The challenge: 104 words including:
…the extreme weather meant…
I’m throwing fiction to the elements this week. We had our extreme weather about a week before most of you.
So near and yet so different
In Tel-Aviv, the extreme weather meant flooding, road closures and terrible traffic jams.
In Modi’in, a shopping centre was flooded, giving rise to the picture of a restaurant, the diners with their feet in water, that appeared on Facebook. Another interesting picture compared the shopping mall to Venice. They did look rather similar.
In Jerusalem, the extreme weather meant a traffic shutdown, a welcome holiday, snowmen, snowballs and beautiful, silent whiteness. What a difference a few kilometres and a few hundred metres make!
A week later, we sat lazing on the grass in warm sunshine, not a trace of extreme weather in sight.
16 replies on “100 Word Challenge – Week #74”
That was pretty interesting to read. It really intriguing the difference a few meters can make 🙂
Thanks and yes 🙂
Really interesting read. It is fascinating how different the weather can be in places that are quite close.
Often, when it’s cold in Jerusalem, we can drive down to the Dead Sea to enjoy a beautiful day.
Great to see a non-fiction piece about this – and really interesting to see the huge difference in weather (and attitudes towards it) in a relatively small area.
Some people in Tel-Aviv try to get to Jerusalem to see the snow, but transport is limited.
Great contrasts. Aren;t we lucky to have a range of weathers. I remember a sketch from the fast show where everywhere was, “SCORCHIO!” lol no chance of that around here 🙂
I was so jealous of your snow. Thank goodness I now have some of my own!
Glad it reached you 🙂
Is that snow in your picture? See you say Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem and I think of hot weather!
But we have winters, too, and Jerusalem is high enough to get snow. 🙂
It all depends on where you are! Good description of the contrast between two places that aren’t very far apart.
Thank you 🙂
Very good descriptions!