Thursday, January 28, 2010
yesterday was a really chilly day. unusually cold for israel, but the sun was shining and the sky blue-blue. i felt like wearing a summer dress.
despite that it is winter.
i felt the early danish summer days, in a floral dress with my feet in rain boots. putting on a big old sweater to keep me warm when walking out into the garden in the chilly mornings with a cup of hot coffee to warm my hands.
but it is winter. and maybe i am just making up my memory. because it felt different than what was, but still right.
everything is blooming. it's green and you can almost see it growing. finally, it's all coming back. the sun burns with no mercy throughout july and august, leaving nothing untouched. then the rain begins in the fall, and now it is the time to watch all the magic it brings. just like early summer back home.
yesterday was the day i finished my mom's fig and ginger jam. from the fig tree in the garden. today is her birthday. wishing you a happy day, mom.