Bird brain and sea brawn

This sparrow thought it could weather any storm. Well, not quite. When the wind was at its howling best and the tide at its highest, the little creature could not take it any more. At one moment, it was ‘hopping and skipping’ and, at another, it was in the water, struggling to stay afloat. That…

A-maizing!

Our gardener had no clue and neither did we – but a friend, who is a senior official at one of Bahrain’s premier plant nurseries, was adamant we plant sweet corn in our little garden this summer. “Little grows in these parts this time of the year, but you’re sure to have plenty of sweet…

Basil and more

One of the first things we did when we started out ‘populating’ our little garden was growing basil. And, since then we have gotten used to throwing in a couple of basil leaves in everything we cook at home. Besides, of course, the flavour, the leaves bring about a different colour to any dish. The […]…

The Guest

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…

The years teach much which the days never knew

This elderly gentleman is as much a part of the Old Manama Suq as the Suq itself. He is at various places, always sitting alone, sometimes appearing to doze off, at times just sitting and staring at traffic and people. He is also one of the most-photographed by visitors and tourists and has even featured…