Moving to Israel has changed my perspective on a lot of things. Many of them are too hard or too sweeping to explain in the time I have to blog (not much, due to Real Life Responsibilities), but there is something I can explain easily.
February. I used to hate it. It was always drab or cold or cold and drab, and even a sunny day was like a tease, because there was always a lurking chance of snow or rain or a “wintry mix.”
As a child I hated February because it was the month before my birthday; so even though February was the shortest month it was really the longest month, if you know what I mean.
But February in Israel is a whole other world. Literally. It might be a little rainy, or a little cool, but the payoff is really big. The flowers are simply spectacular. Flower season really begins in December, with tiny hints, daffodils, maybe. In January you get more, and the almond trees start blooming. But in February things start running amok. In the best way.
I’m going to show you a lot of flowers this month. They make me happy.
Almond blossom, Modiin