On Rosh Chodesh, the first day of each Jewish month, my kids have a half day of school, meaning it is the perfect time to take a little nature walk, and especially since Spring is here, and this month is Adar, a very joyful one indeed, and walking in nature surely gives us joy. As it turned out, only my 11 year old was actually available to go with Mom, and while there were delays as always, I'm glad we made the effort to get out the door, and taking photos as the sun is going down can be quite lovely!
Every year I post photos of the almond trees in bloom because it is truly magnificent and their blooms are the first sign of spring, which is always exciting. My son was so happy to get his bike out after a few months of rain and cold, and I was just happy to be out! I hope you'll enjoy my photos, and of course, any time I set out with camera in hand there are many things to capture, so this is just the first post with photos from our walk.
The road we generally take when looking for an easy way to enjoy the nature in the neighborhood. That pole is actually an eruv pole, namely it marks the end of a designated area within the city wherein one is allowed to carry things on shabbat. If one goes for a walk on shabbat and reaches this pole, pockets are emptied and water bottles are left here in order to continue walking. Might sound a bit curious to you, and you can always google it if you like.