In Bahrain, the citizen seems to be the unquenchable fount of money. Funds which most here are in desperate need of, are dragged out of our pockets by unremitting fines, fees and other government charges and levies. Last month, the Traffic Dept had its fun by sending us speeding fines that were more than a […]
Penelope is on fire! Only a couple of weeks ago this majestic tree adorning our front garden was bare. Naked. Unclothed. But within just a few days it has sprouted all of its leaves and buds which have now started to open up and, typical of this tree, started to shed the flowers all around […]
Rangoon creeper (Quisqualis indica), originally uploaded by malyousif. This climber wasn’t doing very well in a pot and it hardly flowered. I moved it into the ground last year and it seems to be happy there. After the initial shock, it’s now flowered quite nicely, much more than any time before and its scent is […]
Rangoon Climber, originally uploaded by malyousif. So happy that this climber has finally decided to flower after being moved from a pot and placed into the ground. It’s got healthy growth now (yes, even in this heat) and these are the first flowers we get on this plant.
Delonix Regia flowers, originally uploaded by malyousif. This is the first year that that Poinciana actually flowers in this profusion. After 5 years, I guess it finally feels that it’s mature enough to do so! It covers the front garden with its petals that every morning the area around it glows with oranges, reds and […]