First Spring Blossom seen in Jerusalem

The first spring blossom in Israel is normally greeted with great excitement and emotion. Of course the winters here are not normally very harsh, but, there is still something special about the first signs of spring renewal. Today, we spotted the first blossom that we have seen in Jerusalem; perhaps the blossom was encouraged by the recent rain. Here are a few photos taken in Emek HaMatzleva – Valley of the Cross near Rehavia.

Emek HaMatzleva is one of our favorite places for a stroll, jog or ride. So close to the center of Jerusalem, but still relatively unspoilt and special.

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