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Palm Tree Killing Beetle

Another palm in our garden is dead. Thanks to this beetle. We have to remove the “Khawajah” palm from the garden now and must get someone to come spray the rest of the palms so that they do not spread to the rest of them, or more importantly, don’t spread to the rest of the neighbourhood. Sad. …

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On base, request clearance to land

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; max-width: 450px; max-height: 330px; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: center; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; text-align:center; }On base, request clearance to land, originally uploaded by malyousif.With the change in the weather from the stifling heat to the less stifling heat and with a bit of wind, the garden this morning is full of bees foraging. It was lovely to just walk around …

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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 …

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Bee on Cassia

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Bee on Cassia, originally uploaded by malyousif.This particular tree, the Cassia surattensis, attracts these bumble-bees which dive-bomb it to get the nectar. Stand long enough and you can certainly imagine a fighter jets descending on a carrier or a war zone with the noise and movements they make! Have a wonderful Friday (the thirteenth!) my friends.…

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