These flowers manage to bloom in their full glory even in the extreme Bahrain summer conditions. As temperatures over the weekend crossed 44 degrees C in the desert, I found this very encouraging sight at the Princess Sabeeka Park in Awali. Though the flowers looked a bit “tired”, out in the open under the blazing sun, they confidently swayed in the light afternoon breeze as if to give the humans a message – we do not mind the weather, it is our job to spread color and cheer. Perhaps a message for us to stop complaining about how hot or cold it is and get on with living. That’s what we are here for!