Here are some of the pictures we took at Yad Mordechai when Howard and I visited visited Friday, June 30, 2006 with Yvonne and Eilon Friedman. They go together with the chatty e-mail that I sent out.
First the flowers:
Bougainvillea--very common too in Southern California but I love the cascade of flowers and profusion of bright colors
These were actually a light blue --called plumbago
Hibiscus--isn't it gorgeous?
Pasiflora (in Hebrew)--passion fruit flower, also known as granadilla. . The plant seemed to be a vine that could trail everywhere. Eilon looked under the profussion of vines and found some passionfruit too. Isn't this amazing???? It was about 3" or so in diameter.
Bougainvillea again but with a varigated leaf
On the left: lantana (it’s a kind of verbena) and on the right plumeria--which I am told has a lovely smell!
Isn't this stunning???? It is another plumeria.
These grapes were not actually taken at Yad Mordechai but at Kibbutz Shoval to the south...hanging outside of our friends' home.
Pomegranates growing on a tree Yvonne showing fig on fig tree
Yvonne pointing to tiny papayas on papaya tree
Unripe passion fruit on vine
Eilon alongside school fence with passion fruit vine growing on it
Dina picking small plums in plum bushes
Dry garden on Kibbutz Yad Mordechai