Category Archives: Jordan

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

The stone walls in Jordan make the perfect canvas for portraits of flowers and ants.

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Purple

There isn’t any deep philosophical theme to today’s post, just a collection of interesting flowers, starting with this purple thistle. They are lovely to look at, but not so nice to walk through. This picture was taken at Umm Qais … Continue reading

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Clouds Over Jordan

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Spring in Jordan

My first visit to Jordan was in the fall, so when I returned in the spring I was somewhat surprised at the number and variety of flowers. I’ll show just two samples here- these, and some cactus flowers. There is … Continue reading

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An Inukshuk In Jordan

If you are fortunate enough to travel in the arctic, you may see a mysterious stone figure known as an Inukshuk. These figures, made of unworked stone, were used by the Inuit as navigation aids and to mark an important … Continue reading

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Incongruity

One thing I love about travel is how the world has a knack for shattering my illusions. I frequently see things that just don’t line up with expectations. It could be a BedouinĀ  riding a donkey while talking on his … Continue reading

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Petra Revisited

The colors in Petra are amazing – almost unreal. If you saw something like this in a theme park, you would probably criticize it for looking so fake. But this is very real. At first glace these bands look like … Continue reading

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