Posts Tagged landscape

For The Love of Green

For The Love of Green

Friends, I’m back in the States again, this time a small college town called West Lafayette in Indiana. Having spent the past 4.5 years in Palestine I’ve become eager to experience a new natural environment, and luckily Indiana seems to be full of parks and nature preserves.

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Ein Qiniya Field Notes VII

Ein Qiniya Field Notes VII

Getting out in the open fields of Ein Qiniya, a small village on the outskirts of Ramallah, has lately become a near-weekly ritual for me which if skipped leaves a palpable gap in my life. More than ever I feel the need for roaming the open fields and

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Food For Soul: A Morning Walk in Ein Qiniya

Food For Soul: A Morning Walk in Ein Qiniya

Today the clouds were divine and the air was chilly so I took a walk in Ein Qiniya just outside Ramallah. I encountered a shepard and his flock, I heard frogs croaking, I listened to the sound of water flowing from the nearby spring, and on my

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Palestine Field Notes VI

Palestine Field Notes VI

As promised here’s the second installment of my pictures of Spring this year in Palestine. All were taken from the central West Bank area surrounding Ramallah. I hope you’ll enjoy!

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Palestine Field Notes V

Palestine Field Notes V

Spring is finally upon us here in Occupied Palestine, which means I’ll try to increase my outdoors time as much as possible to soak it all up. I used to think there was nothing like Fall in Minnesota, and now I think there’s nothing like Spring in

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Ein Qiniya Field Notes IV

Ein Qiniya Field Notes IV

Spring is not here quite yet in Palestine, more rain and frost are expected for the region this week, but that doesn’t stop me from hitting the fields whenever I get the chance. In Palestine one does not need hiking trails, they’re already carved out by sheep

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Ein Qiniya Field Notes III

Ein Qiniya Field Notes III

Another olive harvest season has passed and yet Palestine remains in solitary confinement. Like any prisoner, Palestine is walled off from the outside world, literally. She is land-locked, sea-locked, air-locked. The air she breathes is tightly regulated. She is alone, stripped of freedom but never of pride. One only has

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Ein Qiniya Field Notes II

Ein Qiniya Field Notes II

This is the first part of an officially new series I’m calling “Ein Qiniya Field Notes,” comprised of my pictures of the Palestinian landscape from my walks in the fields around Ramallah and other parts of Palestine. In the past I’ve combined these types of images with

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Iowa Farm Life

Iowa Farm Life

I got to spend two special days this summer at my friends’ farm in Iowa, it was thoroughly rejuvenating. The farmhouse has been standing for 100 years. The farm had sheep, a chicken coop, bee houses, a large vegetable and herb garden, and a recently-installed solar panel

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Ein Qiniya Field Notes I

Ein Qiniya Field Notes I

With so much turmoil and sadness surrounding us as Israel escalates its oppressive colonialist policies towards Palestinians, I decided to take a walk in the open fields of Ein Qiniya near Ramallah to re-acquaint myself with a small piece of ancient Palestine. The landscape I observed couldn’t have

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