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