Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Almost Like Summer

We've had unseasonably warm winter weather, yes, while so much of the world is covered by snow. A newscast said that 48 out of the 50 states have snow.

Israel isn't America, nor Europe.

My father even took off his heavy jacket, the one he wears in the house. I bought it for him for Chanuka. He was suffering so from the cold. We'll probably have another couple of cold spells before it's officially summer. And then we'll ask:

"What happened to spring?"

There isn't much spring here in Israel, no fall either.


Mrs. S. said...

We'll probably have another couple of cold spells
I hope so! We still need more rain...

Batya said...

It can rain when warm, too...

Risa said...

I'm with you Batya, no reason to be cold and wet. Wet and wet is enough.

Batya said...

Ahh Risa, so you must enjoy the Rechovot winters.

Sammy Finkelman said...

According to something I ran across today (fom the old 1905 Jewish Encyclopedia I think) the used to be consideeredto be 5 seasons in the Jewish calendar - probably meaning Eretz Yisroel.

This is maybe only person's idea, and I changed the descriptions somewhat, but here it is:

3 months of spring starting with Nisan.

3 months of summer.

2 months of harvest.

3 months of winter

And Adar which is supposed to be cold.

Batya said...

Great, Jewish seasons.