Butterflies, Capernum, Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Capernum, photographed by Jeff Zablow at Lake Kinneret, Golan Heights, Israel

I know that this image will sing to so many of the wonderful folks who visit wingedbeauty.com. Do you recognize it? I’m standing at it’s entrance, and we are looking across The Sea of Galilee. The hills across the Sea are wonderful natural heights that effectively separate Israel from its neighbor to east, Jordan.

I was here, on my way back from photographing butterflies further south, very, very close to the Jordanian-Israel border. The dark clouds and light drizzle that dogged my fieldwork that morning had burned off here.

This is Capernum National Park. Capernum, the same Capernum that you may have tried to envision, back in Sunday school, sometime back.

Butterflies, Capernum, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Some of you have the wherewithal, others of you are 1 lottery ticket away from it. If this post triggers any one of you to book your flight to the HolyLand, let me know. Maybe we can coordinate 2017 Victory trips. No?


5 thoughts on “Butterflies, Capernum, Bethlehem and Jerusalem

  1. the church i attend is in the process of planning a trip in 2017- will not be with them on that trip, am sad to say…
    you have created the mental picture of all the butterflies hovering around the Sea of Galilee, enjoying the minerals and even the remains of the fish caught in the nets centuries ago… always around, noticed by only a few then and now, yet celebrated by you with words and photos that stir the spirit. well done


    • Thanks Len. I am often pleased at the fair traffic we get when we share Israel’s butterflies. As such things go, there are still quite a few that have eluded me. Many of my friends here are fascinated/Love the HolyLand and can go. This is to gently induce them to do just that. A visit to the peak of Mt. Hermon, with its menu of rare butterflies, is just one exciting opportunity.


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