This Today's Flowers post is dedicated to my Mom.
This past week I found myself wandering around Ein Kerem, at the southern end of Jerusalem, following an off-site planning session that, to my delight, ended an hour ahead of schedule.
I was so pleasantly surprised by having this extra hour to myself that it took me nearly 15 minutes just to decide what to do with it. The sun, hidden behind the clouds, was due to set in about an hour. Perfect photography light.
It's the end of the almond tree blossoms. Ein Kerem is filled with almond trees -- שקדיות shkediot in Hebrew. This tree's claim to fame is that it is the first to bloom, in the dead of winter, and almost out of nowhere.
Now most almond trees in Israel are divided between bloom and foliage, with the white/pink blossoms contrasting against dark spindley branches and the bright green of newly sprouting leaves.
Here, the flowers have already dropped off as the tree develops leaves and shifts into fruit-producing mode.
Another Spring, already on its way...
Happy Birthday, Mom!
Keep the balance,