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The dates are almost ready

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The dates are almost ready, originally uploaded by malyousif.One of the harbingers of summer; the dates are almost ready to be harvested. Looking forward to having them every day with meals (and at other times too!) Have a wonderful Friday my friends… …

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Caper flower

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Caper flower (Capparis spinosa L.), originally uploaded by malyousif.The first time this plant flowers with me. I bought this herb plant, the Caper (Capparis spinosa) from the recent Bahrain Garden Show and put it in a pot by the front door on a pedestal as it has a habit of "flowing" and it looks gorgeous in its place on a pedestal. There are other buds forming so soon we might be able to enjoy a …

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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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Cactus Flower

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Cactus Flower, originally uploaded by malyousif. The last time this cactus flowered was almost exactly a year ago! It’s a lot bigger now obviously, but is just as pretty, if not more. It flowered only today. However, as there are a bunch of buds on this and it’s another cactus like it in the opposite bed, the scenery will look rather nice when both flower. You can see that my seed-grown petunias are trying to take …

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