Monday, February 18, 2013

Fleeting beauty

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I wish the white almond blossoms in our Jerusalem Hills would stay forever. 

You can enlarge the pictures with a click and then another click.
Only the fragrance I can't share with you.
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(For OurWorld Tuesday.)

13 comments:

crystal said...

They are pretty :) My grandparents had almond trees and we would knock the nuts down with poles and peel them and dry them on racks in the sum.

Spiderdama said...

Very beautiful! Wish I could see some green here soon..

Dr M said...

The pictures brings to mind the play on words in Jeremiah 1:11-12, "I see an almond branch"....."I am watching to see my word fulfilled." When the almonds blossom, the land is reminded that God is watching over it.

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful ! Over here they remained about a week. Please have a good Tuesday.

Robin said...

So beautiful.

It's been a crazy winter for me - I haven't gotten out to see any at all yet :(.

Adullamite said...

Those terraces were once so fruitful. Will they be again?

Reader Wil said...

It must be wonderful to see these blossoming trees! It's almost a year ago that I was with you spending some time in Jerusalem and in the north of Israel. Thanks to you I have those great memories of all the sights and holy places.
Have a great week!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

VP said...

I see only concrete all around me...

Dina said...

Dear friends, I wish I could send you all some almond branches.

Dr. M, thanks for reminding me of the shaked/shoked verses.

Adullamite, the terraces could again be fruitful. We are fighting hard first of all to keep them out of the hands of the greedy real estate developers.
Actually the spot just above those long stairs in my photo is an ancient agricultural restoration project by the Keren Kayemet.

"Since 1985 KKL-JNF has been restoring its scenic landscapes and the cultural heritage of the traditional hillside agriculture that characterized the region for centuries.
Two local fresh water springs flow into an ancient storage cistern hewn out of the rock, and are ducted to agricultural terraces to irrigate fruit trees and vegetable gardens."

Pearl said...

lovely view where you are. that must make for a large amount of almonds!

Adullamite said...

Estate developers, the blight of society!

Kay said...

Yae! You did post it. They do look beautiful. Do you get to eat them too?