Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The desert is still blooming

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What is this strange plant that shot up in the desert a few weeks ago?!


Rain returned again today, which means that flowers and green things will still be doing their thing for a while more.
In a month or two, the dry season will start and the desert will revert to brown.
Meanwhile, if you don't walk out in the open lands every few days, you miss something new.
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14 comments:

Alice said...

It is a strange looking plant indeed. Dina is the white fluff on the plant cotton ? CAN it be woven into fabric?

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

It would have been nice to have walked in the desert during our time in Israel. Maybe we should return, sans tour groups, and enjoy all the country has to offer!

Dina said...

Alice, I have no idea. And I was not about to touch this unknown plant.
I'll have to ask a native Bedouin; they know all this.

Jackie, I hope you give it plenty of time next time. Then you will enjoy and appreciate many things here.

Karl Demetz said...

The desert is blooming, wonderful, Dina !
But it is a contradiction, for me... :)

William Kendall said...

It looks unusual.

VP said...

We are not used to this kind of plants!

Gosia k said...

the desert looks reallz interesting

cieldequimper said...

That's striking! And pretty!

Cloudia said...

Blessed land!

Hels said...

Drought is a nightmare *nod*

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very pretty, so unusual and green!

Kay said...

Hmmm... That is a very strange plant indeed. I wonder what it is.

Come Away With Me said...

They look like some weird mutation of thistle. I'd be interested to know what the Bedouin tell you!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'd like to see it in full flower. Desert ecology is endlessly fascinating.