It’s the first day of Spring here in Israel, and everything’s in bloom.  Yes, we had a gentle winter this year — minus the super-intense Storm of the Century — most Israelis have spent a lot of time chillin’ in in the sun.  Still, we had enough rains to soak the earth and bring us this beautiful spring. From the rolling hills of the north, to the vast deserts that stretch to the south… you best be taking your allergy pills because there are flowers EVERYWHERE.

Springtime in Israel. Photo by Federico Kremenchuzky from Argentina

Springtime in Israel.
Photo by Federico Kremenchuzky from Argentina

 

What a view. Photo by Yitz Woolf

What a view.
Photo by Yitz Woolf

Spring in Rosh Pina Photo by Yehoshafat Pop

Spring in Rosh Pina
Photo by Yehoshafat Pop

In bloom. Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

In bloom.
Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

 

Gorgeous! Photo by Sarah Gundle.

Gorgeous!
Photo by Sarah Gundle.

 

Spring in Rosh Pina  Photo by Yehoshafat Pop

Spring in Rosh Pina
Photo by Yehoshafat Pop

 

Blossoms. Photo by Corinne Berzon.

Blossoms.
Photo by Corinne Berzon.

 

Flowers against a shifting sky.  Photo by Jen Maidenberg

Flowers against a shifting sky.
Photo by Jen Maidenberg

 

 

Spring in Qumran. Photo by Hannah Rollwage.

Spring in Qumran.
Photo by Hannah Rollwage.

 

Stunning. Photo by Yonina Rosenbluth.

Stunning.
Photo by Yonina Rosenbluth.

Sweeping views of Har Bracha. Photo by Avraham Hermon.

Sweeping views of Har Bracha.
Photo by Avraham Hermon.

 

Flower power. Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Flower power.
Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

 

A rainbow over grey skies... Photo by Jen Maidenberg

A rainbow over grey skies…
Photo by Jen Maidenberg

 

 

 

Spring at Clil Village Israel Photo by Noam Dehan

Spring at Clil Village Israel
Photo by Noam Dehan

 

Spring in Tal Shahar.

Spring in Tal Shahar.

 

Flowers on the Mount of Olives. Photo by Leah Hansen. flowers

 

The yellow brick road to Ramle. Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

The yellow brick road to Ramle.
Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

 

For Springtime on Mount Arbel Photo by Josh Fisher

For Springtime on Mount Arbel
Photo by Josh Fisher

 

Wow.  Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

Wow.
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Ooh the cuteness! Photo by Ilana Weinberg Sinclair.

Ooh the cuteness!
Photo by Ilana Weinberg Sinclair.

 

For poppies blooming in the Ella Valley. Photo by Amanda Borschel-Dan

For poppies blooming in the Ella Valley.
Photo by Amanda Borschel-Dan

 

Sunflowers!!! Photo by Brian of London

Sunflowers!!!
Photo by Brian John Thomas

They have new flowers outside Beit Hanasi, the President's House this week. Photo by Sharon Altshul

They have new flowers outside Beit Hanasi, the President’s House this week.
Photo by Sharon Altshul

 

At sunset during Spring. Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

At sunset during Spring.
Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

 

Transient and timeless Photo by Ionela Ana Dascultu

Transient and timeless
Photo by Ionela Ana Dascultu

Gorgeous sunflower in bloom.  Photo by Mirjam van de Giessen.

Gorgeous sunflower in bloom.
Photo by Mirjam van de Giessen.

 

Sun shines through the plum blossoms. Photo by Mirjam van de Giessen.

Sun shines through the plum blossoms.
Photo by Mirjam van de Giessen.

For industry and agriculture... and a rainbow in between. Photo by Daniel Seaman.

For industry and agriculture… and a rainbow in between.
Photo by Daniel Seaman.

 

Spring at the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem.

Spring at the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem.

 

 

Big blue sky. Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

Big blue sky.
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Poppies in bloom.

Poppies in bloom.

Photo by Varda Epstein

Photo by Varda Epstein

 

Pretty Flowers Photo by Shoshanna Jaskoll

Pretty Flowers
Photo by Shoshanna Jaskoll

 

A baby goat!!! Squeeee! Photo by Crystal Henle

A baby goat!!! Squeeee!
Photo by Crystal Henle

 

Sunset on the moshav.

Sunset on the moshav.

A house in bloom... Photo by Crystal Henle

A house in bloom…
Photo by Crystal Henle

 

Photo by Yitzchak Epstein

Photo by Yitzchak Epstein

 

Sweeping views of the Old City. Photo by Joe Aminoff

Sweeping views of the Old City.
Photo by Joe Aminoff

Photo by Natan Epstein

Photo by Natan Epstein

 

Photo by Natan Epstein

Photo by Natan Epstein

 

No, that isn't Ireland... It's Jerusalem.

No, that isn’t Ireland… It’s Jerusalem.

 

Israel in bloom

 

Gorgeous view of Emek Ha'Ela Photo by Myra Bennett

Gorgeous view of Emek Ha’Ela
Photo by Myra Bennett

 

Spring's sullen sky over the fields of Ramot Meir.  Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Spring’s sullen sky over the fields of Ramot Meir.
Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

 

Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

 

Chaya Gross asks: Does anyone know what these flowers are? Photo by Chaya Gross.

Chaya Gross asks: Does anyone know what these flowers are?
Photo by Chaya Gross.

Lovely Ein Hod. Photo by Chaya Gross

Lovely Ein Hod.
Photo by Chaya Gross

 

Growing out of a rock... Photo by Chaya Gross.

Growing out of a rock…
Photo by Chaya Gross.

 

Desert blooms....  Photo by David Goldberg.

Desert blooms….
Photo by David Goldberg.

 

Pretty rainbows! Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Pretty rainbows!
Photo by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

For Spring blossoms... Photo by Leora Leeder

For Spring blossoms…
Photo by Leora Leeder

Working the land. Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

Working the land.
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Spring stretches beneath big skies... Photo by Sharona Stanhill

Spring stretches beneath big skies…
Photo by Matan Stanhill

This post is SOOOO not finished. Please send me your pictures of Spring in Israel: sarah@timesofisrael.com.

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