Monday, March 17, 2014

A boy and a flower

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Eyal (6) and I were out walking among the post-rain wildly-blooming wildflowers . . .


when he spotted this still-closed flower with curly leaves.


 He gave it a little kvetch (pinch) just to help it along.


Today, ten days later, I passed and found that same flower fully opened in all its glory!
Enlarge the photo to find happy insects inside.
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This is my first winter living in the Negev desert and I am positively surprised by the abundance of beautiful wildflowers.

(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)
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11 comments:

RuneE said...

That re and green combination looked just great :-)

VP said...

A nice story, told by beautiful images!

cieldequimper said...

That's poetry!

carol l mckenna said...

Adorable little boy and love the magic in his hands to 'help the flower along' ~ He certainly did ~ gorgeous photo ~ delightful ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Fun60 said...

Quite a few insects seem to be enjoying the flower as well.

Adullamite said...

That is a super picture!

William Kendall said...

That flower really does have amazing and vibrant shades to it.

Petrea Burchard said...

The desert can be beautiful, and its flowers are particularly showy.

crystal said...

Beautiful flower. Kind of scary bugs ;)

Raksha said...

That is so beautiful. Do you know what kind of a flower it is? I'm guessing an anemone, or possibly a species tulip.

Sara said...

That is a beautiful flower, so striking in its color and design. And I see wild mustard grows everywhere there just as it does here. Your grandson shows a strong family resemblance to you. What a blessing to be able to take walks with your grandchildren and share the beauty of nature with them.