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Tall Story

  I had no idea these would even grow in Bahrain, let alone develop so well. When a plant shop salesman handed me these seeds months ago, he was also not sure what would happen. Yes, they will grow, he said, to a few feet above the ground and, maybe, give some flowers. You can…

SKY

And then it burst into flames

The sky looked surrealistic this afternoon as I gazed out of my bedroom window. It was cloudy, as if about to rain; it was windy, with the icy winds (yes, seems improbable, but there WAS snowfall in Saudi Arabia today and that’s having a ripple effect on Bahrain); and it was dull and dreary, with…

Bird

The lonely one

This crane (I think it’s that) did not move for more than 30 minutes when I photographed it in Bahrain’s Arad Bay. I was hoping I’d catch it taking off in all its splendour but that did not happen. It was the only one there at that time, though there were plenty of seagulls around…

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Macro this

The colours of the winter are awesome. In the part of the world where I am, our winter is the autumn – with lots of flowers, greenery and a beautiful feeling. I stepped out this morning with a macro filter attached to my Nikon and some of the results are shown here. One can never…

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When the fog came down

We woke up to a wonderful winter morning in Bahrain today, the fog had just begun to set in and, by the time were driving to work, it was a virtual blanket. Yes, this is rare in this desert nation but we do have such spells a few times when it also gets ‘cold’. This…