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Life in my garden

Life in my garden

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I love my little pond. It’s always full of life and the sound of the water calms me. I visit as often as I can, even if I just pass by when I arrive home and have a quick look. There’s always life in my garden.

Passing by yesterday at lunch, I noticed a couple of dragonflies at the pond. I stood still and put my finger up in the hope that one of them would land. I had done that before. This time; however, none would take the bate. My wife arrived soon thereafter and she came over to say hello. Seeing what I was doing, she nonchalantly put up her finger and within seconds a dragonfly landed on her finger tip! I cursed the dragonflies, of course, to my wife’s hearty laughter.

After she had gone inside, I thought I’d give it another go. Fortunately I was second time lucky, as you can see, and I enjoyed their company for a few minutes before heading inside for lunch.

I’m so grateful for my home and lovely little garden. And for being able to share it with family and friends too.

Have wonderful morning.

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Bubsheer

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Bubsheer

Bubsheer, originally uploaded by malyousif.

Dragonfly in my garden this morning flying around the pond which is surrounded by various kinds of sunflowers. The pond is also home to two frogs, so I don’t think that this fly will last long!

Still, dragonflies are considered harbingers of good luck in Bahraini culture. The name they are given locally is "bubsheer" – which literally means "father of good tidings"

So I hope this picture will bring you much luck and happiness this Friday and weekend, my friends.

Have a wonderful, safe and peaceful weekend.

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Path of the Dragonfly

Path of the Dragonfly

Path of the Dragonfly, originally uploaded by malyousif.



This guy was skimming the swimming pool this morning, dipping its tail into the water every meter or so, and then going to the start and doing the same action again.

I wonder if its laying eggs, cooling itself or just having fun.

I don’t particularly care as I was able to at last capture it in flight!

Have a wonderful Friday my friends.

… and here’s the movie, enjoy! (updated at 1219)

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