Friday, September 9, 2011


One hour ago - the street leading up to our village - I LOVE those early autumn messengers, oh how dearly I love them. They come out as straight sticks, no leaves and then they open their sweet  fairy flowers, pure white as fresh falling snow - they bloom there by the thousands, near the Bedouins, on the soft hills, pleasing us every day now for a month or so, then the big dark green fleshy leaves will grow into clusters - CHAZAVIM -  חצבים - each year a delight from nature! 

Sea Squill - Meerzwiebel - Urginea Maritima

Photos by Uri Eshkar.


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

...oh--this is nature at it's most beautiful. I love these plants!

Thank you for the pleasure of learning something new, too, and the wonderful photos!

Irmi said...

Liebe Yael,
wundervolle Fotos. die Meerzwebel habe ich so noch nie gesehen.
Einen guten Start ins Wochenende wünscht

Clare said...

Nature never ceases to amaze me - how it helps us to welcome in each season in with such beauty. At the moment I have a hugh flame tree outside my lounge window with bright orange flowers helping me to welcome in spring

Bob Bushell said...

Autumn time is here yet again.

Terri said...

The are remarkable, very interesting and beautiful. Do they have a scent?

zsazsazsu said...

The name : Meerzwiebel, makes me laugh, what a great name for a beautiful plant ! Enjoy them as much as you can. Here we have a productionhouse for tv that is called
desertfish ... :-)

Annuk said...

How beautiful!!!! And that BLUE BLUE sky... amazing!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing YOUR little paradise, Yael! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

rachel awes said...

autumn greetings to you too, dear love!

Smithy said...

I loved those delicate visitors from Another ethereal, so soft.....lovely post Yael! xxx

Zen-Chakra said...

They really are quite gorgeous. i dont think we have anything like them in the states.

Magia da Inês said...

º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.
Olá, amiga!°º♫
É uma planta muito diferente, gigante, mas flexível, as flores parecem com margaridas, imagino que sejam perfumadas. As fotos estão maravilhosas.
º° ✿♥ ♫°
Bom domingo!
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.