How do I know? Well, just the fact that I'm frantically deep-cleaning my kitchen today is enough to tell. :o) Many things are laid aside for the moment, including correspondence - emails have been so numerous lately that I simply can't keep up with them all for now, and will probably have to wait until Pesach is over to even start making a dent in the pile. I do hope all the dear ones who have written and are waiting for a reply will understand. I would also like to remind everyone that the only email I currently regularly keep up with is email@example.com, and if you have written to another email, it might take me weeks to even see your note.
In the meantime, here are a couple of photos from a stroll around a local mini-zoo, last Friday.
The hen was far more complacent when it came to showing off her tail.
A beautiful local mountain view.
Ancient fields, separated by stone hedges.
The atmosphere here is simply ecstatic. Everyone are rolling up their sleeves and working, working, working all day long, occasionally coming out to relax for a few minutes in the warm sun and share their triumphs with neighbors who are likewise catching their breath, or trimming their gardens. The lights don't go out until late at night, and every nook and cranny in every house is scrubbed clean. I'm looking forward to the magnificent moment when it's all over and Pesach arrives, and all over the Jewish world, people will sit down at splendid Seder tables.