An unusually warm February brought an early spring to Jerusalem.
The birds have returned; their loud chirping before dawn makes for a very early wake up call.
The frisbee players were out in shorts, having a great time playing in the park.
There were quiet sounds like a bike ride or stroll in the park.
But one of the major sounds announcing spring
is the sound of the sneezing and coughing from colds and seasonal allergies that is heard on crowded buses.
As everything turns green,
grasses and weeds
and especially the tall, thin cypress trees, all fill the air with pollen.
There were some stormy-looking skies earlier this week,
finally today we had a few small rain showers and tonight it is raining hard.
The forecast is a for few days of rain…just the sounds we want and need to hear.