Sunday, April 20, 2014
PILLY - AND SPRING SAYING GOOD BYE
Spring is on the verge of leaving us here. The meadows in the plains and hills began to dry into monotonic colors, and we have already very hot days. The sky is blue and cloudless most of the time. The sun is out early in the morning, and high up and quite burning at noon. The barley fields were harvested in time for Passover, and are lined with the remaining straw, waiting to be gathered into bales and taken away. Yesterday we saw hundreds of wild doves picking the morsels of grain left on the ground in one of the empty fields.
The last hollyhocks - חוטמיות - try to survive a little bit longer, their large blossoms painted a fierce dark pink in midst of the often already beige hues of their surroundings. I would love if spring would linger a little bit longer, but my wish will not be granted and spring shall soon turn into summer, with no breeze and no rain, but plenty of sun and everlasting blue horizon.
So I made this little fellow in the colors of the sky and the hollyhocks and the beige patchwork fields with the last remaining little spring flowers, and photographed it sitting on brown earth in front of the yellow sun. :-)
His name is Pilly. You see Pil is Hebrew for elephant and Pilly is just a little one.
Once upon a time there was a little elephant...