Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MIDDLE EAST AUTUMN FLOWERS


New Year Festivities have been great and are over - waiting now for Yom Kippur and Sukkoth...

My friend Aiva sent me this pretty photo yesterday - please zoom in to fully see and enjoy the beauty of those leave less  flowers...
(Sea squills)

12 comments:

wanda miller said...

...and especially beautiful, growing amongst the rocky terrain! see, i did enlarge it and they are GORGEOUS! XO

rachel awes said...

i too love the beauty out of the rocks, out of the unlikely.
XOX

Smilla said...

oh bei uns ist es von Tag zu Tag auch immer brauner.... aber bei uns gehört es nicht zur Normalität!!
Liebe Yael, deine Bilder machen mich immer mal wieder glustig auf deine Region ; )
bis bälder 1001 bisous brigitte

Annuk said...

What a gorgeous photo! Amazing flowers, they look almost unreal in the harsh, rocky environment!
Happy Holidays, Yael! :)

Lisa said...

You do have lovely countryside ♦ do you get snakes out there?

Hilde said...

Great photo!! Amazing flowers and such a gorgeous landscape, they go beautifully together :)
Happy Holidays, Yael!

Introverted Art said...

gorgeous photo.

stardust said...

The flowers are so precious when blooming in such a rocky place. I wonder if the leaves appear when the bloom is over..... like our “higanbana”, or Cluster Amaryllis?

Yoko

Yael said...

Yes, Yoko, the leaves appear later on in winter, very large ones. At that time the now harsh landscape is all green dotted with many colorful wildflowers. The leaves then dry up again in summer, until no trace of the plant is to be seen. Only the huge onion, deep in the earth waits for the days to become shorter, even before the first rains start, to bring up this remarkable flower, the messenger of rain.
And yes, Lisa, we have snakes here, mainly vipers.
Uri

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I'm happy that your New Year festivities were enjoyable. Interesting and beautiful flowers!

TarracoStyle said...

unas flores maravillosas.
besos

Bob Bushell said...

Qh, I didn't know that it was new year, you celebrate it early, ha ha.