Though Ramallah receives rainfall equivalent to or greater than that of London, we often think of our region as dry. Our rain comes in fierce downpours for a day or two during only half the year, and then we go through our long summer and autumn seasons. For that reason, our wildflowers are plentiful in the winter and spring and scarce in the summer and autumn. Though we find very few wildflowers at this time of the year, they are particularly wonderful because of their scarcity. I am especially fond of the caper bush, which you can find growing out of cracks in sidewalks and on rooftops. Every time I spot one in an unlikely place, I smile to myself and rejoice at nature’s insistence on thriving even while humanity insists on destroying it. Look for these great blooms this month in Palestine.