Dusk in the Desert

Nothing excites the senses like an overnight in Israel's southern desert. The transition from day to night chases away the harsh contrasts and fills the sky with warm colors. When darkness falls, an otherwise barren landscape comes to life.

One of our groups recently overnighted in an Negev oasis. We slept on cushions in a traditional goat hair tent. We heard stories of desert life (from a Bedouin woman) and went for a morning camel trek.

Thought you might like this is the view from the "front porch."

In the height of summer, life can challenging in this place. However, in other seasons, pastoralists take advantage of short lived grasses.

According to the book of Genesis, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob camped around (sojourned) in the region of the Negev.