Spring delights

I thought I’d post a couple of photos of the nice things we’ve been enjoying lately – plenty of sunshine, green grass for our birds to browse on, and flowers.

As you can see, our baby peafowl have grown quite a bit, but as peafowl generally don’t breed until two years of age (to the best of my knowledge), we don’t expect any egg-laying or breeding this season, though the male is becoming more colorful with each day.

The plant in the bottom right corner is actually a wild herb that sprang up in my garden quite unexpectedly. It smells wonderful, but I have no idea what it is. A guess, anyone?

In the upper right you can see a gorgeous desert view from a day trip we took. It lacks the lush greenery that can be seen in other parts of the country at this season, but I still find it majestically beautiful.


Author: Anna

An Orthodox Jewish wife and mother enjoying a simple life with her family and chickens, somewhere in the hills, in Israel.

8 thoughts on “Spring delights”

  1. I could be wrong, but I think your mystery plant may be a type of sage (מרווה). I also love the parsley under your calanit (the reddish-orange flowers; I believe that’s what they’re called, right?).

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  2. I would suggest the plant is Catmint (Nepeta family of some sort). If it is, it may spread like wildfire with the seeds – but it will be lovely none-the-less.


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  3. Spring already? Around here (near Baltimore, Maryland) it is still winter. The temperature bounces from freezing to just under 70-F (21-C) – two days on and two days off. It’s a wonder we don’t all have pneumonia! The grass is beginning to go green and the tulips and daffodils are coming up, it rains constantly, and there is mud EVERYWHERE. March will be more of the same. Of course, come July, we’ll be fussing that it is too hot and dry.

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    1. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather put up with heat anytime, and that someone somewhere ought to make a rule that rains should be nocturnal only. 🙂 Lucky we live in Israel, really.


  4. I don’t do well in the heat, although the cold doesn’t particularly bother me. I figure I can always put on another layer of clothing, but there’s a limit to what I can take off. The Squire’s thermostat, of course, is set the other way around. The man is a living, breathing blast furnace!

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