Wednesday, March 14, 2012
DESERT STATE OF MIND
The southern Negev desert did not get much rain this year, almost none actually, and the earth is very dry and harsh.
The camels always find something to snack on, they are not spoiled. They can also get along without water for a long period of time.
The desert is not blooming plentiful like it does when the rain spurts forward the flowers and greens, but the beautiful desert tulip was there last weekend - actually thousands of them were peeking out of the stony ground. We were searching for a rare kind of iris and fortunately found some, just two or three - it was certainly worth looking - Iris regis-uziae, Iris Tuvia, איריס טוביה in Hebrew.
We drove home via the Dead Sea, stopping at a vista point above it for a coffee break in the late afternoon sun.