Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The awakening of spring

In Israel, the month of Shvat is best known by the bloom of the almond trees, but in reality, everything bursts into bloom these days. I especially love our local wild flowers, which I can find in abundance in our yard.
 Well, the above is rosemary, not a wild flower, but it's still blooming so beautifully I thought it deserves to be included too.




Cyclamens growing out of small pocket of earth in a rock. Aren't they lovely?

8 comments:

Miu said...

Really beautiful, I wished we had some flowers again, too, but today it was snowing...

momto9 said...

They are indeed lovely!!

Rose said...

Cyclamens grow wild in Israel? Amazing. We think of them as an indoor plant that needs tender loving care.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Anna!

I have been having "trouble" posting comments on blogger blogs, especially with the secret word... hope this one finally goes through!
Blessings,
~Mrs. R

Autumn said...

So bright and happy! I am looking forward to seeing signs of spring here!

Mrs. Anna T said...

Rose, there are some domesticated varieties of cyclamens, which indeed feel better indoors, but these wild ones grow all over the cooler regions of Israel. In particular they need cold nights.

Carol said...

So pretty! I don't think I have seen rosemary in bloom before. Thanks for posting these photos.

Kristen said...

We have rosemary in our backyard. I just cut it back last weekend. I love that smell. The red anemone is just beautiful. Vibrant colors.