Sunday, November 23, 2008

The first wildflower

The vegetation is still brown and dry after the long hot dry summer. And still no rain in sight.
But down in the woods the first little wildflower has just pushed through. It gives hope!

16 comments:

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i truly hope you get some rain - life is dull without it. we enjoyed a week of it, but i dont know if any more is in store in the near future for us

bobbie said...

That is how I always feel about the first crocus to put in an appearance in the spring. I watch for it for a song time, and really feel my spirits lift when it does appear.

I hope you get your rain soon.

Leora said...

I hope Europe can send you some of the snow they've been getting in a more watery format...from all posts I've been reading (someone sent me her Jerusalem gardening group, too), you need it, need it, need it!

Love the little crocus (that's what it looks like to me).

bennie and patsy said...

Does this mean it is spring there?
Still working on the river, but very hard.
Patsy

Dina said...

Kiwi, Bobbie, Leora, thank you all for sharing your feelings about rain and crocus. And now I know the name of my flower!

Patsy and Bennie, I forgot to explain. Yes, it might be confusing. But here the planting and the blooming season starts around October or November, whenever the first rains come after the dry season (which begins in March or April).

Catherine said...

Looks like our february flowers.
If I saw that kind of flowers at that period, I would think ; "no more seasons".

Naturegirl said...

It is a treat for me to come all way to Jerusalem by cyberspace to have a look at your todays flower post!
My world is not dry but covered in white!
I am so pleased to join the community of Todays Flowers group! NG

GMG said...

Hi Dina! It’s always great when I have a chance to get here! But now it seems that some rain is needed...
Wonderful JFK memorial; I still remember how shocked I was when learned the news in 1963...
Now, interested in Tunisia? Blogtrotter has it now! Miss your comments there... :(
Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!

kaybee said...

Still hoping for rain for you, Dina, and for Israel.

In contrast, stop by my blog and see the beautiful snow we've just had!

Rambling Woods said...

That little flower really is a sign of hope....Happy Weekend Dina..

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Kay said...

A crocus! How wonderful! We used to only see them in spring in the Midwest. We don't see them here at all in Hawaii. I'm glad you had a wildflower smile.

Petrea said...

Water for you, water for me. I'll be doing a rain dance soon.

I also like your posts about the horses and knights. Modern knights are (thankfully) benign, compared to their medieval counterparts.

kjpweb said...

Beautiful! They always find a way and a niche! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Webradio said...

Hello Dina !

No more season, because these flowers "come" in the begining of spring in my place...

See You later !

USelaine said...

Ours won't have the pointed white petals, but definitely it's a crocus. Water is so precious!

The Tile Lady said...

It's a wonderful flower! Hope you get rain and more blooms appear!

Marie