Blossoming Almond Trees.

almond trees, near and far

Yesterday afternoon we decided to make a quick trip out to the mountains surrounding Jerusalem.

blossoming almond trees

Oh, how LOVELY it is to see some nature! To breathe some fresh, clean air! To smell the forrest! To rest one’s eyes on the beauty of relatively untouched creation!

blossoming almond tree

The almond trees were quite a sight! In the beginning of our Jeep-trip we pointed out each and every one of the ones we saw, and even tried to count them. But we quickly lost count, – there were sooo many of them! And they were soooo beautiful! Some very pink. And some quite white, – they almost looked like they were covered with snow!

kids and almond tree

As Purim is less than two weeks away, we are dressing up in various costumes just about every day. Being out here in nature was a perfect opportunity for our budding cowboy to practice throwing his lasso! 🙂

cowboy and almond trees

We did a short hike before returning home, and we saw lots of beautiful wild rakafot, which I have now learnt are called cyclamen. This flower-season is especially beautiful due to the wonderful rains we have been blessed with.

wild cyclamen

And again, returning home after just a two hour trip, I felt that my batteries had been recharged. It must be the air, or the views, or the beauty of it all, or just the break and good family time, – or probably a combination of it all! Either way, – my heart is very thankful!

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11 thoughts on “Blossoming Almond Trees.

  1. Paula Romer says:

    This is amazing! I cannot believe you have these trees and plants blooming already. I’m trying not to be jealous! Beautiful. Everything is still very brown and dead here. The hope of spring is alive. I cannot complain… We have had a mild winter…if you can even call it that.
    I also feel refreshed and recharged after spending time in the mountains. Im eager to see all the costume options for the kiddos for Purim. they are too cute. Enjoy the flora for all of us.

    • Te'ena says:

      Yes, isn’t it just amazing how wonderful it makes us feel after having spent time in nature! It must have been the way things were meant to be… We’ll enjoy the flora for you, – and you’ll enjoy the real winter (snow??) for us!! 🙂

  2. The land has such beauty! It makes it easy to believe in G-d when you see how Israel has been blessed.

  3. Connie. says:

    It was so Nice for Alma, and so important to show to our childen the beauty of the nature!!!. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Janne says:

    Sååå flotte bilder av nydelige trær! Koselige minner fra da Jakob og jeg var der dukker opp… 🙂

  5. Stine Vikesland says:

    Så nydelige blomster! Det får meg til å lengte etter våren. Her hjemme i Norge er alt rimelig dypfryst fortsatt. Jeg satt og bladde litt gjennom bloggen din i dag, og ble så velsignet. Synes forresten at du tar veldig fine bilder og at du er kjempeflink med interiør, pynting, blomster og slikt. Jeg synes også dette er veldig moro, så gjerne mer av det. Setter stor pris på det du skriver, og gleder meg til hvert innlegg.

    • Te'ena says:

      Hei Stine! Takk for kjempekoseleg kommentar! Den oppmuntra meg verkeleg! 🙂 Ja, me deler nok gleda av å gjere det fint og koseleg rundt oss, – satsar på at det vert fleire slike innlegg framover. 🙂

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