Water Lily – dedicated to Alan Johnston

Water Lily

Water Lily, originally uploaded by malyousif.

This is the first ever water lily in my care. It has just opened this morning! I am really happy with it and love its colour.

I am so glad that Alan Johnston has been released in Gaza after 140 114 days in captivity.

This lily is dedicated to him and all journalists who put their life on the line to keep us informed.

Have a wonderful day!

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10 Comments
  • Lujayn
    4 July 2007

    Lovely shot, Mahmood.

    I have been feeling very down about all the news lately, to a point where I do a brief round of the news in the morning and then avoid it completely throughout the day. Today was a welcome exception. Finally something good happening in our part of the world. Here’s to many more releases of people held prisoners without the benefit of the entire world supporting them.

  • AbuRasool
    4 July 2007

    yea 🙂 yea

    splendid news

  • M
    4 July 2007

    Beautiful flower; I remember the white ones in the pond I used to go to when I was little and what great pleasure I would get seeing them every day.

    So glad for Alan and his family that he has finally be released. It is good news indeed.

  • Finlandi
    4 July 2007

    Wasn’t it 114 days?

  • mashtan
    4 July 2007

    Very nice gesture to dedicate this to him.

    I was crying when I watched the news yesterday.

    To think of what his parents have gone through.

    At times I wonder what God thinks of the sadness and evil that people commit in his name. God wants peace and love, not kidnapping and torture.

    Exquisite shot of the water lily.

    Cheers, Mashtan 😛

  • F
    5 July 2007

    I am also extremely happy and relieved that
    Alan is alive and that he has been freed from
    his captures. That ordeal of being in prisoner
    for 114 days must have been pure torture. His
    captures should be brought to justice for this
    crime.

    Now, we need to free a whole people who are prisoners under the Israeli occupation. Imagine
    the decades of torture they suffered. Their captures certainly need to be brought to justice as well.

  • […] Just a day after Hamas succeeded in releasing Alan Johnston, Israeli troops were caught on camera shooting Palestinian journalists in Gaza […]

  • Ingrid
    5 July 2007

    Mahmoud, I come back to the site because I love your sarcasm and strong opinions but recently, when I find myself pressed for time, I come back to look for great pics! What kind of camera are you using? Great pic, as usual..
    Ingrid

  • mahmood
    5 July 2007

    Thank you Ingrid. My camera for most of the shots is the Canon 20D.

  • Shiraz
    6 July 2007

    You have talent with that camera, Mahmood!

    I went through all your on-line photos today
    and thought they are great. The family pixs
    were very touching and your garden pixs are
    superb (along with your “green thumb”). TY!

    Encore!

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