Taanayel. by ruthmouch

Taanayel.

This is the lake at Taanayel Farm in the Beqaa Valley...when I say lake please remember how big Lebanon is.....!!!

After dropping Grace at school and collecting my companions we climbed the 5000 or so feet to get over that mountain (roads are open) and then dropped into the Beqaa valley.
Breakfast was a delicious cheese and honey sandwich in traditional arabic bread (cheese and honey is me not traditional!) at a cafe/shop in Chtaura. I always stop here for breakfast as Ramzi's father used to do the same 40+ years ago when he was taking his children on hunting trips. It's a wonderful way to remember him.
What a superb shot, Ruth! Love the reflection of the snow-covered hills and the delicate tracery of branches that frame your shot. Fav. for me.
January 18th, 2013  
wow! this is beautiful and I love the framing. favee
January 18th, 2013  
Two words Ruth Brilliant, Fav.
January 18th, 2013  
Beauitful
January 18th, 2013  
Wow, so beautiful!
January 18th, 2013  
Stunning Ruth.
January 18th, 2013  
The branches framing the view add nicely. Gorgeous!
January 18th, 2013  
Lovely framing, color, reflections. What a contrast to your shot of the sad eyed children
January 18th, 2013  
Wonderful composition of a beautiful place. Nice framing with the branches.
January 18th, 2013  
beautiful! wonderfully framed but the branches!
January 18th, 2013  
Nice.
January 18th, 2013  
Beautiful. Love the pale blue and the reflection.
January 18th, 2013  
Very pretty photo Ruth. Love the tones and how you framed the shot with those delicate branches.
January 18th, 2013  
Lovely scene, Ruth!
January 18th, 2013  
great reflection.love the colours
January 18th, 2013  
beautiful shot :D
January 18th, 2013  
Wow!! Stunning. Cheese & honey sounds like a lovely combination. I will try that!!
January 18th, 2013  
So Beautiful. Fav.
January 18th, 2013  
Wonderful reflections
January 18th, 2013  
Beautiful, love the way you've framed this!
January 18th, 2013  
Wow- that is beautiful!
January 18th, 2013  
Stunning photograph !
January 18th, 2013  
I agree with all the comments , it really is a stunning photograph its a fav
January 18th, 2013  
Magical photo. Like the branches framing the scene, the reflection and the subtle colors.
January 18th, 2013  
Beautiful place. It looks rather cold over there.
January 18th, 2013  
Splendid composition Fav!
January 18th, 2013  
Lovely framing Ruth.
January 18th, 2013  
Fav+++++and Fav again! Brilliant!
January 18th, 2013  
Love how the branches frame the shot so nicely. Amazing reflection. Instant FAV!
January 18th, 2013  
Fabulous! - beautiful framing, wonderful reflections, a beautiful composition!
January 18th, 2013  
Beautifully framed!
January 18th, 2013  
My FAv will help this get to the PP as that is where it is headed for sure! Beautiful composition!
January 18th, 2013  
bep
Instant FAV!
January 18th, 2013  
You should try Pecorino cheese with chestnut honey. They go surprisingly well together.
January 18th, 2013  
wow what a view just beautiful
January 18th, 2013  
I never thought I'd see such beautiful winter photos coming from Beirut. Beautifully composed Ruth!
January 18th, 2013  
gorgeous!!
January 18th, 2013  
What serenely beautiful tones... lovely shot Ruth must have been a lovely morning too :)
January 18th, 2013  
Stunning. I love seeing your photos, give me a completely different view point from what I would think of Lebanon.
January 18th, 2013  
Wow, that was worth the climb.
January 18th, 2013  
How beautiful!!!
January 18th, 2013  
Love the subtle tones. Looks cold but very pretty.
January 18th, 2013  
Beautiful pastel colors, nicely framed.
January 18th, 2013  
Lovely framing. Best viewed large.
January 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous.
January 18th, 2013  
Pretty shot.
January 18th, 2013  
Perfect framing! Fav!
January 18th, 2013  
Beautiful
January 19th, 2013  
This is an awesome landscape Ruth, great capture.
January 19th, 2013  
Love this scene. I never knew how beautiful Lebanon is. I am so glad for 365
January 19th, 2013  
so gorgeous...the framing the reflection, all of it...awesome!
January 19th, 2013  
You make the land sound so beautiful and harmonious! Its lovely to learn that there are good people and customs in the land! This lake is so beautiful!
January 19th, 2013  
@maggiemae To me it is Maggiemae!!! It's just that our 5% of idiots get a grand amount of publicity!!!
January 19th, 2013  
Lovely image!
January 19th, 2013  
@ruthmouch I'm so glad to hear of it! The land is biblical!
January 19th, 2013  
ahhh...so beautiful and serene...
January 19th, 2013  
Fav for me Ruth, just stunning!
January 19th, 2013  
Outstanding shot Ruth...Fav
January 19th, 2013  
What a gorgeous shot, Ruth. Fantastic colours, framing and reflection.
January 19th, 2013  
Lovely soft colours.
January 19th, 2013  
Pam
Beautiful view! Love the framing, and the colors. I wonder what cheese and honey taste like together in a sandwich. I might have to find out today. Amazing shot, Ruth. Fav
January 19th, 2013  
Stunning capture Ruth. Looks so incredibly beautiful and peaceful. What a fantastic way of remembering him. I am sure he would be thrilled to see you sitting there.
January 19th, 2013  
Absolutely beautiful shot! Cheese and honey is an unusual combination. What kind of cheese goes well with honey?
January 19th, 2013  
Beautiful composition. Love the way you framed with the branches
January 19th, 2013  
fantastica! fav
January 19th, 2013  
Peaceful and beautiful
January 19th, 2013  
WOW - FAV-licious
January 19th, 2013  
Fantastic framing and I'm very envious of your trip!
January 19th, 2013  
Beautifully still shot with a stunning frame, love the reflection of the snow clad hills.
January 19th, 2013  
Ruth, this is just stunning! +fav
January 19th, 2013  
@lisjam1 Ummm. anything hard and tasty...
January 19th, 2013  
So beautiful and lovely framing. You are surrounded by great scenes.
January 19th, 2013  
what a gorgeous scene - and nicely captured - sounds like a nice day
January 19th, 2013  
Instant Fav, it's beautiful and I love how you framed it with those branches.
January 19th, 2013  
Absolutely stunning!
January 20th, 2013  
Beautiful landscape, great framing of the mountain, I also find the chilly, yet warm, light very intriguing.
January 20th, 2013  
your images are outstanding thumbs up
January 20th, 2013  
beautiful beautiful shot!
January 20th, 2013  
Gorgeous landscape - so nicely framed and composed
January 21st, 2013  
It seems so quiet, I could hear a pin drop.
January 21st, 2013  
Wow! What an amazing photo, such beautiful scenery and you have framed it wonderfully. Faved!
January 22nd, 2013  
This is beautiful Ruth.
January 22nd, 2013  
Beautifully photographed scene Ruth
January 22nd, 2013  
Beautifully framed with branches. Gorgeous shot.
January 23rd, 2013  
Wow, what a scene. Love the tones in this and the framing from the berried trees. FAV
January 23rd, 2013  
stunning! FAV!
January 23rd, 2013  
Postcard!
January 24th, 2013  
beautiful shot and quite the climb!!
February 3rd, 2013  
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