my mom was here visiting and we joined in with the פורום לצעירים (the young adults group of the israeli reform movement) for a hike in the sataf, a beautiful nature preserve just outside jerusalem. it was a sunshiney day, perfect for picture-taking!
our guide was my fantastic cousin/hevruta
the almond trees were blooming
we ran into a group from kolot having a tu bishvat seder
we got to see how local folks are using the ancient terraces to plant organic gardens (cool!!)
it was an all-around lovely mid-winter day in israel. a hint of spring to come!