If you have somehow missed the onset of spring in Israel, just have a look at the vineyards; they’ll tell you all about it.
A couple of weeks ago I went to the Salomon Winery’s annual pre-Pesach launch of their latest vintage (see notes following the pictures). Along the way, I passed lots of vineyards and I noticed that they were in various states of awakening. Some were full of leaves and even showing flowers. On the other hand some vines had only a very few leaves and a few had none at all. I even saw two adjacent vineyards, one looking very much alive and the other quite the opposite.