Skip to content

124 (Colors)

July 4, 2011
tags: ,

Something is always blooming here in the kibbutz, and now is certainly no exception.
And everything smells so good. I wish cameras could capture smells. Maybe in 2020?


These thriving flowers and trees are symbols of the hard work of pioneers who built this nature kingdom from nothing. I’ve seen enough photos of what this area used to look like to know that.

But I’m also painfully aware how much water it must take for these flowers to thrive amidst the heat, when Israel is apparently facing a serious water shortage this summer.



Also, it was apparently mating season for cats a few weeks ago. There are kittens popping up everywhere nowadays. Will you just look at those eyes of that kitten in the photo.

There is a group of kittens living outside the building next door who we call “tuxedo cats” because they all look like they’re wearing them. They are unbearably cute but impossible to photograph because they can sense me coming closer a mile away. Today I got a little closer than usual and one kitten stayed behind. Maybe in a few days they will let me take their picture.



Much love,

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2011 4:32 pm

    I love the picture of the kitten. Have you found anyone able to tell you the names of all the amazing flowers in this country? No one I ask seems to know names beyond “the purple one” or “those red things.” Good luck getting a photo of the elusive tuxedo cats — I’m very curious to see what they look like!

    • July 5, 2011 6:12 pm

      Yuval actually knows the names to almost every flower and plant, I guess that’s the advantage of growing up in a kibbutz! But he always tells me in Hebrew, which vanishes from my brain immediately 🙂 Come to think of it, I’ve never been very good with flower names in either Japanese or English either. I’m really hoping to capture the tuxedo kittens… they are the most ridiculously cute bunch.

      • July 5, 2011 11:51 pm

        That could be a great idea for a post — what to call pretty Israeli plants in Hebrew! I still don’t know how to say most fish names in English after learning them for the first time in Japan. Maybe some day…

      • July 6, 2011 8:16 am

        That is a good idea for a post indeed! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: