Duplicity.

More than 2000 Palestinians, men, women and children have been killed and the refugee camp is isolated by the army. Food and other supplies only trickle in and at least 15 have died from starvation and 48 from disease. The army regularly shells and bombs the camp and it’s residents are not allowed to leave under any circumstance.

A Palestinian teenager says, “We just want to eat and drink, and we have no money. What have we done to be part of this? It is nothing to do with us.”

This is the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.

There are no riots in Paris, no attacking of Syrian soccer players, no media outrage, no Facebook agit-prop pictures of bloodied children, no calls for lifting the siege, no talk of disarmament, no lists of the dead.

Israel defends itself against indiscriminate rocket fire directed at its civilian population and the world goes insane. Arabs slaughter each other in numbers a hundred fold greater and my Timeline is silent.

It’s this duplicity among the bleeding hearts that has justifiably raised my ire and speaks loudly about antisemitism.

Mullein

Mullein

Peas

Peas

Black eyed susan

Black eyed susan

Pollinators!

Pollinators!

Future Jelly

Future Jelly

The first goldenrod of the season.

The first goldenrod of the season.

Cold Spring, NYCold Spring, NY

Cold Spring, NY

Patterson, New York

Patterson, New York

One of the nicest properties in town.One of the nicest properties in town.

One of the nicest properties in town.

Beetle on a bud

Beetle on a bud

The blueberry I shall not harvest

The blueberry I shall not harvest

It’s that time of year again!It’s that time of year again!

It’s that time of year again!

Spirea

Spirea