Monday, February 21, 2011

Anemones in the Forest

Now that the rain has finally arrived (and arrived again, and again, and again...) the Israeli countryside is again bursting into its full technicolor glory. What a beautiful change from the dried out browns of summer.

This field of anemones, with cyclamen and thistles sprinkled about as well, is blooming in a forest just a few minutes from my home and was the site of a delightful picnic Saturday afternoon (and good that we got it in when we did, it's been rainy and miserable ever since!).



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28 comments:

Dina said...

Wow, this photo is other-worldly. You seem to have a real forest in the area!
Yes, Shabbat was a good day. So nice that all the blossoms on my almond tree opened within a few hours.

Maribeth said...

Beautiful shot, Robin. Oh to be in that field with the lovely flowers and NO SNOW!

raya said...

what gorgeous reds!! i love it!
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Isreview said...

Great Shot Robin! As the rain and thunder was going at it yesterday I was thinking of all the stunning flowers I too got to see over this past weekend, I was also thinking there will be even more this coming weekend :)

Andy said...

Nice shot Robin. I can hardly wait until it starts to rain here.

Ralph said...

Wildflowers are a sure sign of Spring (wish we had a few of these sprouting through the snow in New England), the small and subtle reds are more powerful that their size indicates. Warmth, sun and rain is what the flora desires, and we will be rewarded with their beauty!

EG Wow said...

Wow! Anemones are wildflowers in Israel!? I LOVE them!

Dimple said...

What a beautiful place! I'm glad you enjoyed your picnic when you did!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous scene. I love the pretty red Anemones.

Patti said...

These are lovely anemones. Perfect for Ruby Tuesday! Did you lie on your stomach to get this shot?

Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)

Marice said...

that is really beautiful!

quilly said...

Great capture! I love the way the red "pops" against the greens.

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Carletta said...

What a beautiful spot to spend time! I'm envious of your picnic spot.
Lovely spring photo!

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

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sm said...

beautiful photo

Robin said...

Not lying down completely Patti, just squatting low :). I'd have crushed other flowers if I'd laid down.

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kaye said...

so magical . . .

Rayna Eliana said...

What a beautiful capture of nature's loveliness.

casseydab said...

nice shot its beautiful have a nice day
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Rekha said...

Fabulous capture...the focus on the flowers make it picturesque...

Sara said...

What a gorgeous photo! I love how the red poppies are so sharp and clear.

JamericanSpice said...

oooh these are so pretty! My fave color too.

mousey said...

great photos you have in here... thanks for the visit

Leora said...

Delightful. What a joy! Kolaneyot, kolaneyot, is that the song?

Robin said...

Yup, Kalaniot :).

Sailor said...

Beautiful!

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

I love these brightly colored flowers! Love the greens as well. There's no scene like that here in our desert :-(