Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili was here on an official visit.
This was a regular Prime Ministerial visit,
so most people in Jerusalem, Israel, did not even notice.
It seems for Israeli media Yair Netanyahu’s girl friend
is the hottest topic this week.
This Chabad chanukiah, across from the Central Bus Station,
says ‘Happy Hanukkah’, but it is long past Hanukkah.
This year is a Jewish leap year, with an extra month,
but a month with no holidays,
so what to write about?
The Jerusalem Bridge of Strings rises harp-shaped high above the street.
Runners have started their training on the streets
for the Jerusalem Marathon on Friday, March 21,
still I was surprised to see this man running across the bridge.
Running or swinging,
or riding, the days are starting to feel like spring.
The sign posted is for a series of February winter events,
but today people were eating outside in the sun in short sleeves.
Blooming flowers line the street along Bloomfield Park.
Oh, and a real sign of spring: the scammers are back.
Last year this man told me it was his first time in Jerusalem,
he was lost and could not find his way to a nursing home.
That time was near Gan Sacher, Sacher Park,
and there are nursing homes in the area.
Maybe I was mistaken?
When he started to tear up and cry,
I knew it was same routine, and I told him so and walked away.
Any wonder he was camera-shy?
The lemons are ripening on our tree,
only I have no idea why
the only two misshapen lemons are hanging next to each other.
From the ancient Mount of Olives,
to the restored Hurva Synagogue in the Old City,
to new 5 shekel coffee shop on Ben Yehuda Mall,
to a parade of new Hatzalah Ambucycles,
it’s wonderful to walk and see what’s happening when the weather gets nice.
Love the spring-like weather,
but we really do need more rain.