Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, programmer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

January 1, 2011

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

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

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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