Arad, Israel is a desert town in the Negev. You can see July 2008 to March 2009 photos here. This page starts on March 16, 2009. Arad has a population of 25,000 and was Israel's first planned town. It shows - Arad was built with space in mind. If you drive east from Beersheva, Arad is on the way to the Dead Sea - 45 minutes from Beersheva and a half hour from the Dead Sea.
An interesting site to see. We noticed a few structures built down into the wadi in the past week. We pass a lot of Bedouin towns along the way to Beersheva - some look like cities with Hebrew and Arabic signs encouraging us to visit and shop - and others are a collection of simple structures. Now we see that some are still wandering and living an ancient lifestyle.
I was on the phone with a friend, admiring the view, when I saw these camels passing by.
August 2009 has been a hot month in Arad. This is the view from upstairs - we moved my office to the top floor where there's a view.
On October 29, 2009 we finally got a good afternoon rain in Arad. When I saw the rainbows from my upstairs office, I knew what to do! A few photos, panoramas, QuickTime 3d's and even some video. The morning started sunny and I was glad to see the clouds pass by in the late afternoon. Hopefully we'll have a good rainy season this winter. The more it rains in the Negev, the more it rains all over Israel!