Beautiful Allergy Season

I don’t usually suffer from allergies, but this week I found that I was sneezing and snuffly.  As I walked to the office this week, I noticed several fragrant suspects and I decided that I didn’t mind so much after all.

There’s a hidden courtyard behind the Waldorf-Astoria in Jerusalem.  Each corner seems to have something special.

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Orange blossoms

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Wisteria with a background of grapes

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I think this is a type of sage

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A rose is a rose is a rose …

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I don’t know what this is, but it has a very strong, sweet fragrance

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I don’t know what these are either, but they smell nice too.

There’s a small rose garden next to the King David Hotel.  They aren’t the typical full-bodied roses that I remember from the US, but they are still lovely.

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On the last leg of my journey, I walk through Bloomfield Park.  Here were some smaller blooms, but mostly just the typical Jerusalem greenery – olive trees and various other shrubs.

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I don’t know what these are, but they are tiny and pretty

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And come in alternate colors

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Soft, delicate I-don’t-know-whats

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Jerusalem greenery

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And more Jerusalem greenery

And then I arrived at the office thinking that I would rather be outside (because maybe I’m actually allergic to work?).

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