Saturday, April 2, 2016
|Anat in front of flowering tree in Givatayim.|
Friday, August 15, 2014
|Flowers at a local park, Givatay'im, Israel (c) Ami Vider, 2010|
|Shaded walk / bike path near Ichilov hospital / (c) Ami Vider 2010|
Monday, April 5, 2010
The first colors of spring flowers amaze with almost plastic look. Colors are brightest in the early dawn and late dusk when the sun is not as bright / © 2010
A flower floating in the shade, Wolfsohn park, Tel Aviv, Israel. At first look we assume perfect symmetry, but a closer look shows unique asymmetric construction in each flower. / © 2010
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
We have been having a drought for the last five years. This summer Tel Aviv will cut down on watering parks all over the city. There is also a ban on watering private lawns. But somehow it does not seem to worry too many people. After all, the idea of a "green line" is a testament to people turning desert into green. Before the international media and the Palestinians turned the "green line" into a political phrase it was a geographic term. From the air you can see the outline of Israel in green. How about that for green living? Eventually the water had to end - maybe we were just too ambitious.
The nice result of drought is how people compensate. It seems like there are many less water thirsty alternatives in the flower shops. It also seems like people can do with less ambitious gardens. A friend had a huge porch full of green bushes. On highrise residential buildings people with porches or large windows tend to build their own little garden, it's an alternative to having a small garden on the first floor. Well, this friend decided to get rid of all the high water demand plants. So she put in indigenous grasses and plants. There was not much demand for local plants for a while... Is this a trend we should all follow? not just in Tel Aviv, Israel?Read More...