Mother of 4, grandmother of 10, retired Registered Nurse, using my phone to photograph and observe Israel as a new Oleh. A lifetime of reading biographies of the founding fathers, history of Israel, history in general, to making aliyah as a middle aged wanderer, my hobbies of people watching, exploring, photography, reading and writing are put to good use when it comes to blogging. Originally from Seattle, I grew up in the Rocky mountains, from Wyoming to Alberta, Canada. Cowgirls fit into Israel well.
From a very assimilated family, I became Baal Tshuva in 1999, and have lived amonst the Charedim ever since, although I consider myself just plain Orthodox. With a big sun hat, because I am allergic to the sun, I wander around with my phone as my camera and try to advocate for the complexity that is Israel, to my very large group on non Jewish internet friends and assimilated Jewish friends from around the world.