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Shanghai and Small Mercies

Shanghai and Small Mercies

17 May, '1121 Comments

Just arrived in Shanghai this afternoon and checked in to a lovely hotel on the The Bund and overlooking the Huangpu river. You see the view from my room above. Quite nice. First impressions of Shanghai is nothing short of “wow” mixed in with “oh shit!” and an occasional “daaaaamn!”. Let me explain: From the […]

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Bananas!

Bananas!

13 Nov, '090 Comments

Bananas!, originally uploaded by malyousif. It’s almost mid November and Bahrain’s weather is still in the 30s C. No wonder the plants are confused. The banana tree is showing a new crop, in November! Although it’s Friday the 13th today, do have a fantastic and peaceful Friday my friends.

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Serenity

Serenity

23 Oct, '090 Comments

Serenity, originally uploaded by malyousif. A butterfly on the lantana. Happy Friday my friends.

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Communal Bath

Communal Bath

23 Oct, '091 Comment

Communal Bath, originally uploaded by malyousif. My favourite thing in my garden is the simple bird bath I placed just outside my study. I get hours of joy just watching birds and insects using it in various ways. Have a wonderful Friday my friends.

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Portulaca

Portulaca

4 Sep, '090 Comments

Portulaca, originally uploaded by malyousif. Happy Friday! There isn’t much happening in the garden at the moment; end of summer, still hot and barely recovering from the onslaught on the house by the painters. Only the toughest plants are flowering at the moment: this portulaca in the Cauldron, some lantanas and of course the frangipanis. […]

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Gharra Date Palm

Gharra Date Palm

24 Jul, '090 Comments

Gharra Date Palm, originally uploaded by malyousif. Gharra is one of the sweetest dates available. It usually is one of the first varieties to become available in the summer. I hope your Friday was peaceful. I wish you a fantastic rest of the weekend.

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Khawajah Date Palm

Khawajah Date Palm

24 Jul, '092 Comments

Khawajah Date Palm, originally uploaded by malyousif. It’s been a very busy week, and the weekend is too. The house is being painted so it’s like living in a construction site for the last 3 or 4 weeks. So forgive me for not posting anything. I promise you that i have been gainfully employed and […]

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The Dates

The Dates

17 Jul, '090 Comments

The Dates, originally uploaded by malyousif. The dates are really getting close to being ready to be harvested… hopefully we’ll get some of that before we go on holiday. Have a wonderful weekend my friends.

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

10 Jul, '090 Comments

Pomegranate, originally uploaded by malyousif. Not many trees are bearing fruit at the moment, well, except for this pomegranate and of course the date palms which are almost ready to be harvested. Have a wonderful Friday my friends, I hope it’s a peaceful and fulfilling one.

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus

10 Jul, '091 Comment

Hibiscus, originally uploaded by malyousif. The garden is a bit bare at the moment, most plants have been severely cut back to make enough space for the painters to do their job. Yes, we’re having the whole house repainted – with a new colour scheme inside and out. I think it will take another 2 […]

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