Today and tomorrow mark the beginning of the new Hebrew-calendar month of Iyar. This time of the year is gorgeous in Israel, and particularly in my beloved hometown of Ashdod on Israel's southern Mediterranean coast. The air here is perfumed with the fragrance of citrus blossoms. The sky is a clear deep blue. The wheat is ripening. The sea is calm. Let me share a few photos with you, to start off a lovely week and a beautiful new month:
Image #1: Wildflowers east of Ashdod
Image #2: The late afternoon sun seen through river canes on Lachish River Wadi
Image #3: Wheat ripening in the field, to be harvested shortly before Shavuot
Image #4: Ashdod Marina
Image #5: Wall of Ancient Ashdod
Image #6: Citrus blossoms
Blessings for a wonderful need week and month!