The summer is severe every year, with August being the worst in terms of temperature – and that is when it turns into a virtual sauna out there. However, this year, its been the “worst in many many years” if those who are in the know are to be believed. I personally thought it was the same this year as well and it only seemed … Continue reading Burnt out
A cloudy sky; a beautiful sunset; an even better sunrise, not to mention the rain and the cool weather – that’s what sums up a classic winter day in Bahrain. And, in the past month, we’ve had several such occasions. Rarely has this archipelago seen such pleasant, even cold, weather for so long at a stretch. The rain Gods have been rather benevolent this time … Continue reading Enjoying the winter
Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Park in Bahrain’s Awali township is one of the country’s greenest places. In the winter months, in particular, it is an oasis of beauty, tranquility and peace. Along with the beautiful fruit and flower plants and trees, it has fountains, an artificial lake, a mini zoo with exotic birds and well manicured gardens. These are some shots of the flowers … Continue reading An oasis in the desert
Migratory birds, that flock to Bahrain in the winters, escaping from the freezing temperatures in Siberia and other colder regions of the world, are omnipresent everywhere in the country, especially in the coastal areas. This particular spot, at the so-called ‘dhow graveyard’ in Muharraq, is one that is most frequented by these winged visitors and this rotting dhow is a favourite ‘perching spot’ for them. … Continue reading The birds are back
There are perhaps the last pictures of the winter colour in our little garden. We are well into February and it’s just a matter of time the weather will begin to warm up and leave a trail of dried plants and empty patches. The petunia’s have already started drying up, the zinnia’s are losing colour and new rose buds have stopped appearing, even though the … Continue reading Going..Going… Almost gone!!
I am sure it sounds strange but here in Bahrain we celebrate the first rain of the season. A few days ago, an impending ‘thunderstorm’ was announced in the local Press and smartphone weather apps started giving out ‘warnings’ of ‘unsettled weather’ over the weekend. So it was with much anticipation that virtually everyone in Bahrain was looking forward to a wet weekend and … Continue reading First Rain
We know the winter’s here – finally – when there’s a certain nip – and colour – in the air! Continue reading Winter view