Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FERTILE SAND - MARVELOUS PRESENT

Last Shabatt was a wonderful day, pleasant warm weather, blue sky, lovely sun, light breeze. We drove to the Negev desert to visit the ancient Nabatean city Mamshit - I still want to write about it. But today I  show you what we found on our way, just along the road, in the dry brown sand...
The beauty of those flowers is just so MAGNIFICENT! 
Thank you Mother Nature!

Those grow in the Judean desert, the Dead Sea valley, and in the Northern Negev desert. They are called in Hebrew Havazelet haNegev, חבצלת הנגב and their botanical name is pancratium sickenbergeri. I could not find how they are called in English, but there is another similar variety, growing at the Mediterranean coast, called Sea daffodil, pancratium maritimum - Havazelet haHof, חבצלת החוף in Hebrew.


Nevermind their exact English name, (maybe they should be called Desert daffodils) - they are just wonderful! White and soft, like many princess brides parading on one stem towards the sun...
And I think my husband captured their beauty splendidly!
Photographs by Uri Eshkar.

10 comments:

Irmi said...

Liebe Yael,
mit einer solchen Blütenpracht können wir leider nicht aufwarten. Wunderschön! Sag dem Fotograf herzlichen Dank fürs Weitergeben.
Liebe Grüße schickt
Irmi

zsazsazsu said...

breathtaking ! They look a little like little
lily's too.

Terri said...

Isn't the Internet wonderful? I get to see the flowers in your country and anything you'd like to share... your flower pictures are wonderful. Some flowers have been like ones I've seen here at home, but in a more exotic setting. Today's flowers are totally exotic themselves. I've never seen a flower so different! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures! Hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos, and, nature from the desert.

Smilla said...

Ja die Natur hat uns immer wieder so viel Traumhaftes zu bieten... Augen auf... die Schönheiten lauern überall ; )
Liebe Yael ich wünsche dir und deinem Mann einen wunderbaren Tag mit ganz vielen herzerwärmenden Überraschungen!
Bisous Brigitte

Clare said...

I just love the way your eyes see (how your husband captures the beauty) - they find the beauty, the small details and then you share it all with us -

Hilde said...

Love the flowers, so beautiful and delicate. And the photos are marvellous :)

Annuk said...

A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I bow to Nature's Beauty in awe!
And that LIGHT..... Oh my Goodness, Yael, I'm melting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stunning photography!!!!!

Giga said...

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Tanja said...

very nice! :-)