Haifa Life

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Gardeners vs. Lawn

How the gardener get down and dirty with fertilizing the lawns.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Choir Concert and Junior Youth Camp

My heart is still pumping and my eyes a bit watery from the Choir concert we just attended. Man it was simply beautiful. Many emotional pieces were played with a mix of hilarious interludes, namely “Bare Necessities” from the Jungle Book. That one was especially good with a huge amount of arm swinging and manly prancing about.

Today was one of those difficult, tiring times. The ones that remind you what your role in life is, what your purpose should be dedicated to. We woke up early at the crack of dawn to begin an all day ecological camp for the Junior Youth class from the Baha’i School. Man Jeffrey Safajou is keeping us going with constant encouragement and a nice cup of strong Arabic coffee when we arrived at Haifa Forest. The day held a solid mix of activities including nature walks, study of the Sacred Texts relating to nature, a barbeque… hmm Noly made the best marinated pork and chicken and there is still more left thank God, we spoke about metaphors, ecological problems in the world and their solutions, cleaned up garbage from our camp area for a small service project, and topped it all off with fake marshmallow spread and nutella instead of the famed real marshmallow on a stick in the fire, despite the fact that we had a perfect fire going. In the end despite numerous frustrations and difficulties we all made it through, the students more than the teachers and assistants. A huge thanks has to go to Danielle, Noly, Steven, Janis, Jeffrey, Patt, and Lonnie, otherwise who knows what kind of experience we would have had together. And it all parted on such a sweet joyous never forgotten moment, when Munis calls me by uncle jon and then comes over and receives an arm around the shoulder and an overpowering sense of thank you Bahá’u’lláh for this little sister of mine.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Baha'i World Centre, Haifa Gardens; Winter Planting 2005