Kicking off my Summer vacation

Today is the first day of my Summer vacation, and I've started it with an unexpectedly appealing drink in a park with our daughter while we wait for our son to finish a lesson nearby.

Today is the first day of my Summer vacation, and I’ve started it with an unexpectedly appealing drink in a park with our daughter while we wait for our son to finish a lesson nearby.

Fallen pods

These pods have been falling for the last week or two. We had a particularly hot day yesterday, and it seems to have accelerated this process.

It looks like the remnants of Spring are going away, as Summer digs in here in Israel. These pods have been falling from their trees for a couple weeks now.

Those prickly sabras

Sabra fruit in my neighbourhood.

Sabra is iconic Israeli fruits that became metaphors for born Israelis (my term for Israelis born in Israel, as opposed to immigrants like us). The plant itself apparently originated in Mexico. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pejrm/28176952876/in/album-72157673661708265/ I’ve come across these prickly plants a number of times since we arrived in Israel and I am developing a bit of a…… Continue reading Those prickly sabras

Sunday night hottest night in Israel’s history – Israel News, Ynetnews

The heat has been incredible the last few days and August is only just beginning. Thank goodness for air conditioning. I'm dreading the electricity bill though. Sunday was the hottest day of the year in Israel, and the high temperatures continued into Monday and don't appear to be letting up anytime soon. Source: Sunday night… Continue reading Sunday night hottest night in Israel’s history – Israel News, Ynetnews