Sunday, February 2, 2014

HaShkeidiyot Porchot

As you may recall, our almond tree (i.e. our shkeidiyah, for the Hebraically-oriented amongst you) is, how shall I put this, um, well, rather, um, flower-challenged.

I mean, it got to the point that the only way we could sing the classic Tu B'Shvat song about the blossoming almond tree was with a healthy dose of irony and a great deal of snickering.

But as it turned out, the tree would be the one to have the last laugh.

Because sometime last year, we suddenly noticed that somehow, we were now the proud owners of a second – and more flourishing – almond tree. Apparently, seeds from the first tree had landed on the ground and had started growing.

And as if two almond trees weren’t enough, this year we discovered that there is now a THIRD – albeit still very small - tree on the premises!

Which means that we may have to rename TRLEOOB* to the Shiputzim Family Almond Orchard (i.e. pardes shkeidim, for the Hebraically-oriented amongst you).

But I’ll let you be the judge of that:

(As always, please click on the pictures for a much better view.)


!שבוע טוב וחודש טוב


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. Lovely to see your blooming tree - our block is covered in snow. We both have whites.


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