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Jun 7, 2013



What Was Once Upon a Time?

Hi folks,
As you know, I  trek with my group in the desert,
and I want to share with you this experience.
I am going to tell you about one of the desert delights:

The  Caper Bush:

In contrast to the dry and harsh desert conditions, it is ever-green.
Look at its delicate flower.
Its’ blossom, in the  desert barren lands,
looks like a fata morgana (mirage).

There is a wonderful legend about this enigmatic bush:

Once upon a time.... there was king.

(There is always a king in legends!)

And the king had a daughter.
(There is no legend without a princess!)
She was (but of course) beautiful, and clever.
She was in her prime.

But one day ( there is always “one day”),
the king noticed that she was not well.
As the days passed, she grew thinner and weaker.
Desperate as he was, and after no remedy has been found,
the king asked his citizens for help.

And there was this  young and poor shepherd,
who came to the palace and offered a bizarre remedy,
a caper bush.


No one believed he could cure the princess with this
odd thing, so he was driven out of the palace!
Before leaving, the poor shepherd planted the
caper bush near the palace wall.

The bush, accustomed to grow anywhere,
climbed high and reached to the princess’s window.
One day,  seeing its wonderful flower,
she opened the window and cried


A branch of the bush entered her open mouth,
lodged in her throat,
and when she stepped back frightened,
the branch came out with a huge leech
stuck to  its’ curved thorn…

This was her salvation!
Where was the shepherd?
Did they get married and live happily ever after?
If it is like in the tales, then – Yes, Oh , Yes!
But frankly - I don’t know...


Speaking about flowers, here is another flower jewel of mine

Did you like going back to the fairy-tale land?
I’d like you very much to comment down below .

Thank you,



  1. Loved the story! Will tell it to my grandchildren:) Beautiful necklace!
    Sending hugs to you and your family!

    1. There are many versions to this story. That is what makes the fairy-tales amusing - they are so "flexible".

      Love you


  2. I love your writing, and the necklace is lovely! Is it for sale?

    1. Thank you Limitz.
      Yes, the necklace is for sale, and I can change the colors of the leather and the beads.
      The flower can be in silver as well.
      Look at the link on the photo, for more details.


  3. Lovely story and Lovely Jewel but the link does not work for me. Can you add it?

  4. Very creative combination of prose and poetry.