Wednesday, February 24, 2010
AND THE DESERT SHALL BLOOM
Usually the Negev Desert is dry and barren, often there is no rain year after year. But don't be fooled, inside the desert sand a whole wonderful world is sleeping, waiting for water to wake up. When the rain finally falls, the celebration starts!
This year we had plenty of rain and the results are marvelous and very exciting. A big range of flowers is fast exploding out of the dry earth, flowers, small and big and in the most beautiful shapes and colors.
Those here are the special desert tulips (tulipanim how my friend Cochava calls them), Zivonim Sasgonim in Hebrew, which literally means: Colored Colored.
And how about those gorgeous irises? Irus HaNegev.
At this link you can see a lot more flowers blooming in the Negev Desert right now. All the pictures have been photographed by my husband Uri last weekend.