Saturday, January 23, 2010

The greening of Jerusalem

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Long shadows for Hey Harriet's "Shadow Shot Sunday."

The little traffic island at a busy Jerusalem intersection where Agrippas Street begins.

You can enlarge the picture to pick out (not pick!) the different flowers making their debut now in January.
In Israel, winter and not summer is the season for trees, wildflowers, and garden flowers to bloom.
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Here is the same place last October when the weather was still very hot and dry.
Only the drip irrigation pipes were in place.
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Not much blossoms in our long rainless summer season. Plants wither and turn brown.
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Yay for Israeli winter!
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19 comments:

Robin said...

Everything's green (and dare I say even overgrown) looking around here too! What a treat :).

Spiderdama said...

Thanks for your comment Dina.
I always love to see your pics from Jerusalem and it`s very green.. and I look forward to spring. Great shadow!:-)

I must dream in My shadow

christina said...

Nice photos!

Ralph said...

You are far warmer than the Northeast US, where it is quite sunny but cold. The bloom we await in Spring, but these flowers are so beautiful even a large sprouts. The seasonal flowering, whenever it is, is a teart for our senses...

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadows.

My shadow shots

Joops said...

great lanky shadows.

My Mugs shadows

Stine in Ontario said...

Long shadows created by tall tree trunks!

So NOW is your growing season? I look forward to seeing the greenery while Canada is covered in white.

Cassie said...

Winter is the "bloomingest" time in Phoenix too. Summers are so hot only the true desert plants look alive. Thanks for the shadow tour!

Hey Harriet said...

I like the 'before and after' photos of the flower bed. And what cool shadows those trees in the top photo make!

Joanna said...

These are so interesting. Nice to see the cultivation in the traffic areas.

Petrea said...

With the shadows and the water hoses you have a post themed with lines. I like seeing the progress in growing things.

FA said...

Even after our big storm I'm appreciating our California winters - Ours are probably just a tad cooler than yours. I bet that planter will be lush and colorful in a couple of weeks. Maybe you'll show it again! Shalom.

Chuck Pefley said...

It is hard for someone from the northern hemisphere to realize it isn't winter all over the world -:)

Pietro said...

Very beautiful shadow pictures. It's nice to see the little flowers and the irrigation pipes.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely shadows and flowers

Leif Hagen said...

Go GREEN! Green is good! Happy Sunday!

Louis la Vache said...

It's always good to see green in an urban setting where concrete and asphalt usually overwhelm the color palate with shades of grays and blacks. A spot of green even on a small triangle like this is no doubt a most welcome sight.

VP said...

I saw my first drip irrigation pipes in Israel exactly twenty years ago. Now we got some even here.

jewwishes said...

I like the comparisons...nice captures.

The pansies are showing off their colorful blouses.