“The earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of my favorite things to do on a trip is focus on the flowers, foliage, and landscape. We’ll discuss more about the importance of the topography in Israel next week. For this post, I want to walk you through the lens of the petals, fruits, weeds, and leaves.
You don’t have to be a botanist to appreciate this process. As you take in the images, you may begin to see how the topography will be connected. The drastic changes in topography also create an amazing diversity in foliage. Each area tells a different story about the history of the land and the people who have foraged it for thousands of years.
I’m also not going to pretend to be a botanist…there are a few featured flowers that I was able to identify, but not all of them. The beauty and life of Israel shines through the colors and textures. It gives the viewer a new perspective on this land we so often visualize as dry and bare.