Fig bud

This fig tree (Ficus carica) in Artas, Palestine, is budding. That means summer is around the corner. Contemplate this image used by Jesus to describes the Age to Come.

"He told them this parable: 'Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.'"

Luke 21:29-31