Hardly To Be Discerned

“Good and evil grow up together in the field of this world almost inseparably, and the knowledge of good is so involved and interwoven with the knowledge of evil, and in so many cunning resemblances hardly to be discerned, that those confused seeds which were imposed upon Psyche as an incessant labor to cull out and sort asunder were not more intermixed.” – John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644

Hostel Hostility May 22, 2012

Filed under: Elizabeth's escapades!,Wow! — Elizabeth @ 20:17

At the youth hostel where we stayed one night near Maktesh Ramon in Israel, I went out for a walk in the early morning. The freshly risen sun on the Negev desert was so lovely.

A loud cracking noise caught my attention. Following it, I noticed two large ibex just outside the gate having quite a row! They knocked their horns together and leapt at each other over and over, wrestling when horns interlocked.
From the photos I took, I later counted over twenty bumps on each horn so they were both older than I was.

Later that day we repelled a little way down into the Ramon craters, and I discovered how much fun it is to drop over the edge of a cliff! With a rope.

Two great memories from one of my favorite days in Israel…


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