Rain in the Arava desert is a highly rare phenomenon – just a handful of times a year. However, when it rains, it pours – and is always a cause for celebration. The clay-like soil of the desert does not easily absorb heavy rainwater, creating a runoff that quickly turns from creeks to racing rivers. The earth and rocks change colors too – from weary, dusty yellow to every shade between white and brown. The festival of colors is enriched by the unique sounds and smells of the rain-sodden desert, an Arava experience like no other.
September 14, 2016