Monday, September 16, 2013

Palms for the succah

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The dates are not yet fully grown but they look heavy and golden in the late afternoon sun.
(Even prettier if you click and enlarge them 2x.)


My new home of Meitar has many many date palm trees.
Short ones and tall ones.


The Meitar Regional Council  (seen in this photo) has been busy planting even more of the impressive  palm trees  to beautify the town (especially now before the October local elections). 
The Sukkot holiday starts Wednesday so the Council has made palm fronds available at a central distribution point.
The branches make good "roofing"  when building  our temporary sukkah booths.
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14 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

Those dates look good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carol L McKenna said...

Excellent photography of your world of date trees ~ carol, xo

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I think I saw an Israel movie whose narrative was based around the Sukkah booth and the strangers (?) that were invited for the feast.....

anyhow, if you can grow date palms where you live, it must be darn hot.

"Feet in water - head on fire"

ladyfi said...

Such pretty date palms!

Kay said...

Are you able to harvest the dates and eat them? They are really beautiful trees.

Doronette NF said...

You're so right. I know that view from Montenegro and Albania. Surly, it keeps the attention.
Beautiful pictures !

VP said...

We have some quite nice palm trees in town, but rats now are pillaging them...

Richard Lawry said...

I have never seen a date palm tree. They are lovely. An Arkie's Musings

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, so many dates on every single tree! Beautiful pictures, Dina!

Hels said...

When I saw the photo of Meitar's Regional Council, it seemed for one second to be the First (railway) Station in Jerusalem, reopened fairly recently. I haven't been, but my son and his family loved it.

I would love to know what you think about it.
Hels
http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/saving-ottoman-era-railway-station-in.html

Dina said...

Pasadena Adjacent, you probably are thinking of the strange movie "Ushpezin."

Kay, I went by those short trees yesterday, a week after my photo, and all the dates had been cut off! I assume they get eaten. I'll try to find out what the gardeners do with the fruit.

VP, rats?! Eeuw!

Dina said...

Hels, thanks for your link. Your article about the old railroad is very interesting.
You know, I never made it to the recently opened First Station. Glad your family likes it.
I posted only pictures of the work in progress:
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2011/06/shadows-and-decaying-elegance.html
and
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2012/12/park-hamesila-railway-park.html

You inspire me to show more about the new venue. Maybe I'll go try a post about it now.
Thanks!

Hilda said...

The golden color is just wonderful!

Suzanne said...

Did you build a sukkah in your new home?