urban neighborhood but have noticed a few red-tailed hawks around, either gliding gracefully spying prey or perched watching pedestrians. These birds of prey can be found throughout North America. Audubon depicted this animal as strong and aggressive showing two fighting over a freshly killed rabbit.
Apparently these birds have always been aggressive. John James Audubon, “Red tailed Hawk” from Birds of American
Walking around this weekend to admire the snow, I saw one of the neighborhood hawks catch and eat a pigeon! It was an unexpected but beautiful example of nature in an otherwise urban area. I watched the hawk for some time and found that Audubon didn’t come close to capturing the subtle coloring or fluffy under-feathers of this gorgeous bird.