Friday, December 18, 2015

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Wild Flowers for Shabbos

Israel is a country of seasonal rains, and the rainy season is winter.  Because few areas of Israel reach freezing temperatures, winter rains mean new growth and the popping up of wild flowers.  In Israel “spring growth” starts in mid-winter.

There’s been some decent rains in Israel, so my daughter and I decided to check the hills to see if the wild flowers had started popping up.  The fields of flowers won’t come until February or so, but maybe…

While the large flowers haven’t grown yet, tiny tiny flowers are just beginning to dot the hills.  Fortunately the camera has a macro mode…
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And the bees are busy.  In the hills where I go, there is a set of commercial bee hives.  Though with so little flowers, I don’t know what the bees are doing for food…
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Still, there are a few flowers…
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And a few bees…in flight!
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The beauty of the Holy Land is everywhere…if you only look.  Sometimes it’s very small, and just right for camera macro mode.


1 comment:

  1. Wow you found crocus sativus, that SAFFRON is made from already??
    Part of the pitom maktoret, but also great in my babi soup.
    Full of antioxidants, herb of the King.

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