This is a gorgeous photo of a cool tree branch from the top of Haifa.
Did you know?
Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees. That is thanks, in large part, to a huge initiative through JNF (Jewish National Fund) to encourage people to donate money for trees to be planted in Israel to help supply vital natural resources.
This fact, and all the others from the past several days, is from here.
I am grateful that I am a night owl. I much prefer to sleep in late and stay up late and I actually really like that. Especially because my big family tends to go to sleep earlier than I do which gives me a bit of quiet time by myself after my family all goes to sleep.
A gorgeous view from the top of the hill in Haifa (which is basically a giant hill and most of the housing is toward the top of the hill with most of the shopping and activities at the bottom of the hill) looking down onto the ocean and this little church.
Did you know?
In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech). Basically, the entire nation of Israel is like our one American city of Silicone Valley.
Multicolored Maze Nails
Multicolored Maze Photo Tutorial.
After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:
1. apply two coats of polish to each nail. Apply red to most of the nails and light blue to the statement nail(s).
2. use a tracer and various dotting tools in white to make random patterns in the light blue nails.
3. use a tracer and various dotting tools in blue to make random patterns on the red nails.
I am grateful that I am neat. I like to have everything organized and I like each thing to be in its own little spot. I don’t enjoy cleaning (although I do love organizing) but I love when everything is clean and organized so it is very very worth it.
After cleaning, filing, and apply a base coat, paint half the nail with two coats of light blue. Then, paint the other half the nail with two coats of purple. Then, using a small tracer, make a line down the middle of the nail (both vertically and horizontally). Use the same tracer to make two lines in each quadrant which are the same shape and direction as the quadrant itself. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on Facebook, Instagram, Cynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!
A statue of Baby Jesus with Virgin Mary in Haifa, Israel.
Israel is one of the only countries in the world where people of every religion are welcomed and accepted and treated equally. Israel has large Jewish, Muslim, Druze, Christian, and Ba’hai populations.
I am grateful that I am proactive. I am not in any way a procrastinator and I really love that about myself. It is so satisfying to me when I am able to get things done the day I realize they need to get done rather than the day they need to get done.
Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin -109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.
Many of these scientific papers pertain to research on how to yield more and better produce despite desert conditions. The benefits of this type of research are being used all over the world, giving more and more countries the ability to be their own food providers.