Though the Jewish calender is lunar, and thus isn't static like the Gregorian calender, there is one thing that is a given: Passover must always occur in the Spring, yippee! In order to make this happen we even have to insert an entire extra month some years, and that extra month is always a second month of Adar, which is right before Nissan, the month in which Passover occurs. Why am I telling you this? Because one of my very favorite things to do during the week of Passover is to take some trips around Northern Israel, not far from home, to enjoy the gorgeous topography and to witness fields of wild flowers in bloom, up close and in person.........something everyone should experience!
It is true, the flowers are on their own schedule, so the blooming period doesn't always coincide exactly with our plans, but this year, well, I had to squeal with delight as I saw little bushes of actual red poppies (as opposed to the red anemones that bloomed a good month ago.....) dotting the roadside hills all day long. I asked my husband if he would stop for me to photograph them, but that didn't really work out, instead I took a few photos to share with you when we arrived at our first stop.
Today we took a lovely road trip and saw some amazing holy sites, which I will share with you next week, but in the mean time I'll give you a sneak peak with a little flower show......hello red poppies!