And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see an almond branch.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”
The Hebrew for "almond" sounds similar to the Hebrew for "watching," according to the text note.
Today Toby and I read Hokusai: The Man Who Painted the Mountain. We enjoyed this picture book about the influential Japanese painter of the 19th century very much.
The book notes how Hokusai's prolific paintings and artworks influenced Western painters such as Van Gogh and other Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Both of us immediately looked at our beloved "Almond Blossom" print and smiled. (Hokusai's "Goldfinch and Cherry Tree" shown below.)
Artwork images from Allposters.com