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Spring is in the air...

Netanya, Sergeant Grove

These photos were taken March 24, 2008
Temperature 38 degrees Celsius: a Khamsin, easterly wind, חמסין ,خمسين.
The Biblical term for a khamsin is ruah qadīm (רוח קדים‎)

July 30,1947, two sergeants were found hanged in a wood near Netanya.
Colonel Archer Cassett, one of the senior British Mandatory officials, said in 1949 that
"the hanging of the sergeants did more than anything else to get us out of Palestine"

The grove contains eucalyptus, oaks and pine trees, planted by the National Jewish Fund.

Netanya, Sergeant's Grove - נתניה, חורשת הסרג'נטים
Petrorhagia velutina, Velutine Pink, חלוק שעיר


Flora en Israel, send flowers
Briza maxima, large Quaking-grass, זעזועית גדולה

Leopoldia bicolor, Coastal leopoldia, מצילות החוף
Leopoldia bicolor, Coastal leopoldia, מצילות החוף

Lupinus luteus, Yellow Lupine, תורמוס צהוב
Lupinus luteus, Yellow Lupine, תורמוס צהוב

Scilla hyacinthoides, Hyacinth Squill, בן-חצב יקינתוני
Scilla hyacinthoides, Hyacinth Squill, בן-חצב יקינתוני

Scilla hyacinthoides, Hyacinth Squill, בן-חצב יקינתוני
Scilla hyacinthoides, Hyacinth Squill, בן-חצב יקינתוני

Serapias vomeracea, Snake Tongue Orchid, שפתן מצוי
Serapias vomeracea, Snake Tongue Orchid, שפתן מצוי

Serapias vomeracea, Snake Tongue Orchid, שפתן מצוי
Serapias vomeracea, Snake Tongue Orchid, שפתן מצוי