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The Filbert Dilemma

The Filbert Dilemma

25 Apr, '0714 Comments

Filbert has been calling for his parents, especially as he sometimes hears them outside and sees them sometimes in the poinciana or the palm tree just outside the window. Frances and I were heartbroken, so we decided to try something this morning and that is to take him out to the garden and see what […]

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Filbert!

Filbert!

21 Apr, '0726 Comments

Filbert!, originally uploaded by malyousif. I saw a commotion through my study window and stood up to investigate. It was two mynah birds attacking something and two parakeets attacking the mynahs and in the middle of this mêlée was a little parakeet which was obviously the centre of attention! The mynahs were intent on killing […]

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What a day!

What a day!

4 Feb, '0712 Comments

Woke up at the usual hour of 5am to a promise of rain, but what rain it poured about and hour or so later! A typical thunder shower that thankfully didn’t last too long, otherwise my garden would have suffered yet again, not to mention the lake outside our front door getting bigger. Little did […]

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My first Chico Fruit!

My first Chico Fruit!

12 Jan, '0715 Comments

My first Chico Fruit!, originally uploaded by malyousif. I’m rather chuffed this morning as I discovered that my chico tree has produced a single fruit! Chico (or Sapodilla – Manilkara zapota) is one of my favourite fruits, I couldn’t get enough of them. If you’ve never had them, go buy some if at all available […]

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Nasser Jr. comes to our home

Nasser Jr. comes to our home

5 Sep, '0611 Comments

nasser jr. comes to our home, originally uploaded by malyousif. A chance visit, I was just turning into our driveway about half an hour ago when Abeer – his mother – called to say that she’s dropping off her laptop so I can do a little magic with it (in prep for her going back […]

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