Baha'i Pilgrimage, pt 5: More Birds, Plants, and a Bee

January 1, 2011

There is more to show about the holy sites and places visited, but first I want to share some miscellaneous photos of birds, fruits, trees, and a bee.

A cactus garden near the Shrine of the Báb and the old Pilgrim House

Roses at the base of the Bahá'í Terraces

Roses at the Shrine of the Báb

Orange tree on the Bahá'í Terraces

These twinned olive trees reminded us of the story of Baucis and Philemon, who were said to have been turned into an oak and a linden to live together for eternity.

Atrium in the Bahjí Visitors Center outside the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh

Pumelos at the Ridván Garden

Song thrush (and bougainvillea) at the House of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Pigeon nesting in the wall of old Ottoman 'Akká

Bathing crow on the Bahá'í Terraces

The chickens of Ben Gurion Ave, a few blocks from our hotel in Haifa

A bee as artist's mark on a capital at the Seat of the Universal House of Justice