Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring in Tel Aviv: Slow, Quiet & Flowery

Winter 2018 is over, spring is here without a roar © D-A Vider 2018

Winter 2018 was dry and quiet. I remember only one small storm without flooding or power outages. So chalk it off to another drought year here in Israel. Spring is not waiting for the last rains to fall. The dry climate here pretty much requires watering all year long. This is especially true this year. There are a few green thumbs with flowering pots in the windows.  But in general Israeli apartment buildings are drab with very few flowering pots popping new flowers in the spring.  My pots are not the greatest by any standard, but this one pot with bulbs in the spring is incredible for two to four weeks. This year flowering started a little early. Probably the few hot days, with temperatures above 25°C (77°F) are fooling mother nature. For my small contribution, at least for the next two weeks, there is a bit of color with the morning kitchen routine. Enjoy!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Spring Once Again, Catching Up

Spring flowers from a small succulent in my window, cool wet weather makes for a colorful spring / 

It has been a long time since my last post. Personal and work changes kept me away from the blog. Yet the seasons keep on going and we are at spring time suddenly. This year winter was warm and the rains did not make up for the long drought. Spring came slowly but it certainly here. Passover came and went, for me quietly. Somehow with less political noise (Trump election in the US, no political change in Israel) there seem to be a quiet in the land. The media is just as noisy and controversial, but otherwise things are quieter. There is also a sense of less drastic change, no wars, even small ones.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Spring in Israel (2016 season)

Anat in front of flowering tree in Givatayim.
Spring this year arrived early. After a few rainy days, higher temperatures and clear sunny days quickly reminded us of where we live. In New England after hard winters the say "if you can stand the winter, you deserve the summer". Here they should say the opposite: "if you can stand the summer, you deserve the spring". Spring brings clear days and cool evenings. Flowers burst out after the last winter rains. Somehow this year it seems like the flowers are blooming all at once. The last two weeks it's been a feast for the eyes and the nose. If you come to visit Tel Aviv in the spring, go to where the flowers are blooming. In Tel Aviv there are a few "green" streets where the blooms are glorious. Enjoy the spring, the summer will surely push a few of us hot and bothered.