Koloniot (anemones)? No these are poppies! Just around the corner…

In the months of February and March, Israeli’s like to travel to see and photograph the fields of Koloniot in full bloom. Last year we traveled to the Negev Desert, near Gaza, to see this wondrous sight of acres and acres of red anemones. This year we traveled north near Megiddo to see them, but unfortunately we were a bit late and most were no longer in bloom.

So what a surprise it was when last week Eileen and I were heading to Tel Aviv, and sure enough, a small hilly area less than a half mile from our house, was covered with the crimson flowers below. Turns out these are poppies, not anemones. Still quite beautiful. We returned the next afternoon to shoot them, and this is what we found.

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