...well it seems these last few days out of our routine ...i am lost... also the grey skies and constant rain and a couple of irritable girls due to runny noses and nasty coughs (which leads to lack of sleep for all of us) doesnt help.


Im so craving spring time...but this week we are celebrating tu bishvat - the birthday for TREES!!!! It is the time for planting new trees and for eating dried fruits. I took lots of photos on friday but because of a problem with the memory card, they didnt come out...

I love this holiday...a feeling of hope..the planting of new... i saw an article on the news the other day about the rebuilding of forests up north which were burnt down in the war and by natural fires..there were a million baby trees all lined up...what a beautiful site..a future forest!!!!


In hebrew, the word for tree is ets...i decided that i wanted to be an artist at the age of four after i painted an apple tree in nursery...rami is convinced i was a tree in a former life...for me, the 'tree' represents life...beautiful and complicated...


Of course i wanted to do some drawings for this week but havent had any time and i even forgot to photograph the tree shelly and i built for nursery!


but i can leave you with some flickr trees:


pembroke trees at night
upsepiatree


Edit: since writing this post, i just came back from picking up shelly and took some photos of a banana tree...i just love the pod shaped leaf forms and the form of the long stem :)


tomorrow, another birthday...have a bright week everyone :)

14 Comments:

  1. AnastasiaC said...
    what a wonderful celebration! that is one beautiful tree, now I can see where you get your inspiration from!
    Marieke said...
    A birthday of trees! Excellent that is :-) xxx
    cruststation said...
    What a fabulous holiday, nature is so important for all. The flickr pictures are amazing, I am in love with # 1 & # 3!
    kelly said...
    hello mrs tree!

    springtime isn't so far away...hope your grey skies turn blue v soon :)

    i love finding out about your holidays...celebrating trees + feeling hopeful can only be a good thing...so count me in on this festival!

    xxx
    Shari said...
    hi julie,
    what a wonderful little holiday. i love it. i also love the photos of the banana tree. beautiful. xoxo shari
    risa said...
    i bet you were a tree in a former life. that is a beautiful thought...i can just imagine you standing there tall and proud full of green leaves.
    amisha said...
    what an amazing holiday! i love the idea of birthdays for trees... they also resonate with me so much. i love to be around them and feel their age and comforting presence.
    the banana tree photos are wonderful... they are such strange and lovely creatures, aren't they? i have always had banana trees by my home (never bananas, sadly) and i love that long strange purple stem.
    hugs
    amisha
    stephanie s said...
    oh, this is your holiday, there is no doubt about it. and to imagine you as a tree in a past life is perfect, absolutely perfect.
    Vanessa said...
    That tree! And your thoughts...How lovely a post indeed.
    lisa s said...
    happy b-day trees! how fun!

    that banana tree is amazing....
    gracia said...
    Hip, hip, HOORAY! Three cheers for the trees as well.
    see you, g xo
    bugheart said...
    this is offically
    my new favorite
    holiday...
    what
    a beautiful idea...
    happy birthday
    sweet trees.
    monica said...
    what a great day! celebratin the birthdays of trees..

    My little one is being christened and a friend of mine has asked if I'd like her to give him a tree as a present...

    I thought it was fantastic!!
    simple me said...
    Wow these pod shape leaves are amazing. Great inspiration for ceramics (coming from me...what else!!! :)

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