Whim of the Week – 54

Welcome to Israel. Beware of falling rockets!

Arrived in Israel for a 3-week research visit at Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, in the Negev desert in southern Israel. One of the first things that drew my attention were the safety guidelines in the university hotel where I’m staying. Instructions for what to do in case of a fire or earthquake are rather common. But when the list starts with “Rockets attack on the city” then it becomes a bit worrisome!


But so far things seem quite peaceful, luckily. In fact, with a blue sky and temperatures of around 25C in mid-November, and palm trees on the university campus, I can’t complain, really…


whimsical (adj.): Determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason. Playful or fanciful, especially in a humorous way. (Source: The Free Dictionary)

In an effort to continue looking at the bright side of life in these worrying times, the Whim of the Week series features sometimes funny or unusual, sometimes beautiful or inspiring, but generally whimsical observations I happen to capture on camera during my wanderings around the world.