Kaloniot: The Red Anemones in Israel Near Gaza…

Eileen and I, along with our friends Ariiet and Ilana took a trip to the Negev area to see the Kaloniot that are in bloom almost everywhere. I really didn’t know what to expect and I found out I was in for a special treat. It was a weekday afternoon and the area was crowded with Israelis also on a mission to see these beautiful flowers. I along with many others had  a misconception about the area around Gaza — far from being barren desert, it is one of the most fertile, green, and simply stunning areas in Israel. I hope you enjoy some of the images from this trip.
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