by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
Israel is a semi-arid country with seasonal rains. This means it doesn’t rain most of the year while being hot and dry, and all the rain for the year arrives in 3 months during winter.
The local plants are adapted to this pattern. When the rains start there is a burst of rapid plant growth, with green and flowers popping up everywhere.
Hanot - 1,500 year old ruins and terracing in the Judean hills bursts with green.
Rakefet – a pink-ish wildflower of Israel.
A poppy among the thorns. Israeli children are taught never to pick wildflowers – preserving their lifecycle to seed and grow every year. This year with good rains near the end of the season, the poppies are popping everywhere.
Poppy in the sunlight.
Israel, beauty to be found if you look for it.