These pictures are self-explanatory. The green chilies on the left are ‘native’ to Bahrain and have grown very well (as usual) but the humble carrot is not. We made an attempt, however, to try and grow carrots and did everything right, including the fertilizer and the pesticide to prevent any infestation, but this is what we got. Cannot fool nature, can we? Continue reading The long and the short of it!
I found this picture of a rotting and disintegrating dhow – resembling the skeleton of a dinosaur – in an area off the coast of Muharraq, Bahrain they call ‘The Graveyard’ for such craft as well as old fishing boats. Uncanny that it resembles what it does and at the location where it is! Continue reading ‘Skeleton’ at the ‘graveyard’
This little fellow came calling at our garden this morning after escaping from under the neighbor’s fence. We were, of course, quite amused with its antics but can only hope our own Mr. Tyson does not get at it, like he does with cats all the time. Strangely, this bunny, and the scores of cats that forever roam around the compound, seem to be great … Continue reading The Guest
This picture, courtesy my daughter, Asveen, says it all. A couple of stray dogs find warmth in a pile of freshly-fallen dried leaves. Goes to show animals will figure out a way to be comfortable, even in the harshest of circumstances. Nature’s ways are unique – and practical! Continue reading Dog’s Day Warmth
A Bahrain sunset is always special. And, if it’s winter, even more so! This evening wasn’t any different. Even it meant parking on the emergency lane of a high-speed highway and clicking away, it was worth the while. The cloud formation, the buildings and the sun about to set made for a phenomenal sight! Continue reading Colour – by evening
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Picture for representation only I haven’t felt like this in a long time – if ever! Angry, miserable, annoyed, call it what you want but that’s not the way Bahrain is. A perfect start to a perfect day at work was ruined by an obstinate and rude “gentlemen” who insisted on calling the traffic cops after I banged – and supposedly… Continue reading No, this is not Bahrain
Looking up at the ceiling as we sat at Emmawash, a traditional Bahraini restaurant, for breakfast this morning was a revelation. The graffiti and the talent of the artists gelled completely with the ambiance of this very energetic place on the Budaiya Highway. Clientele, among them Europeans, Arabs, Asians and Africans, were equally at ease with the very friendly staff and even friendlier owners! Certainly, … Continue reading Ceiling Art