Thursday, November 24, 2011

A golden moment

A moment of grace this afternoon!
For five minutes a little patch of rare sunlight was centered exclusively in my yard.

The golden light made it look as if we had glorious foliage colors, just like other hemispheres have.
Actually Israel does not have many deciduous trees.
Only the fig tree drops all its fig leaves and gets totally naked.

The silvery olive and the wild sumac, and of course the evergreens, they stay green all winter.
The pomegranates can't seem to decide whether to shed leaves or not.
The heavy sky is joining SkyWatch Friday.
Thanksgiving blessings to all who celebrate today.


Elena said...

Lovely. We too,k have brief sunshine today, and here in Oregon the trees have blazed for over a month.
Today is Thanksgving in the US so Dina, I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely blog. Visiting your corner of the world through your eyes is MY moment of grace.

Sara said...

Those rare spotlights of sunshine can paint everyday ordinary sights with a special aura I think. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dina. Clouds here today too, with the sun breaking through now and then.

Petrea Burchard said...

Beauty is where you find it, yes?

Thank you, Dina.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful!! Shining like gold in the trees.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmm. The little wonders that make us smile... :-)

Kay said...

A VERY happy Thanksgiving to you, Dina. I'm thankful that your Internet is up and you'll be able to Skype California and Australia today.

Hels said...

Evergreens that are native to the area are indeed the way to go. In a climate that rarely snows in winter and has a chronic water shortage, your silvery olive trees are perfect. Plus they look great.

Robin said...

Hang on, you mean the fig tree is SUPPOSED to lose its leaves in the winter? It's NOT because we're over/underwatering it or otherwise neglecting it???? Who'da thunk it...

Congratulations on your patch of sun. Well done indeed, especially since a giant black cloud hung worryingly over my laundry lines all day long! (Thankfully it stayed dry, though whether that will last the night remains to be seen.)

Happy Thanksgiving, I'm thankful to have you in my life.

anumorchy said...

Lovely light in the picture. As far as I know, צאלון Delonix regia
also drops its leaves before winter. But maybe it is not a native Israeli tree.

Leif Hagen said...

Someday I hope you'll post a photo of yourself relaxing in your yard with a cup of coffee or a glass of lemonade! You'll see our Thanksgiving feast at my parents' house in Wisconsin on my blog tomorrow

Theanne and Baron said...

Thank you Dina for the Thanksgiving greetings...enjoyed your post, that first photo is a beauty. Some trees here shed...the live oaks stay green all do a lot of the other plants.

Andrea said...

Hi Dina, we don't get foggy scenes here, and we only get grey skies when it is about to rain or raining, or during typhoons. Even if most of our plants are evergreens, we also have some deciduous ones, although they just drop without changing colors like those in temperate climes. I wonder why you don't have autumn colors when you have low temperatures and winters.

crystal said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dina.

So many trees in your yard :) I've never seen a pomegranate tree - they seem so exotic, though I know they grow them here too.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good weekend.
/ Hanne Bente

berit.. said...

nice : )

regards from Tromsø, Norway

Karl said...

Wonderful light.

Louis la Vache said...

What wonderful light contrasted against the grey clouds.

Sherlyn said...

Your part of the world is beautiful indeed! I love the trees :) Yep Thanksgiving is always much awaited and it was very warm and grand this time!
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