Red Flowers

A Certain Spring in the Air

The times, they are a changing! As I stepped into the garden early this morning, the difference was very evident. Slightly cool, a gentle breeze and loads of dew on the grass meant it is finally getting ‘winetry’. While it will still be a month before we can get anywhere nearĀ  what we can loosely…


Pier Perfect

One of the scores of piers at Bahrain’s Busaiteen coast waits for the winter fishermen as the evening weather starts to cool down after a torrid five months of summer. Such piers, in their hundreds across this small island nation, are used by amateurs and professionals alike who get their fishing rods out to take…

Sunset in Manama

Looking Out

Bahraini youngsters on a pier look at the Manama skyline as they prepare to settle down for an evening of fishing off the coast of Muharraq. With the sizzling summer weather easing, particularly late in the evening, such scenes will become even more commonplace in the days and weeks to come.


Tyson’s close shave

Tyson’s had a shave today – a really close shave – partly to help him beat the heat but mainly to deal with the mess of his 24×7 shedding hair by the bucketful. We find him rather odd looking after spending nearly a hour and a half at the ‘saloon’ but he seems to be…

Carpet of pine

These large pine trees, so common in the hills of Northern India, typically thrive at high altitudes and present a beautiful ‘looking up’ sight in the summer months. Strangely, though, during winters, they are listless and droopy, perhaps shivering in extremely cold conditions and the ‘weight’ of constant snowfall. This picture was taken during an…


God’s own canvas

A cloudy and overcast evening in Bahrain. The rain is falling – ever so lightly – but the weather is heavenly – the winter has not yet gone while the terrible summer seems a long way away. This is the bonus weather to enjoy for as many days as it’s around – because the “griller’…


Dewdrops in the fog

Dewdrops on very intricately woven cobwebs display the awesome power of nature and its creations. These pictures were taken at Shimla, a hill station in India’s Northern Himachal Pradesh State, in 2009, on a cold and foggy morning.