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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Yellow Canna

Yellow Canna

19 Jun, '120 Comments

Yellow Canna, a photo by malyousif on Flickr. I love these unassuming plants. They take over the area they’re planted in, and even when not in flower, their tightly packed stalks, texture and colors of their leaves are enough to make any garden proud. But when they do flower – and they do that all […]

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Thriving Cactii

Thriving Cactii

18 Jun, '120 Comments

Thriving Cactii, a photo by malyousif on Flickr. I know that I continuously say that I’m “really happy” with this border, but I honestly am! Just look at all the new growth and the promise of flowers about to explode. One complaint is that the drip system here has gone crazy and is overwatering. I’ve […]

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Cacti Flower

Cacti Flower

6 Jun, '120 Comments

Since we fixed the drip line, they’ve all flourished (duh!) – Anyway, it’s their season to flower and some of my cactii in the Xeriscaped border are doing just that.

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#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

6 Jun, '124 Comments

I can’t but stop and contemplate what real leaders go through to ensure that the rest of us stand a chance of a better life in our own countries. These courageous men and women sacrificed and continue to pay for our freedom; yet, they unjustly languish in jails which are closer to hell than being rehabilitation […]

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The Devil’s Tongue is flowering

The Devil’s Tongue is flowering

5 Jun, '120 Comments

The plants in the xeriscaped garden outside my house continues to flourish. I took this picture this morning as I noticed the wonderful buds starting to form on a very healthy looking Devil’s Tongue Barrel (Ferocactus latispinus). Have a look at these for its previous flowering. The almost plastic looking yellow and red flowers are […]

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